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Autocorrect a lazy man’s technology?

Autocorrect a lazy man’s technology?

By Sports & Health Editor

March 31, 2014

As cellphone users become increasingly reliant on autocorrect, engineers are working to make the service more efficient without erasing users’ literacy skills.Computer scientists view autocorrect as a functi...

Food movement sparked by professor

Food movement sparked by professor

March 10, 2014

What started as an illegal but harmless chicken farm in a Columbia professor’s backyard is now a Chipotle-sponsored documentary about where food comes from. “Food Patriots,” produced by Groundswell Educational Films—a nonprofit production company co-founded by Jeff Spitz, a...

Chicago Blackhawks take stadium series by storm

Chicago Blackhawks take stadium series by storm

March 10, 2014

The 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series found a home in the Bears' den as it hosted the Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins in an outdoor game at Soldier Field, 1410 Museum Campus Drive, on Mar...

City Council protection of children hypocritical

By Metro Editor

February 24, 2014

In the last year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Council have implemented many ordinances and programs under the guise of protecting Chicago’s children. Though the children are the justification, revenue and national attention are the real motivators for these often-controversial pieces of legislation. The city is not fooling taxpayers when they use emotionally charged justifications, so the aldermen and Emanuel should be m...

Driving human emotions

Driving human emotions

February 17, 2014

Driving can be a very stressful activity, especially in Chicago. But what if cars could detect a driver’s emotional state and possibly prevent an accident?This is the goal for a team of researchers from th...

Athlete Profile: Max Schneider

Athlete Profile: Max Schneider

February 3, 2014

Max Schneider is a three-time Illinois State Finals placer and two time wrestling champion. He was ranked No. 3 in the nation at the 152-pound weight class when he graduated from Lane Tech College Prep...

Working out at work

Working out at work

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

February 3, 2014

Being a Workaholic or serial Netflix binger is no longer a good excuse for skipping exercise.The Stamina 55-1610 InMotion E1000 Elliptical Trainer, created by Stamina Products Inc., has tension-adjuste...

College optimistic amid trustee resignations

By Campus Editor

November 30, 2013

Six members of Columbia’s board of trustees have resigned since President Kwang-Wu Kim and Richard Kiphart, chair of the board, assumed their new positions. Allen Turner resigned as chair in February and officially stepped down in March when Kiphart took over. Since August, six of the 37 board members have submitted their resignations, resulting in the departure of Ellen Stone Belic, a Chicago psychotherapist; Ralph Gidw...

Local colleges not consistent with crime statistics

By Campus Editor

October 17, 2013

Columbia’s annual crime Statistics & Fire Safety Report shows the college has a higher crime rate than neighboring institutions, but the data may be skewed because of a reporting technicality.The report shows 15 on-campus forcible sexual offenses from 2010–2012, which is twice as many as other Loop campuses. DePaul and Robert Morris universities both reported zero forcible sexual offenses on their Loop campuses, whi...

49th Ward spring clean up

By James Foster

April 23, 2013

Rogers Park residents and members of Lawrence Hall Youth Services joined the 49th Ward to host its 23rd Annual Spring Clean-Up on Saturday, April 20 following a major rainstorm. The residents said they decided to clean to motivate others in the area to clean their environment, meet other community members and take care of their neighborhood.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="http://columbiachro...

Illinois hazy on medical marijuana legalization

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

December 3, 2012

Proponents of legalizing medical marijuana are urging Illinois House representatives to vote in favor of a medical cannabis bill that will be considered during the week of Dec. 3.If it passes both houses of the General Assembly, State House Bill 30 would enact a three-year pilot program providing patients with serious medical conditions limited access to cannabis. It would be the most restrictive medical marijuana bill in the count...

Keep encouraging parent involvement in education

By Editorial Board

November 12, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Oct. 30 that 70 Chicago public schools have teamed up with Walgreens to give cards worth $25 of store credit to parents who pick up their children’s report card and participate in parent-teacher conferences.The participating schools have had problems maintaining parental involvement, according to an Oct. 30 press release from the mayor’s office.Some headlines are calling the program bribe...

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