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Columbia rushes around anti-Greek policy

Columbia rushes around anti-Greek policy

December 1, 2014

An email sent to students’ LoopMail accounts Nov. 9 about the campus bookstore selling sorority and fraternity gear despite the collegewide policy prohibiting Greek life left some students confused an...

Featured Athlete: Tom Ferstch

Tom Fertsch

By Assistant Sports and Health Editor

December 1, 2014

Tom Fertsch picked up a guitar in fifth grade and never looked back. Nearly a decade later, Fertsch, a sophomore music major, spends his days mastering his craft. This year, Fertsch decided to take on a ...

Rebecca Brunner, a sophomore music major, played an acoustic set and later performed with OBY at the AEMMP On the Rise Talent Showcase Nov. 19 at HAUS in the Quincy Wong Center at the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building.

Columbia talent rises to the top of AEMMP

November 24, 2014

Students from across the college came to see six of Columbia’s rising stars perform as part of AEMMP Talent Agency’s annual “On the Rise” Talent Showcase on Nov. 19. The showcase grows out of the Busine...

Professor Louis Silverstein raised questions at the fourth roundtable discussion Nov. 17 at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building.

Retooling curricula for the 21st century

November 24, 2014

The idea of creating a curriculum for the 21st century took center stage Nov. 17 at the fourth roundtable discussion hosted by the college during the drafting process of its Strategic Plan.Students and staf...

A box had already been filled with non-perishable goods donated by students during the first stretch of the Library’s Food For Fines campaign, a program to collect food for nonprofit organization Chicago Lights in exchange for late fee credit. 

Late fees help feed those in need in winter

November 24, 2014

In an effort to gather food donations for Chicago Lights, a nonprofit social advocacy group at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St., Columbia’s library has created a fine forgiveness program c...

Featured Athlete: Vanessa Owusu

Vanessa Owusu

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

November 17, 2014

Vanessa Owusu, captain of the Roosevelt University Lakers women’s volleyball team and a senior sociology major, just wrapped up her fourth season on the team with a record of 22 wins and 17 losses.O...

Peelander-Z

Peelander-Z crash lands to excite stale rock venue

November 17, 2014

The “Japanese action comic” punk band Peelander-Z has proven that no one is too old to enjoy a rock show. With more attention toward audience participation than playing the band’s own songs, Pee...

Adulthood more difficult to reach

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

November 10, 2014

College students know more than anyone how hard it is to try to be an adult. Students living on their own suddenly must make decisions on their own, but oftentimes they feel lost and too intimidated to make those important decisions.An Oct. 30 National Academies Press report examines the developmental attributes of young adulthood—which is approximately ages 18–26—in relation to modern society, claiming it is much harder for ...

Blonde Redhead sway Bottom Lounge audience

Kazu Makino, rhythm guitarist/vocalist of Blonde Redhead, plays at the Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., while on tour for the band's ninth album Barragán. 

By Arts & Culture Editor

November 10, 2014

Before the dawn of large stadium rock shows and corporate-sponsored outdoor festivals, fans could go to local bars or small clubs to see the barrier broken between the audience and the band. Blonde Red...

Students, faculty and administrators contributed opinions on Nov. 5 at Ferguson Auditorium in the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building at the first of six roundtable discussions.

Strategic Plan sessions kick off at Columbia

November 10, 2014

A series of roundtable discussions designed to attract input from students, staff and faculty kicked off Nov. 5 when attendees began weighing in on issues the college faces as it drafts its strategic plan. More faculty and staff members than students filled Ferguson Auditorium ...

The Chicago Police Department will begin randomly screening passengers of the Chicago Transit Authority on Nov. 3 as a precautionary measure against explosives.

City implements new public transportation safety measures

November 3, 2014

The Chicago Police Department and Chicago Transit Authority are set to begin random screenings of passengers for explosives on Nov. 3 in an effort to increase public safety measures on Chicago trains a...

President Kim launches joint faculty, staff town hall meetings

President Kim launches joint faculty, staff town hall meetings

October 27, 2014

Throughout President Kwang-Wu Kim’s first year in office at the college, he placed a heavy emphasis on building relationships with students. This year, to bring more representation to Columbia’s faculty and staff, Kim is implementing faculty and staff meetings to hea...

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