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Editor’s Note: Support student media in honor of Student Press Freedom Day

Editor’s Note: Support student media in honor of Student Press Freedom Day

January 28, 2019

In April 2018, student newsrooms nationwide used #savestudentnewsrooms to advocate for student journalists and stress the importance of campus media. The campaign was launched in response to several problems...

Chicago, the puppetry capital of the world for 11 days

Chicago, the puppetry capital of the world for 11 days

By Kendall Polidori

January 25, 2019

With more than 100 performances and 24 shows and events from 10 different countries, the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival hits the city for its third year this month, with Columbia once again par...

Mandatory minimums have not worked before, will not work now

December 12, 2016

One day after Noel Sanchez, commander of the South Chicago police district, was shot at while on duty Dec. 1, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson called for increased penalties for gun offenses.It is not difficult to understand where Johnson is coming from or why he said people think violent crimes are a “joke.” Unfortunately, gun-related crimes are commonplace in Chicago. The total number of shooting victims in...

Labor board rules in favor of staff who teach, P-Fac appeals

Labor board rules in favor of staff who teach, P-Fac appeals

September 19, 2016

The approximately 55 full-time staff members who teach part-time cannot be denied representation by the college’s part-time faculty union, according to an Aug. 30 ruling by the National Labor Relati...

P-Fac wins years-long case against college

P-Fac wins years-long case against college

April 11, 2016

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled in favor of the college’s Part-Time Faculty Union in a dispute over whether the college was within its rights to cut the number of credit hours taught by...

P-Fac’s 13 labor law allegations passed back to college

P-Fac’s 13 labor law allegations passed back to college

February 29, 2016

Columbia’s part-time faculty union, P-Fac, filed 13 labor law disputes that the Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board deferred for settlement by the contractual grievance and arbitratio...

Artists leave mark in Grant Park

Artists leave mark in Grant Park

February 1, 2016

Chicago is already home to hundreds of artists, but nearly 400,000 more may soon join the city—at least in name.Tony Tasset, an artist and professor in the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Art Dep...

Full-time staff and P-Fac  disagree on union inclusion

Full-time staff and P-Fac disagree on union inclusion

November 23, 2015

Full-time staff members who teach at the college are calling for representation by Columbia’s part-time faculty union but are facing pushback from members of the adjunct union’s steering committee, accordi...

US of CC continues fight for cost-of-living increase

US of CC continues fight for cost-of-living increase

November 23, 2015

after three years of bargaining with the college, Columbia’s staff union still may not see cost-of-living raises in its upcoming contract, according to statements made by President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim ...

Good Southern cooking gets ultra-urban twist

Good Southern cooking gets ultra-urban twist

May 5, 2014

At the far end of a cobblestone alleyway surrounded by brick walls with chipping paint, the smell of Texas-style barbecue lingers in the West Loop. The source of the smell is Green Street Smoked Meats, ...

Sleeping At Last still wide awake

Sleeping At Last still wide awake

March 31, 2014

As the Christian-rock genre was reaching its peak in 1999, Christian rockers Sleeping At Last were just hitting their stride in Wheaton, Ill. Over the course of the next decade, the members went from emo o...

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...

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