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Editorial: Veganism is not a punchline

Editorial: Veganism is not a punchline

October 19, 2019

Dietary choices and restrictions can be a very personal and serious aspect of a person’s life. Now, imagine if someone made a joke of those for their own entertainment. On Oct. 8, a post went viral on Reddit...

Update still loading: Online privacy has a major glitch

By Editorial Board

March 26, 2018

Our right to privacy is under constant threat, and we don’t seem to mind.In January, the online chat service Discord shut down a group used to distribute doctored content of female celebrities in pornographic videos made without their consent. The members of the “deepfakes” group created the videos with FakeApp, an artificial intelligence program allowing users to place images of people onto footage. Members had rule...

Convincing Case for SRI

By Sponsored Content

March 8, 2018

I could use help making a convincing investment argument to my dad, who is a lifelong investor. I’m currently studying environmental science and have a job lined up after graduation with the Environmental Protection Agency, so you could say I’m a die-hard outdoors enthusiast. For my upcoming birthday in March, I’m trying to convince my dad to make some investments on my behalf.The problem is that I just recently learned abou...

Make Memes Great Again: dark, divisive and dank

Make Memes Great Again: dark, divisive and dank

December 11, 2017

Seated behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump signs an executive order with much fanfare, but when he holds up the document, it shows a hand-drawn cat, labeled “kat.” Videos borrow a clip from Hillary Clinton’s carefully crafted campaign announce...

National poetry month reinvigorates literary passion

National poetry month reinvigorates literary passion

April 14, 2017

Huddled in the aisles of After-Words Bookstore, 23 E. Illinois St., poets and listeners came together April 13 in celebration of National Poetry Month. Illinois State Poetry Society and Poets & Patron...

Committment to LGBT students cannot just be lip service

Editor’s Note: Committment to LGBT students cannot just be lip service

January 30, 2017

Students often choose to attend Columbia because of its advertised inclusivity and open-minded campus culture. However, instead of just marketing this type of mindset, the college’s administration and ...

Facebook must be wary of viewpoint censorship in fake news battle

By Editorial Board

January 23, 2017

Facebook faced harsh criticism after people became aware that fake news stories were circulating on the social media platform during the recent presidential election, spreading false information to many voters. Prompted by widespread criticism that fabricated stories might have influenced presidential election results, Facebook’s Director of Product Fidji Simo said in a Jan. 11 press release that Facebook would be teaming up ...

New student organization Women is Audio was co-founded by junior audio arts & acoustic major Kendra Searl. Searl said the club allows women in the field to meet and encourage one another.

Women represented in new student organization

October 14, 2016

Female students in the Audio Arts & Acoustics Department have formed a new student organization, Women in Audio, to give women a place to come together in the male-dominated field, according to club pre...

Elbow Room

‘Elbow Room:’ the perfect party game

March 30, 2015

“Elbow Room” takes a simple concept and rolls with it: Put as many people as possible around one keyboard, have them all press one button each and the last one standing wins. It is easy to jump in...

SGA

SGA to hold first meeting of semester

February 2, 2015

Having spent much of the Fall 2014 semester forging a relationship with the college community, the Student Government Association is reconvening Feb. 3 for its first senate meeting of the new semester. L...

tDCS

DIY devices jolt brain, improve function

November 17, 2014

For some, a cup of coffee is the best way to focus on work. But for Vincent Wood, a junior neuroscience major at the University of Pittsburgh, that extra jolt of energy comes from a different source.Wood use...

#Democracy

By Tyler Davis

December 10, 2012

The U.S. has more than 245 million Internet users, or 78 percent of the population, according to InternetWorldStats.com. Based on the recent election, this means the country has more Internet users than voters, as only 57.5 percent of eligible voters turned out this year, according to a Nov. 8 CNN.com article. Politicians are now beginning to take advantage of the hyper-engaged audience they’ve found online.California Rep. Zo...

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