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Student’s big idea creates Big Ideas Columbia

Student’s big idea creates Big Ideas Columbia

By Senior Campus Reporter

February 23, 2015

The office of Student Communications is teaming up with senior public relations major Kathryn Walters to produce Big Ideas Columbia. Big Ideas Columbia will be held Feb. 26 from 4–6 p.m. at Film Row ...

Genetic variety in gut critters tied to disease

Genetic variety in gut critters tied to disease

By Sports & Health Editor

February 23, 2015

The human gut is a teeming locus of bacterial enterprise. This ever-changing clump of activity—our gut microbiome—spans the length of the stomach and intestines and is colonized by trillions of microb...

Ice hockey off to rough start, team stays optimistic

Ice hockey off to rough start, team stays optimistic

January 26, 2015

The Renegades ice hockey team is experiencing a cold snap during its first season. Since its Dec. 14 debut, the team has lost one game and forfeited four others for lack of player attendance. Attendance is a pr...

Tape collectors keepin’ it reel

By Arts & Culture Reporter

January 26, 2015

Walking into a local thrift shop, a casual shopper may pass an old cassette player and a stack of tapes and think nothing of it. In 1975, when boomboxes featuring cassette decks were introduced to U.S. consumers, the cassette became the go-to source for portable music listening until being all but completely phased out by CDs in the mid-’80s. Although still a popular medium for alternative music junkies, it seems like the cassette...

‘One century minus a baker’s dozen:’ Finding the forest for the trees in the translation of literature

‘One century minus a baker’s dozen:’ Finding the forest for the trees in the translation of literature

November 17, 2014

“Fourscore and seven years ago” is a phrase every American knows. Abraham Lincoln began his Gettysburg Address to a war-weary crowd of Pennsylvanians with those five words on a Thursday afternoon in Novembe...

The rebirth of Columbia’s Record Label

November 3, 2014

Junior Business & Entrepreneurship Damian Keehn speaks about the “Arts & Entertainment Media Management”, class and Columbia’s record label. He said he hopes to bring awareness of the label and...

We need to recognize suicide rights

By Editorial Board

October 27, 2014

A 29-year-old California woman diagnosed with terminal brain cancer made national headlines for her decision to end her life by taking a prescribed lethal medication on Nov. 1.After being given six months to live, Brittany Maynard opted to undergo assisted suicide— “die with dignity”—a controversial practice that only three states in the U.S. permit. Maynard was diagnosed with brain cancer on New Year’s Day, and doct...

States need to outlaw gay, trans panic defenses

By Tyler Eagle Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2014

California took another step toward providing equal rights and protections to its gay and transgender residents when Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Sept. 29 that outlawed gay and trans panic legal defenses in the state.Gay and trans panic are legal defenses sometimes used in hate crime cases that do not dispute a defendant’s guilt but aim to reduce sentencing by arguing that the defendant’s actions were motivated by a...

California Blue Line stop set to open after facelift

California Blue Line stop set to open after facelift

September 29, 2014

The California Blue Line station, 2211 N. California Ave., will reopen Oct. 16 after 42 days of renovations. Chicago Transit Authority crews are currently working on a project called “Your New Blue,” which is set to...

Bee & Tea flies into Wicker Park

Bee & Tea flies into Wicker Park

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

September 15, 2014

Nestled inside a vibrant storefront, Bee & Tea, 1843 W. North Ave., offers a variety of affordable boba teas and baos, the Chinese dumpling.Boba tea is a traditional Taiwanese beverage that is eithe...

Columbia invites parents to WAC crawl

Columbia invites parents to WAC crawl

September 15, 2014

This year’s Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl, an annual art and performance festival sponsored by the college, will be bigger than ever . The WAC Crawl will take place Sept. 19—the first day of Pare...

Faculty remember Kim McCarthy’s life and legacy

Faculty remember Kim McCarthy’s life and legacy

September 15, 2014

Kimberly McCarthy, an associate professor in the Humanities, History and Social Sciences department, died Labor Day weekend after succumbing to a long battle with an illness. McCarthy died in hospice care in her home town of Santa Barbara, California, she was granted a medical leav...

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