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Student debt a national epidemic

Student debt a national epidemic

September 29, 2014

As tuition at colleges across the country continues to rise, student debt remains an epidemic that plagues many students and graduates, and Strike Debt has taken notice. Strike Debt, an organization that began after the Occupy Wall Street movements, is creating Debt Collective, a d...

Selling art on the street

Art peddlers struggle

May 12, 2014

Perched on the corner of a bustling Chicago street on a summer day in 2013, Shellie Lewis was selling her fine art photographs and paintings out of a lonely cart with a smile. Although customers and passer...

Samuel Shapiro, a senior art + design major, tinkers with a free condom dispenser he designed in December 2013 as part of an initiative to put the dispensers in Chicago’s public high schools.

Students design condom dispensers for CPS

May 5, 2014

To promote safe sex among adolescents, a group of Columbia students are using their design skills to create free condom dispensers for high school students. Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Department of Public Health received a federal grant of $19.7 million in 2010 for ...

Stitching together artistic past, present

The artists featured in DePaul’s Art Museum exhibit “From Heart to Hand” exhibit are African-American women working in Gee’s Bend, Ala. The quilts, including Mary Maxiton’s “Everybody Quilt” (pictured above) celebrate a historically rich cultural practice.

By Sarah Madera

April 28, 2014

African-American women made quilts to keep their families warm long before the Civil War, but now the quilts demonstrate a cultural artistry unique to the South. To honor the historical significance o...

Fund minority community colleges

April 21, 2014

Since 1991, minority enrollment in higher education has risen among all races and ethnicities. President Barack Obama’s support for minority-serving institutions, or MSIs, has been steady despite increasing costs. However, backing from the government needs to further extend to community colleges to better serve minority students.Approximately 45 percent of minority students attend two-year community colleges, which are more affordable bu...

KCBX Terminals Co. stores stockpiles of petroleum coke on the banks of the Calumet River on the Southeast Side. KCBX must fully enclose its stockpiles within two years under regulation imposed March 13 by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Petcoke stockpiles face stricter rules

April 14, 2014

After months of fielding complaints from Southeast Side residents, legislation to regulate petroleum coke, or petcoke—a harmful waste product of oil refineries that is stored along the banks of the Calumet Riv...

Featured Artist: Dana Digrispino

Featured Artist: Dana Digrispino

April 14, 2014

Senior fashion studies major Dana Digrispino dropped her finance studies in 2011 to pursue her dream of being a fashion designer. Now, her decision may generate a return on investment. Digrispino was one of eight Columbia students selected to showcase their designs an...

Featured Artist: Josh Salt

Featured Artist: Josh Salt

April 7, 2014

Senior theater major, Josh Salt is used to receiving roles in major productions such as “Chicago Fire,” but said he was still shocked to find out he will be “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe’s understudy in the Broadway play “The Cripple of Inishmaan.” Th...

Student complaint system needs revision

April 7, 2014

When a student has a personal disagreement with a professor, the two should ideally sort it out themselves —however, that does not always happen. As reported March 31 by The Chronicle, such was the case when a student complained last semester about Humanities, History & Social Sciences professor Iymen Chehade’s “The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict” class.The student, who considered content of Chehade’s class biased, compla...

March work less

Ihmoud's Moods

By Media Relations Editor

March 31, 2014

March may be ending, but the madness will continue for the rest of the week. The NCAA national championship game is scheduled for April 7 and fans everywhere are probably wondering how their brackets be...

Former collegiate athletes may suffer from health limitations later in life

Aging athletes more prone to injuries

March 31, 2014

Collegiate athletes are more likely to face health issues in their day-to-day lives as they age, according to new research from Indiana University.The research, published March 2014 in the American Journ...

Youngblood Hawke, an indie band from Los Angeles, will help headline the main stage at Manifest.

Manifest headliners soar to main stage

March 31, 2014

Electronic beats and indie-pop will echo throughout the South Loop at this year’s Manifest, Columbia’s annual urban arts festival,  when Chicago-based mashup duo The Hood Internet and Los An...

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