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Annual security survey: more reports or more crime?

Annual security survey: more reports or more crime?

October 9, 2017

On-campus rapes doubled last year while drug and liquor disciplinary referrals also increased, according to Columbia’s 2017 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Gathered during the 2016 calendar year reporting period and released Sept. 29 in a collegewide email, it listed six...

“Strong is the New Pretty” author Kate T. Parker will stop at Athleta, 3415 N. Southport Ave., April 5, as art of her nationwide book tour. 

Book shows girls embracing inner strength

March 27, 2017

The idea for photographer Kate T. Parker’s new book, she said, began with noticing her strongest shots were  those of her daughters being silly and wild. Wanting to share beauty, free of filters and...

SCOTUS fight for marriage equality must be fair

By Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2015

The Jan. 16 announcement that the Supreme Court will hear arguments about whether the 14th Amendment requires states to recognize same sex marriage is long overdue.The Supreme Court has shirked delivering a ruling since gay marriage first made its way to the court in 1972 when it dismissed Baker v. Nelson. Since then, it has avoided the issue, often relying on lower courts to dole out interpretations, resulting in a state patch...

TOMS Chicago, 1611 N. Damen Ave., is the shoe, eyewear and coffee roasting company’s fourth U.S. retail location.

TOMS struts into Wicker Park

December 8, 2014

More than 100 people attended the opening of the new TOMS retail location on Dec. 3 in Wicker Park, 1611 N. Damen Ave.Blake Mycoskie founded TOMS in 2006, creating a shoe line that was based off of the c...

‘STEM’ disparity has early origin

Portrait of Marie Curie in her laboratory

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

December 1, 2014

The gap between the sexes in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics has narrowed considerably since the 1970s. Although that disparity has been addressed in certain respects, the root ...

New website to change the future of enrollment

The preliminary report shows increased use of the site overall. The length of time users spend on the site has increased from 2.7 minutes to 16.25 minutes. The bounce rate, a measure of how often a user decides to leave a site after only visiting one page, has improved by 23 percent and the average number of pages visited per session have also improved by 46 percent, according to an Oct. 31 statement from the college.

By Assistant Campus Editor

November 17, 2014

Analytic reports of Columbia’s new website show an increase in the length of sessions by visitors, the number of pages viewed and inquiries from prospective students since its Sept. 10 launch.The prelim...

Head over heels: Thou shall have standards for boots, not boys

By Managing Editor

October 13, 2014

A modern philosopher by the name of Ke$ha once said, “Boots and boys, they bring me so much joy.” Honestly, I couldn’t have said it any better, especially because it’s fall and not only are boots a must-have, but boys also make the perfect fall accessory if you’re cold or craving attention—I refuse to say “lonely.”Boys are like boots. They either meet your expectations or you find something better. Just like there are many...

An Oct. 8 presentation was held at Ferguson Hall, 600 S. Michigan, for Columbia students.

NASA discusses future goals

October 13, 2014

As the 15th annual World Space Week came to a close, Columbia students gathered at Ferguson Hall in the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building on Oct. 8 for a presentation on NASA’s new Orion spacecraft. Linda Singleton, senior communications manager of Lockheed Martin, and Kay Anderson, ...

Legislators crack down on e-cigarette liquids

Legislators crack down on e-cigarette liquids

April 28, 2014

Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced regulations for electronic cigarettes on April 24, Illinois is one step ahead. After waiting more than a year for e-cigarette regulations from ...

‘ Israeli / Palestinian Conflict ’ section reinstated

By Associate Editor

April 7, 2014

The second section of adjunct professor Iymen Chehade’s “The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict” course has been reinstated after an American Association of University Professors report concluded the college violated Chehade’s academic freedom. However, the college disputes the report’s findings and denies the class was reinstated in response to the report. Prompting a petition that led to the March 25 AAUP investiga...

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...

Toxic, tempting fashion

By Sophia Coleman

November 26, 2012

Too bad Forest Green wasn’t declared the color of the year instead of Tangerine Tango. Perhaps it would inspire brands like Calvin Klein and Zara to come clean about their noxious clothing.Greenpeace released a major investigative report Nov. 20 that details the hazards of toxic chemicals found in the products of 20 global fashion brands, including the two aforementioned, as well as Victoria’s Secret, Levi’s and Gap. The ...

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