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“The Giver” defies dystopian trends

By Managing Editor

August 15, 2014

A world defined by strict rules and no emotion is created in director Phillip Noyce’s latest film “The Giver,” which premiered Aug. 15.Based on Lois Lowry’s lauded 1993 novel by the same name, “The Giver” is the most recent novel-to-film adaptation that explores life in a dystopian society. While lacking the action-packed scenes and adrenaline-fueled plots of “Divergent” and “The Hunger Games,” “The Giver...

of Montreal

Of Montreal standing strong

May 12, 2014

Like The Beatles on acid, of Montreal is simultaneously jarring yet soothing, acting as a curious vessel for the meandering and shocking narratives frontman Kevin Barnes delivers in his trademark murm...

Noisy roots, new routes

Virtuoso guitarist Ryley Walker has hardcore punk and free jazz roots but in the last five years has expanded to folk music, weaving together an ethereal fingerstyle with organic improvisation. His debut solo album, All Kinds of You, is scheduled for release April 15. 

By Arts & Culture Editor

April 7, 2014

First known as an active member of Chicago’s chaotic noise-jazz scene, 24-year-old singer/songwriter Ryley Walker put aside his effects pedals in favor of the simplicity of his own voice and acoustic gui...

Athlete Profile: Chelsea Lemon

Athlete Profile: Chelsea Lemon

By Copy Editor

April 7, 2014

Chelsea Lemon, one of the co-captains of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s dance team, led the Saluki Shakers to the Universal Dance Association’s national competition in Orlando last year....

New technology illustrates complex human-environment relationship

ARIES conveys how nature and humans interact

By Sports and Health Editor

April 7, 2014

Climate change may have a stronger influence on the relationship between humans and the environment than previously thought, illustrating the need to develop technologies to study this interaction.To bette...

Provide equality for all who teach

March 31, 2014

P-Fac, Columbia’s part-time faculty union, settled its tense contract negotiation with the college in fall 2013. The staff union, United Staff of Columbia College, is currently bargaining for its contract, but one group of teachers is falling between the cracks: staff members who teach part-time.Staff Who Teach, an independent group of Columbia staff members who teach classes, created a petition March 11 asking P-Fac to a...

Lorde

Lorde Almighty

March 31, 2014

Under a twinkling night sky dusted with surreal clouds stands a miniature castle and a meek, doe-eyed Lorde, wearing an oversized blouse and suit pants, wailing above a pulsating beat to a crowd.“You cou...

Someone you should know: Lara Marie Schoenhals

Someone you should know: Lara Marie Schoenhals

March 31, 2014

Lara Marie Schoenhals, a 2008 film & video alumna, never thought she would graduate and go onto become a New York Times best-selling author. But one night in 2010 spurred a series of events that would lead her to do just that. Schoenhals’ good friend Tanner Cohen came up...

Chicago awarded digital lab

Chicago awarded digital lab

March 17, 2014

Chicago will soon be at the forefront of a digital manufacturing revolution after being awarded a new research center Feb. 23 in a federal competition.President Barack Obama encouraged cities last May...

Mozart’s inheritance: Discovering the science behind child prodigies

By Opinions Editor

March 10, 2014

At 10 p.m. on a Tuesday night, most 11-year-olds are already in bed after an afternoon of soccer practice, homework and TV. Yerin Yang, however, is arched over the polished ebony surface of a Steinway piano in Palatine, Ill., intently studying a 50-page Chopin concerto and practicing for the chance to perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Barefoot in her teacher’s softly lit studio, Yang moves her small hands acro...

Athlete Profile: Jonathan Jackson

Athlete Profile: Jonathan Jackson

March 10, 2014

Despite a season-ending injury last year, Chicago native and Indiana State University senior Jonathan Jackson won first place in the 800-meter sprint at the Missouri Valley Conference 2014 Indoor Tra...

Andrew Small (middle) studied music at Yale University and is now touring with Jayme Stone. 

Canadian banjoist brings folk to Chicago

March 3, 2014

Jayme Stone is proof there is still a place for traditional folk music in the modern world. Although it is encouraging that folk has found its way into pop music with the help of bands like Mumford & ...

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