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Graphic cigarette warning labels reduce smoking rates


By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

November 24, 2014

In an effort to reduce cigarette consumption, Canada became the first country to mandate graphic warning labels depicting the negative effects of smoking on cigarette packaging in 2001. Since then, the co...

A box had already been filled with non-perishable goods donated by students during the first stretch of the Library’s Food For Fines campaign, a program to collect food for nonprofit organization Chicago Lights in exchange for late fee credit. 

Late fees help feed those in need in winter

November 24, 2014

In an effort to gather food donations for Chicago Lights, a nonprofit social advocacy group at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St., Columbia’s library has created a fine forgiveness program c...

Shields flies onto silver screen in 'Mockingjay — Part 1'

Shields flies onto silver screen in ‘Mockingjay — Part 1’

November 17, 2014

At the age of 10, actress Willow Shields was cast in her first major film role as Primrose “Prim” Everdeen in “The Hunger Games” films. Four years later, she is still playing Prim and is gearing up...

Taylor Swift takes on New York in hit new song

By Managing Editor

November 3, 2014

Taylor Swift’s latest album release has elicited excitement from fans new and old, but some are questioning what might be going on behind the scenes in terms of her marketing tactics.Swift’s bubbly new album, 1989, dropped on Oct. 27 and was expected to sell 1 million copies in its first week—just like the pop singer’s two previous albums—according to a same-day New York Times report.Despite the lack of support from forme...

Renegades aim to kick off hockey and softball teams

By Abby Seitz

October 31, 2014

When Mike Sempek, a junior television major, became president of the Renegades in August, he had one goal in mind—to expand Columbia’s selection of sports.The Renegades held meetings Oct. 21 at The Loft in the 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building to gauge student interest in creating softball and ice hockey teams. At the meetings, Sempek recruited captains to lead the prospective softball and hockey teams through the next steps of c...

Graziano's will be hosting a Dine Out for Down Syndrome Awareness event Oct. 28. The proceeds will benefit the Advocate of Adult Down Syndrome Center.

Graziano’s donates to Adult Down Syndrome Center

October 27, 2014

Graziano’s Brick Oven Pizza, a family-owned Italian restaurant northwest of Chicago, will be hosting its Dine Out for Down Syndrome Awareness event on Oct. 28.Patrons can donate $25 cash or check at ...

Producers continue to take advantage of ‘Crazy Kids’

By Managing Editor

October 20, 2014

Kesha and songwriter/producer Dr. Luke have dominated the headlines in the last week after the pop star filed a lawsuit against Luke on Oct. 14 for allegations of sexual, physical and verbal abuse, according to an Oct. 14 Billboard report. The 27-year-old star filed a 28-page complaint, which details alleged accounts of rape and mental torment by Luke along with other kinds of abuse the pop star says she experienced at Luke’s...

All numbers for league dues provided by Renegades team captains.

Not all funds and games

October 6, 2014

Despite the college allocating $8,000 to the Renegades for its yearly budget, student athletes still have to pay large fees out-of-pocket to keep the teams operating. The tennis, baseball and volleyball te...

Liam Neeson’s ‘Tombstones’ not a walk to remember

Liam Neeson’s ‘Tombstones’ not a walk to remember

September 29, 2014

After actor Liam Neeson’s formulaic performances in critically panned, but financially successful action flicks such as “Taken” and “Non-Stop,” his new role in “A Walk Among the Tombstones”...

Toby Pechner, a junior marketing communication major, makes a sliding catch in the field at one of the team’s daily practices at Dunbar Park, 300 E. 31st St. 

New team, new chances

September 22, 2014

2014–2015 season, the Renegades baseball team leaders are hopeful the revamped squad can take on tough teams this season. Tim Gorski, a 2014 marketing communication alumnus, and one of three Renegade...


Athlete Profile

September 22, 2014

Juan Rangel, Soccer CaptainAge: 19College/Team: RenegadesAchievements: First-timesoccer captainThe Renegades soccer team had a tough fall season last year— it lost every game—but with a new captain, Juan Rangel, and more organization, this...

Viola Davis at the 48th festival

Columbia sponsors Chicago International Film Festival

September 22, 2014

The college is helping sponsor the Chicago International Film Festival for the fifth consecutive year. The festival, now in its 50th year of continuous growth, is set to take place Oct. 9–23 and feature more than 200 films from more than 60 countries with an expected attendance o...

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