The Columbia Chronicle

Massive online classes should not receive accreditation

By Editorial Board

September 14, 2012

The new buzzword in education is MOOC, which stands for Massive Open Online Course. MOOCs are free college-level courses, some of which are offered in partnership with big-name universities like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, available to anyone willing to put in the work. Currently, these classes cannot be taken for credit, but one MOOC provider, edX, is now offering on-site, supervised exams. This h...

Recycling Program a victim of prioritization

By Tyler Davis

September 4, 2012

The formerly student-run Recycling Program will be seeing some staffing changes this year. Students will no longer be sorting recyclable materials, a task that will now be performed by the school’s custodial staff. The program was created by students and will still have student involvement, but it remains uncertain whether they will continue to have a say in how recycling is carried outon campus.Students started the recy...

‘MythBusters’ explodes into Chicago

By Trevor Ballanger

March 19, 2012

by Trevor BallangerAssistant Arts & Culture EditorPeople are fascinated by the unknown. After all, it’s no myth that curiosity is part of human nature. One museum is willing to test how fascinated they are with a new exhibition that may just “bust” the minds of many Chicago inhabitants.Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, opened its latest showcase, “MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition,” on M...

Wolves defeat Admirals, take series: ‘Every game is of critical importance’ as the team faces final stretch of regular season

By Lindsey Woods

March 12, 2012

As the post-season rapidly approaches, the Chicago Wolves picked up 2 points March 8 in a 5-2 victory over their Midwest division Amtrak rivals, the Milwaukee Admirals.“I thought we played a good game,” said Head Coach Craig MacTavish. “We’ve played as well as we have all year in the third period.”The win earned Chicago the Amtrak trophy for the third straight season. The award, which started in 2009, is given to ...

Put capital punishment to death

By Editorial Board

January 24, 2011

The Illinois General Assembly recently passed a bill that would make capital punishment in Illinois a thing of the past. The fate of the bill now rests in the hands of Gov. Pat Quinn, who has not yet decided whether he will sign it or not.Illinois has had a moratorium on executions in place since former Gov. George Ryan implemented it in 2000, after 13 wrongfully convicted death row inmates were exonerated based on new evidenc...

Easing course registration woes

By Editorial Board

January 24, 2011

Students go through the course registration process each semester. While most get into the classes they need fairly painlessly, some aren’t as fortunate. Sometimes sections fill up too quickly and students are unable to register for required courses essential to their majors. This could prevent students from fulfilling prerequisites for other courses, which might make them fall behind in majors and delay their graduation...

Museum brings natural disasters to Chicago

By Stephanie Saviola

March 21, 2010

The Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, unveiled its newest permanent exhibit, “Science Storms,” after five years of planning, designing and construction.The museum opened the permanent exhibit on March 18.The concept behind “Science Storms” is to display nature’s most powerful phenomena in a hands-on experience for visitors.From the floor of the exhibit up to the ceiling there are displays ...

Parking is for public, time to put stop to dibs

By Editorial Board

February 2, 2009

Laundry baskets, orange cones, lawn chairs or milk crates-whatever it is-it's time to go.Chicago's Department of Streets and Sanitation recently said it would begin cracking down on the long-honored tradition of dibs-where people claim parking spots on the street by placing random objects in the street after shoveling snow out of a spot. But even weeks after a snowstorm, people continue to claim spots.Although the penalti...

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