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State program to encourage more students pursue STEM

State program to encourage more students to pursue STEM

March 10, 2018

As more industries look for employees with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and math, Illinois is working to better equip its students for STEM careers.State officials announced a partnersh...

Youth in revolt: Students lead after Florida school shooting

Life is about second chances

By Tyra Bosnic

March 4, 2018

America’s youth has taken their future into their own hands before another mass shooting can claim them.Another school shooting Feb. 14 took the lives of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Schoo...

Anne Marie Mitchell, associate chair and professor in the Communication Department, spoke to students in the combined Agency and PR Campaigns course at 33 E. Congress Pkwy. on Feb. 22.

Partnership with 1871 advertises opportunities

February 25, 2018

Columbia and technology center 1871 have partnered for an advertising and public relations course designed to provide students with professional experience and samples for their portfolios. 1871, located at 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, was founded in 2012 to support Chicago’s...

Compassion for Syrians cannot be conditional

Compassion for Syrians cannot be conditional

By Tyra Bosnic

February 19, 2018

When was the last time you cared about Syria? Was it the last time you saw an injured Syrian child on Twitter? Do you ever think about the thousands dead and millions displaced?While we are choosing to ...

Third Coast Review looks to fill gap left by Gapers Block hiatus

Third Coast Review looks to fill gap left by Gapers Block hiatus

January 25, 2016

Chicago’s arts and culture scene has gotten a little less specialized, thanks to the “indefinite hiatus” of local news site Gapers Block.Founded in 2003 by Andrew Huff, Gapers Block has been one...

Garcia not done yet, runoff brings six more weeks of campaigning

By Metro Reporter

February 25, 2015

The work is not over for Jesus “Chuy” Garcia supporters who danced the night away to blaring basses and saxophones.With 34 percent of the vote Garcia, a Cook County Commissioner, forced Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff that will take place on April 7.For Garcia supporters at the Albambra Palace Resturant, the news comes as no surprise. Foreseeing the runoff, supporters wore buttons urging voters to turn out on April 7. S...

Fall grads deserve commencement

By Editorial Board

December 8, 2014

Hundreds of seniors graduate at the end of each fall semester without a ceremony dedicated specifically to them. These seniors must choose to walk the spring before or wait for the next ceremonies the following spring or not walk across the stage at all.Hosting a fall commencement ceremony is a worthwhile venture that the administration should consider because of the significant number of students who graduate in December.In Spring...

Can Columbia keep gaming’s sexism out of the classroom?

By Features Editor

December 1, 2014

Amanda Hamrick addressed the panel at the Nov. 12 Columbia College Assembly matter-of-factly. As student senator from the Interactive Arts & Media Department, she wanted to know what the college was doing to prepare female students in gaming for the gender discrimination they are likely to experience in the historically male-dominated industry.The panel, which included Vice President of Student Success, Mark Kelly, and dis...

Colleges should honor wage hikes

By Editorial Board

December 1, 2014

The issue of increasing the minimum wage has sparked nationwide debate. As more states pass referendums to raise the minimum wage, some universities struggle to compensate for the necessary increases.This issue is prevalent for some Michigan colleges after a referendum was passed in May mandating that the minimum wage increase slightly each year until 2018, when it reaches $9.25 an hour, according to a May 27 press releas...

Uneven wealth distribution affects more than just income

By Maria Castellucci Opinions Editor

October 6, 2014

Mohamed El-Erian, former CEO of Pacific Investment Management Company, a global investment management firm, gained notoriety after a blog post went viral last week where he admitted the reason he quit his job last January was because his 10-year-old daughter presented him with a list of 22 events he missed in her life.Commentators praised El-Erian for quitting his high-profile job to spend more quality time with his child, bu...

Free agency frenzy

Ihmoud's Moods

By Media Relations Editor

March 17, 2014

The Chicago Cubs and White Sox are projected to depress baseball fans across the city this summer, and if it were not for NFL free agency, I would have to unjustly bore you with news of spring baseball t...

Cutting print editions of college newspapers disservice to campus

By Gabrielle Rosas

April 16, 2012

Research conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2010 showed that the print newspaper is slowly becoming a nostalgic item. Approximately half of U.S. citizens get their news online, preferring the mobility and accessibility of an iPad or laptop. In fact, 44 percent of people who took the survey said they get most of their news from the Web or on a mobile device. The future of the mainstream media lies in the post-digital ag...

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