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What’s in a name? Inconsistencies in the weed industry could mean inaccurate strain classification and bad bud


By Assistant Campus Editor

April 21, 2014

OG Kush, PurpleHaze, Grand-daddy Purp, Sour Diesel—these are the unconventional names of some of your local dispensary’s most popular weed strains, each promising its own unique experience. But accordi...

Obama delivers acceptance speech

By Kaley Fowler

November 7, 2012

Just as the crowd began to relax after hours of celebrating President Barack Obama's re-election, the lights in McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, dimmed, and a short film about Obama's personal struggles, political ideology and family values began. The audience cheered consistently from scene to scene and instantly exhibited a surge of enthusiasm once the film was replaced by upbeat songs, once again taking to si...

Fact checking trending in 2012

By Kaley Fowler

October 29, 2012

By Kaley Fowler and Charles Jefferson, Metro Editor and Contributing WriterFact checkers abound in the 2012 presidential election, and they are casting new light on polls and political statements in an effort to properly inform the public.According to Bill Adair, editor of the fact-checking website, verifying facts has become crucial in this year’s election because of the vast amount of available information....

Light on media blackout

By Darryl Holliday

October 10, 2011

Week two of the “Occupy Chicago” protests came and went, with steadily. growing crowds but wide fluctuations in daily attendance. During the first 14 days, somewhere between 30 and 300 people could typically be seen around LaSalle and Jackson streets or marching toward Grant Park for the movement’s twice-daily general assemblies.The numbers have grown from an original four to become one of the largest offshoots of the “Occupy...

Full bill but not of health

By SpencerRoush

February 23, 2011

College debt is like bubblegum stuck to the bottom of a graduate’s shoe, and every time it sticks to the floor, it’s impossible to ignore. It takes time and effort for the gum to be scraped off, similar to the extended process of paying for higher education. There’s a constant financial reminder and burden attached to the diploma that takes years of income to finally settle.When students are reminded of this pesky gum...

Ugandan LGBTI advocate brings somber message to Columbia

By Samuel Charles

February 7, 2011

Within a week of fellow Ugandan lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex advocate David Kato’s murder, Frank Mugisha brought a sobering message to Columbia during his Jan. 31 visit.At the Ferguson Lecture Hall in the Alexandroff Campus Center, 600 S. Michigan Ave., Mugisha told students that because of the Ugandan government’s strictly conservative anti-homosexual policies, he and other activists have banded together to form Sex...

Urban Walmart taken to task, hearing scheduled

By Heather McGraw

January 24, 2011

A study that has come under fire, co-written by faculty and students at Loyola University Chicago and a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is at the forefront of a hearing scheduled on Feb. 3, which could affect the future of Walmart stores in urban settings such as Chicago.The study focuses on a location in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood—the first Walmart to open in a high density metropolitan area.According to...

Constitution Party forced out of fall election

By Michael Ranieri

September 7, 2010

The Libertarian Party’s statewide candidates have been certified for November’s ballot in what the party called a “bittersweet victory,” but the State Board of Elections kicked the Constitution Party off the ballot after concluding hearings at the Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St.Armed with attorneys, private investigators and a professional handwriting expert, two mysterious men under the names Andrew Heffernan and S...

Alaskan Governor and Republican U.S. vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s email account hacked

By By Wikinews

December 12, 2009

A hacker who has claimed to be loosely associated with internet group Anonymous managed to hack into the email account of Alaskan Governor and Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin in the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 16.Partial contents of her email account - including two family photos, email messages and contact lists - were subsequently hosted online at, a website that anonymousl...

Sarah Palin: Her Early Career

Sarah Palin at the Chambliss Rally.

By By Wikipedia

December 12, 2009

Motivated by concerns that revenue from a new Wasilla sales taxwould not be spent wisely,[32] Palin was elected to the citycouncil of Wasilla in 1992. She won 530 votes to 310.[33][34] Sheran for reel...

To survive elections, GOP should consider lobotomy

By WilliamPrentiss

November 16, 2009

The Republican Party is an elephant with two brains. To the far right of the political spectrum, conservatives think with one brain while the small-government moderates use the GOP’s other. With the 2010 elections on Nov. 2, the party will have to figure out which one to listen to if they want to win at the polls.Moderate Republican Dede Scozzafava dropped out of the race for a New York Congressional seat after losing support f...

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