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Researchers say energy drinks may be counterintuitive

By Zareen Syed

May 12, 2014

As energy drinks increase in popularity health activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration to regulate those drinks more stringently.A May 5 study published by researchers at the University of Minnesota and Duke University discovered a link between weekly energy drink consumption, smoking and prolonged TV time.The study, published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, gathered data from 2,793 young adu...

Athlete Profile: Toby Pechner

Athlete Profile: Toby Pechner

April 28, 2014

Toby Pechner, second basemen and sophomore marketing communication major on the Renegades baseball team, started playing baseball when he was 5 years old. Despite his love for the sport, Pechner put his...

College should audit its own affairs

April 14, 2014

Columbia has examined its internal structure several times during the last year. Since President Kwang-Wu Kim took office in July 2013, various top administrators have come and gone, two large departments have been restructured and renamed, the college has launched a national advertising campaign to rebrand its image and it has hired a new provost. The latest analysis will come courtesy of two consulting firms that have b...

Film & Video successes reach Hollywood

By Megan Purazrang

January 24, 2013

The achievements of Columbia’s alumni are many, specifically in the Film & Video Department. The new year has bestowed an array of honors on Columbia’s Film & Video alumni with 32 award recognitions for 2013.Such recognition not only benefits alumni, but also current students, perspective students and the institution as a whole, said Eric Winston, vice president of Institutional Advancement.“[Columbia alumni] ...

Alumnus breathes easy with first feature

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

December 3, 2012

Many artists draw inspiration from life experiences, but few find heroes living next door. This experience so moved one Columbia alumnus that it became the subject of his first feature-length documentary.“Miracle on South Street: The Julie D. Story,” by Giancarlo Iannotta, a 2011 film & video alumnus, follows the experience of his neighbor, then-19-year-old Julie D’Agostino, and her family’s push through her near-f...

‘Discovering the Beating Path’ a road trip success

By Ivana Hester

November 26, 2012

The post-treatment stories of cancer survivors are often left untold, but one Columbia student and his crew are trying to change that with a documentary about survivors and how the positivity they feel is often overshadowed by negative media.Evan Bartlett, a junior film & video major and cancer survivor, is working on “Discovering the Beating Path,” a documentary that took the crew across the country this summer and is now ...

From reel to real

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

October 29, 2012

Although the 48th annual Chicago International Film Festival ended Oct. 25, Columbia’s involvement with festival organizer Cinema/Chicago continues.Bruce Sheridan, Film & Video Department chair, said the college is involved with Cinema/Chicago’s year-round efforts, in part because of both entities’ nonprofit status. Cinema/Chicago’s  mission is to facilitate communication among people from diverse cultures through film.“When [...

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