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15 years in Iraq takes a costly toll

15 years in Iraq takes a costly toll

By Eric Bradach

March 31, 2018

Turn on a cable news channel, and you’re likely to see a panel discussion about President Donald Trump rolling back regulations, updates about the Russia investigation or, if you’re in Chicago, the l...

9/11 victims’ families should not be allowed to sue Saudis

9/11 victims' families should not be allowed to sue Saudis

By Managing Editor

October 3, 2016

Congress overrode President Barack Obama's veto for the first time in his presidency, and it is hard to think of a worse occasion. After a 97-1 vote in the Senate and 348-77 in the House, a controversia...

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...

Western, secular violence just as destructive as religious violence

By Opinions Editor

October 19, 2015

Mental illness, video games and lax gun laws are frequently blamed for mass violence on American soil, but when violence occurs overseas, many are quick to point the finger at religion for condoning extremism.In his 2007  essay “Does Religion Cause Violence?” William T. Cavanaugh proposed that pitting “rational and irrational, secular and religious, Western and Muslim is not simply descriptive, but helps to create the opposition ...

Art + geocaching come to Columbia’s library


October 5, 2015

Columbia’s geocachers can now scavenger hunt indoors at the college  library and exchange artwork with their peers.The Aesthetics of Research, housed in the library at 624 S. Michigan Ave., launched an interactive geocaching exhibit called “ARTCACHE” as part of Chicago Artists Month. The event, sponsored by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, began Oct. 1. The exhibit starts at the first floor circ...

Federal, local grants aim to clean up lake

Federal, local grants aim to clean up lake

May 5, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to improve Lake Michigan’s water quality. During an April 26 press conference, the EPA announced that it would aw...

4,000 Iraq war-stricken voices heard in exhibit

By Alex Stedman

November 5, 2012

As those dealing with the tragedies of the Iraq war find ways to express their distress, one Chicago artist took the initiative to turn the emotions of more than 4,000 people into art.Jennifer Karmin, an artist, poet and adjunct faculty member in the English Department, has written a poem titled “4000 Words 4000 Dead,” a four-year project composed of submissions from soldiers, veterans and civilians. She has performed the pie...

Old team, new blood

By Nader Ihmoud

November 5, 2012

The No. 25-ranked DePaul University Blue Demons women’s basketball team begins its season Nov. 9 with the annual Maggie Dixon Classic at McGrath-Phillips Arena, 2335 N. Sheffield Ave.Head Coach Doug Bruno is in his 27th season at the helm of the fast-paced Blue Demons. Even though six players of last year’s “magnificent seven” have returned, Bruno is not pleased with the team’s development following its blow-out victory...

Military women still fighting cultural barriers

By Gabrielle Rosas

February 20, 2012

Army Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester was sitting in the back of a military convoy in Iraq March 20, 2005, when insurgents ambushed the vehicle as it traveled into Baghdad. Hester and her comrades braved enemy fire to reach trenches along the road where they fought back with grenades. Hester killed three insurgents and saved “countless lives,” according to her award citation. For her bravery in combat, she received the Silver Star ...

Coffee for your thoughts: New study suggests caffeine can help learning, memory

By Lindsey Woods

December 5, 2011

Holiday break is right around the corner, but instead of sugar plums dancing in the heads of students, thoughts of finals, essays and projects are accumulating. Coffee can keep you awake for long hours of studying, but a new study suggests it can do more than that.An online article published on Nov. 20, on the Nature Neuroscience website, outlines research that indicates caffeine can help cognitive functions, such as learnin...

Iraq pull-0ut long overdue

By Editorial Board

October 31, 2011

President Barack Obama announced on Oct. 21 that all U.S. troops would leave Iraq by the end of the year. This marks the finale of a war that raged for nearly a decade and cost America approximately 4,400 lives and more than $800 billion. The result: a somewhat stable and democratic nation in the middle of a volatile region. Whether or not the Iraq mission was a success or whether it was necessary at all will be debated for...

Battle lines behind documents

By BenitaZepeda

November 1, 2010

In light of the recent controversies surrounding WikiLeak’s release of nearly 400,000 Iraqi war documents, it seems the world of media and whistle-blowing, good-guy versus bad-guy reporting and issues with governmental transparency have hit the fan, and there are allegedly more to come.While I understand the seriousness and complexity of this subject far exceed my word count, the way this entire issue is portrayed is perplexing. ...

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