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New Grammys ceremony, same diversity issues

By Managing Editor

February 8, 2016

With the 58th annual Grammy Awards just a week away, Grammy fever is at an all-time high. Everyone from music industry professionals to news outlets like Rolling Stone and Billboard is weighing in on who deserves a win at the Feb. 15 ceremony.In a Feb. 4 Billboard article, titled "Confessions of a Grammy Voter: Industry Heavyweights Share Their Predictions — and Gripes," a pair of Grammy voters anonymously revealed their ...

Chicagoans may see tax, age increase for tobacco products

Chicagoans may see tax, age increase for tobacco products

By Metro Editor

January 25, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed ordinances on Jan. 13 that would increase the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 and raise taxes on many forms of tobacco.The ordinances are still pending City C...

Mining towns need solid facts before show of support

By Editorial Board

January 25, 2016

Many Republicans have accused President Obama of “waging a war on coal” throughout his time in office because of his efforts to adapt to and prepare for the effects of climate change.However, the president recently acknowledged the green initiatives could hurt job prospects for those who rely on mining work.The New York Times reported Jan. 15 that Obama aims to stop building new coal plants, close existing plants, limit U...

Link found between action video games and learning

Link found between action video games and learning

November 24, 2014

Arguments against the excessive playing of video games have been pervasive, but all the hours spent in front of the TV playing “Call of Duty” instead of studying for finals may actually be productive...

Yik Yak innovative despite criticism

By Editorial Board

November 17, 2014

Yik Yak, a social media platform targeted at college students that allows them to post anonymously, is becoming increasingly popular on campuses, including Columbia.The app was originally intended to be a comedic outlet, but instances of bullying and concerns for safety have arisen at several colleges around the country.At the University at Albany, State University of New York, a football player was suspended from his team a...

Filmmaker captures magical Chicago moments with iPhone

Filmmaker captures magical Chicago moments with iPhone

October 20, 2014

As Matthew Broderick’s famous line in the 1986 film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” goes, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”Local Chi...

‘Men, Women & Children’ has connectivity problems

‘Men, Women & Children’ has connectivity problems

October 6, 2014

Evolving social media and technology have drastically altered the way we interact as human beings. It should come as no surprise that films have attempted to capture the dangers of this rapidly changing ...

Art Institute named top museum by TripAdvisor

Art Institute named top museum by TripAdvisor

September 29, 2014

On Sept. 16, the Art Institute of Chicago was named the No. 1 museumin the world by popular travel site TripAdvisor as part of its annualTraveler’s Choice Awards.Kevin Carter, senior public relations manag...

Shooting coverage carries racist undertones

By Associate Editor

September 15, 2014

If your life came to a tragic end, how would you want the news to tell your story?This is a question news organizations must constantly ponder when covering victims of gun violence. Following the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old male shot in Ferguson, Missouri, news outlets such as USA Today pulled photos from Brown’s Facebook page, showing him displaying what can be interpreted as a gang sign. ...

Research shines light on nighttime symptoms of PTSD

Research shines light on nighttime symptoms of PTSD

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

September 8, 2014

For many who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder, symptoms not only present themselves in the form of anxiety and emotional afflictions experienced during waking hours, but also in the form of nightt...

Air Traffic Controller lands listeners

Air Traffic Controller lands listeners

September 2, 2014

Boston-based indie-rockband Air Traffic Controller is gaining notoriety as its songs rapidly draw the attention of Spotify users. Within weeks, their single, “You Know Me,” has racked up hundreds ...

Social media linked to student anxiety

Social media linked to student anxiety

By Megan Bennett

May 12, 2014

Anxiety disorders are on the rise in young adults, and recent studies suggest the spike may be related to social media.Forty million adults in the U.S. suffer from an anxiety disorder, one of the most c...

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