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NFL must turn over nonprofit status

March 31, 2014

The NFL is one of the most widely recognized and profitable organizations in the U.S., yet its league office is exempt from paying federal income taxes. As an organization without a charitable purpose, allowing any of its functions, no matter how small, to slip under the radar of the Internal Revenue Service is a gross abuse of the benefits of nonprofit status.The NFL is a 501(c)(6) organization, the source of its exemption, but...

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Packback offers inexpensive textbook alternative

March 31, 2014

As Columbia’s cost of attendance continues to rise, a new company may help decrease the financial burden that textbook costs place on students. Packback, a digital textbook rental service, will give students the option to purchase 24-hour access to textbooks for a f...

Bohemian immigrant John Dusek built Thalia Hall in 1892. Its design is reminiscent of the Romanesque architecture of the Prague Opera House. 

Big business, little Pilsen

February 24, 2014

Thalia Hall, one of Pilsen’s most historic buildings, is getting a rock ‘n’ roll makeover.The four-stem structure at 1807 S. Allport St. is slated to reopen its doors as a music venue in the first qua...

Car-free streets not worth the hassle

February 24, 2014

As Chicago’s downtown population continues to grow, community groups have raised questions about how to balance city planning with residential life. The Active Transportation Alliance, an organization that lobbies for bicycle and pedestrian resources, has proposed shutting down portions of major streets to make way for car-free, bike- and pedestrian-friendly areas.While the ATA may have residents’ best interests at heart...

Roosevelt and Columbia students taking part in an open gym on Thursday, Feb. 6 after discussions for a 5-on-5 basketball tournament to take place this spring at Roosevelt University's Goodman Center.

Sunday League brings basketball back to Columbia

February 10, 2014

A NEW INTRAMURAL basketball league could help Columbia’s struggling basketball team recruit new players for the coming season. The 5-on-5 league, which began Feb. 9, is open to both Columbia and Roose...

Ride-sharing un-fare to licensed cabbies

By Managing Editor

February 10, 2014

I’ve always been too nervous to use ride-share services like Lyft or uberX. Imagining someone in sweatpants chauffeuring me across town in the passenger seat of their 1997 Dodge Neon gives me anxiety—the thought of engaging in inevitable small talk alone makes my palms sweat. In most situations, calling up one of these services for a ride from an average Joe is less expensive than shelling out the regular fare for a tax...

Charter schools do not redeem system

February 3, 2014

With responses ranging from great fanfare to angry outcry, the Chicago Board of Education approved seven out of 17 applications for new charter schools during its Jan. 22 meeting. The wave of charters may increase the number of classroom seats, but it won’t necessarily improve the system for all students.In the wake of 47 neighborhood school closures in the summer of 2013, the district is facing overcrowding. With too many studen...

Vice President of Student Affairs Mark Kelly throws up a hook shot during the Nov. 13 3-on-3 Renegades basketball tournament at the Goodman Center.

Columbia, Roosevelt basketball tournament brings heat

November 18, 2013

TWENTY-SEVEN TEAMS OF Columbia and Roosevelt students gathered at the Lillian and Larry Goodman Center, 50 E. Parkway, Nov. 13 for a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to compete for tickets to the Dec. 5 Chicago B...

Chit-Chat with the Renegades

By Ahmed Hamad

January 28, 2013

Assistant Sports & Health Editor Nader Ihmoud catches up with Abby Cress, president of Columbia's Renegades, for our weekly Chit-Chat.http://youtu.be/b3vY--V8JW4"Renegades" "Columbia" "Columbia College" "Columbia College Chicago" "Columbia College Renegades" "Columbia Renegades" "Sports" "College Sports" "Club Sports"

Brush strokes of genius: An interview with MUA Siân Richards

By Sophia Coleman

January 16, 2013

Not many people are born directly into their career, but such is the case with Siân Richards, a film makeup artist whose work can be seen in upcoming comedy “Movie 43” and Golden Globe nominated “Cloud Atlas.”Richards was born in England 1968 when her father, Hu Richards, worked as a makeup artist for “2001: A Space Odyssey.” She said her father was told his wife was in labor while on set and he immediately l...

First Illinois appellate judge seeks to inspire

By Dannis Valera

December 10, 2012

For the first time in history a judge of Latino descent joined the Illinois Appellate Court bench.Judge Jesse Reyes won the seat earlier in March defeating four opponents. Before winning the seat, Reyes served as a judge on the Cook County Circuit Courts for a decade. He was fascinated by the work of appellate judges.“I realized that the appellate court really has an input in the law in this state,” said Reyes. “I wou...

Tim Gorski

By Brandon Smith

December 10, 2012

After this fall season, Tim Gorski, a junior marketing communications major, will step down as co-captain of the baseball team to become secretary of the Renegades.A native of La Grange, Ill., Gorski came to Columbia three years ago to study public relations.Gorski said one of his favorite hobbies is working out and staying fit, and writing is his creative release. Though he is relinquishing his co-captain title on the baseba...

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