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Wabash Arts Corridor goes WAC with new color

September 14, 2015

Students will notice new color and vibrancy across campus, as several new murals now line Wabash Avenue between East Van Buren Street and Roosevelt Road. Various artists, including Columbia alumni, ha...

Royal de Luxe, a French street theater company, is in talks to bring its unique puppet performance to Chicago in 2016. Its puppets include a giant sea diver, pictured above, and a huge female child.

Rahm pulls strings

May 12, 2014

City officials are reportedly pulling some strings to bring gigantic puppets to Chicago.Mayor Rahm Emanuel is currently negotiating a multimillion dollar deal with Royal de Luxe, a French street performa...

College credit system needs revision

April 28, 2014

From 2013–2014, full-time Columbia students coughed up $22,132 for tuition, a number that will increase to $22,884 in the next academic year. Students are looking to maximize the value of their education, but each semester, many full-time students are charged for credits they do not use— an extra $668 many can’t afford to waste.All full-time Columbia students are billed a uniform price for 12 to 16 credit hours. Any stud...

NFL should consider drug’s benefits

By Editor-in-Chief

April 21, 2014

The non-football buzz around Super Bowl XLVIII was not so much about the halftime show as it was about coming up with the funniest weed-inspired name for the matchup featuring teams from states that have legalized recreational marijuana, but the game spurred more than just jokes—a growing number of voices are now calling for the NFL to lift its weed ban.Under the current NFL collective bargaining agreement, players are p...

Women Who Yell

Women who yell debuts at Columbia

March 31, 2014

Columbia's campus will be filled with the sound of shouting women April 4 and 11 as a part of a student project titled “Women Who Yell.” Six students in a Writing and Rhetoric II Honors course, taught by Ames Hawkins, associate professor in the English Department, will create a...

St. Patrick's Day in Chicago

Irish-American culture comes alive on St. Paddy’s Day

March 17, 2014

The Chicago River is green once again, and even though the parade is over, the weekend’s celebrations are still going strong. A pub crawl could make for a night of adven- ture, but experiencing traditi...

Preview: We Become Each Other’s Unmakers

February 17, 2014

The We Become Each Other's Unmakers exhibition in the C33 Gallery, 33 E. Congress Parkway, gives visitors a glimpse into the development of Interdisciplinary Arts and Creative Writing graduate student proj...

Class warfare goes both ways on income ladder

By Associate Editor

February 10, 2014

Class warfare has people volleying verbal bullets up and down the income ladder and a New York University student is taking the brunt of the attack.Vanessa Csordas-Jenkins, a junior theater and dramatic literature studies student at NYU, is under fire along with all other students who rely on their parents for money.Csordas-Jenkins was featured in a column titled “The Hunt,” a weekly offering of The New York Times in which people...

Charter schools do not redeem system

February 3, 2014

With responses ranging from great fanfare to angry outcry, the Chicago Board of Education approved seven out of 17 applications for new charter schools during its Jan. 22 meeting. The wave of charters may increase the number of classroom seats, but it won’t necessarily improve the system for all students.In the wake of 47 neighborhood school closures in the summer of 2013, the district is facing overcrowding. With too many studen...

Hipsters poaching livelihood from subsistence hunters

By Opinions Editor

February 3, 2014

Every year, a new “superfood” rolls across social media and into the pantries of health-conscious Americans. The organic obsession has recently reached a new height: Trendy omnivores are now hunting for their own wild meat.During the past several years, hunting has attracted the attention of more females and urbanites looking to kill for sustenance. From 2006–2011, hunting participation grew 9 percent in the U.S., acco...

Studies suggest link between plastics and obesity

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

January 28, 2013

A link between obesity and exposure to chemicals found in some plastics has been documented in several recent animal studies, including one released Jan. 15 by the University ofCalifornia, Irvine.The studies, most performed on mice, examined the effect of obesogens—chemicals in the environment that are foreign to the body that can affect how it metabolizes fat—as well as other chemicals that disrupt the endocrine system, ...

Hilton partnership furthers Wabash Arts Corridor

By Tyler Eagle

January 28, 2013

Columbia and Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., have partnered to display student art on the back of the hotel.The partnership is part of the Wabash Arts Corridor project, an initiative dedicated to transforming the seven blocks worth of buildings on South Wabash Avenue, between Congress Parkway and Roosevelt Road, into a gallery of student work, according to Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs.Kelly said he select...

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