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Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Success, visited the Student Government Association’s April 14 meeting to express his concerns that members of the SaveColumbia coalition are misinformed about the objectives laid out in the Strategic Plan. 

Administrators, SGA fear students misinformed

April 20, 2015

Administrators are beginning to question students’ understanding of the Strategic Plan and its proposed actions as the #SaveColumbia movement gains momentum.Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Suc...

Trigger warnings cripple value of education

By Opinions Editor

March 30, 2015

Trigger warnings, a variant on the psychological term “trauma trigger,” are a practice most commonly utilized online—whether in blogs, forums or even articles—to warn readers that the content they are about to scroll through may trigger traumatic memories from their past. Trigger warnings are meant to help those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder maneuver the Internet and its constant barrage of emotiona...

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Getting off[line] with webcam girls

February 10, 2014

  If you’ve watched porn on the Internet, you’ve seen her. She sneaks into your peripheral vision, begging for attention. She interrupts your focus on the queued video, whimpering for you to click on the p...

Caffeine enhances memory, study shows

Caffeine enhances memory, study shows

February 3, 2014

It is not news that caffeine is used as a resource for staying awake and alert. But new findings suggest that it is not just an energy booster—it may also aid memory.According to a study published Jan...

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The Stamina 55-1610 InMotion E1000 Elliptical Trainer

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

February 3, 2014

Being a Workaholic or serial Netflix binger is no longer a good excuse for skipping exercise.The Stamina 55-1610 InMotion E1000 Elliptical Trainer, created by Stamina Products Inc., has tension-adjuste...

Homeless on public transit lack better options

By Opinions Editor

January 27, 2014

A conversation with any Chicagoan will inevitably yield a horror story or two about riding the Chicago Transit Authority, ranging from tales of pushy solicitors to unexplained, lengthy delays. But in the winter, some passengers have a more olfactory anecdote: the ripe smell of feces in train cars.The unwelcome stench is most common on the Red and Blue lines because homeless individuals are more likely to take shelter in the 24...

49th Ward spring clean up

By James Foster

April 24, 2013

Rogers Park residents and members of Lawrence Hall Youth Services joined the 49th Ward to host its 23rd Annual Spring Clean-Up on Saturday, April 20 following a major rainstorm. The residents said they decided to clean to motivate others in the area to clean their environment, meet other community members and take care of their neighborhood.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="http://columbiachro...

Skinner teaches tap dance

By Alexandra Kukulka

March 19, 2012

“Let’s do a basic Irish, five, six, seven and eight,” Randy Skinner, award-winning producer, choreographer and director, told a beginning tap dance class.As he skipped from one leg to the other, he flicked his toes out while lifting each foot gracefully into the air. The students followed his lead, sounding like a rhythmic army as they moved their feet.When the students were confused or lost the beat, Skinner slowed d...

City council chamber audience rules are practical

By Editorial Board

February 27, 2012

Chicago City Council meetings can get raucous. That’s why four clout-wielding aldermen, one being longtime Financial Committee Chair Edward Burke (14th Ward), are pushing a proposal that would ban certain forms of audience expression from the council chambers during meetings, including yelling, cheering and whistling, among other vocalizations.In addition, audience members would not be allowed to hold signs or placards during council meeting...

Westboro church’s ignorance not excusable

By Trevor Ballanger

February 20, 2012

I’ve always felt a sense of pride for who I am and where I come from, though at times it wasn’t easy. Some may think that being gay and coming from a highly religious family in southern Iowa would be rough, and they would be right.But in a lot of ways I was luckier than I realized at that time. There has always been a strong support system of friends and family around me, and I’ve never had trouble being protected whe...

Silence of the tweets

By Luke Wilusz

February 6, 2012

Twitter made an announcement in the past couple of weeks that it would begin to cooperate with world governments and censor certain tweets in countries where they have been deemed illegal. Google has also implemented similar country-specific censoring measures in its Blogger service. These actions have sparked outrage from bloggers, activists and free speech advocates around the globe.However, while I could never condone censorshi...

Ultrasound abortion law serves agenda, not women

By Gabrielle Rosas

January 30, 2012

As a young woman, I understand the fear of having a child too early in life. I’m not yet prepared to give up my life in order to raise another. College, jobs, friends, family and my future financial security trump any minute desire to have babies. And trust me, it’s minute.Thankfully, I’ve never had a pregnancy scare with ex-boyfriends nor have any of my close friends. But we all talk about it in hypothetical terms. ...

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