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‘I just want to get a job’: Students struggle to find work, on and off campus

‘I just want to get a job’: Students struggle to find work, on and off campus

October 7, 2020

When she transferred to Columbia this semester, sophomore animation major Anne Gage hoped she would also be able to transfer from her job at a Des Moines-area Starbucks to one near campus—but the pa...

Freshman arts management major Emma Ivy finds time to make music, work at Shop Columbia and create her own earring business while taking 18 course credits.

DIY jobs: Pandemic fails to stop students’ drive to create side hustles

April 20, 2020

When Giovanna Martin’s father spilled bleach on her black T-shirt, her mother’s first thought was to throw the shirt away. But Martin had other plans. With a spray bottle of bleach in hand, she ...

McDonald’s Youth Opportunity  Initiative to launch in Chicago

McDonald’s Youth Opportunity Initiative to launch in Chicago

September 4, 2018

McDonald’s announced its Youth Opportunity Initiative to help combat unemployment, and Chicago has been selected as the first location.According to an Aug. 22 press release, the initiative aims to r...

New students dance their way through Convocation

By Tessa Brubaker, News Editor

September 4, 2018

New Student Convocation welcomed freshman to Columbia with a party in Grant Park, during which thousands of bubbles floated in the air, balloons flew high, student organizations stood behind tables filled with activities and souvenirs and everyone danced to music. Students had the opportunity to meet new people, eat free food,  learn about the college, listen to live performances and signup for student organizations bef...

Aldermen push for minority representation in O’Hare project

Aldermen push for minority representation in O’Hare project

By Blaise Mesa

March 26, 2018

While plans for the $8.5 billion O’Hare International Airport expansion are in development, City Council’s Black and Latino caucuses are pushing for increased minority representation in job contract...

Congressman Bobby Rush met with high school students at Mikva Challenge’s Youth Voice Congress on Feb. 6 to discuss economic improvement ideas.

City leaders propose ideas to support ‘black futures’

February 15, 2016

More than 400 high school students from across Chicago packed into the Jones College Prep High School auditorium Feb. 6 for the Youth Voice Congress, where students met with their peers and elected officia...

Story Week ends without proper communication of its conclusion

By Editor-in-Chief

November 23, 2015

“Author the culture of your time,” is one of many slogans Columbia repeatedly touts at its orientations and open houses, but what serves as arguably the biggest opportunity for students to do just that has been quietly canceled. Freshmen and transfer students, along with Chicago’s devoted literary community, will miss one of Columbia’s most celebrated events this spring. For the last 19 years, Columbia students a...

In this image released by Universal Pictures, Michael Fassbender appears as Steve Jobs in a scene from the film,

‘Steve Jobs’ finds humanity in the abstract

November 2, 2015

Released Oct. 23, the Danny Boyle-directed “Steve Jobs” unfolds through a series of vignettes depicting the dramatic backstage occurrences of three iconic product launches—the Macintosh 128K in 198...

Universal high-quality preschool pays off

By Opinions Editor

November 2, 2015

Presidential campaign education platforms primarily focus on college tuition and student debt. However, both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders support the implementation of universal prekindergarten education, which would increase access to high-quality preschool education to families of all socioeconomic backgrounds. In the past, preschool has been out of reach for lower-income children, as private preschools are expensive...

Spring 2015 Enrollment

Enrollment declines, national average rises

February 16, 2015

While the national enrollment of students at four-year private, nonprofit colleges has increased in recent years, Columbia, like other private colleges in Illinois, has suffered continuous enrollment ...

Nick Puetz, co-founder, president and director of photography for Pink Hippo Productions operates one of the company’s cameras during production.

Alumni introduce Pink Hippo Productions as outlet for graduates

November 10, 2014

Two Columbia alumni have banded together to launch Pink Hippo Productions, a Chicago-based digital video and film production company. Pink Hippo Productions is not your average cinema company, as it prefers to hire recent grads of Chicago film schools, according to founders Nick Pue...

Astronauts' hearts take on spherical shape

Astronaut hearts shift in microgravity

April 14, 2014

According to recent findings, astronauts experiencing lengthy stays outside Earth’s gravity experience a change of heart—a shape shift to be exact.A March 29 study presented to the American College o...

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