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Was the College Advising Center ready for the class of 2019?

By Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2015

As the semester gets underway, many new and continuing students are busy strategizing how to make the most of their time at Columbia, both in terms of their academics and extracurricular opportunities. The College Advising Center is one of many resources meant to guide students down their desired path as they progress through their education. If students do not receive the proper—or even worse, receive the wrong—guidan...

Lady Gaga shares important truth about sexual assault in graphic video

By Managing Editor

September 21, 2015

Lady Gaga released her new single, "Til It Happens to You," on Sept. 17. Penned by Gaga and Oscar-winning songwriter Diane Warren, the song serves as the soundtrack to Warren's documentary about college rape, "The Hunting Ground," released in January. A strings-driven ballad, the song is raw, heartfelt and powerful, but what is even more powerful is the five-and-a-half-minute music video PSA that was released alongside th...

Belmont hopes to carry on Chicago pop-punk tradition with new EP

Belmont (from left to right): Joey Legittino (bass/vocals), Brian Lada (drums), Matt Fusi (lead guitar), Sam Patt (rhythm guitar) and Taz Johnson (vocals)

By Arts & Culture Reporter

September 21, 2015

Belmont is a pop-punk quintet  from Chicago’s North Side. Formed in 2014, the band has garnered a sizable following in the Chicago area. Its latest EP, Vicissitude, was recorded over a three-day peri...

Robberies shake up South Loop

Robberies shake up South Loop

September 8, 2015

Violent crimes on Columbia’s campus throughout August might leave students feeling uneasy as classes resume, but Columbia’s Office of Safety & Security has increased its efforts to boost on-campu...

Exit survey signals need for more student feedback

By Editorial Board

September 8, 2015

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness has released results from an exit survey that was emailed to graduating students last spring. The survey, available on the website of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, included questions regarding the college’s faculty, curriculum and technology, as well as its reputation with working professionals and how well it prepares graduates for the workplace. The 2015 responses wer...

Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” video an unrealistic representation

By Jacob Wittich, Managing Editor

September 8, 2015

On Aug. 30, amid the absurdity of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift dropped her latest music video for "Wildest Dreams," the fifth single off the star's record-breaking album, 1989. The Joseph Kahn-directed clip features Swift playing the role of a dark-haired, early 20th-century movie star who falls in love with her hunky co-star, played by Scott Eastwood, on the set of her latest flick in Africa. The video f...

Clairity channels outer space in debut

Claire Wilkinson, whose stage name is Clairity, released her debut EP, Alienation, on July 17 with LAVA Records.

By Jacob Wittich, Managing Editor

September 8, 2015

Claire Wilkinson, also known by her stage name, Clairity, may come from White House, Tennessee, but the 17-year-old’s combination of electronic production and airy vocals contribute to her signature...

New dean to oversee School of Media Arts

By Managing Editor

September 1, 2015

Among the recent string of changes in leadership that occurred throughout the summer of 2015, Robin Bargar, former dean of the School of Media Arts, left his post of four years on Aug. 16 and Constantin Rasinariu, former chair of the Science & Mathematics Department, took over as the school’s interim dean, according to a July 20 collegewide email from Stan Wearden, senior vice president and provost.Bargar said that t...

Statues of guardian lions traditionally stood in front of Chinese imperial buildings and temples, as well as the homes of government officials and the wealthy, and were believed to have powerful protective benefits.  The male leans his right paw upon an embroidered ball (in imperial contexts, representing supremacy over the world) and the female nurtures a cub under her left paw. 

Cyrus Tang Hall of China joins Field Museum

June 25, 2015

Two ancient Chinese stone lions stand tall, gazing intently down at approaching visitors. One lion’s paw rests upon a decorated ball, symbolizing power, while the other uses its paw to cradle a lion c...

Big Chicago

One student, big city: First-semester program to engage students with college, Chicago

June 22, 2015

Getting acquainted with other students, as well as the college and the city, are all key components to the First-Semester Experience, and this fall, Columbia is launching a brand new first-semester fresh...

‘Jurassic World’ finds balance with new, old elements

By Office Assistant

June 17, 2015

No one goes to see a “Jurassic Park” sequel expecting it to outshine the sheer awe and glory of the original—It just doesn’t seem possible.With that being said, if a record-breaking $511.8 million global opening weekend at the box-office is anything to go by, naysayers may find themselves dumbfounded.After a slew of disconcerting trailers, die-hard fans of the series like myself wondered whether “Jurassic World...

New leadership to shape next academic year

By Managing Editor

May 28, 2015

Several faculty and staff members at the college will assume new leadership positions for the 2015–2016 academic year.According to a May 15 collegewide email from Stan Wearden, senior vice president and provost, several college members’ roles will be shifted as of July 1 to further various initiatives geared toward improving the college’s operations.John Green, current interim dean of the School of Fine & Performi...

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