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Victoria’s Secret should empower, not insult women

By Opinions Editor

November 24, 2014

The Internet went into an uproar in late October when Victoria’s Secret unveiled its “Perfect Body” campaign to the world.The initial advertisement seemed fairly typical: a display of half-naked, very thin models in sultry poses. But what made it different and what enraged many people was the phrase “The Perfect Body” splattered across it.A Change.org petition created by three women in England circulated soon aft...

New website allows citizens to rank aldermen

Aldermen Ranking

By Assistant Metro Editor

November 3, 2014

Grassroots Illinois Action launched a new campaign allowing Chicagoans to view their alderman’s “rank” compared to other aldermen based on their City Council votes online. GIA’s new website, T...

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Appetite-controlling hunger neuron influences white fat ‘browning’

October 20, 2014

Standing outside in frigid temperatures is one way to access the type of fat in the human body that generates heat to help protect itself from the cold. While it has been known for some time that white ...

Obama campaign is right approach to sexual assault

By Editorial Board

September 29, 2014

President Barack Obama’s administration has launched a nationwide campaign to make a statement against sexual assault as the outcry against it on college campuses continues to grow.The It’s on Us campaign, launched Sept. 19, urges citizens to take a pledge vowing to intervene in situations where they suspect a sexual assault is about to take place on college campuses.The campaign focuses on raising awareness of the issu...

In an effort to establish the college’s brand identity, the Communications & Marketing Department has launched a city-wide ad campaign that highlights distinguished faculty members. The advertisements will run through September while on-campus ads remain.

Faculty faces light up city amid new ad campaign

September 8, 2014

Wenhwa Ts’ao, an associate professor in the Cinema Art + Science Department, was surprised to see her face plastered around the city after friends started tagging her on Facebook with photos of her on b...

Supreme Court decision puts politics up for sale

April 14, 2014

Tracking money in politics has become increasingly difficult, not only because of the sheer volume of donations, but also because many of them are channeled through 527 committees or “charitable” organizations that lack any campaign contribution limits. In the 2012 election, billions of dollars flowed to candidates’ arsenals from both partisan corporate groups and individuals, significantly influencing local and natio...

Snow melts, flood policy floats to surface

March 3, 2014

A record-breaking winter snowfall that is steadily melting has left many streets flooded and clogged gutters citywide. As warm weather arrives and spring rains begin, flooding could become a serious threat and cause expensive property damage.Flood prevention is not the city’s most pressing concern, but it is one officials should start preparing for. Mayor Rahm Emanuel made an awkward overture during a Feb. 19 press conferen...

Judy Biggert campaign update, 11th District

By The Columbia Chronicle

November 6, 2012

With polling places having closed at 7 p.m. CST, the 11th district congressional race between Democrat Bill Foster and Republican Judy Biggert is predicted by some to be the closest congressional race in Illinois.The 11th district has been remapped in 2010 to include DuPage, Kane, Will and Kendal counties. After the remapping, the district, which now includes Aurora and Joliet, is rumored to favor Foster.Biggert is battli...

Cooper gets catty on daytime show

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 29, 2012

By Jack Reese, Copy EditorCNN anchorman Anderson Cooper has been a little sassier since scoring his own talk show, and I’m not sure I appreciate it.It’s expected that Cooper would reveal a more personal side of himself on his relatively new CBS show, “Anderson Live,” than he does on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” where he reports hard news. But in light of a recent mini controversy involving TV personality Star Jon...

The Meta

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 15, 2012

By Spencer Allan Readchronicle@colum.eduSpencer Allan Read, 19, grew up in a suburb of Austin, Texas. He is a fiction/playwriting student in his junior year at Columbia. He enjoys video games, punk music, reading and playing bass. Read’s work “The Meta”  is a structural parody of Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis.” In class, his teacher told him to make sure humans transform, but Read decided to turn the idea of a human ...

Bubble campaign bursts onto campus

By Ivana Hester

September 17, 2012

Columbia students might have noticed a colorful addition to the campus’s hallways, stairwells and street level windows, courtesy of a new effort to help them connect to each other and potential employers and internships.The Portfolio Center has launched a campaign to pique student curiosity in Talent Pool, a website that helps students and alumni collaborate and share their portfolios. Nearly every campus building now has...

Columbia students take advantage of “crowdfunding” sites

By Dannis Valera

April 9, 2012

Recently, more and more people have been using "crowdfunding" sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to help fund creative projects. These sites, by creating a campaign page and video, help gather donations from anyone who has access to these sites. Many Columbia students have taken advantage of this new and innovative way of funding and aren't doing too bad, either.http://youtu.be/lz8lxF1Vv6M...

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