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Born into fame: celebrities and pregnancy

Born into fame: celebrities and pregnancy

February 9, 2018

With a life in the spotlight, it's a struggle to keep anything under wraps. When a person becomes famous, the line between public and private becomes blurred, but a public figure should be allowed to live...

Fashion industry continues to steal, degrade cultures

Brooke Pawling Stennett

By Arts & Culture Reporter

September 26, 2016

Notable fashion designer Marc Jacobs premiered his Spring/Summer 2017 collection at New York Fashion Week Sept. 15. It was a rave-themed show with hanging lights and puddles of water the models had to ...

Controversial past does not justify Lindsay Lohan’s abuse

Selena Cotte

By Opinions Editor

August 18, 2016

Yahoo News published its clickbait slideshow “These 10 Celebs Rehabilitated Their Images—Why Can’t Lindsay Lohan?” on Aug. 10, showing before-and-after images of Nicole Richie, Robert Downey Jr....

Notable Native: Angela Ford

Angela Ford is the executive director of TAG Foundation, an organization she founded in 2013 to fill opportunity “gaps” within her community.  

By metro editor

April 18, 2016

Angela Ford, a Bronzeville resident, is an avid cyclist who became inspired to found TAG Foundation, a non-profit urban renewal organization, in July 2013 when she learned that Bronzeville residents lack...

Environmental issues should not be politicized

February 22, 2016

Climate change is one of today’s most urgent and far-reaching issues. President Barack Obama has addressed it through his Clean Power Plan, which was announced August 3, 2015. The plan is designed to reduce carbon emissions from power plants and expand the clean energy economy, but, unlike other proposed solutions such as a tax on the carbon content of fuels, it does not require congressional approval as it alters existing...

YouTube star creates brand of positivity, health and wellness

Miranda Gardley, a senior fashion studies and business & entrepreneurship double major, wants to create her own firm to help companies market on social media. 

By Campus Reporter

February 22, 2016

Miranda Gardley, a senior fashion studies and business & entrepreneurship double major, is a busy vlogger. Jumping from her studies to her own YouTube channel about fitness, fashion and nutrition to starting a s...

Social media sites not responsible for enforcing gun laws

February 15, 2016

Social media giants Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are taking the regulation of illegal activity on their sites into their own hands through recently announced measures.To prevent unlicensed gun trading through Facebook and its sister company Instagram, Facebook has banned private sales of guns on the platforms, according to a Jan. 29 New York Times article.Twitter has suspended more than 125,000 accounts affiliated with ...

‘What’s The Deal With’ Pop Art?

February 1, 2016

Throughout the last 27 years, Bart Simpson has been many things. He was an Academy Award winner, boy-band sensation and even somehow managed to stay 10 years old the entire time.However, he was recently ab...

Mining towns need solid facts before show of support

By Editorial Board

January 25, 2016

Many Republicans have accused President Obama of “waging a war on coal” throughout his time in office because of his efforts to adapt to and prepare for the effects of climate change.However, the president recently acknowledged the green initiatives could hurt job prospects for those who rely on mining work.The New York Times reported Jan. 15 that Obama aims to stop building new coal plants, close existing plants, limit U...

Plan to end over-testing needs more action

By Editorial Board

November 9, 2015

Since the implementation of mandatory standardized tests through No Child Left Behind in 2001, over-testing has become a concern for parents, teachers and students across the nation.The average student takes 112 standardized tests between preschool and grade 12, according to a 2015 study by the Council of the Great City Schools. Eighth-graders spend an average of 25.3 hours taking standardized tests during the school year...

College takes part in first online LGBTQ college fair

College takes part in first online LGBTQ college fair

By Campus Reporter

April 6, 2015

Living up to its reputation as a gay-friendly college, Columbia, along with 50 other U.S. colleges, participated in the first-ever online college fair geared specifically toward LGBTQ students.The March ...

Rihanna’s upcoming releases to showcase hidden talents

By Managing Editor

March 9, 2015

Fans of Rihanna, aka the Rihanna Navy, have been awaiting new music from the singer since she released her last album, Unapologetic, in November 2012. The nearly three years it has been since RiRi’s last release is the first stretch of her career that she has strayed from her streak of annual album releases during 2005–2011, but hope is in sight for Rihanna’s Navy. Aside from recently being featured on the song ...

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