The Columbia Chronicle

Transforming the past through ink

By Contributing Writer

April 8, 2011

By Sophia Coleman, Contributing WriterAn abusive ex-lover’s name tattooed on one’s skin becomes hidden under a wreath of exotic lilies on the lower back of a young woman. An ornate black and white seahorse effortlessly covers the name of a violent gang. Splotchy, discolored burns on the leg of a woman are transformed into a beautiful garden of purple flowers.Scars may appear to last forever, but with the help of a free C...

Alert system still inadequate

By Editorial Board

March 1, 2010

Flashing orange lights and alarms interrupted Columbia’s morning classes on Feb. 18.   Professors were notified prior to this drill and were asked to attend training on the correct procedures. However, faculty and staff who didn’t attend training and unaware students were unable to identify the alarm and take the correct precautions.Students scrambled down the stairs and filed out of campus buildings, while many were confused about the ...

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