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Pritzker to prioritize education in 2020 budget

Pritzker to prioritize  education in 2020 budget

By Katherine Savage

March 4, 2019

Financial relief could be on the way for a greater number of Columbia students. The troubled and under-funded state Monetary Award Program is scheduled to get a $50 million boost under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s...

The Noah’s Ark exhibition being built at the Creation Museum in Williamstown,   Kentucky, aims to debunk evolution and strengthen belief in creationism and is the focus of Monica Long Ross’ film, “We Believe In Dinosaurs.”

Filmmakers examine divide in science, religion

January 23, 2017

Local filmmakers are bringing creationism’s controversy to life with their documentary “We Believe In Dinosaurs,” an exploration of the disagreements between the scientific and religious communities.A...

Young Rising Sons lead singer, Andy Tongren (right), said guitarist Dylan Scott (left) came up with the name for the band when he was at Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

Young Rising Sons on ‘Let the Kids Riot’

October 26, 2015

New Jersey rock quartet Young Rising Sons has released three EPs since signing with Interscope Records and Dirty Canvas in 2013. Andy Tongren fronts the band on lead vocals and guitar and is joined by Dylan...

The topics discussed always pertain to evolution, but only in a broad sense, according to Peter Makovicky, associate curator at the Field Museum.

‘Evolution at Revolution’ serves up science on draft

October 5, 2015

“Evolution at Revolution” is a series of scientific discussions scheduled for Oct. 7, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9 at Revolution Brewing, 2323 N. Milwaukee Ave. The events feature drinks, food and scientific lec...

Unnatural Selection: Urban life may be forcing the hand of evolution — in real time

Unnatural Selection

By Sports & Health Editor

March 30, 2015

If you’d asked Walter Marcisz 10 years ago where the sweet spots for monk parakeet sightings in Chicago were, he would have rattled off a long list. As former president of the Chicago Ornithological ...

The good, the bad and the sparkly: Girl power is back

By Opinions Editor

March 2, 2015

For the children of the ‘90s, girl power came in the forms of the Spice Girls, “Clueless” and even Barbie, among other things. Following the laced-with-low-grade-snake-poison feminism of the Riot Grrrl movement, “girl power” was bubblegum-pink feminism packaged with a pretty bow for young girls and teenagers. The term made feminism more accessible and relatable to youth who may not have known what feminism was. Often a...

Speech-mimicking orangutan speaks volumes

Speech-mimicking orangutan speaks volumes

February 2, 2015

Little is known about the evolution of speech from humanity’s distant past. However, one orangutan named Tilda at Germany’s Cologne Zoo has brought researchers closer to an understanding of these unkn...

Kara Vana, a sophomore public relations major, said gaining experience in diverse fields is an important part of the college experience. To achieve this, Vana became a college representative for Headbands for Hope, an organization that gives headbands to children with cancer and donates money to fund research.

Someone You Should Know: Student stays busy by giving back

November 10, 2014

Kara Vana, a sophomore public relations major, is bringing Headbands of Hope, a nonprofit that raises funds for children’s cancer research, to Columbia. For every standard headband sold for $14.95, the company donates $1 to the cause and gives a headband to a girl battling the di...

Tactile fluidity: Human sense of wetness likely a collaboration of receptors

Tactile fluidity: Human perception of wetness likely a collaboration of receptors

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor & Copy Chief

October 13, 2014

A diver stands poised at the edge of a dock. With one smooth motion, he leaps outward and parts the surface of the water with his hands. Immediately, his skin prickles at the ocean’s coolness. The palm...

Non-dominant hand influences thumb’s evolution

Non-dominant hand influences thumb's evolution

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

September 29, 2014

Throughout early human history, the development of tools such as hand-axes, flints and flakes is believed to have influenced the evolution of culture and anatomy.In a Sept. 6 study published in the Journ...

Kid Color paints stage at Lolla

By Heather Scroering

August 7, 2012

Perry’s stage at Lollapalooza in Grant Park was already a sight to see with jumbo screens that projected psychedelic visuals flanking either side of it and one that stretched across the platform. But Chicago’s Kid Color made it even more vivid, delivering jivey disco jams at his 12:30 p.m. set on Aug. 5.Kid Color—also known as Kyle Woods, 24—moved to Chicago, equipped with DJ equipment, from Newport Beach, Calif., fi...

Creationism does not have place in public classrooms

By Heather McGraw

April 4, 2011

Here’s a scenario: The U.S. Supreme Court acts under its appellate jurisdiction and makes a ruling against a certain act. If a person thereafter commits said act, that person would be doing something illegal.So why has Beau Schaefer, biology teacher at Libertyville High School in Illinois, not been fired from his job?Schaefer admitted to the Community High School District 128 School Board in March that he was teaching creationi...

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