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HeForShe seeks joint effort for gender equality

By Kyra Senese Managing Editor

September 29, 2014

Emma Watson, the famous actress-turned United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador, made headlines last week when she called on men to join the fight for gender equality on Sept. 20 at the UN Headquarters in New York City.Watson spoke on behalf of the HeForShe campaign, an international movement that aims to unite both genders to achieve gender equality worldwide, according to the campaign website.“We want to end gender in...

Local theatre festival inspires activism

Local theatre festival inspires activism

May 5, 2014

In an intimate, dark theater with a floor-level stage, small casts performed nine original one-act works the nights of April 28–30. They explored themes such as love, friendship and the human conditio...

College credit system needs revision

April 28, 2014

From 2013–2014, full-time Columbia students coughed up $22,132 for tuition, a number that will increase to $22,884 in the next academic year. Students are looking to maximize the value of their education, but each semester, many full-time students are charged for credits they do not use— an extra $668 many can’t afford to waste.All full-time Columbia students are billed a uniform price for 12 to 16 credit hours. Any stud...

College adopts new gender-inclusive policies

College adopts new gender-inclusive policies

April 28, 2014

After a year of outcry from LGBTQ students, administrators have finalized policies for gender-inclusive housing and preferred first name changes. As of Feb. 11, students can request to change their first name on Oasis, which will officially change their first initial on their email...

‘It’s like climbing up a f–kin’ mountain if you got on slippers’

By Managing Editor

April 28, 2014

A penis may not be the only thing the Wu-Tang clan has recently lost.After clan-affiliated emcee Andre Johnson lost his pee-pee to PCP and a kitchen knife, the crew announced that the long-awaited 20th anniversary album A Better Tomorrow, which was slated to come out in July, may not be released.Well, not in so many words. When the Wu released “Keep Watch,” the first single off their upcoming album, clan member Raekwon...

Black Men’s Health & Wellness Expo

April 21, 2014

The Black Men's Health & Wellness Expo, held April 16 in Columbia's South Campus Building, 624 S. Michigan Ave., aimed to educate and inspire young black males to embrace healthy lifestyles. The e...

Heliport to host tours despite skepticism

Heliport to host tours despite skepticism

April 21, 2014

A heliport  will soon be stationed on a riverfront industrial space in the Bridgeport neighborhood to bring helicopter tours to the city despite community concern.On April 2, the City Council approved a...

What’s in a name? Inconsistencies in the weed industry could mean inaccurate strain classification and bad bud

What’s in a name? Inconsistencies in the weed industry could mean inaccurate strain classification and bad bud

By Assistant Campus Editor

April 21, 2014

OG Kush, PurpleHaze, Grand-daddy Purp, Sour Diesel—these are the unconventional names of some of your local dispensary’s most popular weed strains, each promising its own unique experience. But accordi...

Featured Artist: Ellis Peters

Featured Artist: Ellis Peters

March 17, 2014

Ellis Peters, a junior marketing communication major, saw his creations paraded down the runway for the first time during a March 8 fashion show benefiting the United Nations Children’s Fund at Depaul’s Cortelyou Commons, 2324 N. Fremont St. Peters’ dark, urban streetwear pie...

Scientists one step closer to treating multiple sclerosis

Scientists one step closer to treating multiple sclerosis

March 10, 2014

The recent discovery of a new type of blood cell may lead to strides in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that currently affects approximately 2.3 million people worldwide.The ...

Revenge porn could become criminal

Revenge porn could become criminal

By Assistant Metro Editor

March 10, 2014

Revenge porn, the term for maliciously posting nude photos online without the subject’s consent, could soon be a crime in Illinois if a bill that unanimously passed the Senate Feb. 27 makes its way th...

Restoring the birthplace of an icon

Restoring the birthplace of an icon

March 10, 2014

A concluded Kickstarter campaign to restore Walt Disney’s childhood home—a century-old building that has fallen into disrepair—at 2156 N. Tripp Ave., in the West Side neighborhood of Hermosa, f...

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