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Yoga: exercise your mind

By Katy Nielsen

March 28, 2011

Yogis have been doing it for centuries. Now, western culture is catching on, and it seems like practicing Eastern traditions has more than a positive effect on the physique.According to a study published on Jan. 30 by the Journal of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, titled “Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density,” people who meditate at least 27 minutes a day for eight-week perio...

Bull riding at the home of the Chicago Bulls

By Cristina Aguirre

March 14, 2011

The moment before the bullpen opens, adrenaline rises and the heart beats rapidly. A bull awaits release from the confinements of tight space while the rider anticipates a fierce eight-second battle after the gate opens.This is the norm for professional bull riders who participate every weekend in what is dubbed the toughest sport on Earth. Professional Bull Riders Inc. stopped in Chicago at the home of the Bulls and Blackhaw...

Black History Celebration to feature actress Taraji P. Henson, playwright Sonia Sanchez, FOX-TV anchor Kori Chambers

By Shardae Smith

February 7, 2011

In its 85 years, Black History Month has evolved from Negro Appreciation Week into a month-long celebration helping remember icons such as Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. During the years, more recent important figures in the black community have been incorporated into the annual remembrance.Columbia’s 2011 African Heritage Celebration, sponsored by the Multicultural Affairs Department, will be held throughout February...

Tuition increase to benefit students

By LauraNalin

March 15, 2010

Following an annual analysis led by Mike DeSalle, vice president of business affairs and Chief Financial Officer of the college, Columbia’s Board of Trustees approved a 3.3 percent raise in tuition and fees for undergraduates and a 5 percent increase for graduate students for the upcoming 2010-2011 academic year.Within the past five years, the college has kept its increases to under  5 percent, which is below the national...

Celebrating Black Culture in Chicago

By Luke Wilusz

February 22, 2010

Carter G. Woodson was a passionate man and devoted historian who felt that his race was misrepresented in the pages of history. Instead of letting that injustice stand, he decided to do something about it, and the month of February hasn’t been the same since.Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History in Chicago in 1915. In 1926, the association chose a week in February to celebrate N...

Celebrating Black History Month

By Jazzy Davenport

February 8, 2010

This month, we celebrate the lives of the legendary trailblazers and life-changing events of the people of the African Diaspora. It is Black History Month.This celebration, which Carter G. Woodson initially started as a one-week event, is enjoyed by millions of people throughout the country because in one way or another, people of African descent have influenced everything we do on a daily basis. From sports to education, ...

‘Your art is going to be about soul’

By LauraNalin

February 8, 2010

To kick off Columbia’s Multicultural Affairs 2010 Black Heritage Celebration series, Debbie Allen, world-renowned choreographer, actress, humanitarian, director and producer, spoke to students about life as a black woman in the field of the arts and media.The event was held at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., and opened with BreeAnn Ashley, freshman dance major, freely dancing in an elegant, fluid-like white dress ...

Free HIV testing aims to create awareness

By Bethany Reinhart

February 2, 2009

This week marks the beginning of Black History Month, and for the past nine years, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day has been recognized in conjunction with the month-long event.Columbia's Office of Multicultural Affairs has numerous events planned throughout February for African American Heritage month, the college's celebration of Black History Month, including a day of recognition for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day...

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