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Slide to unlock: fashion in the digital age

February 23, 2018

From the 2004 Blockbuster movie "iRobot" to the recent YouTube star, human-like robot Sophia, people are fascinated with the idea of robots. Just as technology dominates the consumer world, the fashion ind...

College's market value increases, one of highest in Midwest

College’s market value increases, one of highest in Midwest

February 10, 2014

The market value of Columbia’s investments increased by 14.1 percent in 2013, beating the national average of 11.7 percent, according to a new study. The strong financial gain followed a loss in value of 1.4 percent in 2012, according to newly released data from The National ...

Dress like a man

By Justin Moran

January 28, 2013

The fashion industry has historically lent greater stylistic freedom to womenswear designers, who are free to confidently explore masculinity from season to season. Classic menswear staples such as three-piece suits, button-ups and lace-up Oxfords have all become an integral part of women’s wardrobes with neither question nor criticism from society—but the same cannot be said for menswear. Standard silhouettes and staples...

Columbia creates culture of sustainability

By Ivana Hester

November 5, 2012

Columbia’s Sustainability Task Force welcomed student input during an open meeting Oct. 30 at the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building.One of the topics discussed at the meeting, which three students attended, was the updated Sustainability Roadmap published by the college Oct. 15. The original plan, which was published in August 2011, outlined a five-year strategy to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The revised map upd...

‘Cadaver’: An undead love story

By Trevor Ballanger

February 20, 2012

If there’s one thing a person should never do in a morgue, it’s sneak up on the living: You never know who could be holding a hacksaw. Waking up undead in a morgue, however, is a whole new territory.Director Jonah Ansell, an Oak Park native currently based in LA, explores just that in “Cadaver,” the new animated short film, based on his poem of the same name. Ansell collaborated with 15-year-old Chicago native and fash...

Fall style runs down catwalk

By Lindsey Woods

November 7, 2011

The squeaking of sneakers is an unusual departure from the click of high heels on fashion show runways, but one Chicago store is bringing the two worlds together.On Nov. 9, Fleet Feet Chicago will host its fourth annual Fall Fashion Show, which features new lines from the world of running apparel. This year, it has teamed up with Nike, Mizuno and Saucony to put on its biggest show to date.“For a long time, running has been...

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