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Mental illness cannot be immediate reasoning when tragedy strikes

Mental illness cannot be immediate reasoning when tragedy strikes

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

October 9, 2017

After Stephen Paddock opened fire on thousands of fans at an Oct. 1 country music festival, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds, many speculated whether Paddock had been diagnosed with a mental illn...

Columbia Professor Researches Retention Rates

Columbia Professor Researches Retention Rates

May 12, 2014

After four years of research, Pegeen Reichert Powell, associate professor in the English Department and director of programming for the Writing and Rhetoric courses, has published her first book “Retention and Resistance: Writing Instruction and Students Who Leave.” The boo...

Marques Jones, a senior cinema art + science major, has launched his rap career by the stage name Nick Astro. He will perform as one of eight student headliners at Manifest on May 16 and is currently working on his second independent project, an EP titled Light Skin With That Afro, which will drop this summer.

Featured Artist: Marques Jones

May 12, 2014

Marques Jones, a senior cinema art + science major better known by his stage name Nick Astro, began his rap career by branding himself as that “light skin with that afro.” Growing up li...

Common Ground, Columbia’s LGBTQ student group, advocated for preferred first name changes, which lets student change their first names on student IDs, email addresses and other college documents.

College adopts new gender-inclusive policies

April 28, 2014

After a year of outcry from LGBTQ students, administrators have finalized policies for gender-inclusive housing and preferred first name changes. As of Feb. 11, students can request to change their first name on Oasis, which will officially change their first initial on their email...

Obama delivers acceptance speech

By Kaley Fowler

November 7, 2012

Just as the crowd began to relax after hours of celebrating President Barack Obama's re-election, the lights in McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, dimmed, and a short film about Obama's personal struggles, political ideology and family values began. The audience cheered consistently from scene to scene and instantly exhibited a surge of enthusiasm once the film was replaced by upbeat songs, once again taking to si...

Update from Romney event at the Wit Hotel

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

November 6, 2012

Dan Rutherford, Ill. Treasurer and chair of the Illinois chapter of Mitt Romney’s campaign, addressed a crowd gathered at the Wit Hotel, 201 N. State St., for the Romney party sponsored by the Chicago Young Republicans.Rutherford began his speech by saying that it is a unique time for Illinois. He is proud to have a president from Illinois, “but it’s time to change that,” he said.Rutherford believes there were two ...

What a candidate does on Election Day

By Tyler Davis

November 6, 2012

Today is going to be a busy day for the presidential candidates. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama will be making their final push to voters, attending their campaign’s election day events and, except for Obama, voting.Obama’s stopped by the gym before his campaign event at McCormick Place to play some basketball, according to a tweet from CBS correspondent Mark Knoller. Because Obama came to town on Oct. 25 to vote ea...

Obama opportunity, Romney retreat

By Editorial Board

October 22, 2012

With the presidential election rapidly approaching, it is important for college students to understand how each candidate will handle higher education policy, particularly in the area of student financial aid.President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney have two very different views on the matter, and while the situation for college students during Obama’s first term hasn’t been ideal, his po...

Minority voters could impact 2012 election

By Kaley Fowler

October 15, 2012

The minority population could have a majority impact in determining the winner of the 2012 presidential election.According to Sarah Massey, spokeswoman for the nonpartisan voter advocacy website ProjectVote.org, the vote of minority citizens in swing states could potentially turn the tide of the popular vote despite the electorate’s predominately white make up.“In certain states like Ohio or New Mexico, which are considered ...

Unsuited for office

By Sophia Coleman

September 5, 2012

As if there weren’t enough reasons to throw Paul Ryan into outer space, he has committed yet another faux pas.This time he is offending the fashion world and—combined with his proposals to ban abortion and other attacks on women’s rights—it is truly a misstep that speaks volumes about his character. Mr. VP-hopeful is a child wearing a man’s suit, and though he may look young, he certainly isn’t as hip as he ma...

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