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Recipe: Shakshuka

February 2, 2015

Ingredients3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, thinly sliced1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced1 green pepper, thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced1 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon swe...

Bittersweet ending, new beginning

By Associate Editor

December 8, 2014

Despite not traveling much out of the state of Michigan, I was brave enough to leave my home and family behind for a new life in Chicago. Now I am proud to say I will be the first in my immediate family to graduate from college. Coming from a single-parent household in Detroit, Michigan, I knew my family would only be able to do so much. With that said, I knew my success—or failure—would mostly rest on my shoulders. For...

Governor Signs Landmark Legislation on Women’s Equality Day to Guarantee Women the Right to be Both Mothers and Employees CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced he has signed a landmark new law that will fight the widespread but often overlooked practice of discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace. The law provides job protections for pregnant women and requires that reasonable accommodations be made in the workplace so expectant mothers can continue working without fear for their health or the health of their child. Today’s action is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to ensuring full equality for women in Illinois.

Quinn signs maternity bill

September 8, 2014

Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation on Aug. 26 that will protect and guarantee pregnant women’s rights to employment. Quinn collaborated on the bill with State Representative Mary Flowers and State Senator...

Smartphone app streamlines parking bills

Smartphone app streamlines parking bills

March 31, 2014

Frequent trips to refill parking meters could be a thing of the past with the implementation of a city-sponsored smartphone application that would allow drivers to pay for parking using their cellphone...

St. Patrick's Day in Chicago

Irish-American culture comes alive on St. Paddy’s Day

March 17, 2014

The Chicago River is green once again, and even though the parade is over, the weekend’s celebrations are still going strong. A pub crawl could make for a night of adven- ture, but experiencing traditi...

Film & Video successes reach Hollywood

By Megan Purazrang

January 24, 2013

The achievements of Columbia’s alumni are many, specifically in the Film & Video Department. The new year has bestowed an array of honors on Columbia’s Film & Video alumni with 32 award recognitions for 2013.Such recognition not only benefits alumni, but also current students, perspective students and the institution as a whole, said Eric Winston, vice president of Institutional Advancement.“[Columbia alumni] ...

Story Week receives 3-year grant

By Megan Purazrang

January 24, 2013

Columbia’s Fiction Writing Department was granted new funding support for this semester’s Story Week Festival of Writers, an event that draws a diverse group of writers to the campus to help student writers find a voice through readings, conversation and author Q-and-As.Beginning this semester, the department will receive $9,000 annually until 2016 from the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foun...

Prospective changes to Acoustic Kitchen series

By Contributing Writer

December 3, 2012

by Megan Purazrang, Contributing WriterThe raw sounds of Columbia musicians can be heard monthly during the spring and fall semesters at the Acoustic Kitchen Open Stage sessions in the Wabash Campus Building, 623 S. Wabash Ave.The sessions, which ended for this semester Nov. 27, give Columbia’s musicians and singers the opportunity to perform for their peers. David Dolak, a senior lecturer in the Science & Mathematics...

Eating disorders on rise for youth

By Contributing Writer

April 9, 2012

By Megan Purzarang, Contributing WriterThey can start with something as simple as a critical comment, a billboard image or a magazine cover. They affect all age groups but primarily older children and teenagers. The two most common forms are polar opposites but equally detrimental.They are eating disorders, and despite decades of study and attempts to raise awareness, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are becoming more p...

Mayor touts economic plan

By Kaley Fowler

April 2, 2012

By Megan Purazrang, Contributing WriterThe Chicago region could see its economy grow as it implements a new development plan that seeks to use strategic job and networking ideas to compete againstother regions.The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, an international association that assists governments in programs and research that fight poverty and foster prosperity, partnered with the City of Chicago, the sta...

Herpes wins again

By Contributing Writer

February 13, 2012

Megan Purzarang, Contributing WriterHigh hopes that a new vaccine against genital herpes would successfully protect people from the dreaded disease were recently dashed when the vaccine was found to be largely ineffective.The results of the two-year controlled trial published Jan. 5 in the New England Journal of Medicine were doubly discouraging because the vaccine seemed promising in two earlier but narrower studies.“I was qu...

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