The Columbia Chronicle

United Staff of Columbia College (US of CC) [9/18]

By Dannis Valera

September 24, 2012

The United Staff of Columbia College voted Sept. 18 on a Memorandum of Understanding accepting offers from the administration.The directive states the US of CC will receive a 3% salary increase, retroactive Sept. 1, and a contract extension of one year until Sept. 1, 2013.Read the full story by our Campus Editor, Alex Kukulka, in the Sept. 24 edition of The Columbia Chronicle! You can also find the story here on our website!http...

Campus building gets a ghostly facade

By Ivana Hester

September 17, 2012

Renovations to the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building are coming to an end, and the innovative facade is almost complete.The new design features a ghostly image replicating the original terra-cotta front designed by William Carbys Zimmerman in 1913. Close inspection reveals the design is composed entirely of miniature birds etched into glass panels.According to Alicia Berg, vice president of Campus Environment, it was 2004 alumnus...

‘Carrie’ re-imagining now in production

By Trevor Ballanger

July 12, 2012

It’s a slow-motion teenage dream—a group of naked girls laughing and showering together after gym class. Delicate music and steam rise through the air. Meanwhile, a social pariah is experiencing her first period in a state of panic, a flurry of sanitary napkins and the resounding “PLUG IT UP! PLUG IT UP!” of her peers.This is Brian De Palma’s 1976 cinematic representation of “Carrie” by Stephen King. One could d...

Chicago Dragons Rugby Club hosts champion Ben Cohen at practice

By Lindsey Woods

September 6, 2011

The Chicago Dragons rugby practice on Aug. 30 looked normal enough. The men lined up on the side of the pitch, stretched their muscles and prepared for the scrums and drills awaiting them. The sound was what gave away the distinctiveness of the occasion—a strong British accent mixed with the typical grunting and yelling that come with practice.That accent belonged to special guest Ben Cohen, England Rugby World Cup winner ...

Preventing roommate tragedies

By Editorial Board

May 2, 2011

Dharun Ravi, a former student at Rutgers University, has been indicted on 15 charges for allegedly filming his roommate’s sexual encounter with another man using a webcam and broadcasting it online in September 2010.His roommate, Tyler Clementi, later committed suicide. In addition to charges of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy related to Clementi’s suicide, Ravi is also charged with evidence tampering for del...

Nip, tuck not childproof

By BenitaZepeda

April 18, 2011

Let’s face it, children can be brutally honest and quite mean to one another. Because Internet access has transformed the way children and young adults bully each other, some parents have not completely forgotten about hardships on the playground. It’s a given that no one wants their child to be teased in school, but how far is too far when it comes to protecting children?Some parents opt to pay for cosmetic surgery to ...

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