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Controversial past does not justify Lindsay Lohan’s abuse

Selena Cotte

By Opinions Editor

August 18, 2016

Yahoo News published its clickbait slideshow “These 10 Celebs Rehabilitated Their Images—Why Can’t Lindsay Lohan?” on Aug. 10, showing before-and-after images of Nicole Richie, Robert Downey Jr....

Environmental issues should not be politicized

February 22, 2016

Climate change is one of today’s most urgent and far-reaching issues. President Barack Obama has addressed it through his Clean Power Plan, which was announced August 3, 2015. The plan is designed to reduce carbon emissions from power plants and expand the clean energy economy, but, unlike other proposed solutions such as a tax on the carbon content of fuels, it does not require congressional approval as it alters existing...

College takes part in first online LGBTQ college fair

College takes part in first online LGBTQ college fair

By Campus Reporter

April 6, 2015

Living up to its reputation as a gay-friendly college, Columbia, along with 50 other U.S. colleges, participated in the first-ever online college fair geared specifically toward LGBTQ students.The March ...

Rihanna’s upcoming releases to showcase hidden talents

By Managing Editor

March 9, 2015

Fans of Rihanna, aka the Rihanna Navy, have been awaiting new music from the singer since she released her last album, Unapologetic, in November 2012. The nearly three years it has been since RiRi’s last release is the first stretch of her career that she has strayed from her streak of annual album releases during 2005–2011, but hope is in sight for Rihanna’s Navy. Aside from recently being featured on the song ...

No refuge for degenerates in ‘The Boy Next Door’

No refuge for degenerates in ‘The Boy Next Door’

February 2, 2015

Considering the premise of “The Boy Next Door,” its only hope is that the filmmakers take a deep plunge into the story to make the movie either a calamity of hilarious proportions or another surpris...

Mikky Ekko wants fans to know he has ‘arrived’





Mikky Ekko, known for his collaboration on the song “Stay” with Rihanna in 2013, released his debut full-length album, Time, on Jan. 16. 

By Managing Editor

January 26, 2015

After years of being featured on fellow artists’ albums and dropping his own occasional singles, Mikky Ekko is making a name for himself as an emotive artist. Most people know Ekko as Ri- hanna’s duet ...

Xcend, Columbia’s show choir, performed popular song covers Dec. 4 at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., during “Spectrum,” the group’s third annual benefit concert. The event raised money for the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., an LGBTQ community center in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. This year, Xcend raised more than $300, according to Alex Heffner, a junior public relations major and the vocal director for Xcend.

Show choir hosts benefit for the Center on Halsted

December 8, 2014

People packed into the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., chatting as they munched on cotton candy and popcorn. The buzzing of conversation ceased and the crowd turned its attention to the stage as the ...

Video Poll: Should the city ban plastic bags?

March 31, 2014

Plastic bags could be banned from Chicago's retail stores if city council passes legislation meant to quell the environmental effects of plastic shopping bags. Students got a chance to voice their opin...

Big music names for big industry conference

By Lisa Schulz

April 23, 2012

One night of distributing business cards, receiving critique on work samples and creating confident conversation with music industry professionals can lead to five years working within different entities at Hip-Hop mogul Sean :Diddy" Comb's Enterprises.At least that’s the path Sara Anwar, instructor in the Arts, Entertainment and Media Management Department and 2006 graduate, made for herself at Columbia, and students ar...

Faculty, students, staff speak out against prioritization recommendations

By Heather Scroering

March 2, 2012

In a strongly worded private email to President Warrick L. Carter sent March 4, the tenured members of the Faculty Senate’s Executive Committee accused Louise Love, interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs of implementing her recommendations for restructuring departments before the faculty has a chance to weigh in on them.In her recommendations for the proposed Creative Writing Department, Love wrote she intended “to ...

Sticks, stones may break bones, ‘S&M’ ban pointless

By J_Thomas

February 14, 2011

Barbadian singer/songwriter Robyn Fenty, better identified as Rihanna, is well-known for her personal style, edgy and fierce fashion sense, outrageous and ever-changing hairstyles, increasing amount of tattoos, breathtaking looks and chart-topping music. When she first arrived in 2005, it was unsure if she would be a one-hit wonder or the next “it” girl. It’s safe to say the one-hit wonder theory can be disregarded.I...

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