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Notable Native: Sarah Rittner

As a volunteer coordinator and member at Gilda’s Club Chicago, 537 N. Wells St., Sarah Rittner spreads the club’s message and helped set up the Latino Program. 

By Blaise Mesa

October 30, 2017

After close friends and family members were diagnosed with cancer, Sarah Rittner needed an outlet—somewhere to talk about her experience. She turned to Gilda’s Club for group counseling that ended up changing ...

Words participants use to describe the healthcare system are displayed in the “Take Care” exhibit at the Weinberg/Newton Art Gallery, 300 W. Superior St.

Breast cancer exhibit wants you to ‘Take Care’

September 18, 2017

Inside a gallery, a large installation hangs as a tribute to a mother and hospice worker fighting for quality healthcare.Known for its exhibitions and partnerships with nonprofit organizations, the Weinberg/Newton Art Galle...

New treatment gives second chance to leukemia patients at U of Chicago

New treatment gives second chance to leukemia patients at U of Chicago

September 11, 2017

The University of Chicago Medical Center is one of the first hospitals to offer a new cancer treatment that is giving late-stage leukemia and lymphoma patients another chance for remission. A pediatric acu...

After serving as acting chair of the Humanities, History and Social Science Department for nearly two years, Erin McCarthy is now serving as interim chair of the same department. 

Temporary leadership in HHSS Department questioned by faculty member

September 5, 2017

After serving two years as the Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Department's acting chair, Erin McCarthy was named interim chair June 1, a position she is set to hold until a permanent chair is found. McCarthy said she thinks she was selected for the position to provide a...

Editor's Note: College tries to give students voice in DEI talks, why won’t they take it?

Editor’s Note: College tries to give students voice in DEI talks, why won’t they take it?

February 13, 2017

Columbia’s leaders in diversity, equity and inclusion are taking steps to try to receive student feedback. This would be an effective strategy to ensure all voices are heard, but students are not t...

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ is not being a prop

'A Dog's Purpose' is not being a prop

By Managing Editor

January 23, 2017

Universal Pictures' newest heartwarming, family movie "A Dog's Purpose" had all the potential to be the next "Marley & Me" or "Turner & Hooch." The trailer perfectly portrayed the bond between...

“My Quarter-Life Cancer” is a documentary about being a young person dealing with a cancer diagnosis, said alumna Brianna Wellen, the subject of the film.

‘My Quarter-Life Cancer’—from treatment to remission

December 14, 2015

Being a recent college graduate and trying to build a career worries most young people, but having a documentary made about one’s cancer diagnosis is not the route most people would choose while han...

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Teal lights to illuminate city for ovarian cancer

September 14, 2015

Teal lights are scheduled to shine across Chicago ’s skyline—as well as other major U.S. cities—Sept. 14 to raise awareness of Ovarian Cancer Month.In Chicago, 13 sites—including the Willis Tower, Water ...

Students Paul Abood and Jewell Donaldson help rebrand Lupe Fiasco’s nonprofit organization in “Agency,” a class in the Communication and Media Innovation Department that works with clients on their marketing needs.

Students help show go on with Lupe Fiasco nonprofit

April 6, 2015

Some marketing students will receive a real-life “Superstar” experience this semester.“Agency,” an 11-year-old class in the Communication and Media Innovation Department that pairs marketing st...

Neurological basis for munchies now less hazy

CB1 cells

By Sports & Health Reporter

March 2, 2015

The relationship between marijuana and the sudden hunger smokers experience is a little less hazy thanks to researchers at Yale University. Researchers have discovered the neurological basis for “the...

Notable Native: Sue Ekkebus

By Assistant Metro Editor

November 17, 2014

When Sue Ekkebus’ son was diagnosed in high school with a blood illness that had the potential to develop into leukemia, she wasn’t about to take it lying down.She joined the Team in Training, a group associated with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, to run marathons and raise money for medical treatments. She is a licensed physical therapist assistant, a former elementary school teacher and the mother to her son, now ...

Stuffed Chili Peppers

Recipe: Stuffed Red Peppers

November 17, 2014

As someone who does not always eat meat, I often struggle to find vegetarian options that are easy to make and high enough in protein to make up for a meatless meal. However, stuffed red chili peppers m...

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