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Lorde Almighty

March 31, 2014

Under a twinkling night sky dusted with surreal clouds stands a miniature castle and a meek, doe-eyed Lorde, wearing an oversized blouse and suit pants, wailing above a pulsating beat to a crowd.“You cou...

Neo-Futurists time warp

By Jaclyn Jermmyn

March 17, 2014

Forget guzzling cheap beer in a friend’s apartment. Instead, Chicagoans could pull out their most dapper 1800s attire and head to Andersonville, where the night could be better spent with a bit of boo...

New major offers students hands-on approach to ASL

March 10, 2014

Columbia’s American Sign Language-English Interpretation Department added a Deaf Studies major this semester, the only program of its kind in the Midwest.Unlike the department’s current ASL-English I...

2014 Chicago Polar Plunge featuring #Swimmyfallon

March 10, 2014

The 14th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge took place on March 2 at North Avenue Beach, 1600 N. Lake Shore Dr., and raised more than $1 million for the Chicago Special Olympics. With special guests such as Mayor ...

Piling in to South Bend, Ind.

Fusion Ensemble jazzes up Notre Dame

March 10, 2014

In perhaps the smallest 15-passenger van in existence, Columbia's Fusion Ensemble began the two-hour journey March 1 to South Bend, Ind. for the University of Notre Dame's 56th Annual Collegiate Jazz Fest...

Termite-bots building a future

Termite-bots building a future

March 3, 2014

Termites are known for chewing through the foundations of homes and buildings, causing homeowners and renters severe headaches, but the notoriously destructive bugs’ building methods could be the key to n...

Go tax yourself

By Managing Editor

February 24, 2014

By 2014 it’s pretty common knowledge that America is fat.The obesity rate has been ballooning for years, people aren’t getting enough exercise and First Lady Michelle Obama has made it her personal crusade to convince kids to eat their veggies. The current state of physical health in the U.S. is laughable, but the nation’s Body Mass Index is ultimately determined by its citizens, not its government.In Illinois’ late...

Portfolio Center hosts Creative Worker Series

By Contributing Writer

February 20, 2014

In an effort to help students get a head start in their career, the Portfolio Center, the college’s career center, has introduced a new series of events called the Creative Worker Series.Christie Andersen Asif, career development specialist, led the first installment of the Creative Worker Series, a new combination of the Freelance Toolkit series and Career Wednesdays, at the Portfolio Center in the Wabash Campus Building, 623...

Free community college could boost education access

February 17, 2014

Tuition and education-related fees have steadily increased in recent years, and state governments have begun debating measures to reduce the cost of higher education. In Tennessee, Oregon and Mississippi, legislators have presented plans to make community college free for two years, which could increase access to higher education but requires high standards to prevent dropout rates from increasing.The Tennessee Promise pr...

Death sentence could make Tsarnaev a martyr

February 10, 2014

Nearly a year after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the Department of Justice announced Jan. 30 it would seek the death penalty for suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Of the 30 counts leveled against him, 17 qualify for a death sentence because the actions were intentional and he knew they could result in multiple deaths, according to court documents.The trial may take months or years, but national attention will immediately buz...

Former head bursar makes lasting impact

Former head bursar makes lasting impact

February 10, 2014

Peter Radke, the former chief bursar of Columbia, died Dec. 20, 2013 from an undisclosed long-term illness. He was 60 years old. Radke had been involved with Columbia since he enrolled as a radio major in 1977. He graduated in 1981 as valedictorian of his class and later became the...

Anything but Angels

Black Angels

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

February 10, 2014

Putting on their most comfortable pair of jeans to let loose, Chicago’s mid-lifers gathered Feb. 5 to dance awkwardly to the grooving sounds of The Black Angels at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave.On paper, th...

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