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Real Friends ‘move forward’ with documentary, new music

Real Friends ‘move forward’ with documentary, new music

February 23, 2015

In 2008, Kyle Fasel (bass), Dave Knox (guitar), Dan Lambton (vocals), Eric Haines (guitar) and Brian Blake (drums) started Real Friends, a crossover pop-punk and emo band based out of Tinley Park, Illinoi...

Data surge, outages prompt partnership, cost college money

Data surge, outages prompt partnership, cost college money

February 2, 2015

Amid the college’s long-touted plan to push classroom content from OASIS to Moodle, a huge  surge in uploads caused the learning management system to crash Jan. 22, prompting some members of the ca...

Protesters march against lack of indictment

By Copy Chief

December 9, 2014

At first glance, the crowd gathered on the corner of East Jackson and South State streets on Dec. 4 could have been mistaken for a rush-hour pedestrian traffic jam. However, the shouts over the loudspeaker of “Black lives matter” quickly confirmed it was the scene of a protest.The group of 100-plus people congregated in the heart of a Thursday rush hour to protest the lack of indictment in the case of Eric Garner, a ma...

Police lack comprehensive training, use excessive force

By Managing Editor

December 1, 2014

Having been raised by a police officer, I heard of numerous encounters my father faced as a sergeant in the Anaheim Police Department in Orange County, California. I grew up fearing and despising the men and women I saw behind bars while idolizing every police officer I came across.I was taught that officers are often put in situations where they have to defend themselves or the public with little time to think and react. However,...

Jake Gyllenhaal goes all-in for psychological ‘Nightcrawler’ role

Jake Gyllenhaal goes all-in for psychological ‘Nightcrawler’ role

November 10, 2014

On the morning news, viewers see footage of crimes, accidents and the aftermath of some of the most painful things a person can experience. But what are the costs some people pay to get that gruesome foo...

College’s million-dollar deficit shrinks

College’s million-dollar deficit shrinks

April 22, 2014

Despite falling enrollment and rising tuition, Columbia’s budgetary turbulence may finally be stabilizing. An unexpected combination of better than predicted enrollment numbers, increased tuition cost and decreased departmental spending has reduced the college’s $3.5 million de...

Featured Artist: Charles Matz

Featured Artist: Charles Matz

April 21, 2014

Sophomore photography major Charles Matz works out of his parents’ garage to create glass marbles, pendants and pipes to grow his blossoming glassblowing company, Matz Glass.Drawing inspiration from as...

Supreme Court decision puts politics up for sale

April 14, 2014

Tracking money in politics has become increasingly difficult, not only because of the sheer volume of donations, but also because many of them are channeled through 527 committees or “charitable” organizations that lack any campaign contribution limits. In the 2012 election, billions of dollars flowed to candidates’ arsenals from both partisan corporate groups and individuals, significantly influencing local and natio...

Heart failure meets its match

Heart failure meets its match

March 3, 2014

Heart attack survivors may be able to better ward off heart failure with a new development in heart attack recovery treatment.According to a study published Feb. 19 in Science Translational Medicine, a pig...

Police clock in, budget clocks out

February 17, 2014

The Chicago Police Department’s current strategy of transferring officers from their desk jobs to the streets successfully reduced crime in 2013, but it carried an unreasonably high price tag. The overtime bill ran up to $103.5 million, nearly $10 million more than the department projected in the 2013 budget. The overinflated cost raises questions about how effectively the police department is utilizing its resources and whet...

Emanuel takes tax increase off the table

By Editorial Board

October 21, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced his $8.3 billion budget proposal for 2013 to the City Council on Oct. 10. According to Crain’s Chicago Business, it features no new taxes or fees, but instead relies on generating revenue through enhanced debt collection, fines generated by the city’s new speed cameras, economic growth and layoffs.After this year’s increased fees, such as those on city water use and street parking, the abse...

Nonprofit restaurant drawing ill-founded complaints

By Editorial Board

October 14, 2012

Panera Bread opened a nonprofit restaurant in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood on June 21 that allows customers to pay as much or as little for their meals as they are able. Recently, some members of the community have complained that the restaurant, called Panera Cares, 616 W. Diversey Parkway, is attracting a rough crowd, though police said they have not seen an increase in crime because of the restaurant.Panera Cares, whic...

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