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Brianna Planter

Featured Athlete: Brianna Planter

October 27, 2014

Brianna Planter, a junior dance major, taught herself how to dance at age 9. Now in college, she is the new choreographer of the Poms, Columbia’s dance team.Planter said she first found her competiti...

Bruce Rauner’s action nothing short of disrespectful

By Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2014

As a student journalist at Columbia, it is not uncommon to come to a journalism class on time and then be out the door, en route to a press conference, moments later. There is no better preparation for learning how to write hard news stories than to be thrown head-first into covering one. There is no preparation for the day when you become a headline, though, which was the case for a dozen journalism students at the col...

NFL scores touchdown against domestic violence

By Editorial Board

September 8, 2014

Following intense public scrutiny, the National Football League announced Aug. 28 that players would face increased penalties for domestic violence offenses.In July, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension for assaulting his fiancée, an act that was caught on camera and made public. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell experienced backlash for the light punishment he issued. It was a significantly mo...

Notable Native: Shawn Taylor

Shawn Taylor

By Features Editor

September 2, 2014

Shawn Taylor has noticed a troubling trend in her hometown of Alton, Illinois, a small town about 300 miles south of Chicago where black men are dying as young as 50, often leaving a heartbroken family w...

The college's new diploma, designed by Hannah Rebernick, a Columbia graphic design alumna, incorporates the college's new seal.

Pimp my diploma: Columbia gives a new look to its sheepskin

May 5, 2014

Columbia graduates are about to look more legit. To address graduates’ com- plaints that employers question the legitimacy of their 9-by-9 inch square diplomas, which were implemented in ...

Bring farmers markets to West Side

April 21, 2014

Despite a sputtering spring, it’s almost summer in Chicago, which means the city’s farmers markets will soon be in full swing. However, not all Chicagoans have access to market stalls and fresh produce.Of the city’s 44 markets, only nine are located on the West Side. Among those, only one is south of the Eisenhower Expressway, leaving Lawndale and other lower West Side neighborhoods without easy access to the markets. Whi...

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Ihmoud's Moods

By Media Relations Editor

April 14, 2014

Life is too short to force people into limited lifestyles. A one way in, one way out policy—like the one proposed by NBA commissioner Adam Silver—is unfair because each individual player has his or her...

Students want revisions to Columbia’s sexual assault policy

April 7, 2014

Approximately 12 students from various student organizations gathered in the second floor lobby of the 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building April 1 to discuss the formation of a new student committee that would addr...

Student complaint system needs revision

April 7, 2014

When a student has a personal disagreement with a professor, the two should ideally sort it out themselves —however, that does not always happen. As reported March 31 by The Chronicle, such was the case when a student complained last semester about Humanities, History & Social Sciences professor Iymen Chehade’s “The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict” class.The student, who considered content of Chehade’s class biased, compla...

Columbia celebrates Earth with climate award

By Assistant Campus Editor

March 10, 2014

Columbia’s campus might currently be cold and dreary, but it has been selected as one of the leading green schools in the country.Columbia has been named a finalist as one of 20 U.S. colleges for the 2014 Climate Leadership Award from Second Nature, an organization whose mission is to sustainably transform higher education.Second Nature works with the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, an organization...

See how they hear: New study finds heightened hearing in blind mice

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

February 17, 2014

Vision loss may enhance the ability to differentiate between frequencies and pitches, which could make for better musicality, according to a recent study out of Johns Hopkins University.The study, published Feb. 5 in Neuron, a biweekly scientific journal, found that blind mice were able to hear softer sounds and better distinguish different frequencies than they could when they could see. The study showed the majority of chan...

Northwestern heavyweight wrestler Mike McMullan practices with 184 lb wrestler Jacob Berkowitz at Anderson Hall on Thursday, February 6th.

Heavyweight wrestler acknowledged for achievements

February 10, 2014

Mike McMullan, a junior journalism and political science major at Northwestern University, was named the Big Ten Conference’s Wrestler of the Week on Jan. 14, the Wildcats’ first weekly award in mor...

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