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More money makes people act unethically

By Gabrielle Rosas

March 5, 2012

The divide between social classes in America is once again deepening in a way that has the 99 percent pitted against the top 1 percent of the financial pyramid. The Occupy Wall Street movement brought people from all walks of life together so they could face what they considered true evil: the rich. The rich, with their fancy cars, caviar and wads of cash, have become a symbol of what it truly means to be detestable.A new stud...

Student protesters wrongly attacked at University of New Mexico

By Heather Scroering

March 5, 2012

A peaceful protest that turned violent went viral Feb. 23 after student demonstrators were wrongfully attacked by audience members at a pro-Israeli lecture at the University of New Mexico. The video, posted on YouTube after the uproar, shows students using a popular Occupy Wall Street tactic called the “human microphone” approximately 30 minutes into lecturer Nonie Darwish’s speech. They shouted, “Mic check! Nonie Darw...

Top tier admins tiff over territory

By Heather Scroering

February 27, 2012

As the prioritization process moves up the hierarchy for approval, two higher ups have been jousting about the future of Columbia—specifically how the college should be marketed and who should do it.The war of the words began Feb. 1 when Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs, filed his summary of recommendations for ranking programs in his unit as part of the yearlong prioritization process. Along with Kelly, all vice ...

Scholarship Columbia breaks records

By Alexandra Kukulka

February 27, 2012

Impressing teachers can benefit a student’s grades and connections to the professional world. At Columbia however, faculty members have the option to support and finance a student’s education if they so choose.Scholarship Columbia, a faculty and staff donation scholarship, has raised $547,287 in support and awards for the 2012–2013 school year. Beginning Jan. 16, 2011, the fourth giving cycle of the Scholarship Columbia progra...

Health clinic suspends testing

By Lisa Schulz

February 27, 2012

Students who missed celebrating February as National Condom Month can still receive testing for sexually transmitted diseases, but they’ll have to travel off-campus and possibly pay their own way.For the first time in five years, the Student Health Center in the Residence Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court, posted a notice that HIV and STD testing was suspended for the spring 2012 semester because of budget cuts from the free ...

Musical therapy

By Emily Fasold

February 13, 2012

Music has been said to soothe the soul. Favorite tunes often feel therapeutic as they carry people through their darkest moments. But new research from the Boston University School of Medicine suggests that for Alzheimer’s disease patients, music may also improve memory.The study, published in the online journal “Neuropsychologia,” was the first to examine music’s cognitive benefits for Alzheimer’s patients in particular.The data showed that Alzheimer’s patients ...

Herpes wins again

By Contributing Writer

February 13, 2012

Megan Purzarang, Contributing WriterHigh hopes that a new vaccine against genital herpes would successfully protect people from the dreaded disease were recently dashed when the vaccine was found to be largely ineffective.The results of the two-year controlled trial published Jan. 5 in the New England Journal of Medicine were doubly discouraging because the vaccine seemed promising in two earlier but narrower studies.“I was qu...

Mental Illness exposes gender differences

By Emily Fasold

January 23, 2012

Gender equality may have come a long way in the past century, but a recent study from the University of Minnesota suggests that men and women still stand on different planes in terms of mental illness.The study, published in the “Journal of Abnormal Psychology,” examined the gender statistics of several common mental illnesses and found that women are more likely to have depression and anxiety, while men are more prone to...

When the smoke clears

By Kaley Fowler

January 23, 2012

Groups of City Colleges of Chicago students, faculty and staff have joined with the City Colleges’ Board of Trustees to adopt a tobacco-free policy that will impact more than 120,000 students in the Chicago area.The rule prohibits students from using or possessing tobacco products on City Colleges property.The new policy is the first step of the City Colleges’ overall “Healthy Campus” initiative, which promotes green...

Arts meet politics

By Alexandra Kukulka

January 17, 2012

According to Columbia’s website, the college has more than 50 registered organizations on campus, giving students many opportunities to get involved. However, every once in a while, students want to  affiliate with groups that are not represented on campus, so they create a chapter  of their own.Senior marketing communication major Jaleesa Smith had to do just that when she wanted to be part of College Democrats of Ameri...

LGBTQ face more challenges with age

By Emily Fasold

January 17, 2012

Recent decades may have seen homosexuality brought “out of the closet,” but research from the University of Washington suggests that the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered seniors has been left in the shadows.The study, named Disparities and Resilience among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults found that LGBTQ elderly—a population expected to double by 2030—face higher disability rate...

New semester invites new resolutions

By Lisa Schulz

January 17, 2012

While advancing in Columbia, welcoming the spring semester might take more organization than just moving old Word documents from your computer’s desktop to its recycle bin. Finishing old projects and starting a portfolio is now easier than never.Beginning the semester with a plan to tackle projects earlier can eliminate procrastination, help you meet deadlines and allow room for creative collaboration, all while allotting more time...

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