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Going the distance: student athletes struggle to balance sports, academics

September 17, 2018

Kylie Fong, a senior nursing student at Grand Canyon University, wakes up at 4:30 a.m. for her “Clinical” course.  After she finishes her hospital shift, she goes to golf practice, which lasts between three and five hours. By the end of the week, Fong will have spent a...

Hospitality union workers strike for new contract

Hospitality union workers strike for new contract

September 7, 2018

Hospitality and food service union workers in Unite Here Local 1 went on strike Friday, demanding, among other things, expanded healthcare for full-time employees.Strikes outside the Palmer House Hilton,17 E...

Student Gaby Rodriguez started a GoFundMe campaign to help people affected by Hurricane Maria in her hometown in Puerto Rico.

Student takes action for Puerto Rico

October 23, 2017

Gabriela Rodriguez, a senior business and entrepreneurship major, is raising funds for relief efforts for her hometown of Villalba, Puerto Rico, after it was ravaged by Hurricane Maria. Rodriguez, who moved to Chicago to attend Columbia, said she felt helpless after she heard abo...

No small plans for BIGCOLOUR

By Matt Watson

April 4, 2011

When Brian Brissart moved to Chicago to attend Columbia in fall 2008, he started working on a solo music project he called BIGCOLOUR. After becoming bored with recording guitar loops and realizing he couldn’t perform every instrument live, Brissart said he decided to recruit friends he trusted with his sound. With Columbia students Alex Auby, on guitar and back up vocals; Jeremy Lindemulder, on drums; Jordan Vouga, on b...

Art with a porpoise

By HermineBloom

September 20, 2010

Only a couple hundred rare porpoises, or vaquitas, are still alive in the Gulf of California to this day, as they often die in fishing nets. But by meticulously weaving together multi-colored thread in the shape of the animal, 38-year-old Virginia-based artist Noah Scalin is practicing environmental activism.A photograph of this piece of art—which both mimics a vaquita’s fate and reflects Scalin’s own body of work—i...

Tiger Woods in 2007.

Golfer Tiger Woods delivers apology speech

March 12, 2010

American golfer Tiger Woods delivered a speech on Friday where he apologized for his recently publicized marital infidelities. Before an audience of the press, family, and friends, Mr. Woods admitted that he did i...

Golf, rugby sevens up for spot in 2016 Olympics

By JeffGraveline

September 28, 2009

Oct. 9, 2009 is a day that could change the Olympic Games landscape. The International Olympic Committee is expected to hold its final vote to decide if the sports of golf, rugby sevens or both will be added to the 2016 Summer Olympic games.The vote comes after 16 months of meetings and deliberations by the IOC and the sports’ respective governing bodies.The possible addition of one or both of the sports comes on the heel...

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