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Animation program recognized

By Contributing Writer

November 5, 2012

by Tyler Eagle, Contributing WriterColumbia’s animation program has alumni who have gone on to work for Nickelodeon and Warner Bros. Now the program has received recognition and added anew degree.The program was recently ranked 18th on the Animation Career Review’s list of the top 20 animation schools in the Midwest. The title follows the first time the Film & Video Department has offered an animation concentration.“I’m very proud,” said Ron Flei...

Art Institute ‘Gang[s]’ up with contemporary architect

By Alex Stedman

October 22, 2012

From the Willis Tower to the Wrigley Building, Chicago’s architectural marvels and the people who design them are world-renowned. Even though Columbia’s Media Production Center, 1600 S. State St., isn’t historically significant, one of its most prominent designers is being recognized in an exhibition at the Art Institute.“Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects,” which opened Sept. 24, features the work of Chicago architect ...

Daily schedule and scores

By Nader Ihmoud

October 18, 2012

10/16NBA PreseasonChicago Bulls 100 Milwaukee Bucks 94Notes: Point guard Nate Robinson and shoot guard Richard Hamilton combined to score 47 points for the Bulls.MLB PlayoffsDetroit Tigers 2 New York Yankees 1WP: Justin Verlander LP: Phil HughesSave: Phil CokeSeries: Detroit leads 3-010/17NCAA men's soccerNorthwestern Wildcats @ Loyola RamblersTime: 7 pmCincinnati Bearcats @ DePaul Blue DemonsTime: 3 pmMLB PlayoffsSan Francisco Giants @ St. Louis CardinalsGiants SP: Matt CainCardinals SP: Kyle LohseTime: 3 pmSeries: series tied 1-1New York Yankees @ Detroit TigersYankees SP: C.C. SabathiaTigers SP: Max SherzerTime: 7 pmSeries: Tigers lead 3-0

Wildcats Undefeated in the Big Ten After Buckeye Win

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 18, 2012

Doug Pitorak, Contributing WriterThe Northwestern University Wildcats men’s soccer team defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes 1-0 at Lakeside Field Sunday Oct 14, advancing to 3-0 in Big Ten play and 9-2-2 for the season.On a day when large gusts of wind made the path of the ball wildly unpredictable, the Wildcats managed to record their fifth shutout of the season, thanks in no small part to the man in the net.“We were de...

Research suggests sentience in animals

By Brandon Smith

October 15, 2012

Scientists have developed a database illustrating the growing body of work that suggests emotions and possibly consciousness exist in animals.AnimalMosaic.org, a website run by the World Society for the Protection of Animals, recently added the Sentience Mosaic, an entire section devoted to demonstrating the enormous body of research done on animal intelligence and emotion.“We wanted to promote the [research saying] that animals ...

Radio conference connects students

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 8, 2012

Despite last year’s difficult prioritization process, the Radio Department, which President Warrick L. Carter recommended for “combine/restructure resources,” is booming with activity.The 2012 Midwest Regional High School and College Radio Conference, hosted by the Radio Department Sept. 29 in the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building, brought together panels of alumni, teachers and industry professionals to speak to col...

Q&A with Jury Foreman on the Drew Peterson case

By Dannis Valera

September 19, 2012

In his striped V-neck shirt and jeans, Eduardo Saldana, a 22-year-old junior radio major, has the appearance of a typical college kid. He goes to school, plays video games, watches sports and runs a blog. Saldana is also from bolingbrook, Ill., a fact that led him to become part of a trial that drew national attention.Read the full Q&A by our Campus Editor, Alex Kukulka, in the Sept. 17 edition of The Columbia Chronic...

Adolescent cannabis use may affect adult IQ

By Brandon Smith

September 17, 2012

Researchers at Duke University have found a possible link between IQ deterioration and smokingmarijuana at an early age.The study, which asserted that persistent cannabis users show neuropsychological decline from adolescence to middle age, was published Aug. 27 in the Proceedings of the National Academyof Sciences.Lead author Madeline Meier said she focused on a 25-year-long study conducted in Dunedin, New Zealand. The study fo...

Police superintendent addresses concerned students regarding citywide violence

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 17, 2012

by Kaylee Fowler, Metro Editor & Mark Minton, Assistant Metro EditorIn response to Chicago’s growing violence epidemic, a group of high school students affiliated with Columbia drafted letters to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy expressing their fears and offering solutions to the problem. On Sept. 13, McCarthy met on campus with some of the students who voiced their concerns.The students are i...

What it means to be twenty-something

By Brandon Smith

September 10, 2012

As a 20-something, I should understand the natural order of things: I go to college, graduate, get a job, start a family and grow up. But it all seems so ambiguous to me, and according to Jeffrey Arnett, a psychology professor at Clark University in Worcester, Mass., this is because I am living in a psychological stage he has termed“emerging adulthood.”I am almost 23 and am facing at least one more year of school to get my undergradua...

Caravan for Peace marches through Chicago

By Dannis Valera

September 10, 2012

The Caravan for Peace marched through Chicago’s Little Village earlier this week calling for changes in policy and strategy concerning the war on drugs.The caravan first started Aug. 11, after crossing the Otay Border into San Diego. In total, the caravan will travel through 26 cities and will eventually end up in Washington, D.C., Sept. 12.Mexican poet Javier Sicilia started the caravan because of the loss of his son, J...

Administration cans recycling program

By Ivana Hester

September 4, 2012

Recent changes to the Recycling Program mean that the  custodial staff, rather than students, will now be collecting recyclable materials on campus.Despite the program’s success, the administration felt the program needed revision to better benefit the students, according to Alicia Berg, vice president of Campus Environment. The program will now focus on sustainability instead of sorting recyclable material.“I think i...

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