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Moral dilemmas

Moral decision-making influenced by gender

April 20, 2015

Is it moral to end one life in order to spare five?Dilemmas like this, as well as the process used to arrive at a decision, are heavily influenced by gender, according to “Gender Differences in Resp...

Columbia students, staff ask campus to ‘face’ sexual assault

By Campus Reporter

February 23, 2015

As sexual assault awareness remains a prominent topic on college campuses, Columbia is keeping the conversation going.“Face It,” created by  sophomore art + materials conservation major and President of the Student Government Association Sara Kalinoski, and sophomore art + design student Robin Hopkins, consists of mirrors in the lobbies of multiple campus buildings, including the 600 S. Michigan Ave., 618 S. Michigan Ave., ...

Lead singer Leah Wellbaum, bassist Kyle Bann and drummer Will Gorin form the Brooklyn-based rock trio Slothrust, who draws its influence from bands like Nirvana.

Slothrust brings ‘Juice’ to grunge sound

February 16, 2015

Slothrust, a Brooklyn-based trio consisting of lead singer and guitarist Leah Wellbaum, bassist Kyle Bann and drummer Will Gorin, infuses Nirvana-like raw emotion while putting its own original spin on the g...

Loud ladies: the necessity of the female voice

By Opinions Editor

January 26, 2015

In the media and in real life, men constantly bemoan it. It tortures their psyche and keeps them up at night, preventing them from properly functioning among their fellow men. What is this cruel thing that haunts the male species?Women talking.How much are women really talking, though, and are they speaking when it really matters? According to a 2011 Johnson Cornell University study titled “Who Takes the Floor and Why: Ge...

Clint Eastwood’s controversial new film “American Sniper” stars Bradly Cooper as sharpshooting Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. The film has been nominated for a total of six 2015 Academy Awards, including “Best Picture,” “Best Original Screenplay” and “Best Actor,” Cooper’s third nomination. 

High-minded ‘American Sniper’ portrays war as a video game

January 26, 2015

In an early scene, the protagonist’s father talks about sheep, wolves and sheepdogs, setting up the metaphor for Chris Kyle’s character. The audience may view him as a sheep, blindly following ord...

Can Columbia keep gaming’s sexism out of the classroom?

By Features Editor

December 1, 2014

Amanda Hamrick addressed the panel at the Nov. 12 Columbia College Assembly matter-of-factly. As student senator from the Interactive Arts & Media Department, she wanted to know what the college was doing to prepare female students in gaming for the gender discrimination they are likely to experience in the historically male-dominated industry.The panel, which included Vice President of Student Success, Mark Kelly, and dis...

‘STEM’ disparity has early origin

Portrait of Marie Curie in her laboratory

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

December 1, 2014

The gap between the sexes in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics has narrowed considerably since the 1970s. Although that disparity has been addressed in certain respects, the root ...

‘Men, Women & Children’ has connectivity problems

‘Men, Women & Children’ has connectivity problems

October 6, 2014

Evolving social media and technology have drastically altered the way we interact as human beings. It should come as no surprise that films have attempted to capture the dangers of this rapidly changing ...

Forgetting alumni harms Columbia

By Editorial Board

October 6, 2014

With yet another decline in enrollment, a history of weak fundraising and a likely tuition increase looming next year, the need for communication between Columbia and its alumni is more important than ever.Alumni are one of a college’s most valuable resources, second only to its current students. Connections with alumni cultivate relationships with students that provide internship and job opportunities. A strong relationship...

Sexual Preferences

Research finds sexual preference varies among men and women

October 6, 2014

JAN ANTFOLK, A postdoctoral researcher in the department of psychology and logopedics at Abo Akademi University in Finland, along with other researchers conducted a study published Sept. 19 that shed mo...

HeForShe seeks joint effort for gender equality

By Kyra Senese Managing Editor

September 29, 2014

Emma Watson, the famous actress-turned United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador, made headlines last week when she called on men to join the fight for gender equality on Sept. 20 at the UN Headquarters in New York City.Watson spoke on behalf of the HeForShe campaign, an international movement that aims to unite both genders to achieve gender equality worldwide, according to the campaign website.“We want to end gender in...

Fund minority community colleges

April 21, 2014

Since 1991, minority enrollment in higher education has risen among all races and ethnicities. President Barack Obama’s support for minority-serving institutions, or MSIs, has been steady despite increasing costs. However, backing from the government needs to further extend to community colleges to better serve minority students.Approximately 45 percent of minority students attend two-year community colleges, which are more affordable bu...

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