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Aldermen push for plastic bag ban

By Metro Editor

March 31, 2014

The choice between paper and plastic could be a distant memory for Chicago shoppers if a proposal to ban plastic bags continues to gain momentum among aldermen.The proposal, introduced March 5 by Alderman Proco Joe Moreno (1st Ward), would ban plastic bags in retail stores to reduce waste in landfills and the Great Lakes, according to the ordinance. However, the legislation would require retailers to offer only paper or reusab...

Piling in to South Bend, Ind.

Fusion Ensemble jazzes up Notre Dame

March 10, 2014

In perhaps the smallest 15-passenger van in existence, Columbia's Fusion Ensemble began the two-hour journey March 1 to South Bend, Ind. for the University of Notre Dame's 56th Annual Collegiate Jazz Fest...

‘Pompeii’ overflows with cliches

Pompeii

By Stephen Hall

March 3, 2014

Even impressive explosions and wanton destruction cannot help some movies escape mediocrity. The new action-adventure film “Pompeii” by director Paul W.S. Anderson (“Resident Evil,” “Death Ra...

Department shuffling shortchanges students

February 24, 2014

The Marketing Communication Department will be disbanded and its three concentrations will merge into other departments in the fall 2014 semester, according to a Feb. 17 memo from Robin Bargar, dean of the School of Media Arts. Current marketing students will be allowed to complete their degrees.Nevertheless, dissolving the Marketing Communications Department could have serious repercussions for the two that absorb its students....

Kill switch solution to apple picking

By Metro Editor

February 24, 2014

Although apples Are out of season, “apple picking,” or the theft of smartphones, is on the rise in Chicago and around the country.Aldermen Bob Fioretti (2nd Ward) and Edward Burke (14th Ward) introduced an ordinance on Feb. 5 that would require all Chicago cell phones to be equipped with a “kill switch,” a feature that allows owners to disable their phone if they are stolen. After a smartphone is stolen, the victi...

Breaking News

Breaking News

February 17, 2014

The Marketing Communication Department will be split into three separate degree programs by Fall 2014, according to a Feb. 14 emailed announcement from Robin Bargar, dean of the School of Media Arts. Marketing will become a...

Discarded: The Afterlife of Everyday Electronics

February 17, 2014

Mixed media artists James Connolly and Kyle Evans discuss the meaning behind their project, Cracked Ray Tube, which is featured at Discarded: The Afterlife of Everyday Electronics, an exhibit curated by '1...

Uptown businesses get makeover

Uptown businesses get makeover

February 10, 2014

As the cliché goes, a book should never be judged by its cover, but businesses often are, so Uptown storefronts are getting a makeover.Uptown United, the neighborhood’s economic development organizat...

Former head bursar makes lasting impact

Former head bursar makes lasting impact

February 10, 2014

Peter Radke, the former chief bursar of Columbia, died Dec. 20, 2013 from an undisclosed long-term illness. He was 60 years old. Radke had been involved with Columbia since he enrolled as a radio major in 1977. He graduated in 1981 as valedictorian of his class and later became the...

Class warfare goes both ways on income ladder

By Associate Editor

February 10, 2014

Class warfare has people volleying verbal bullets up and down the income ladder and a New York University student is taking the brunt of the attack.Vanessa Csordas-Jenkins, a junior theater and dramatic literature studies student at NYU, is under fire along with all other students who rely on their parents for money.Csordas-Jenkins was featured in a column titled “The Hunt,” a weekly offering of The New York Times in which people...

State of the Union becomes #StateOfAwful

By Copy Chief

February 3, 2014

The Constitution states that the president “shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” Though its forms have varied across American history—written messages, radio addresses—the State of the Union is a hallmark of the presidency. It is an opportunity for the commander-in-chief to set s...

Columbia names provost finalists

Columbia names provost finalists

February 3, 2014

After nearly three years without a permanent provost, the college has named two finalists—both of them deans at prominent Midwestern universities. Chris K. McCord, dean of the College of Liber...

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