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Director goes all in with new film ‘The Gambler’

Director goes all in with new film ‘The Gambler’

December 8, 2014

Director Rupert Wyatt is still new to the Hollywood landscape. Having only directed three feature films—“The Escapist,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “The Gambler”—he is still le...

Decision fatigue fuels calorie cravings

Decision fatigue fuels calorie cravings

October 27, 2014

Self-control is an important element of dieting, but dietary habits may play a role in self-control.Cravings for high-calorie foods and the strength to resist them has been linked to the part of the brain known...

Theodore Melfi and ‘St. Vincent:’ A Cinematic Labor of Love

By Brandon Howard

October 24, 2014

Theodore Melfi worked in Hollywood for 15 years before making his theatrical feature-length debut, “St. Vincent,” starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy. After raising $800,000 on his own, the script bounced around Hollywood and eventually caught the attention of The Weinstein Company, which put $13 million into the film.The plot centers around Vince (Murray), a grumpy recluse with a gambling problem living in a low-i...

Alcoholic Youth Pt. 1: Anonymous Interviews | The Columbia Chronicle

September 30, 2014

Alcoholic Youth Pt. 1: Anonymous Interviews brings awareness about the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption in college students, through personal testimonies and statistics.Video By: Christian D. H...

Infrared light highlights brain health

Infrared light highlights brain health

September 2, 2014

A new technique that employs infrared light to measure pulse pressure and arterial stiffness in the brain may also help illuminate connections between long-term brain health and the effects of stress, ag...

Black Men’s Health & Wellness Expo

April 21, 2014

The Black Men's Health & Wellness Expo, held April 16 in Columbia's South Campus Building, 624 S. Michigan Ave., aimed to educate and inspire young black males to embrace healthy lifestyles. The e...

Society must be blunt about weed effects

By Campus Editor

April 21, 2014

As you read this, many teens and young adults are tumbling down from their 4/20 highs. However, most adolescents are blissfully unaware of the impact of puffing pot. Contrary to the stereotype that only stoners skip class to puff and pass, it is common for high school officials to find athletic and high-achieving students smoking, according to an April 11 article in the Contra Costa Times. As more teens and young adults develop a re...

Internet exercises get mixed reviews from fitness experts

Internet exercises get mixed reviews from fitness experts

By Zareen Syed

April 7, 2014

With the help of online gurus and free home-workout YouTube channels, fitness fiends can get exercise instruction and motivation from the comfort of their own homes.However, these increasingly popular on...

New fitness center offers winter haven for athletes

By Brandon Smith

November 24, 2012

A new fitness center, located directly across from The Dwight Lofts, opened Oct. 23 and offers a new workout facility for students who are serious about fitness.Lacuna Fitness, 645 S. Clark St., is more of a training facility for athletes than a recreation center for casual members, according to owner Chris Spurlock. The gym is currently not open to the public to purchase memberships, but students can sign up to work with ...

Buttering up Obama

By Trevor Ballanger

November 5, 2012

Two instructors in the Art & Design Department are leaving the public with a taste of the extraordinary, or at least a craving for all things buttery.Industry of the Ordinary, an artistic venture founded in 2003 by artists Mathew Wilson and Adam Brooks, has a history of challenging common perceptions of familiar objects. Its latest performance art piece involved pushing a bust of President Barack Obama made entirely of ...

Senate reviewing password protection bill

By Tim Shaunnessey

April 29, 2012

It’s standard procedure to give potential employers a phone number or address, but should applicants be forced to give them access to their social networking accounts? House Bill 3782, currently under review by the Illinois Senate, would prevent potential employers from requesting or requiring applicants to divulge their private social networking passwords.The bill would serve as an amendment to the Right to Privacy in the ...

‘Rockin’ with the Renegades’

By Nader Ihmoud

March 5, 2012

The Renegades want their peers at Columbia to come rock with them March 8 at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., from 7 – 9 p.m.The first ever “Rockin’ with the Renegades” is a party that has been two years in the making. The non-formal event put on by the student-run organization will allow students to meet and greet athletes, win prizes and eat free food.“I like the fact that we are incorporating music, games...

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