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Crime reports reveal increase in theft

Crime reports reveal increase in theft

October 13, 2014

An outbreak of thefts is plaguing Columbia’s campus, resulting in stolen backpacks, phones, wallets, a laptop and a bicycle. In an Oct. 3 email to the college community, the Office of Campus Safety & Security warned students that there has been an increase in thefts occu...

Liam Neeson’s ‘Tombstones’ not a walk to remember

Liam Neeson’s ‘Tombstones’ not a walk to remember

September 29, 2014

After actor Liam Neeson’s formulaic performances in critically panned, but financially successful action flicks such as “Taken” and “Non-Stop,” his new role in “A Walk Among the Tombstones”...

Reefer Rap

The Notorious B.I.G.

By Social Media Editor

April 21, 2014

Peanut butter and jelly. Batman and Robin. Jordan and Pippen. Hip-hop and marijuana. There are just some things that are incomplete without the other.You have probably seen posters in the dorms of Noto...

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...

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...

Liquor moratorium dries up West Town

Liquor moratorium dries up West Town

February 3, 2014

Even in a city with a growing number of breweries, liquor moratoriums and dry precincts hamper brewers in opening up tasting rooms and bars, an obstacle that is preventing one West Town brewery from maki...

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...

College responds to security malfunction

By Tyler Eagle

March 13, 2013

PANIC STRUCK THE campus March 5, causing students, faculty and staff to hide under desks, some sending out concerned tweets and texts to their loved ones, all because of a false alarm. At approximately 11:30 a.m., AlertWave, the college’s mass-notification system, malfunctioned and announced there was a violent intruder on campus instead of sending a weather advisory about the college closing at 3 p.m. because of a snows...

For whom the Bone and Bell tolls

By Trevor Ballanger

November 26, 2012

Local band Bone & Bell’s music creeps up on listeners with a soft, sweet tone and erupts into a symphony of powerful vocals from lead singer Heather Smith.Smith released her first EP, “Loom,” in 2010 and was later joined by drummer Ryan Farnham; bassist Rick Roberts; and bassist and guitar player Jason Tuller to create Bone & Bell, with its distinctive psychedelic flurry of haunting sounds. Their latest EP, ...

Chicago presents myriad ‘Nutcrackers’

By Alex Stedman

November 26, 2012

In 1816, German author E.T.A. Hoffmann wrote “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” a mystical tale about a young girl and her toy nutcracker’s endeavor to defeat a malevolent seven-headed rodent ruler.It would later inspire the libretto for Tchaikovsky’s cherished “The Nutcracker” suite, first performed in 1892 and now a Christmas staple. Chicago’s array of ballet and music venues have produced multiple renditio...

Carter creates change

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 29, 2012

President Warrick L. Carter was Columbia’s highest-paid employee in the 2010–2011 fiscal year with an income of $351,205, according to the college’s most recent Form 990, an annual tax document all nonprofit institutions and organizations must submit to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.Carter’s salary decreased from the previous fiscal year because he received a $45,000 bonus in 2009, compared to a $3,384 bonus in ...

Athlete Profile: Rebecca Christensen

By Nader Ihmoud

October 22, 2012

College/Team: Columbia RenegadesSport: CheerleadingAge/Major: junior, art & designRebecca Christensen’s cheering career dates back to her middle school days, before she joined the local Cheer Illinois Athletics chapter in Bensenville during her senior year of high school. Christensen said she learned the most about the sport during her time in the cheer program.Now the captain of Columbia’s cheer team is working to ...

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