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New website allows citizens to rank aldermen

New website allows citizens to rank aldermen

By Assistant Metro Editor

November 3, 2014

Grassroots Illinois Action launched a new campaign allowing Chicagoans to view their alderman’s “rank” compared to other aldermen based on their City Council votes online. GIA’s new website, T...

Illinois grants Columbia $7.2 million

Illinois grants Columbia $7.2 million

November 3, 2014

As the gubernatorial race gets down to the wire, incumbent Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is vocal about his administration’s commitment to higher education. Quinn appeared on campus Oct. 28 to announce that the state government would give the college a $7.2 million grant to improve...

Redefine alumni relations, that might inspire greatness

By Tyler Eagle

September 8, 2014

A facet of post-grad life I have always been fascinated with is the relationship students have with their colleges after they have their diplomas in hand. At Columbia, I have had the good fortune of meeting entrepreneurial and inspiring alums, many of whom are excited to interact with students at their alma mater. They exemplify the greatest parts of the institution and are testaments to our equally talented faculty. On ...

Freetember art classes hope to leave a mark on Chicago

Freetember art classes hope to leave a mark on Chicago

September 8, 2014

The International School of Comics is offering free art classes throughout the month of September as part of a campaign called Freetember.The idea for the  event was born from multiple sources, but a...

Violence in Chicago and the Weather

May 12, 2014

Finally through with a harsh winter, many Chicagoans are excited for summer's warm temperatures to come. However, sometimes when it gets warm, criminal activity spikes. So far this year, 600 people have ...

Featured Artist: Marques Jones

Featured Artist: Marques Jones

May 12, 2014

Marques Jones, a senior cinema art + science major better known by his stage name Nick Astro, began his rap career by branding himself as that “light skin with that afro.” Growing up li...

College adopts new gender-inclusive policies

College adopts new gender-inclusive policies

April 28, 2014

After a year of outcry from LGBTQ students, administrators have finalized policies for gender-inclusive housing and preferred first name changes. As of Feb. 11, students can request to change their first name on Oasis, which will officially change their first initial on their email...

Key lime cupcakes

Key lime cupcakes

April 28, 2014

During the awkward transitional period from winter to spring, I often do things to reassure myself that winter may finally be melting away. This includes eating foods that are associated with warm sum...

What’s in a name? Inconsistencies in the weed industry could mean inaccurate strain classification and bad bud

What’s in a name? Inconsistencies in the weed industry could mean inaccurate strain classification and bad bud

By Assistant Campus Editor

April 21, 2014

OG Kush, PurpleHaze, Grand-daddy Purp, Sour Diesel—these are the unconventional names of some of your local dispensary’s most popular weed strains, each promising its own unique experience. But accordi...

Heliport to host tours despite skepticism

Heliport to host tours despite skepticism

April 21, 2014

A heliport  will soon be stationed on a riverfront industrial space in the Bridgeport neighborhood to bring helicopter tours to the city despite community concern.On April 2, the City Council approved a...

Petcoke stockpiles face stricter rules

Petcoke stockpiles face stricter rules

April 14, 2014

After months of fielding complaints from Southeast Side residents, legislation to regulate petroleum coke, or petcoke—a harmful waste product of oil refineries that is stored along the banks of the Calumet Riv...

Video Poll: Rideshare vs. Taxi

April 7, 2014

In this week's Video Poll, Columbia students discuss whether they prefer to use rideshare services, taxis or a different form of transportation entirely. Ridesharing has become more popular since the ...

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