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Can the U.S. uphold Obama’s legacy?

Can the U.S. uphold Obama’s legacy?

By Managing Editor

September 26, 2016

As President Barack Obama’s final term sadly comes to a close, he is starting to make final speeches to prominent groups he has been involved in. He gave his final address to the United Nations’ Gener...

Female genital mutilation illegal, but not eliminated

Female genital mutilation illegal, but not eliminated

By Managing Editor

September 19, 2016

The U.K.’s failure to ever successfully prosecute a female genital mutilation case in a country where thousands of women are known to have undergone the procedure was declared a national disgrace by Br...

Demagogues can succeed, U.S. voters should notice

Demagogues can succeed, U.S. voters should notice

By Managing Editor

September 12, 2016

The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, made headlines in the United States when he insulted President Barack Obama by calling him a “son of a whore,” according to a Sept. 7 article from V...

You say bikini, I say burkini

You say bikini, I say burkini

By Managing Editor

September 6, 2016

Instead of targeting groups that legitimately threaten national security, many countries have taken to targeting another group—Muslim women. Policies on hijabs—like the recent burkini ban implement...

Big Chicago provides big learning opportunities

Big Chicago provides big learning opportunities

June 23, 2016

Columbia will again offer "Big Chicago" courses as a first-year experience course for students after last year's courses received positive feedback and recognition of opportunities they afford students fo...

Manifest aims to ‘animate’ art community

Manifest aims to ‘animate’ art community

May 2, 2016

Columbia will come together on May 13 for the final celebration of the academic year, uniting every department to celebrate the 16th annual Manifest Urban Arts Festival. More than 2,000 student artists...

Neo-Nazi punks  raise hell in indie  thriller ‘Green Room’

Neo-Nazi punks raise hell in indie thriller ‘Green Room’

April 18, 2016

Director Jeremy Saulnier spent his youth playing in punk rock bands and shooting no-budget zombie films with his friends on a Super 8 camcorder. His third feature film, “Green Room,” harkens back to...

‘Grace of Intention’ is photographic, monumental

‘Grace of Intention’ is photographic, monumental

October 19, 2015

“Grace of Intention,” an exhibit  featuring photographs from eight international artists at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S. Michigan Ave., opened Oct. 15 and will continue through ...

Literature collection exposes Chicago’s dark history

Literature collection exposes Chicago’s dark history

By Arts & Culture Reporter

September 28, 2015

"Chicago Noir: The Classics," a compilation of reprinted stories chronicling the often dark and corrupt nature of Chicago's history, was released Sept. 1 by Akashic Books in New York.The anthology is ...

Israeli elections demonstrate democracy despite final outcomes

By Sports & Health Reporter

March 30, 2015

Israelis visited the polls on March 17 to exercise their right to vote as citizens of the only true democracy in the Middle East. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of Israel’s right-wing Likud Party, was elected for a fourth term as prime minister, much to the dismay of progressive Israelis and Jews worldwide, though the left-leaning Zionist Union and its leader Isaac Herzog—Netanyahu’s main opposition—...

Global Digital City Phase II to begin in January

Global Digital City Phase II to begin in January

December 8, 2014

Cinema art + science students are partnering with the Beijing Film Academy during J-Term and spring break to create a documentary through the Global Digital City Interactive Documentary Project Phase II ...

Columbia sponsors Chicago International Film Festival

Columbia sponsors Chicago International Film Festival

September 22, 2014

The college is helping sponsor the Chicago International Film Festival for the fifth consecutive year. The festival, now in its 50th year of continuous growth, is set to take place Oct. 9–23 and feature more than 200 films from more than 60 countries with an expected attendance o...

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