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Featured Athlete: Abigail Riechman

Featured Athlete: Abigail Riechman

March 16, 2015

Abigail Riechman, a freshman dance major, is an active member of the Renegades POMS team. She began dancing at age 3 because her mother signed her up for classes against her will, and she said she despis...

New Blood Ball royalty to reign on campus

New Blood Ball royalty to reign on campus

By Senior Campus Reporter

February 2, 2015

A year after two male students made history as the first same-sex couple to be voted Blood Ball King and Queen, election season for the 2015 Blood Ball is beginning to gain momentum.With the event fast...

Give your input on Strategic Plan

By Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2014

For those of us at Columbia whose academic existence was touched even minutely by Prioritization, being wary of the new Strategic Plan is a natural response. Years later, faculty, staff and students still feel the bitter pinch of former President Warrick Carter’s failed attempt at something similar. But the new initiative, spearheaded by President Kwang-Wu Kim and Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden, is far from...

We need to recognize suicide rights

By Editorial Board

October 27, 2014

A 29-year-old California woman diagnosed with terminal brain cancer made national headlines for her decision to end her life by taking a prescribed lethal medication on Nov. 1.After being given six months to live, Brittany Maynard opted to undergo assisted suicide— “die with dignity”—a controversial practice that only three states in the U.S. permit. Maynard was diagnosed with brain cancer on New Year’s Day, and doct...

Featured Athlete: Brianna Planter

Featured Athlete: Brianna Planter

October 27, 2014

Brianna Planter, a junior dance major, taught herself how to dance at age 9. Now in college, she is the new choreographer of the Poms, Columbia’s dance team.Planter said she first found her competiti...

Spicy Chili

Spicy Chili

October 20, 2014

There is no heartier meal for hungry, busy college students than a hot bowl of homemade chili, filled to the brim with browned ground beef, chili beans and tomatoes. This dish is the ideal meal to fill u...

Open gym offers place for students to connect, compete

Open gym offers place for students to connect, compete

September 29, 2014

For the last three years, Columbia has collaborated with Roosevelt and East-West universities to host open gym sessions at fitness facilities that students from all three institutions can use. Columbia students benefit from this association because the East-West University facility...

DanceSpire: More Than An Artist

September 22, 2014

Senior Deavondre Jones presents the debut of his motivational speaking company DanceSpire during this years Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl on Sept, 19 at Stage Two, 618 S Michigan Ave. Jones explains what “...

Columbia invites parents to WAC crawl

Columbia invites parents to WAC crawl

September 15, 2014

This year’s Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl, an annual art and performance festival sponsored by the college, will be bigger than ever . The WAC Crawl will take place Sept. 19—the first day of Pare...

Dance professor retires after 38 years

Dance professor retires after 38 years

September 2, 2014

A familiar face in the Dance Department will be absent when classes start. Richard Woodbury, associate professor and former associate chair of the Dance Department, announced his retirement Aug. 20 after 38 years of service at Columbia. “I decided that for the next 20 years o...

Dancing with purpose

Dancing with purpose

May 12, 2014

With the goal of empowering women through dance, a group of strong female dancers banded together in 2007 to create their own nonprofit African dance company. Under the guidance of Tosha Alston, artist...

Dance, ASL unite to “Feel the Beat”

March 31, 2014

About 30 hearing-impaired high school students teamed up with Columbia's ASL-English Interpretation program for a March 21 workshop called Feel the Beat in the 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building. Both student...

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