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Opinion: Not all feel jolly for the holiday season

Opinion: Not all feel jolly for the holiday season

November 3, 2019

As November begins and the holiday season approaches, the impending arrival of family celebrations are met with a mixture of excitement and apprehension. While many students enjoy seeing their families after...

St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 N Orchard St, and UCAN hosted their 5th annual Polar Peace March Jan. 20.

No matter temperature, Polar Peace March walks to stop violence

January 24, 2019

“Stop the violence, start the love.”This was the chant approximately 300 people marched to Jan. 20. on a day when temperatures fell below 20 degrees. The Polar Peace March lived up to its name.Despite...

Counseling Services concerns continue for students during colder weather

Counseling Services concerns continue for students during colder weather

January 22, 2019

When sophomore interdisciplinary documentary major Maple Sullivan came to Columbia in Fall 2017, the transition to a big school full of new people was hard. After her first semester, things only got more difficult, and between the dropping temperatures and the gray skies of...

Students asked Humanities, History and Social Sciences Department members about course discontinuations during the department’s Dec. 6 town hall meeting. 

SGA brings discussions between students and departments

December 11, 2017

The Student Government Association finished its first semester of hosting academic department town hall meetings designed to give the Columbia community an opportunity to discuss departmental and collegewide changes. All departments in the college have conducted town halls this semes...

It’s time to talk about Seasonal Affective Disorder

Mental illness cannot be immediate reasoning when tragedy strikes

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

September 11, 2017

The fall season has crept up entirely too fast. One minute it was 80 degrees and bright, the next it was cold and dark before 8 p.m. The new season comes with the usual head colds, classes and late night...

Season Affective Disorder

SAD or just sick of winter?

February 24, 2014

The unpredictable weather has left Chicagoans with many complaints, but winter has also made people susceptible to the winter blues, known in the medical community as seasonal affective disorder.SAD is...

Democrats embrace alum’s logo design

By Lisa Schulz

March 5, 2012

Some would say the skyline of Charlotte, N.C., could evoke a thousand words. One Columbia alumna took the challenge, translating those thoughts into a campaign logo that will eventually meet President Barack Obama’s eye.Kelly Koeppel, a 1997 Art & Design alumna, submitted a proposal to work with the Charlotte 2012 Convention Host Committee to design its logo for the upcoming Democratic National Convention through k2form...

Winter weather prompts Seasonal Affective Disorder

By Meghan Gray

January 27, 2011

One form of depression commonly experienced in the colder months is Seasonal Affective Disorder. Arctic temperatures and minimal sunlight can cause people to experience winter dejection.According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, winter-onset symptoms typically appear in late fall and early winter and are gone by summer. The condition is reported to mildly affect between 10 and 20 percent of the American population....

Chicago Public School students juke for success

By Cristina Aguirre

December 13, 2010

Footwork and Juke are two Chicago-style dance forms popular with the city’s urban youth. A Columbia student inspired by tragedy found a way to incorporate the dance into an education-related program with an organization called The Juke Institute. Junior arts, entertainment and media management major Quiana Edmond co-founded The Juke Institute in 2009 and now looks for a free-standing home for the organization. The progra...

Change in weather could alter mood

By TaylorGleason

November 30, 2009

A cloudy day may disappoint some people, but for others, it causes a true biological change in their mood, behavior and cognitive functions.Classified under the umbrella-term seasonal affective disorder, the condition comprises a group of symptoms similar to that of depression. seasonal affective disorder can be medically diagnosed and treated, but research is ongoing to determine what causes it .“We don’t know for sure wh...

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