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College rebrand—too little for too much

September 26, 2016

Columbia officially debuted the results of a yearlong effort to rebrand the school on Sept. 19. The project includes a new word mark with a bolder font and more spacing in the logo. The college also eliminated “Live What You Love” as a slogan and gave the college some official colors.Columbia’s branding was undoubtedly in need of improvement, so the initiative to redo it made sense. However, the direction the college...

Alumnae panel: From classrooms to startups

Alumnae panel: From classrooms to startups

April 4, 2016

Columbia never prepared Lauren McGrady to work for a big corporation—it was preparing her to start and operate her own business. The lessons she learned paid off. Today, she decides every product her co...

Lorde ushers in 18th year on high note with ‘Mockingjay’

By Managing Editor

November 10, 2014

Most people would not recognize the name Ella Yelich-O’Connor if they heard it on the street, but the pop-phenomenon who calls herself Lorde on stage has maintained her fame in the music industry since she burst into the scene with her Platinum record Pure Heroinein 2013.The singer turned 18 on Nov. 7, which may be surprising to her less-informed, casual fans seeing as she has accomplished more in the last couple years t...

Climate policies gain steam after march, summit

Climate policies gain steam after march, summit

September 29, 2014

THE ISSUE OF climate change continues to garner attentionworldwide following the Sept. 21 People’s Climate March and Sept. 23 UN Climate Summit in New York City. Research on global environmental issues concer...

Have some school spirit

By Heather Scroering

September 25, 2012

My high school, an all-girls Catholic school, was often joked about by the all-boys schools in my hometown as being a “daycare” equipped with coloring books and crayons to keep us gals occupied. In reality, it was a challenging college prep school that truly pushed women who later became Ivy-Leaguers, Broadway actresses, accomplished sports players and more.Now, as a student at Columbia, I find myself hearing both insider...

Big Ten and Big East Tournament predictions

By Lindsey Woods

March 5, 2012

The Big Ten Tournament:Lindsey Says...The Michigan State University SpartansThe Spartans finished the season strong (13-4 in the Big Ten and 24-6 all season) and dominated the Big Ten for the past couple of weeks. But momentum won’t be the only thing propelling them to a win in the tournament.While the East Lansing lads may not have as ostentatious an offense as the Ohio State Buckeyes or Indiana, their defense will shut ...

New laws can’t stop cyber bullies

By Gabrielle Rosas

January 17, 2012

Most people have probably heard sad stories of cyber bullying, ending in self-harm or suicide. In most cases, the harm could not be prevented because of the will of an angry student and the accessibility of the Internet. For the past few years, new laws have been passed across the country to make the consequences of cyber bullying harsher, but this will not be enough.On Jan. 1, House Bill 3281 took effect in Illinois schools. T...

Journey to Big Ten championship game begins early

By Etheria Modacure

April 18, 2011

The road to the first annual Big Ten Conference Championship game on Dec. 3 hasn’t started yet, but programs have already begun implementing new offensive and defensive schemes and working to sustain cohesion throughout the summer.Without the sound of roaring fans and a marching band, all 12 Big Ten teams are practicing in the milder weather to get acclimated to the new season in September.The conference will welcome the ...

Big Ten Men’s Basketball 2010-2011

By Etheria Modacure

November 8, 2010

With the NCAA Men’s Division I basketball season about to kick off, the Big Ten conference is ahead of most of its competition, with five schools ranked in the top 25 ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll. The conference hopes to send a handful of schools to the NCAA Tournament in March as it remains one of the most competitive leagues in college basketball.The Big Ten leads all conferences with three teams ranked in the top 10 of the...

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