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US cannot be casual about increasing airstrike casualties

US cannot be casual about increasing airstrike casualties

By Arabella Breck

April 3, 2017

As many as 200 civilians have been killed in airstrikes in Mosul, Iraq, in recent weeks, including a strike March 17 that may have killed more than 100 people. These could be some of the highest death to...

Justin Eddings, a freshman cinema art + science major, drives past defender Louis Lloyd, a freshman audio arts & acoustics major, to the basket in the first round of the tournament.

Columbia students get buckets

November 17, 2014

The Renegades hosted a 3-on-3 basketball tournament Nov. 12 at Roosevelt University’s Goodman Center, 501 S. Wabash Ave., where students battled it out on the court for free Jersey Mike’s sandwiches and ...

Durbin speaks to his supporters at Westin Hotel, 320 N. Dearborn Street in Chicago, at his election party following his victory over Jim Oberweis. 

Durbin defeats Oberweis for senate seat

November 5, 2014

Sen. Dick Durbin defeated challenger Jim Oberweis Nov. 4, becoming the first Democrat in Illinois history to win a fourth term in the U.S. Senate. Several major news outlets such as CBS2, Fox News and ...

President Kwang-Wu Kim spoke with students about success after graduation on Oct. 16 at a forum hosted by the Student Government Association. 

Kim addresses student success

October 20, 2014

More than 100 members of the college community filled Hokin Hall in the Wabash Campus Building, 623 S. Wabash Ave., Oct. 16 to munch on pizza and talk with President Kwang-Wu Kim with one broad topic in ...

College needs to think of its investors: the students

By Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2014

As a senior, I often encounter classmates who are about to graduate and enter the professional world. Often burdened with the same fears of chipping away at mountainous student debt and finding a job related to their field, it is not uncommon for graduating seniors to care little for what will financially impact the next generation of Columbia students. However, knowing the college’s financial woes and having friends wh...

Scholarship fund cripples students

By Editorial Board

September 29, 2014

As tuition costs continue to rise at Columbia, the college’s scholarship funding has dramatically increased.During the 2013–2014 academic year, the college awarded $32 million in scholarship aid to students—an $8.5 million increase from the previous year. Correspondingly, for the 2012–2013 academic year, tuition was $21,200, but increased in the 2013–2014 academic year to $22,132. This year, tuition took another jump ...

Dale Tolosa, dressed as an X-wing pilot, poses for a photo shot by someone off screen with a scale model of the spacecraft during a sneak-preview of

George Lucas considers Chicago for museum

April 28, 2014

About 100 citizens interested in luring George Lucas’ collection of art and movie memorabilia to Chicago spoke at an April 23 public hearing held by a task force trying to find a local site for the mu...

Students want revisions to Columbia’s sexual assault policy

April 7, 2014

Approximately 12 students from various student organizations gathered in the second floor lobby of the 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building April 1 to discuss the formation of a new student committee that would addr...

Back to Ghoul Bash raises funds for scholarships

By Dannis Valera

November 5, 2012

Mark Twain stopped drinking his soda to listen to the undead Miss Ohio announce that the silent auction would be ending soon, and a princess quickly went to bid on a few items.This was the scene Nov. 1 when Columbia faculty and staff members gathered to raise money for scholarships at the second Back to Ghoul Bash at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building, where they listened to bands, bid in a silent auction and ...

Athletes not only ones being exploited

By Lindsey Woods

October 22, 2012

Most graduating college students entering the job market will find themselves working for free. It has become commonplace for companies to shamelessly exploit desperate undergrads who will do anything they can to beef up their résumés.While I don’t agree with this practice, it’s a reality for many young people. Internships provide valuable job experience and are often the best way to break into the job market, even if...

Bear necessities of Chicago indie music

By Amanda Murphy

November 7, 2011

Since its beginnings in 2008, the band Bears of Blue River has been touring the country, charming hearts and feeding the souls of all who will listen. With frontman Gavin Ellis Wilkinson contributing crush-inducing vocals, Justin Allen Spring on a smorgasbord of instruments including banjo, Dobro, lap steel and piano, Margaret Alexandra Gard singing soulful croons reminiscent of June Carter and Brian Michael Swoveland on dru...

Meeting of Styles changes the face of graffiti

By Sophia Coleman

October 10, 2011

The monotonous daily commute downtown consists of gray buildings, steely skies and nothing for the eye to feast on. But then, a pop of neon color, bold words and too-true caricatures greet the senses. This is graffiti, the art that brings energy to a city so bogged down by stagnant hues. As soon as graffiti is spotted by ignorant minds, the color is whitewashed and the city becomes stale again. To some, graffiti is a crime...

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