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Wine industry can’t take heat

Wine industry can’t take heat

May 12, 2014

Climate change is reportedly depleting the nation’s coastlines, but land is not the only thing affected —the wine industry is also baking in the sun.Rising global temperatures are expected to have n...

Educating ‘the other’ at Columbia

Educating ‘the other’ at Columbia

May 12, 2014

Marcus Martin, former president of the Black Film Society and senior Cinema Art + Science major, spoke in a student-produced documentary to express his frustration with Columbia’s lack of diversity in its faculty. The Black Film Society, a student organization that hosts critical d...

Kim reimagines innovation as a group-think

Kim reimagines innovation as a group-think

May 5, 2014

President Kwang-Wu Kim’s State of the College address, presented to the Columbia College community on April 18, was a careful blending of innovative plans and practical considerations about the ...

Stitching together artistic past, present

Stitching together artistic past, present

By Sarah Madera

April 28, 2014

African-American women made quilts to keep their families warm long before the Civil War, but now the quilts demonstrate a cultural artistry unique to the South. To honor the historical significance o...

Garlic Sriracha wings

Garlic Sriracha wings

April 14, 2014

It’s that wonderful time of year again. The birds are finally thawed and chirping, and all the excess rain and snow is evaporating with the return of that big, orange, blinding thing in the sky. Yes, ...

State tries to scrub away microbeads

State tries to scrub away microbeads

April 7, 2014

The tiny plastic beads found in exfoliating cleansers may unclog pores, but environmental researchers claim they also clog waterways, harm marine life and pollute local lakes, prompting state legislator...

Graduate student receives Fulbright to teach in Romania

Graduate student receives Fulbright to teach in Romania

April 7, 2014

Jamie Weaver, a graduate interdisciplinary book & paper arts student, received a Fulbright Research Fellowship March 17 and will leave in October to teach English in Romania. The Fulbrigh...

Professor calls academic freedom into question

Professor calls academic freedom into question

March 31, 2014

To adjunct history professor Iymen Chehade, reducing the number of sections of his course “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” from two to one was an attempt by Columbia’s administration to silence him, violating his academic freedom. To Steven Corey, chair of the Humanities, H...

How-to: Be Funny

March 3, 2014

Ask anyone what they look for in a significant other and they'll probably say a sense of humor. But how does one develop comedic chops? Sophomore theater major Sarah Perry shared six key steps to being ...

Snow melts, flood policy floats to surface

March 3, 2014

A record-breaking winter snowfall that is steadily melting has left many streets flooded and clogged gutters citywide. As warm weather arrives and spring rains begin, flooding could become a serious threat and cause expensive property damage.Flood prevention is not the city’s most pressing concern, but it is one officials should start preparing for. Mayor Rahm Emanuel made an awkward overture during a Feb. 19 press conferen...

Columbia begins food drive on campus

By Ivana Hester

December 3, 2012

Columbia is joining the fight against hunger by holding two food drives for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.The Building Owners and Managers Association of the Chicago Food Drive, which the college is participating in for the first time, started Nov. 19 and will run through Dec. 14. Columbia’s radio station, WCRX-FM, will host the second drive, the 10th annual Holly Jolly Trolley Food Drive, on Dec. 6.The BOMA Food D...

Go green or die

By Editorial Board

November 26, 2012

For those of you who haven’t jumped on the “going green” bandwagon, sooner or later you may want to reconsider.Talk of a carbon dioxide emissions tax has been circulating in Congress for the last few years, and Superstorm Sandy has brought environmental issues to the forefront once again.The carbon tax addresses the issue of climate change on a macro scale. It would charge large companies for every metric ton of carbo...

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