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Members of Coalition of Female Creators engage with JackBox, a digital party game, during a Monday meeting at the Student Center.

Columbia’s female creators come together for confidence and support

March 6, 2020

As a television major, Lily Indie quickly grew frustrated by the male-dominated work and class environment around her. Indie, a junior at Columbia, said at first she was not intimidated in her classes, ...

Members of the Chicago Tap Theatre perform in

Columbia alumnus featured in Sweet Tap Chicago show

March 1, 2019

Uniquely choreographed tap dancing is set to a mix of rock, soul and R&B for Chicago Tap Theatre's Sweet Tap Chicago show.Taylor Mallory, a 2010 music business alumnus, is the main vocalist and emce...

EDITORIAL: To save mothers, we must empower them

EDITORIAL: To save mothers, we must empower them

January 28, 2019

The maternal mortality rate in the U.S. is the highest of any developed country. A 2015 Lancet report found that 26.4 women per 100,000 die due to childbirth and complications, compared to 9.2 in the...

Alumni, faculty remember Steven Lattimore

Alumni, faculty remember Steven Lattimore

January 25, 2019

A journalism class shuffles outside into the cold, to some students' dismay, for a class assignment. “If you don’t want to do this, McDonald's is hiring,” said late broadcast journalist and adjunct professor Steven Lattimore, who passed away Dec. 22 at the age of 55. I...

Comic book fans were treated to Emily Decker's lecture about the history of female representation in American comic books March 5 at The Field Museum. 

Second-wave feminist movement presented in comics

March 12, 2018

The comic book industry has made some significant progress with better female representation of characters and creators, but there is still room for improvement, said Emily Decker, executive assistant to the vi...

“Women Laughing Alone with Salad,” opening March 23 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., takes the classic stock image meme and turns it on its head. 

Meme-themed feminist’s dream screams into Chicago theater scene

March 12, 2018

Audiences, prepare to be challenged with the Chicago premiere of “Women Laughing Alone with Salad,” a feminist deconstruction of a popular internet meme put to stage. The play began previews March 9 wit...

Going organic in the bedroom

Going organic in the bedroom

February 12, 2018

Women around the globe use products such as tampons, pads, lube and condoms to protect and take charge of their bodies. But are these products doing more harm than good.Cotton is considered the world...

Intro to intersectionality: All women deserve our attention

Intro to intersectionality: All women deserve our attention

By Tyra Bosnic

October 30, 2017

A teenage girl who migrated to the U.S. from Central America has finally been allowed her right to an abortion, and her case exemplifies the need to make feminism intersectional. The 17-year-old girl,...

City Hall cracks down on cell phone black market

City Hall cracks down on cell phone black market

By Blaise Mesa

September 18, 2017

Cell phone retailers now need to take extra precaution when accepting used cell phones from walk-in customers.Businesses that resell cell phones must now cross check all their products with the city’s ...

Junior art and art history major Melanie Vazquez won first place in this year’s WAC Mural Contest. Her mural will be displayed on the south-facing wall of the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building for six months before being replaced by senior art and art history major Shelby Gahm’s second–place mural.

Student winners announced for WAC Mural Contest

May 8, 2017

Junior art and art history major Melanie Vazquez never painted murals before entering Columbia’s second WAC Mural Contest. Encouraged to enter by a professor in the Art and Art History Departm...

Artist Laura Anderson Barbata contributed to the “Revolution at Point Zero: Feminist at Point Zero” gallery with an exhibit titled, “La Extraordinaria Historia de la Julia Pastrana,” which will be on display until April 24. 

Artists explore feminist elements in new gallery

March 27, 2017

Dedicated to the promotion of feminist ideals and beliefs, the multimedia and performance-oriented “Revolution at Point Zero: Feminist Social Practice” gallery is now open to the public. The installation, curated by Neysa Page-Leiberman, director of Configuration Spaces, and Meli...

One year, 900 students lost: Spring enrollment drops again

One year, 900 students lost: Spring enrollment drops again

March 6, 2017

The most recent enrollment data indicated an 11.4 percent decline in student enrollment from the Spring 2016 to Spring 2017 semesters. The Spring 2017 report, published on the college’s Institutional Effectiveness site, showed Columbia’s current enrollment at 7,179 students—a ...

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