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Children can visit ‘Market Street’ for life lessons

Children can visit ‘Market Street’ for life lessons

April 14, 2018

In a single bus ride, children can learn both the importance of appreciating elders and never judging a book by its cover. The hip-hop musical “The Last Stop on Market Street” will be performed at the...

Black Violin talks breaking stereotypes

Black Violin talks breaking stereotypes

November 6, 2017

Black Violin is all about subverting stereotypes. The hip-hop/classical fusion duo of violinist Kevin Sylvester and violist/vocalist Wil Baptiste is a disruption all its own. It is certainly unexpected th...

City provides support for mental health crises

City provides support for mental health crises

September 11, 2017

Chicago is improving services for people with mental illnesses by strengthening crisis response and awareness training, according to an Aug. 30 press release from Mayor Rahm Emanuel. A mayoral pilot ini...

More than life’s bare minimum: Parents, caretakers create pathways for specially abled kids

More than life’s bare minimum: Parents, caretakers create pathways for specially abled kids

April 3, 2017

Diagnosed with autism at age 4, Kerry Magro said it caused his classmates to constantly bully him, telling him he was different.With innumerable hours of therapy and support from his parents and communi...

Editor’s Note: Staff contract is victory for union, college administration

Editor’s Note: Staff contract is victory for union, college administration

November 28, 2016

After approximately four years of back-and-forth that included petitions, pickets, rallies and undeniable tension with the administration, the United Staff of Columbia College’s bargaining team an...

Mental illness stands tall in ‘Next to Normal’ musical

Mental illness stands tall in ‘Next to Normal’ musical

September 6, 2016

“Next to Normal”—a Pulitzer Prize-winning musical following the struggles of a suburban mother living with bipolar disorder—brings mental illness representation to the Boho Theatre’s final produ...

Laura Collins finds artistic inspiration in celebrity culture

Laura Collins finds artistic inspiration in celebrity culture

By Arts & Culture Editor

April 18, 2016

The time is 4:15 p.m. Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen are a bit scatterbrained as they answer the phone for an interview.Why? Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have posted their first-ever public selfie.“We’re freaking out ri...

#SaveColumbia stages sit-in to protest budget cuts, tuition hikes

May 4, 2015

Students, staff and faculty—staged a sit-in in the fifth floor hallway of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building where the Office of the President is located. The coalition, which was protesting the impending...

Exploring gender in the classroom: Columbia students seek feminist education

By Managing Editor

May 4, 2015

As the millennial generation ages, many are hopeful that long-standing societal problems including sexism will no longer be barriers to progress.However, some Columbia students fear that might not become reality.Gender equality within higher education has long been both a subject of interest and a goal of colleges across the country. Harvard Graduate School of Education lecturer Catherine G. Krupnick published a watershed ...

‘Dear White People’ fails to make transformative point

‘Dear White People’ fails to make transformative point

November 3, 2014

Growing up a biracial woman, I have encountered racial tensions that made me feel obligated to identify with only one side of my heritage. Being both white and black has torn me in more ways than I would hav...

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. ...

‘The British are coming’ to ‘Freq Out’

By Lisa Schulz

April 22, 2012

Harrison O’Neal sits cross-legged in a leather chair with an old book in hand, his hair styled in a greased comb-over and fake rotten teeth in his mouth. A fireplace, statue and a painting mimicking his formal posture surround him in an odd scene introducing four exchange students from Bath Spa University in England to satirical American humor.Columbia’s Television Department dipped its toes in British humor during its seco...

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