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Opinion: War can change if you want it to

Opinion: War can change if you want it to

November 9, 2019

Another year means the release of a new Call of Duty game, and as with almost every game in the franchise, this one is not short of controversy. Released Oct. 25, “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” is a...

Obama: Make college affordable, not free

By Editor-In-Chief

January 26, 2015

While much of the nation applauded President Barack Obama’s call for free education at community colleges during his Jan. 20 State of the Union Address, I must admit I felt a little salty. After years of paying Columbia’s arguably exorbitant cost of attendance, the idea of free college for society en masse is a little hard to accept.  I was more disturbed by the apparent shift in American thought about higher education...

Link found between action video games and learning

Link found between action video games and learning

November 24, 2014

Arguments against the excessive playing of video games have been pervasive, but all the hours spent in front of the TV playing “Call of Duty” instead of studying for finals may actually be productive...

Local improv podcast finds national audience

By Alex Stedman

December 10, 2012

Comedy lovers are often drawn to improv for its fast-paced, unpredictable format. One Columbia alumnus is using podcasts to feature improv talent, and his show is receiving nationwide attention.Jimmy Carrane, a Chicago-based improviser and author of “Improvising Better: A Guide to the Working Improviser,” launched a podcast on PodBean.com in October 2011 called “Improv Nerd,” which was recently picked up by Feral A...

Homeless students invisible on college campuses

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 5, 2012

During the 2011 blizzard, dubbed the “Snowpocalypse,” most college students were busy partying indoors as snow piled up outside. However, one student spent those days huddled at a bus stop, trying to stay warm.With his clean shirt and jeans, trimmed hair and bright smile, it isn’t obvious that Aaron James Flowers, a junior radio student who also goes by Jay Babii SwagLoud, was recently homeless. But Flowers is just on...

‘Call of Duty’ won’t incite war crimes

By Luke Wilusz

December 12, 2011

The International Committee for the Red Cross announced a few weeks ago that it was examining the depiction of war in video games and looking into whether the rules of engagement established by the Geneva and Hague conventions should be applied to such games.The reasoning behind this, apparently, is that allowing players to do things in video games that would constitute war crimes in real life—such as shooting civilians...

FAR hosts game night

By Nader Ihmoud

November 7, 2011

As the temperature continues to drop, Fitness, Athletics and Recreation is giving students the option to spend their time at the gym for Game Night instead of staying in and doing the usual “Hump Day” routine, on Nov. 9.Wednesday the event will be held at the Fitness Center in the Residence Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court from 7 – 10 p.m. Game Night will have board games, a “Magic: The Gathering” tournament and game...

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