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ServiceNow is currently working out of a temporary workspace in the Fulton Market, before moving to a permanent location. 

Windy City isn’t new Silicon Valley

March 5, 2018

Another West Coast tech company will soon move to Chicago. ServiceNow, a software company with nearly $2 billion in annual revenue, announced Feb. 23 that it would create a new technology Development Center in Fulto...

Dogs, humans exchange oxytocin rushes

By Sports & Health Reporter

May 11, 2015

Dogs are known for being a man’s best friend because of the close bond many dog owners share with their pups. This bond is solidified when dogs gaze at their owners, according to a study published in the April 17 edition of the journal Science.Researchers at Azabu University in Japan have found that when dogs and humans exchange gazes, both experience rushes of oxytocin. Oxytocin, often called the “the love hormone,” is...

Nick Hoeppner, president of the United Staff of Columbia College and an engineer in the Radio Department, said he is bargaining with the administration for a better staff contract because some staff members feel undervalued by the campus community.   

Staff fights for on-campus visibility

April 13, 2015

One group on campus wants to make its presence better known as the Columbia community continues to react to the recently unveiled Strategic Plan.Posters created and distributed by college staff members...

Laws discriminating against transgenders will not be tolerated

By Editorial Board

April 13, 2015

Prior to rewrites and amendments, the recent religious freedom laws enacted in Indiana and Arkansas posed a real threat to the LGBTQ community. The legislation essentially legalized discrimination on the basis of religious beliefs. Though the appropriate changes were made following intense backlash, the fight for equality and human rights continues as more than six states move forward with bills that discriminate against the t...

Improved HPV vaccine protects against 9 types of the virus

HPV Vaccine

By Associate Editor

March 30, 2015

In an effort to reduce sexually transmitted infections among young people, scientists in London have developed a new human papilloma virus vaccine that inoculates people against nine strains of the vi...

City expands pilot domestic violence prevention program


By Sarah Martinson

March 16, 2015

The mayor’s office announced Feb. 26 Chicago would expand its domestic violence prevention pilot program beyond the 14th Police District to the 3rd Police District. The program was created to provide...

High Interval Intensity Training

March 16, 2015

Every Thursday at 3:30 p.m., the gym at the Residence Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court, offers a High Interval Intensity Training (HIIT) class taught by Columbia's Coordinator of Fitness, Athletics and Recreati...

Obama reminds Christians to love thy neighbor

By Arts & Culture Editor

February 16, 2015

In theory, every American has the right to speak his mind. That is, unless you are Barack Obama—a man whose identification as a Christian has been the subject of debate by the same folks who believed him to be a socialist, doubted his birth on American soil and now claim he is defending the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The president landed himself in hot water with many in the GOP and conservative pundits regarding his s...

Dania Mukahhal, a senior art + design major, and Ahmed Hamad, a 2014 alum, came together to hold a vigil with citizens and students on Feb. 11, at the Sculpture Garden, on the corner of South Wabash Avenue and 11th Street, after news of the brutal shooting that killed three Muslim students.

Responsive vigil for UNC shooting addresses Islamaphobia

February 16, 2015

In response to the three Muslim students who were shot and killed on Feb. 10 near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a vigil was held in the Sculpture Garden, on the corner of South Wabash A...

Chicago-area college students are posting every 60 seconds on Yik Yak, a social media platform that allows users to post anonymously on a geolocation-centric feed, said Cam Mullen, the company’s lead community developer.

Loop students yak, question cyberbullying

February 9, 2015

Columbia students are not afraid to yak about their lives. Yik Yak, a social media platform targeted at college students that allows users to post anonymously on a geolocation-centric feed, is gaining...

New Blood Ball royalty to reign on campus

In front of a full crowd, Sasha Markgraf, junior fashion studies major, and Chase Ingrande, junior theatre major, were crowned the first same-sex king and queen at the annual Blood Ball in Spring 2014.

By Senior Campus Reporter

February 2, 2015

A year after two male students made history as the first same-sex couple to be voted Blood Ball King and Queen, election season for the 2015 Blood Ball is beginning to gain momentum.With the event fast...

HAERTS album finds its ‘Wings’ after years in making

The band HAERTS released its debut album Sept. 29, 2014, after working for three years—with and without a producer—to drop the new album.

By Managing Editor

February 2, 2015

HAERTS formed in the fall of 2010 after childhood friends and long-time musical collaborators Nini Fabi (vocals) and Ben Gebert (keyboard) moved to New York after growing up together in Germany. The pa...

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