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Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh and one half of the comedy duo “Flight of the Conchords” Jemaine Clement star as vampires learning to deal with the mundane modern world in the vampire film “What We Do in the Shadows,” which was released in the U.S. after a crowdfunding campaign.

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ a bloody good watch

March 2, 2015

The inevitable string of vampire comedies has a long list of failures: Nicolas Cage’s ill-conceived “Vampire’s Kiss,” Eddie Murphy’s hack job “Vampire in Brooklyn,” the “Scary Movie” creat...

Yulia Shupenia

Featured Athlete: Yulia Shupenia

February 16, 2015

Yulia Shupenia, a 20-year-old sophomore communications major at DePaul University, was named the BIG EAST Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week on Feb. 9 by the BIG EAST Conference. Shupenia plays on D...

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Airbnb subjected to Chicago Hotel Accommodations Tax

February 16, 2015

Airbnb–a website that allows people to rent out apartments for short or extended stays–will start charging customers the Chicago Hotel Accommodations Tax on Feb. 15 to meet revised regulations. Airbnb...

Renegades baseball gears up for Spring season

Renegades shortstop Victor Gonzalez makes a catch. The team will begin the Spring 2015 season in April.

By Sports & Health Reporter

February 2, 2015

The Renegades baseball team is thawing from winter break and getting ready for its upcoming Spring 2015 season. Corbin Merriman and Toby Pechner, two of the three co-captains of the baseball team, are excited and op...

Ronald Sodini, the new associate vice president of Security, assumed his new role on Jan. 12 and plans to create an office that is more accessible to students and to develop policies that reflect the concerns of those on campus.

New associate vice president of Security brings policing experiences to campus

January 26, 2015

There is a new face at Central Command this semester. Ronald Sodini, the new associate vice president of Security, assumed duties Jan. 12 preceding the Jan. 30 retirement of Robert Koverman, his predecessor...

‘STEM’ disparity has early origin

Portrait of Marie Curie in her laboratory

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

December 1, 2014

The gap between the sexes in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics has narrowed considerably since the 1970s. Although that disparity has been addressed in certain respects, the root ...

Crime reports reveal increase in theft

Crime reports reveal increase in theft

October 13, 2014

An outbreak of thefts is plaguing Columbia’s campus, resulting in stolen backpacks, phones, wallets, a laptop and a bicycle. In an Oct. 3 email to the college community, the Office of Campus Safety & Security warned students that there has been an increase in thefts occu...

Alzheimer’s study targets memory loss reversal

Alzheimer's study targets memory loss reversal

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

October 6, 2014

Alzheimer’s disease, which affects more than 5 million Americans, is a neurological disorder for which there is no cure, nor has the cause of the disease been identified. However, memory loss, a major...

The Chicago Bliss opened its 2014 season with a 25–21 come-back win against the Los Angeles Temptation May 9 to defend their 2013 national championship title.    

A blissful return for LFL

May 12, 2014

The Bliss, Chicago's resident team in the Legends Football League, formerly known as the Lingerie Football League, is on a quest for a repeat championship win this summer. After picking up w...

Less fundraising, more problems

By Associate Editor

May 5, 2014

Columbia needs money. While most of the college’s funds come from tuition, which is set to rise by 3.3 percent in the fall, philanthropy can also help alleviate the current $1.5 million deficit. But a departed chief fundraiser  and a sweeping out of his staff put Columbia’s ability to bring in the big bucks on pause. Patrick Sheahan, former vice president of Institutional Advancement, the department charged with fundraising, ...

Stitching together artistic past, present

The artists featured in DePaul’s Art Museum exhibit “From Heart to Hand” exhibit are African-American women working in Gee’s Bend, Ala. The quilts, including Mary Maxiton’s “Everybody Quilt” (pictured above) celebrate a historically rich cultural practice.

By Sarah Madera

April 28, 2014

African-American women made quilts to keep their families warm long before the Civil War, but now the quilts demonstrate a cultural artistry unique to the South. To honor the historical significance o...

Local hackers raise awareness through community-focused websites

By Assistant Campus Editor

April 28, 2014

Soon after Chicago launched its Large Lot program—the city’s initiative to allow qualified Englewood residents to purchase up to two of the 5,000 vacant lots in their neighborhood for only $1—Demond Drummer decided to take the project one step further with the help of a few hackers.A tech organizer for community group Teamwork Englewood, Drummer said neighborhood residents were eager to purchase the plots of land, but the...

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