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Retail workers ring in this year's Black Friday

Retail workers ring in this year’s Black Friday

November 29, 2019

Black Friday marks the start of the holiday shopping season, but it also marks a time of high stress for retail workers, many of whom are students. Behind the deals, discounts and crowds are the str...

 

Slide to unlock: fashion in the digital age

February 23, 2018

From the 2004 Blockbuster movie "iRobot" to the recent YouTube star, human-like robot Sophia, people are fascinated with the idea of robots. Just as technology dominates the consumer world, the fashion ind...

Blake Fortin (left), Kendall McDermott (center) and Ashley Cairns three students from Columbia College who took first place at the National Retail Foundation competition in New York. Each of the members of the winning team recieved $5,000 scolarships. Photo taken on Jan. 30.

Students take home national retail competition scholarships

February 5, 2018

Two Columbia student teams won first and second place in the National Retail Federation student competition, receiving thousands of dollars in scholarships. The NRF collaborates with STORY, a retail company in Manhattan that likens itself to a magazine, continually reinventing it...

US of CC President and engineer in the Radio Department Nick Hoeppner said the union is working with college administrators to categorize the large number of job titles currently used to denote full-time staff positions.

US of CC, administration bargain to simplify job titles

May 1, 2017

A committee of full-time staff members will work with college administrators to reclassify staff positions based on information gathered in a long-awaited job titles study. The study produced a job classification structure that will help administration and individuals assess career m...

Shop ‘til you drop: the future of retail

Shop ‘til you drop: the future of retail

February 20, 2017

Massive red signs were scattered across the walls and clothing racks at American Apparel’s Wicker Park store, reading “Sale” and “40% off entire store.” Customers slowly rummaged through the me...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel teamed up with Chicago Housing Authority to open Rosenwald apartments in Bronzeville, according to a City of Chicago press release.

Historic building reopens in Bronzeville

October 17, 2016

After four years of construction and renovation, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Pat Dowell (3rd Ward) and the Chicago Housing Authority reopened the historic Rosenwald Court apartments on Sept. 30, according...

Say goodbye to gayborhoods

Say goodbye to gayborhoods

By Assistant Metro Editor

September 2, 2014

Boystown, a Lakeview neighborhood known as the city’s preeminent gay district, may soon see a shift in its demographics as more straight couples move into the area and gay residents move out.In recent years, t...

Abercrombie & Fitch getting what it deserves

By Assistant Campus Editor

March 10, 2014

After 10 miserable months of working at Hollister, where I dealt with overbearing elitist managers, a stringent dress code that didn’t even allow me to paint my nails and sparse hours, I am spitefully satisfied that parent company Abercrombie & Fitch is tanking.After the CEO of the infamous clothing franchise made offensive comments about people who do not fit its unrealistic beauty standards, the public responded crit...

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