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Drinking age still cause for debate

Drinking age still cause for debate

March 10, 2014

For nearly a century, the U.S. has heavily regulated alcohol for fear of excessive consumption, sparking controversy about what the appropriate drinking age is.While some want to lower the legal age, which ...

Eco-friendly feces

By Trevor Ballanger

April 8, 2012

by Trevor Ballangerassistant arts & culture editorIn an age when “going green” is becoming a higher priority on people’s to-do lists, it’s hard to go anywhere without having the option to recycle just about anything. And though not everyone chooses to do so, there is one thing all people have in common: the need to have a bowel movement. Environmentalists are now using this simple bodily function to the earth’s a...

Students benefit from design contest

By Lauren Kelly

October 18, 2009

This fall Columbia is hosting the second Manifest Design Competition, a student-based art contest to design the official artwork and graphics for Manifest 2010. All current students can propose work and vote for the winning design on Columbia’s Web site after the submissions are posted.The winner of the competition will win a $500 prize and work with a creative printing service to get the final product ready for distribu...

Excitement over excrement

By Meryl Fulinara

September 28, 2008

Nance Klehm, a professional ecologist, is trying to make No. 2 her No. 1 priority.Humble Pile is a nutrient looping project started by Klehm that utilizes the composting of human excrement and urine through the use of a dry toilet. With the project now in its second phase-composting-Klehm has started holding workshops at the Mess Hall, 6932 N. Glenwood Ave., to discuss the project and celebrate the end of phase one- collecti...

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