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“Go ahead, ask away”

By The Columbia Chronicle

April 5, 2010

by Riley HughesGrowing up, I most certainly was one of those “what if …” kids. I would tirelessly conjure up elaborate scenarios and questions from the extreme depths of my imagination, all of which I would direct towards my father. Of course, more often than not, he wasn’t quite sure about what would happen if you fell in a hole that went from one side of the earth to the other, nor did he know the exact and curre...

Alert system still inadequate

By Editorial Board

March 1, 2010

Flashing orange lights and alarms interrupted Columbia’s morning classes on Feb. 18.   Professors were notified prior to this drill and were asked to attend training on the correct procedures. However, faculty and staff who didn’t attend training and unaware students were unable to identify the alarm and take the correct precautions.Students scrambled down the stairs and filed out of campus buildings, while many were confused about the ...

Illinois congress debates legalizing medicinal cannabis

By Sean Stillmaker

March 16, 2009

Julie Falco has lived with multiple sclerosis for 30 years. She has suffered severe pain, depression and at one point even contemplated suicide. Her doctors prescribed an assortment of medication, but none of them helped ease her struggle and function normally until she started using medical cannabis.“[Medical cannabis] helped bring all that pain down to a manageable level so I can get through a day and live a better life...

Michael Phelps smoking pot harmless

By Lauren Kelly

February 9, 2009

Michael Phelps can be called an Olympic superstar, a 14-time gold medal winner, a record-breaking athlete, an all-American swimmer and, most recently, a pot smoker.A photograph of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps smoking marijuana from a bong surfaced last week after being published in a British tabloid. The photo has since circulated in the media, forcing the press to talk about the issue of recreational cannabis use in the Unit...

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