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Modeling industry continues to address discrimination issues for diverse models

Modeling industry continues to address discrimination issues for diverse models

May 20, 2019

Despite an increase in diversity among models on global runways in 2019, models who do not fit the traditional beauty standards still face challenges in a sometimes unforgiving industry. The model...

Few students show interest in Winter Olympics

By Katy Duffy

February 26, 2018

The greatest challenge as a fan of the 2018 Winter Olympics at Columbia is finding someone who shares your interest, said Tori Levin, a sophomore American Sign Language-English interpretation major, who described discovering other Olympics fans as “few and far between.” Because sports fans on campus are rare, there are very few sports opportunities at Columbia. The Student Athletic Association lists seven active sports leagues on its website, bu...

Ugly politics: Jabs at Trump’s looks will not create change

Ugly politics: Jabs at Trump’s looks will not create change

February 19, 2018

On Feb. 7, President Donald J. Trump boarded Air Force One on a fatefully blustery day. The wind lifted his thinning hair off his head, exposing a large bald spot beneath. Shortly after, the ruthless ...

In his first public appearance since leaving the Oval Office, Barack Obama inspired the next generation in a April 24 panel discussion at the University of Chicago.

Obama encourages next generation in welcomed return home

April 24, 2017

Former President Barack Obama returned to his adoptive home April 24 for his first public appearance since leaving the White House. At the University of Chicago, where Obama previously taught constitutio...

Students promote positive body image through unorthodox fashion show

Laura Maynard, sophomore business major and c3F treasurer, developed the idea for the show after realizing traditional models do not represent all body types. 

By CAMPUS REPORTER

October 24, 2016

Students of varying body types, ethnicities and genders walked down a catwalk in evening gowns, jeans and t-shirts, backwards flannel shirts, and even 3D printed apparel as part of the “Victoria’s Real...

The annual Maison Des Scénaristes Author-Producer meeting at Cannes Film Festival seeks to foster encounters between screenwriters, directors, producers and other film professionals.

Featured Artist: Student filmmaker represents US at Cannes

May 9, 2016

Selected for her script “Amina’s Choice,” the story of a young girl who must choose between a traditional marriage and a college education, cinema art + science MFA candidate Fahima Mohamood is t...

YouTube star creates brand of positivity, health and wellness

Miranda Gardley, a senior fashion studies and business & entrepreneurship double major, wants to create her own firm to help companies market on social media. 

By Campus Reporter

February 22, 2016

Miranda Gardley, a senior fashion studies and business & entrepreneurship double major, is a busy vlogger. Jumping from her studies to her own YouTube channel about fitness, fashion and nutrition to starting a s...

Plan to end over-testing needs more action

By Editorial Board

November 9, 2015

Since the implementation of mandatory standardized tests through No Child Left Behind in 2001, over-testing has become a concern for parents, teachers and students across the nation.The average student takes 112 standardized tests between preschool and grade 12, according to a 2015 study by the Council of the Great City Schools. Eighth-graders spend an average of 25.3 hours taking standardized tests during the school year...

It’s OK to love your selfie

By Copy Editor

October 26, 2015

About 20 young women from the Alpha Chi Omega sorority at Arizona State University attended a Sept. 30 Diamondbacks baseball game in Phoenix when two MLB announcers mocked the girls for taking selfies. “That’s the best one of the 300 pictures I’ve taken of myself today,” one announcer said as some of the girls’ images were placed on the screen for a television shot. “Hold on, gotta take a selfie with the hot dog,...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel listened to residents’ concerns over the city’s budget during town hall meetings the week of Aug. 31.

Chicago speaks out on budget at mayor’s town hall forums

September 8, 2015

Surrounded by heavy security, Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed an unwelcoming crowd at his final town hall budget meeting on Sept. 3. Many in attendance booed Emanuel as he invited residents to voice t...

‘Real’ women in ads still airbrushed stereotype

By Assistant Metro Editor

April 7, 2014

Some clothing brands have recently strayed from using pencil-thin, traditionally beautiful women to model their clothing with campaigns that attempt to portray “real” women. However, one brand’s campaign subtly reinforces the stereotype that smart women aren’t typically associated with beauty.Online retailer Betabrand replaced supermodels with models who double as Ph.D. holders or doctoral candidates in their spring “sm...

Two Columbia students create video game with positive message

By Ivana Hester

October 8, 2012

Video games are sometimes criticized for obscene or vulgar content, but two Columbia students have created a socially conscious game that encourages players to step outside their comfort zone—literally.“A Fitting” is an interactive video game meant to parallel the real life challenges of people who struggle with societal acceptance, according to creators, Amanda Dittami, interactive arts & media alumna, and Blair Kuhlman, senior IAM major.Dittami ...

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