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Strategic Plan check-in

Strategic Plan check-in

February 26, 2018

As Columbia nears the end of the Strategic Plan’s third year of implementation, the college has undergone transformation while working to achieve goals in the 41-page document. While some goals ...

Students need to know about, learn from hate on campus

By Editorial Board

February 12, 2018

In The Dwight student residence, free expression is championed in a graffiti room where students can freely draw on the walls without restriction. That free expression was used for hate imagery, however, when students found multiple swastikas drawn on the floor, as reported on Page 3.After the discovery, Dwight residents were notified Feb. 2 via email that the graffiti room would be closed for repainting without further exp...

Swastikas found in Dwight graffiti room

Swastikas found in Dwight graffiti room

February 12, 2018

While on a nightly walk in The Dwight Lofts graffiti room Feb. 1, Walter Sorel noticed a series of swastikas, the infamous symbol of the Nazi Third Reich, drawn on the floor. Sorel, a Jewish ...

Pills, patches, shots! Oh my! New male contraceptives may not be available anytime soon

Pills, patches, shots! Oh my! New male contraceptives may not be available anytime soon

By Blaise Mesa

February 12, 2018

Despite the popularity of condoms, new birth control products for males could be on the market, but not anytime soon, according to Logan Nickels, director of operations and programing at Male Contracepti...

Senate passes bill to license gun dealers

Senate passes bill to license gun dealers

May 5, 2017

Illinois State lawmakers continue to debate ways to combat Chicago’s violence, but stricter statewide gun regulations could be one answer to solve the climbing violent crime rate, said State Sen. Don Harmo...

First of three candidates for Fashion Chair speak to department

First of three candidates for Fashion Chair speak to department

April 10, 2017

The first of three candidates in the running to fill the Fashion Studies Chair position, empty for nearly two academic years, spoke to staff, faculty and students about her previous experience an...

First time filmmaker misses the mark

By Drew Hunt

June 16, 2011

Making his feature-length debut, writer-director Gavin Wiesen delivers a coming-of-age tale that feels like it’s been told too many times before. Enlisting the help of young stars Freddie Highmore and Emma Roberts, Wiesen’s depiction of a wayward youth is trite in design. It revels in the kind of idealization we all possessed as teens but melted away as soon as we were mature enough to realize that there are real problems ...

Moving out, moving up

By CiaraShook

April 18, 2010

Students living in Columbia’s five different residence facilities opened their mailboxes last week to find a pamphlet from Residence Life that gave housing options for the 2010-2011 academic year. On the pamphlet, students found a new option, The Dwight, which will replace the 2 E. 8th Street Building and 18 E. Congress Parkway.Columbia’s decision to house students in The Dwight, 642 S. Clark St., isn’t shortsighted. The college en...

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