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Taxi drivers protest UberX

Taxi drivers protest UberX

February 23, 2015

Taxi drivers honked their horns to protest the unregulated ridesharing industry, swarming Daley Plaza continuously, circling the block for hours until a press conference later that morning on Feb. 17 by...

‘Black or White’ leaves no room for gray area

‘Black or White’ leaves no room for gray area

February 16, 2015

In America, conversations about race often take place in a world of gray. The film “Black or White,” a new family drama written and directed by Mike Binder, does not take place in this world, thou...

Featured Athlete: Yulia Shupenia

Featured Athlete: Yulia Shupenia

February 16, 2015

Yulia Shupenia, a 20-year-old sophomore communications major at DePaul University, was named the BIG EAST Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week on Feb. 9 by the BIG EAST Conference. Shupenia plays on D...

‘Jupiter Ascending’ stuns visually, story stagnates

‘Jupiter Ascending’ stuns visually, story stagnates

February 9, 2015

In the recent sci-fi film “Jupiter Ascending,” Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) is a humble housecleaner who turns into space royalty in a “Star Wars”-meets-“Cinderella” story, in which she saves ...

No refuge for degenerates in ‘The Boy Next Door’

No refuge for degenerates in ‘The Boy Next Door’

February 2, 2015

Considering the premise of “The Boy Next Door,” its only hope is that the filmmakers take a deep plunge into the story to make the movie either a calamity of hilarious proportions or another surpris...

Filmmaker finally finishing film

Filmmaker finally finishing film

February 2, 2015

Filmmaking can be a tricky business. From funding to post-production, filmmakers must overcome many hurdles to translate a vision to the silver screen.Rob Christopher, a ‘97 alumnus of Columbia’s ...

‘Cake’ baked with fake sugar

‘Cake’ baked with fake sugar

January 30, 2015

When Claire Bennett, played by Jennifer Aniston, says “I don’t believe in ghosts,” it is clear she is talking about the own ghosts of her past. Though Bennett knows her ghosts are real— her own ...

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

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...

News of student deaths a necessity

By Editorial Board

January 26, 2015

Quinn Kyles, a sophomore radio major, died in a tragic car accident in Indiana on Dec. 22, 2014, according to a Dec. 24 Chicago Tribune article. The college did not announce Kyles’ death until the afternoon of Jan. 8, and the announcement only notified the Radio Department of the student’s death, not the Columbia community at large. The announcement was short and simple, with little said of Kyles. Regardless of whether ...

School of Media Arts introduces new Communication & Media Innovation Department

School of Media Arts introduces new Communication & Media Innovation Department

December 22, 2014

The Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations departments now have a final department name as the Communication & Media Innovation Department following months of planning how to effectively combine...

Director goes all in with new film ‘The Gambler’

Director goes all in with new film ‘The Gambler’

December 8, 2014

Director Rupert Wyatt is still new to the Hollywood landscape. Having only directed three feature films—“The Escapist,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “The Gambler”—he is still le...

Pine, Kendrick sing their way to big screen in ‘Into The Woods’

Pine, Kendrick sing their way to big screen in ‘Into The Woods’

December 1, 2014

After directing movie recreations of classic musicals “Annie” and “Chicago,” Rob Marshall is bringing Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical “Into The Woods” to the big screen Dec. 25 through...

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