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Bill Wei, consultant at Accenture, sweeps LECA, a lightweight soil made of clay pebbles, around the platform, covering the wetter areas with excess soil.

Volunteering in a pandemic: The importance of maintaining eco-consciousness in a time of unrest

September 16, 2020

My feet have blisters, my shoes are wet and my black T-shirt is covered in sweat. My hair is falling out of my braids and my arms are caked in mud. I am exhausted, dirty and sticky, but I have not felt t...

A guide to sex for environmental nuts (pun intended)

A guide to sex for environmental nuts (pun intended)

By Alexandra Yetter, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2020

Shower sex, food play and leather toys may all make for an exciting way to spice up your sex life, but they are also killing the planet. When you really stop to think about it, there are a lot of ways intercours...

20 ways for you to be eco-friendly as a Columbia student

20 ways for you to be eco-friendly as a Columbia student

August 31, 2019

Columbia is known, in part, for its civic engagement and passion. On campus, unlike anywhere else in this city, someone can walk down the street and hear students discussing their most recent SoundCloud...

OPINION: Let’s get to the meat of climate change

OPINION: Let’s get to the meat of climate change

March 8, 2019

  When we think of the causes of climate change, we tend to focus on transportation as the main culprit. While gas emissions are a  contributor,  there’s a larger cause right under our nose...

Reduce, reuse, recycle and remember to vote

Reduce, reuse, recycle and remember to vote

By Kristen Nichols

November 2, 2018

Food shortages, wildfires, the death of coral reefs, coastal flooding, droughts and rampant poverty could be seen as early as 2040, according to an Oct 1. environmental report from the United Nations’ ...

College campuses: Green, clean, money-saving machines

College campuses: Green, clean, money-saving machines

September 24, 2018

What happened to the environmental movement at Columbia? Once a leader, the college is losing ground to one of its biggest competitors. Columbia once emphasized its on-campus environmental sustainability initiatives with pride, but now the practices have been brushed unde...

Riley Fest, at 1104 S. Wabash Ave., celebrated co-founder Ida Riley, Sept. 20.

Riley Fest honors Columbia co-founder

September 24, 2018

Amid music, food and exciting energy, Columbia students gathered to celebrate one of the college’s co-founders. Riley Fest, a student-produced festival, returned to Columbia Sept. 20 to honor Ida Riley. “Riley Fest is the sister event to Blood Ball. It is a festiva...

Marketing Columbia: college rethinks recruitment strategies

Marketing Columbia: college rethinks recruitment strategies

September 11, 2018

The college recently hired Chicago advertising agency SOCIALDEVIANT to create a new marketing campaign for the college, designed to help increase student enrollment. The new campaign will targe...

Illinois program uses funds to go greener

By Blaise Mesa

September 10, 2018

Illinois is replacing old diesel engines with more eco-friendly alternatives, hoping to improve air quality.The Driving a Cleaner Illinois program will fund the replacement of older engines with money awarded as part of the Volkswagen Settlement—a multi-billion dollar settlement with the federal government over Clean Air Act violations, according to an Aug. 29 press release from Governor Bruce Rauner’s office. Illinois will...

Comic book fans were treated to Emily Decker's lecture about the history of female representation in American comic books March 5 at The Field Museum. 

Second-wave feminist movement presented in comics

March 12, 2018

The comic book industry has made some significant progress with better female representation of characters and creators, but there is still room for improvement, said Emily Decker, executive assistant to the vi...

Grant money could help Chicago go greener

Grant money could help Chicago go greener

By Blaise Mesa

March 11, 2018

With Chicago on the cutting edge of eco-friendly policies, a new grant could help spur even more green initiatives.The U.S. Green Buildings Council has partnered with the Bank of America Charitable Fo...

@ALittleBirdieToldMe: #anonymous Twitters bring marketing, satire to your feed

@ALittleBirdieToldMe: #anonymous Twitters bring marketing, satire to your feed

October 30, 2017

On his daily commute in Chicago Transit Authority vehicles, Bus constantly looks over his shoulder. He is paranoid that people will see his phone. Sometimes he has to pocket the device to finish business...

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