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OPINION: We need to deal with death

OPINION: We need to deal with death

By Jay Berghuis

February 28, 2019

The average funeral cost in 2017 was $7,360, and the funeral industry itself is worth roughly $16 billion, according to the National Funeral Directors Association. These numbers have been increasing for dec...

Alumnus donates record to  Smithsonian, reminisces on punk band

Alumnus donates record to Smithsonian, reminisces on punk band

October 17, 2016

A rare, 7-inch record, donated by 2005 audio arts & acoustics alumnus Robert Manis, now hangs in the newest Smithsonian museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washin...

Chasing the dream at 30

By Multimedia Editor

May 9, 2016

My journey to becoming a journalist started four-and-a-half years ago. I was working at an Employee Assistance Program as a gambling addiction counselor on LaSalle Street for corporate America. I won’t say how much money I was making at that job, but it was more than the minimum wage that I make today.I was so burned out by counseling this person for substance abuse and that person for depression that I said, “This i...

Beloved professor, alumna dies at 79

Beloved professor, alumna dies at 79

By Senior Campus Reporter

January 26, 2015

Nana Shineflug, a professor in the Theatre and Interdisciplinary Arts departments, died Jan. 15 after battling cancer for four years. In addition to teaching at Columbia, Shineflug founded, directed ...

News of student deaths a necessity

By Editorial Board

January 26, 2015

Quinn Kyles, a sophomore radio major, died in a tragic car accident in Indiana on Dec. 22, 2014, according to a Dec. 24 Chicago Tribune article. The college did not announce Kyles’ death until the afternoon of Jan. 8, and the announcement only notified the Radio Department of the student’s death, not the Columbia community at large. The announcement was short and simple, with little said of Kyles. Regardless of whether ...

DreamBox’s ‘Within It’ exhibit crosses art’s multicultural borders

DreamBox’s ‘Within It’ exhibit crosses art’s multicultural borders

October 13, 2014

The DreamBox Gallery, 2415 W. North Ave., opened its new exhibit “Within It - Poetry. Image. Fiction.” Oct. 3 as part of Chicago Artists Month, a five-week celebration of creativity presented by the Chicago...

Faculty remember Kim McCarthy’s life and legacy

Faculty remember Kim McCarthy’s life and legacy

September 15, 2014

Kimberly McCarthy, an associate professor in the Humanities, History and Social Sciences department, died Labor Day weekend after succumbing to a long battle with an illness. McCarthy died in hospice care in her home town of Santa Barbara, California, she was granted a medical leav...

Common Ground to participate in Pride Parade

Common Ground to participate in Pride Parade

June 26, 2014

While most of Columbia’s student organizations are inactive during the summer semester, Common Ground, the college’s LGBTQ-interest organization, is still planning events.Common Ground will participat...

‘ Israeli / Palestinian Conflict ’ section reinstated

By Associate Editor

April 7, 2014

The second section of adjunct professor Iymen Chehade’s “The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict” course has been reinstated after an American Association of University Professors report concluded the college violated Chehade’s academic freedom. However, the college disputes the report’s findings and denies the class was reinstated in response to the report. Prompting a petition that led to the March 25 AAUP investiga...

Father of house music Frankie Knuckles dies

Father of house music Frankie Knuckles dies

April 7, 2014

Frankie Knuckles, a Chicago DJ whose work gave life to house music and earned him the nickname “The Godfather of House,” has died.Knuckles died March 31 at 59 years old after a long battle with diabete...

Winter storms weather streets

Winter storms weather streets

January 27, 2014

Weeks after the polar vortex swept through Chicago, snow and ice continue to plague city streets, forming huge potholes and forcing drivers to travel in unsafe conditions.During the first week of Janu...

Grim Reaper gene determines time of death

By Brandon Smith

December 3, 2012

Your genetic code may not be able to predict how you will die, but researchers have found that it may tell you what time it will happen.A Harvard research group followed a large number of individuals’ circadian rhythms—the body’s internal clock that helps to determine sleep cycles—and found that one particular mechanism in this process was directly associated with the time of day a person dies.According to Philip D...

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