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Undead and fully armed

By Amanda Murphy

April 23, 2012

It’s common knowledge to zombie lovers that shotguns aren’t the best defensive weapons. Similarly, the loud, “in your face” band known as Shotgun Zombie will not save your life in an undead apocalypse, if one were to occur, but they can put on a great show. Just ask them.With Brian Rowe as the band’s new lead vocalist, Brian Sanchez and Marko Preradovic on guitars and Zack Porter on drums, Zombie Shotgun is creati...

AIDS vaccine progress

By Emily Fasold

April 16, 2012

Almost 30 years after its discovery, the incurable AIDS virus continues to destroy lives around the globe. However, a new analysis of a 2009 AIDS vaccine trial has brought scientists one step closer to finding a preventive.Researchers reported April 5 in the New England Journal of Medicine that the partial success of a Thailand-based trial that protected 31 percent of participants from infection may have been due to varying leve...

Two Rahms make it right

By Amanda Murphy

March 7, 2011

Standing in WLS-AM’s radio studio, cramped with photographers and videographers, Dan Sinker, the Columbia journalism professor behind the Twitter sensation @MayorEmanuel, and Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel were finally able to meet.The men were on the Roe Conn and Richard Roeper show at 5 p.m. on March 2. On Feb. 15, Emanuel announced on the show he would donate $2,500–$5,000 to the charity of his impersonator’s choice if the...

Blurring ethical lines

By SpencerRoush

March 7, 2011

Columbia made national news last week because of one of its professors’ ongoing project using excessiveswearing, humor-ous election dialogue and an immaculate understanding and usage of social media.Dan Sinker, the Columbia professor behind the popular “@MayorEmanuel” Twitter account, turned many heads after coming out to The Atlantic magazine about being the mastermind prankster behind the anonymous tweets in the gu...

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