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Junior poetry major Lily Someson is the Vice President of Speak Your Truth. The creative writing club meets every Tuesday from 4:30 to 6:00 PM in the Columbia Library Reading Room.

New student organization on campus encourages students to speak their truth

October 15, 2018

Speak Your Truth executive board members start every weekly meeting by greeting members with a hug, letting students know they are welcomed into an inclusive space where they can write, share and finally speak their truth.  The Speak Your Truth Writing Collective, a new student or...

The annual Security and Fire Safety Report for 2017 was released Oct. 1, showing an overall decrease in reported on-campus and off-campus incidents. Ronald Sodini, associate vice president for Campus Safety and Security, said a possible reason for the decrease is the added security efforts such as blue lights and the Security Escort Program put in place to aid students safety. 

Security and Fire Safety Report released, shows decrease in incidents

October 8, 2018

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for 2017 was released Oct. 1, showing an overall decrease in the majority of  reported incidents. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is issued by the college in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Po...

Could it happen here? How Columbia ensures student safety

Could it happen here? How Columbia ensures student safety

February 26, 2018

In the wake of the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting that killed 17 students and faculty and injured many others, a national outcry for gun regulation raises social and political questions. But locally, the most important is: How safe is Columbia from a similar tra...

Obama’s ‘Intimate Portrait’ comes home

Former Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza’s new book shows an insider’s  perspective  on his eight years spent with former President Barack Obama.

By Mackenzie Crosson

November 20, 2017

Envision one of Chicago’s most prominent political figures body-surfing on vacation in Hawaii; blocking his aide in a basketball game; singing along to Earth, Wind & Fire with his wife; sipping ...

“Boobs of the Dead” combines zombies and burlesque

By Dannis Valera

October 15, 2012

Decaying flesh and rancid smells are usually the first things that come to mind when thinking of zombies. The last would be beautiful, scantily clad women."Boobs of the Dead: A Walking Dead Burlesque" is the newest show at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave. Writer and director K Leo is a fan of "The Walking Dead," and decided to write a parody based on the TV show. His burlesque runs through October and plays wit...

Pedicabs pedal through winter weather

By Emily Fasold

February 27, 2012

Even in the dead of winter, when ice coats the pavement and roaring winds rip through the city, rickshaw driver Shane Schubbe can still be found maneuvering his bike and buggy through the streets of Chicago.Schubbe, a 25-year-old Columbia alumnus, is one of a handful of Chicago pedicab drivers who work this typically seasonal job year-round, allowing the rickshaw business to flourish in winter months.This time of year, he ma...

Funds and spirits raised

By Lisa Schulz

October 31, 2011

Only at Columbia could a night of faculty and staff members voluntarily covered in face paint, fake mustaches and silly masks add up to one of the most productive scholarship fundraisers the college has ever had.Attendees participated in the third annual Faculty and Staff Scholarship fundraiser on Oct. 25 at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. The event included a silent auction, live music and dance, a talent s...

Bike racks see little use

By Contributing Writer

October 10, 2011

by  Sam Bohne, Contributing WriterColumbia’s new and much-hyped bicycle parking lot at 754 S. Wabash Ave. is getting little use, as shown by random checks of the lot.On Oct. 3, the number of bicycles parked in the lot—which is intended to provide added bicycle storage space and security—ranged from one bicycle at approximately 8 a.m., five bikes at noon and eight at 3:30 p.m. Numbers throughout the rest of the week staye...

Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Facebook, Twitter play key role in campus stalking

By Shardae Smith

January 31, 2011

When students’ Facebook updates are consistently posted, it can be an easy invitation to technology-based stalking. With GPS-enabled Twitter updates, a person’s location is more than accessible for stalkers who want to take it to the next level.Attorney General Lisa Madigan hosted an in-depth discussion at DePaul University’s School of Law, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., on Jan. 21, called “Campus Safety and CyberDangers: Stalkin...

Incident results in no harm, no theft

By CiaraShook

September 7, 2010

An attempted robbery occurred on Columbia’s campus on Sept. 2 at approximately 8:27 a.m., in the lobby at 218 S. Wabash Ave.According to Martha Meegan, director of Campus Safety and Security, four men reached into the victim’s backpack and apparently intended to take her belongings before she drove them off. The woman was identified as Bernadette McMahon, associate vice president and chief information officer of Information Tec...

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