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Voting is millennials’ civic duty

By Editorial Board

November 3, 2014

Despite the best efforts of the Democratic and Republican parties to attract voters for the looming Nov. 4 election, young voters are less likely to participate this year than in the 2012 elections. That is regrettable because this is a vital opportunity to make their voices heard.An April 29 Harvard University Institute of Politics poll found that only 23 percent of voters ages 18–29 plan to vote in the midterm elections. Th...

Featured Artist: Marques Jones

Featured Artist: Marques Jones

May 12, 2014

Marques Jones, a senior cinema art + science major better known by his stage name Nick Astro, began his rap career by branding himself as that “light skin with that afro.” Growing up li...

College adopts new gender-inclusive policies

College adopts new gender-inclusive policies

April 28, 2014

After a year of outcry from LGBTQ students, administrators have finalized policies for gender-inclusive housing and preferred first name changes. As of Feb. 11, students can request to change their first name on Oasis, which will officially change their first initial on their email...

What’s in a name? Inconsistencies in the weed industry could mean inaccurate strain classification and bad bud

What’s in a name? Inconsistencies in the weed industry could mean inaccurate strain classification and bad bud

By Assistant Campus Editor

April 21, 2014

OG Kush, PurpleHaze, Grand-daddy Purp, Sour Diesel—these are the unconventional names of some of your local dispensary’s most popular weed strains, each promising its own unique experience. But accordi...

Petcoke stockpiles face stricter rules

Petcoke stockpiles face stricter rules

April 14, 2014

After months of fielding complaints from Southeast Side residents, legislation to regulate petroleum coke, or petcoke—a harmful waste product of oil refineries that is stored along the banks of the Calumet Riv...

Featured Artist: Ellis Peters

Featured Artist: Ellis Peters

March 17, 2014

Ellis Peters, a junior marketing communication major, saw his creations paraded down the runway for the first time during a March 8 fashion show benefiting the United Nations Children’s Fund at Depaul’s Cortelyou Commons, 2324 N. Fremont St. Peters’ dark, urban streetwear pie...

Ukraine requires diplomatic balance

March 10, 2014

Ukraine, a country currently in the midst of an internal conflict, got an unwelcome visitor March 2 when neighboring Russia sent troops into its Crimea region, a strategic military hub. While no fighting has occurred between the two countries, the move has attracted criticism from foreign powers for the threat it poses to Ukrainian independence.President Barack Obama made a statement Feb. 28 supporting Ukrainian independence and condemning Russia’...

Rivers rocks Columbia’s boat

Rivers rocks Columbia’s boat

February 24, 2014

From Chicago’s Second City stage and “Saturday Night Live,” to “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” and “Fashion Police,” from books and theater to television, movies and even albums, Joan Rivers has run the proverbial comedy gamut. Renowned for her unrelenting digs...

Preview: We Become Each Other’s Unmakers

February 17, 2014

The We Become Each Other's Unmakers exhibition in the C33 Gallery, 33 E. Congress Parkway, gives visitors a glimpse into the development of Interdisciplinary Arts and Creative Writing graduate student proj...

Obama delivers acceptance speech

By Kaley Fowler

November 7, 2012

Just as the crowd began to relax after hours of celebrating President Barack Obama's re-election, the lights in McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, dimmed, and a short film about Obama's personal struggles, political ideology and family values began. The audience cheered consistently from scene to scene and instantly exhibited a surge of enthusiasm once the film was replaced by upbeat songs, once again taking to si...

What a candidate does on Election Day

By Tyler Davis

November 6, 2012

Today is going to be a busy day for the presidential candidates. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama will be making their final push to voters, attending their campaign’s election day events and, except for Obama, voting.Obama’s stopped by the gym before his campaign event at McCormick Place to play some basketball, according to a tweet from CBS correspondent Mark Knoller. Because Obama came to town on Oct. 25 to vote ea...

Employers should stay out of politics

By Editorial Board

November 5, 2012

An unexpected result of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, which allows corporations significantly greater freedom in regards to political spending, is that employers can now send political materials to their employees. Several large companies have sent mailings and  memos to employees that endorse candidates, some of which claim their jobs could be threatened if a particular candidate wins.David Siegel...

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