The Columbia Chronicle

Bookstore needs to update shelves

By Editorial Board

December 12, 2010

Textbooks cause headaches for most students twice a semester. Prices are always too high and buyback rates are never high enough. It’s hard to justify spending $150 on the latest edition of a book required for a class when there is no guarantee it can be sold back next semester. It’s no surprise many students get books elsewhere—prices are almost invariably cheaper, even more so when considering Chicago’s sales tax.The bo...

Student anxieties addressed at block party

By Katy Nielsen

November 1, 2010

For many students, graduation is around the corner. In addition to studying for exams, students are organizing their portfolios, searching for jobs and emotionally preparing themselves for post-college life. Columbia recognized that by holding its Graduation Block Party at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building on Oct. 27.The goal of the block party, according to Jill Summers, director of the Student Affairs Office of Sp...

SGA to combat financial burdens

By Katy Nielsen

September 20, 2010

An anti-graffiti campaign, a new student center and a partnership with Metra are some of the Student Government Association’s initiatives, which were presented at its first meeting for the coming year on Sept. 14.The SGA will also work to increase student enrollment, maintain a clean campus, fill its Senate seats and add more bike racks.SGA President John Trierweiler, senior broadcast journalism major, said he is optimis...

A line between expression, destruction

By CiaraShook

April 12, 2010

The Office of Campus Environment teamed with Columbia’s Student Government Association to launch a campaign to stamp out vandalism on campus.The campaign intends to bring the amount of money the college spends each year on vandalism repairs to students’ attention.According to Alicia Berg, vice president of Campus Environment, Columbia spent more than $645,000 repairing vandalism damage during the 2008-2009 academic year, which ...

MAP restored, future still uncertain

By Lauren Kelly

November 2, 2009

Due to tireless efforts of college students throughout Illinois, state legislators have reinstated the Monetary Award Program grant funding for spring 2010. The dedication of Columbia’s Student Government Association and other student governments in Illinois to restore the funds is commendable and deserves recognition.Anyone who took action and made their voice heard in Springfield is directly responsible for the triump...

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