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Jerel Ballard, Student Government Association president and junior journalism major, said while it is sad to leave SGA, he is excited to pursue his end goals.

SGA President steps down

November 16, 2015

Tears were shed by the Student Government Association’s executive board during its Nov. 10 meeting at The Loft, 916 S. Wabash Ave., after SGA President Jerel Ballard announced he would resign from his ...

Former college advisor Robert Blinn said he thinks the Mary Blinn Retrospective will give students, faculty and staff an idea of how versatile his late wife was in the arts. 

Library honors Mary Blinn with artwork retrospective

October 12, 2015

A retrospective art exhibition for the late Mary Blinn, former assistant to the chair of the Music Department, opened Oct. 9, showcasing a wide variety of her creative works including art, poetry, mus...

Kara Vana, a sophomore public relations major, said gaining experience in diverse fields is an important part of the college experience. To achieve this, Vana became a college representative for Headbands for Hope, an organization that gives headbands to children with cancer and donates money to fund research.

Someone You Should Know: Student stays busy by giving back

November 10, 2014

Kara Vana, a sophomore public relations major, is bringing Headbands of Hope, a nonprofit that raises funds for children’s cancer research, to Columbia. For every standard headband sold for $14.95, the company donates $1 to the cause and gives a headband to a girl battling the di...

Gender-specific colleges should be gender inclusive

May 5, 2014

As American society slowly becomes more inclusive of the LGBTQ community, the inevitable conflicts between existing policies and personal needs will arise. In the case of gender-specific colleges, the struggle is how and when to admit transgender students.While women’s colleges may have reservations about admitting someone outside the biological definition of female, there should be a place for transgender women because they ...

Illinois Dream Fund aids undocumented students

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

November 5, 2012

Undocumented students CAn now apply for college scholarships through the Illinois Dream Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting students who don’t have U.S. citizenship.The commission charged with raising money for the Dream Fund was formed in February and has raised  $500,000, according to the Associated Press.It will award scholarships of up to $2,000 for students at two-year colleges and $6,000 for students who are at...

‘Detropia’s’ decline with dark global focus

By Sam Flancher

September 14, 2012

It’s no secret that the global economy is in shambles. The slow destruction of the middle class illuminates the disparity between the wealthiest and everyone else, calling into question the very economic system responsible for such destruction. “Detropia,” the latest film from directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, the filmmakers behind 2006’s “Jesus Camp,” examines the city of Detroit and its decline in relatio...

In perpetuity of ‘awesome’

By Darryl Holliday

May 9, 2011

For anyone with dreams of starting a project, with little means of funding such an endeavor, a new Chicago group may be the missing link between idea and action.Since the first Awesome Foundation began in Boston in 2009, 11 more chapters were added worldwide, including its most recent incarnation in Chicago in April.Submissions, ranging from fun creative projects to social activism, have no particular guidelines and are chosen by ...

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