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Rauner: ‘Let’s put Illinois back on the road to prosperity’

By Eric Bradach

February 15, 2017

Creating a balanced budget and jobs as well as more “comprehensive” state budget methods were the goals Gov. Bruce Rauner outlined Feb. 15 in his 2017 Budget Address.The road has been tough for the two-year politician. Rauner has been unable to compromise with the Democratically controlled General Assembly on a proposed spending plan since he took office, and the more than 19-month budget impasse has damaged the state...

Internet access is good for more than memes

Turns out, you can pick your family

By Arabella Breck

February 13, 2017

The idea of going without the internet or a smartphone for even a few hours might sound horrific to those who have had steady access since its creation. The internet's impact even made technology an esta...

Students, alumni, faculty ‘ban together’ against censorship

By Campus Reporter

October 3, 2016

In a small room in the back of Wicker Park’s Davenport Piano Bar Sept. 26, performers, including Columbia students and alumni, squeezed onto the small stage to act out 14 scenes with censored content previously deemed unworthy for theater. The censored content performed at the bar, 1383 N. Milwaukee Ave., is part of “Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret” and was chosen after being challenged or banned by schools and...

Social media censorship is lazy, dangerous

Selena Cotte

By Opinions Editor

September 19, 2016

The internet is the primary outlet for media and innovative content, whether it’s political or artistic, and censorship is threatening it from remaining this way. The free-for-all atmosphere and att...

Paintings of Chance the Rapper and Common are plastered on buildings on 79th and Evans streets in the Chatham neighborhood to boost positive imaging.

Imagery of Chance the Rapper and Common boosts Chatham

April 11, 2016

Chance the Rapper and Common are returning to their native neighborhood but in a different way: through art.The new murals at the northeast corner of 79th and Evans streets in Chatham display the two ico...

Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Success, visited the Student Government Association’s April 14 meeting to express his concerns that members of the SaveColumbia coalition are misinformed about the objectives laid out in the Strategic Plan. 

Administrators, SGA fear students misinformed

April 20, 2015

Administrators are beginning to question students’ understanding of the Strategic Plan and its proposed actions as the #SaveColumbia movement gains momentum.Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Suc...

Trigger warnings cripple value of education

By Opinions Editor

March 30, 2015

Trigger warnings, a variant on the psychological term “trauma trigger,” are a practice most commonly utilized online—whether in blogs, forums or even articles—to warn readers that the content they are about to scroll through may trigger traumatic memories from their past. Trigger warnings are meant to help those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder maneuver the Internet and its constant barrage of emotiona...

Webcam fetishes

Getting off[line] with webcam girls

February 10, 2014

  If you’ve watched porn on the Internet, you’ve seen her. She sneaks into your peripheral vision, begging for attention. She interrupts your focus on the queued video, whimpering for you to click on the p...

Blood Oath, an improv troupe whose members are former Columbia students, was chosen to perform Jan. 9–19 at the nation’s largest comedy festival, SketchFest, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., along with two other Columbia alumni troupes, The Sean Miller Explosion and Awkward Silence. 

Blood Oath jokes its way to SketchFest

January 27, 2014

Of the 309 sketch comedy troupes that applied to perform in the nation’s largest comedy fest, 159 were chosen—three of which hail from Columbia. Blood Oath, The Sean Miller Explosion and Awkward Silence were chosen to perform at The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, also kno...

Local chef takes extreme ‘cookiNG’ online

By Alex Stedman

December 3, 2012

Superstar chefs have taken to the airways in shows such as Food Network’s “Iron Chef” and Bravo’s “Top Chef.” Now Chicago’s Homaro Cantu, executive chef of restaurants iNG and Moto, is doing them one better by producing his own YouTube series that explains how he concocts his signature dishes.Cantu recently launched “CookiNG Under Pressure,” a YouTube series focusing on iNG, which changes its menu every six...

Rolling the ‘Dice’ at Columbia

By Alex Stedman

November 12, 2012

German disc jockey and electronic music producer Loco Dice has undergone a significant evolution since his start in the early ’90s. He was initially a rapper playing support slots for Usher, Ice Cube, and R. Kelly. He’s since taken a turn to techno, releasing two electronic albums, several remixes and seven EPs, including his latest, “Toxic,” which drops Nov. 12.The Düsseldorf-based musician’s latest project is the...

The art of death

By Trevor Ballanger

March 12, 2012

by Trevor BallangerAssistant Arts & Culture EditorThe rooms are filled with blank eyes staring from all around you. A large chandelier made entirely of bones bathes the space with an eerie glow. A powerful sense of death closes in, but the fear subsides.This is “Morbid Curiosity: The Richard Harris Collection,” an all but living art exhibition.A year ago, more than 1,500 prints, sculptures and memorabilia were loane...

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