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'Amazing Spiderman 2' swings too low.

‘Spider-Man 2’ swings short of legacy

May 12, 2014

Marvel’s monopoly on spinning superhero stories continues to grow with every new release, and these films have to go big or go home. Director Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is the first ...

‘Captain America’ ends brutal winter with summer blockbuster action

Captain America

By Josh Weitzel

April 14, 2014

Marvel Comics’ ever-expanding movieverse has been impressive since its arrival on the big screen six years ago and what makes “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” successful is its contribution t...

Youngblood Hawke, an indie band from Los Angeles, will help headline the main stage at Manifest.

Manifest headliners soar to main stage

March 31, 2014

Electronic beats and indie-pop will echo throughout the South Loop at this year’s Manifest, Columbia’s annual urban arts festival,  when Chicago-based mashup duo The Hood Internet and Los An...

Personal becomes political at Creative Nonfiction Week

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

November 12, 2012

Columbia’s annual Creative Nonfiction Week, which had a political theme inspired by the Nov. 6 presidential election, took place Nov. 5–8 in the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building.According to Garnett Kilberg-Cohen, a professor in the English Department and director of the Creative Nonfiction program, the week of events began in 2001 as a way to draw interest to the concentration and encourage collaboration between the E...

Columbia’s non-fiction film program opens door to all departments

By Ivana Hester

November 5, 2012

Renewed, refreshed and revamped, the Film & Video Department’s documentary concentration will soon allow students from all majors to learn more about this genre of filmmaking.As interest in nonfiction filmmaking continues to grow, the department has made documentary classes available to all students to expand the curriculum and encourage more collaboration withother departments.Dan Rybicky, an associate film & vide...

Iraqi media outlet visits Columbia

By Heather Scroering

July 23, 2012

Five Iraqi journalists from a news outlet in the newly democratized nation visited Columbia’s Journalism Department on July 12.In the United States for a 16-day leadership program funded by the U.S. State Department, the members of the Iraqi Media Network came here to understand the inner workings of Columbia’s journalism program.“We are striving in Iraq to build new media outlets and have effective rule in new media outlets,” said J...

Carter announces final recommendations, holds listening forum

By Lindsey Woods

May 26, 2012

By Heather Schroering and Lindsey WoodsWith only one step left in the year-long prioritization process before implementation, President Warrick L. Carter published his program recommendations in a 98 page document called "Blueprint for Action" to Columbia's website on May 22.While some of the document was similar to the previous Academic Team's "One Columbia" recommendations, some of Carter's suggestions were incongruent ...

Proposed gun registration law is far-fetched

By Editorial Board

February 20, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed a statewide gun registry law Feb. 9 that would require handgun owners to register their firearm with the state and pay a fee of $65 for each weapon. Supposedly, the law would help police track down suspects in violent crimes and combat illegal firearm trafficking in Chicago.While a law that could help curb violence and crime as drastically as this one sounds like a great idea, Emanuel’s plan is...

Tuition increase is anything but average

By Editorial Board

February 20, 2012

On Feb. 6, President Warrick L. Carter announced a 5.2 percent tuition increase for the 2012–2013 school year in an email to the college community. Carter went on to state that this increase is “in line” with the national average. In reality, the national yearly tuition increase for four-year, nonprofit, private colleges for the previous year is 4.6 percent. Though housing costs have been reduced and scholarship fund...

Data choice may be costly

By Samuel Charles

September 26, 2011

In Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s never-ending quest for open government and transparency, the city of Chicago has released records detailing every crime reported to the Chicago Police Department from January 2001 through the first week of September 2011. The list will be updated frequently to include more crimes as they occur.While this may be an investigative reporter’s dream, there are many other potential consequences of the d...

Plan-ifest 2011

By Samuel Charles

November 15, 2010

After what the college deemed one of the most successful Manifest festivals to date, ideas are in the works for the 2011 version of the urban arts exhibition Columbia prides itself on.The Manifest kickoff meeting was held on Nov. 9 at the 1104 Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave. During the announcement, changes, improvements and preliminary plans were laid out for what people can expect at Manifest 2011 in May.Manifest 2010 saw the...

Online evaluations unnecessary

By Editorial Board

April 12, 2010

Toward the end of the year, many students find it annoying to fill out online course evaluations for their classes.  Many students see the evaluations as more of a nuisance than a way to successfully change course curricula through their much-needed insight.Some students don’t think their class reviews will matter, so they forgo the evaluations and ignore the online evaluation notifications. Others just don’t care.For the...

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