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Hackers beware: women are coding

Hackers beware: women are coding

March 4, 2019

The cybersecurity field is made up of only 20 percent women, but a Chicago-based training program is dedicated to changing that.  Due to the increase in cyber crimes from September 2017 to August 2018, there were 313,735 cybersecurity job openings in the U.S., according to a study by Cy...

EDITORIAL: To save mothers, we must empower them

EDITORIAL: To save mothers, we must empower them

January 28, 2019

The maternal mortality rate in the U.S. is the highest of any developed country. A 2015 Lancet report found that 26.4 women per 100,000 die due to childbirth and complications, compared to 9.2 in the...

Associate professor to spread history to Oxford

Associate professor to spread history to Oxford

January 16, 2019

Associate Professor in the Art and Art History Department Amy Mooney has a common thread throughout her career: working with the Terra Foundation for American Art. This connection has ultimately led to her newest journey as a visiting professor at the University of Oxfo...

Alumna explores belonging, ‘otherness’ through poetry

Alumna explores belonging, ‘otherness’ through poetry

November 14, 2018

Growing up with a Nigerian Muslim mother and a black southern Baptist father in an all-girls, majority white Catholic school, Hafizah Geter, 2010 MFA poetry alumna, has always questioned where she belongs. An award-winning poet and editor, Geter is exploring what it fee...

Reduce, reuse, recycle and remember to vote

Reduce, reuse, recycle and remember to vote

By Kristen Nichols

November 2, 2018

Food shortages, wildfires, the death of coral reefs, coastal flooding, droughts and rampant poverty could be seen as early as 2040, according to an Oct 1. environmental report from the United Nations’ ...

Notable Native: Grace Hou

Notable Native: Grace Hou

By Kaci Watt

September 19, 2018

When Grace Hou started college at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she had her heart set on a career in journalism. She said she never expected to one day devote herself to social justice.Ho...

Senior ‘Asiagoes’ to moon with Sci-fi film

Senior ‘Asiagoes’ to moon with Sci-fi film

September 4, 2018

In the summer of 2017, senior cinema art and science major Christopher Rohrbeck studied in Arizona as part of Columbia’s “Honors Paleontology Field Observation and Methods” course. One night, he looked up at the sky and saw a perfect view of a large moon, which inspired him ...

Nation’s ‘rattiest city’ steps up rodent control

Nation’s ‘rattiest city’ steps up rodent control

October 23, 2017

Chicago is turning to new strategies and tactics in the city’s ongoing war on rats.In the city’s 2018 budget, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is asking for an additional $2.5 million for rodent control, according to th...

Alumna creates recycled puppets for one-woman shows

Alumna creates recycled puppets for one-woman shows

January 23, 2017

Allyson Gonzalez, a 2009 theatre alumna, said she has never had the heart to throw away what other people deem useless. After starting a collection of junk, Gonzalez began repurposing it into art. In 2012, she created her first puppet, which was made of Popsicle sticks. Gon...

Manifest Creative Director hopes to make 2017 festival ‘crazy’

Manifest Creative Director hopes to make 2017 festival ‘crazy’

December 12, 2016

JJ McLuckie, senior design major, was announced as creative director of Manifest 2017 on Dec. 6 after Columbia faculty, staff and students voted and chose the winner from three student finalists. Following a longstaning tradition of Manifest, the college’s end-of-the-year urban art...

Art show celebrates strangeness with masks, one-of-a-kind items

Art show celebrates strangeness with masks, one-of-a-kind items

By Arts & Culture Reporter

October 17, 2016

Halloween and mask art are the focus of an upcoming art show and masquerade curated by a combination oddities shop and art space. Chicago’s Sideshow Gallery, 2219 N. Western Ave., will host the event Oct. 22...

Alumnus shows comedy, improv skills in acclaimed show

Alumnus shows comedy, improv skills in acclaimed show

By Campus Reporter

October 3, 2016

When audience members attend “Tony ‘N Tina’s Wedding,” they are not expecting to be greeted by wedding videographer Rick Demarco. When asked if they are with the Nunzio or Vitale family, they ...

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