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Student Center kick-off with Kaina, DeadstockV1

September 12, 2019

The Student Programming Board hosted a concert in celebration of the new Student Center, 754 S. Wabash Ave., Friday. The show was for Columbia students only and featured performances from local Chicago...

Students’ first date with ‘brand spankin’ new’ Student Center

Students’ first date with ‘brand spankin’ new’ Student Center

September 9, 2019

The wait is over for Columbia’s new Student Center as it unofficially welcomed students prior to the official grand opening on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Four years in the making, from the ini...

Student Center ready to open its doors to students Fall 2019

May 11, 2019

Although nails are still strewn across the concrete floors and wooden frames are temporary placeholders for walls, Columbia students will be able to relax, study, create and collaborate  in the Student Center on the first day of the...

‘We’re here when they’re making history’: Paris J-Term students encounter Yellow Vest riots

‘We’re here when they’re making history’: Paris J-Term students encounter Yellow Vest riots

January 22, 2019

Getting locked in the Luxembourg Gardens with Yellow Vest protesters was not on the agenda for sophomore fashion studies major Elon Byers during her J-Term study abroad trip in Paris, France.“I knew t...

Editor’s Note: Looking ahead at what to expect for the spring semester

Editor’s Note: Looking ahead at what to expect for the spring semester

January 18, 2019

Each semester at Columbia brings new developments that impact our community and shape the college’s future. Much of what occurred during the Fall 2018 semester—administrative changes, tuition incre...

Employment app could change service industry

Employment app could change service industry

September 24, 2018

SnapShyft, a service employment app created by Indiana native Thor Wood, has brought an innovative tool to the job market. Once users download the free app, they have the option to create a profile a...

Out with the old: college to find new home for Plymouth Court amenities

Out with the old: college to find new home for Plymouth Court amenities

September 17, 2018

The last Columbia-owned student housing building was sold over the summer to 3L Real Estate to be converted into residential apartments, leaving the college to determine how the student center will accommodate for the building’s amenities. Plymouth Court,  731 S. Plymouth Court,...

Twin Peaks ‘wizard’ shares DIY magic

Twin Peaks ‘wizard’ shares DIY magic

December 12, 2017

Since he first picked up a bass guitar to play in a talent show in sixth grade, Cadien James, indie rock band Twin Peaks' frontman and self-proclaimed "wizard of the band," has had a passion for playing m...

Students gain more insight on new student center

Students gain more insight on new student center

December 7, 2017

At a Dec. 4 forum, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim and members of Gensler architectural firm, the new student center's designer, discussed plans for the new building with the campus community, i...

College receives gift for the new student center

College receives gift for the new student center

December 4, 2017

Columbia received a $190,000 donation in connection with the college’s first annual #GivingTuesday campaign, according to a Nov. 28 college press release. Barry and Ann Sabloff’s contribution will support the upcoming student center's construction, which is expec...

Offensive costumes are too scary even for Halloween

By Editorial Board

October 30, 2017

The air is crisp, the leaves have turned bright shades of red and orange, and Halloween is upon us. Those of us too old to go door-to-door are contemplating staying in for a Halloween movie marathon with candy we had to buy ourselves or showing off fun costumes that will scare or delight our friends. Some costumes have no place in Halloween festivities, though. Instead of dressing as a classic witch or ghost, some use the ...

Students aren’t prioritized when resources are cut

By Editorial Board

October 23, 2017

As reported on the Front Page, Columbia students are losing important resources and services due to slashed budgets. Departmental mergers that affect the quality of programs, limit studio time and deny resources to athletic teams are eroding the quality of campus life. Columbia’s athletic teams and work rooms allow students to bond, collaborate and form relationships that will help them in their post-college lives. Reducing services puts a s...

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