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New minors expand students’ ‘Columbia recipe’

New minors expand students’ ‘Columbia recipe’

February 1, 2020

Several new minors have been approved by the provost’s office and will soon be introduced to the college’s course catalog to provide students with the opportunity of branching out into different discip...

Tarot next trend in self-love culture

Tarot next trend in self-love culture

By Alexandra Yetter

February 2, 2019

With over 30,000 followers on Instagram, yoga instructor and intuitive healer Kate Van Horn is part of a growing social media trend of spirituality intersecting with health and wellness.What some may ...

Joe Maddon and his wife Jaye Maddon served guests during their annual Thankmas dinner at St. Leonard's Ministries, 2120 W. Warren Blvd, Jan. 17.

Cubs, Citypak Project give back at Thanksmas

January 18, 2019

From the diamond to the kitchen, Cubs manager Joe Maddon served food as part of his annual Thanksmas event Jan. 17. Maddon with other members of the Cubs organization, including Rick Sutcliffe and Cla...

Faculty Senate approves new majors, minors

Faculty Senate approves new majors, minors

January 2, 2019

The Faculty Senate approved eight new programs and policies to the college's curriculum for the 2019–2020 academic year. The new programs, approved at the Dec. 7 meeting, include an audio arts bachelor's...

‘Darkest Hour’ shines bright

Gary Oldman stars as Winston Churchill in

By Brock Stillmunks

December 4, 2017

A battlefield blazes with fire as bombs fly through the French countryside and destroy everything in their path. Cries of wounded soldiers fade as the camera lingers on a young man’s soot-covered che...

No time limit on justice when adults molest minors

April 18, 2016

Former Speaker of the House, Congressman from Illinois and Yorkville High School wrestling coach Dennis Hastert has been convicted of illegally structuring bank withdrawals to pay for the silence of one of his alleged sexual abuse victims, according to an April 8 New York Times article. Federal investigators discovered that Hastert was withdrawing large sums of money, which were used to pay off a former student. The prosecutio...

Columbia College Transfer Students

College eases transfer process with IAI

September 2, 2014

With the decline of transfer student enrollment in recent years exceeding the decline in new freshmen enrollment, Columbia’s administration is implementing transfer-friendly policies.  Effective this semester, the school has joined the Illinois Articulation Initiative, making tran...

How-to: Simple Sun Salutation

March 17, 2014

Sivananda Yoga's approach to the sun salutation brings prana, or energy, into the body with an emphasis on correct breathing techniques. Katrina Ryan, a yoga instructor at the Columbia Dance Center, 1306 ...

Punk Flock: Uncovering Chicago’s subculture of eccentric nomads

September 3, 2013

At 18 years old, D.J. Pommerville was eating pizza out of the trash, sneaking onto cross-country rail cars and getting drunk under highway bridges. Now, he's 33 and still dumpster diving. The only thing that's changed is he gets asked for his autograph. Pommerville is known as the crust lord, the figurative leader of a community of young panhandling travelers called crusties.Every summer, packs of crusties—mostly white, reb...

Privatization factors into youth homelessness

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 24, 2012

As the city looks to decrease spending, programs that combat teen homelessness have undergone a reduction in staffing and funding.Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Aug. 23 that privatizing transportation services for the homeless would save the city $1.7 million, which would affect 17,000 at-risk youths on the streets or living with other families. This came after the Illinois House of Representatives voted to decrease the budg...

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