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#SaveColumbia stages sit-in to protest budget cuts, tuition hikes

May 4, 2015

Students, staff and faculty—staged a sit-in in the fifth floor hallway of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building where the Office of the President is located. The coalition, which was protesting the impending...

Exploring gender in the classroom: Columbia students seek feminist education

By Managing Editor

May 4, 2015

As the millennial generation ages, many are hopeful that long-standing societal problems including sexism will no longer be barriers to progress.However, some Columbia students fear that might not become reality.Gender equality within higher education has long been both a subject of interest and a goal of colleges across the country. Harvard Graduate School of Education lecturer Catherine G. Krupnick published a watershed ...

The Great Gatsby 90th Anniversary: 90 years ago on April 10, 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald published his literary opus, “The Great Gatsby.”

The Great Gatsby 90th Anniversary: 90 years ago on April 10, 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald published his literary opus, “The Great Gatsby.”

April 13, 2015

Six months before his death at the age of 44 in 1940, F. Scott Fitzgerald, famed author of The Lost Generation—a group of  expatriate writers who came of age around the time of World War I—wrote a l...

Pacino sells out ‘Danny Collins’ to fans his own age

Pacino sells out ‘Danny Collins’ to fans his own age

March 30, 2015

“Danny Collins”—a movie about an aging rock star—has a running joke that the film’s lead character and target audience belong to the same age demographic.The ‘60s brought a wave of films cat...

Tracers Book Club brings new meaning to feminism, equality

Tracers Book Club brings new meaning to feminism, equality

March 9, 2015

Jennifer Reeder started the Tracers Book Club a year and a half ago to reinvigorate the feminist and equality movements in the U.S.The Tracers Book Club began as a book club among friends, Reeder said. But as ...

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...

Columbia students, staff ask campus to ‘face’ sexual assault

By Campus Reporter

February 23, 2015

As sexual assault awareness remains a prominent topic on college campuses, Columbia is keeping the conversation going.“Face It,” created by  sophomore art + materials conservation major and President of the Student Government Association Sara Kalinoski, and sophomore art + design student Robin Hopkins, consists of mirrors in the lobbies of multiple campus buildings, including the 600 S. Michigan Ave., 618 S. Michigan Ave., ...

Illinois falls behind nation in STEM gender equity

Illinois falls behind nation in STEM gender equity

By Sports & Health Reporter

February 23, 2015

Despite the launch of President Barack Obama’s “Educate to Innovate” initiative in late 2009—an effort made to expand science, technology, engineering and math education and exposure to students—en...

Well-being soars when women tweet about sexism

Well-being soars when women tweet about sexism

February 9, 2015

A recent examination of women’s tweets about sexism has been linked to an improvement in female  well-being, according to a Jan. 30 study published in the British Journal of Social Psychology.The stud...

Loud ladies: the necessity of the female voice

By Opinions Editor

January 26, 2015

In the media and in real life, men constantly bemoan it. It tortures their psyche and keeps them up at night, preventing them from properly functioning among their fellow men. What is this cruel thing that haunts the male species?Women talking.How much are women really talking, though, and are they speaking when it really matters? According to a 2011 Johnson Cornell University study titled “Who Takes the Floor and Why: Ge...

Forgetting alumni harms Columbia

By Editorial Board

October 6, 2014

With yet another decline in enrollment, a history of weak fundraising and a likely tuition increase looming next year, the need for communication between Columbia and its alumni is more important than ever.Alumni are one of a college’s most valuable resources, second only to its current students. Connections with alumni cultivate relationships with students that provide internship and job opportunities. A strong relationship...

Head Over Heels: Feminist but feminine: Karl Lagerfeld sends the wrong message during Paris fashion week

By Managing Editor

October 6, 2014

Chanel’s rather masculine and colorful Spring–Summer 2015 women’s ready-to-wear clothing line was not the only thing to grab the attention of critics and Paris Fashion Week attendees on Sept 30.Toward the end of the show, a few models, including Kendall Jenner, strutted down a dashing Parisian boulevard-inspired runway under the towering roof of the Grand Palais.Silence consumed the entire venue as shouts and cheers eru...

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