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Library puts ‘glorious changes’ in motion following staffing reductions

Library puts ‘glorious changes’ in motion following staffing reductions

September 30, 2019

After a nine-year absence from Columbia, Jo Cates returned as the library director in July with much more on her desk than just book orders and budget concerns. During a time when college libraries ac...

Café turns coffee into ‘Sip of Hope’

Café turns coffee into ‘Sip of Hope’

October 30, 2017

Because a cup of coffee can go a long way, a Logan Square café is creating a safe space for support and a morning pick-me-up.  A Sip of Hope, 3039 W. Fullerton Ave., is the product of a collaboration b...

Reshaping the workplace with confident women

Reshaping the workplace with confident women

October 16, 2017

Elinor Steele used her confidence to persuade her way to acceptance into a graduate program at Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College even though she lacked a bachelor’s degree. Steele sa...

Trump’s new tricks of the trade may backfire

Trump’s new  tricks of the trade  may backfire

By Ethan Stocking-Anderson

March 13, 2017

President Donald Trump was celebrated for his relatively calm and coherent speech to Congress on Feb. 28. The more restrained tone may be music to the ears of Americans weary from shrieking partisansh...

Father Pfleger says Chicago change starts with youth

February 8, 2016

Columbia’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Black Student Union conducted a Q&A with Father Michael Pfleger Jan. 3 in Ferguson Hall at the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building. Students and faculty li...

Chicago Socialist Party fights gentrification

February 3, 2016

The Chicago Socialist Party held a community meeting Jan. 30 in the Pilsen neighborhood at 1805 S. Loomis St. The party gathered at the Lozano library to teach families and single mothers how to combat t...

Columbia finds creative director to ‘animate’ Manifest 2016

Columbia finds creative director to ‘animate’ Manifest 2016

December 7, 2015

Cassidy Kapson, a senior design major, has been named the creative director of the 2016 Manifest Urban Arts Festival, Columbia’s annual end-of-the-year showcase celebrating student work set for May 13, 2...

Education bill should aid disadvantaged students

By Editorial Board

December 7, 2015

ince George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 into law, it has been heavily criticized by teachers, education leaders and parents for overtesting students, limiting teachers’ freedom to modify curricula and inadequately measuring student success. Lawmakers hope to revise NCLB through the Every Student Succeeds Act, released on Nov. 30. The House of Representatives and the Senate will vote on the Every Stu...

Citizens unite for annual Chicago Humanities Festival

Citizens unite for  annual Chicago  Humanities Festival

By ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

October 26, 2015

Citizens, by definition, are legally recognized subjects of a state or commonwealth. Anyone and everyone can claim that title. But what does it really mean to be a citizen? The Chicago Humanities Festival has...

Rihanna masters art of ‘rih-invention’

By Managing Editor

October 19, 2015

After more than a year of Rihanna teasing her new album under the moniker "#R8," it seems the singer's eighth album can finally be expected soon.On Oct. 8, Rihanna unveiled the cover art and title of her upcoming album, ANTI.The art, created by artist Roy Nachum, features a photograph of a young Rihanna with a crown covering her eyes. Superimposed over the image is a poem by Chloe Mitchel written in Braille. It's edgy, atmospheric...

Baltimore cannot change while blinded by rage

By Copy Chief

May 4, 2015

Following the April 19 death of Freddie Gray—a Baltimore man who died from spinal cord injuries he received while in police custody—riots and flames engulfed the city of Baltimore, once again sparking debate about police abuses of power and racial tensions between citizens and police officers.Although some demonstrations were peaceful, others left buildings and cars ablaze while rioters casually looted businesses. Rioter...

PVRIS turns heads with static sound

PVRIS turns heads with static sound

February 9, 2015

Turning heads in the alternative music scene with its evocative sound, Lowell, Massachusetts, native band PVRIS (pronounced “Paris”) released its debut album White Noise in November 2014. In late ...

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