The Columbia Chronicle

Democrats embrace alum’s logo design

By Lisa Schulz

March 5, 2012

Some would say the skyline of Charlotte, N.C., could evoke a thousand words. One Columbia alumna took the challenge, translating those thoughts into a campaign logo that will eventually meet President Barack Obama’s eye.Kelly Koeppel, a 1997 Art & Design alumna, submitted a proposal to work with the Charlotte 2012 Convention Host Committee to design its logo for the upcoming Democratic National Convention through k2form...

Got mo’ money, got mo’ problems

By Brianna Wellen

September 6, 2011

In a decision that was both a practical life-planning move and a terrifying realization, I calculated the total amount of loans I’ve taken out in my college career. It was a lot of money. While I could have been financially smarter in my first years of college—more aggressively seeking scholarships, living off campus, saving a little money—the deed is now done and the next step is figuring out how to pay everything off....

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