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Po-Po Pot Procedures

By Arts & Culture Editor

April 21, 2014

Toking up outdoors is a popular activity among Columbia students living in student housing. The growing acceptance of both medical and recreational marijuana may tempt herb-loving young adults to spark up on...

Hockey players getting downward

Hockey players getting downward

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

March 31, 2014

It is easy to imagine a figure skater stretching out on a mat or an ice dancer in a butterfly pose, but the finesse of yoga is not often associated with brutal combat sports like hockey.However, the centur...

Exploring Day of the Dead

By Contributing Writer

October 9, 2012

by Tyler Eagle, Contributing WriterThe room was decorated in skeleton figurines and papel picado, or colorful paper cut outs, while students waited in line to sample classic Hispanic cuisine like mole sauce and mixed rice. The buzz of excitement in the room was nothing compared to the guitar tuning that signaled the beginning of the event.The guitarist is Latin-American musicologist and Chicago native Jesus “Chuy” Negre...

Student scores second on quiz show

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

October 8, 2012

For many students, finding the money to pay tuition and living costs is a persistent challenge. Applying for scholarships is a common strategy, but one student was recently given a more creative option.Sophomore journalism major Karen Herrejon placed second in the annual Hispanic College Quiz finals July 28, winning a $2,500 scholarship.The competition will air on NBC 5 at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 15  as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Herr...

Food for thought

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

October 1, 2012

Laughter from dozens of students filled the multipurpose studio in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building Sept. 26 during the Multicultural Affairs Office’s Family Reunion. The smells of fresh pita bread, kabobs and egg rolls melded with the steady stream of voices. While one band played, two staff members practiced salsa steps and twirls. Students lined up to sample cuisines of various cultures represented in the student body,...

Junot Díaz visits on campus

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

September 17, 2012

The Sept. 12 Latino Heritage Month event at Film Row Cinema in the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., was an informal Q-and-A session with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Díaz.Díaz, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who is renowned for depicting the Dominican immigrant experience, offered frank and thoughtful replies to aspiring writers.Díaz was asked why his new anthology, “This is How...

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