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New debt-to-income ratio offers students a glimpse into their financial future

New debt-to-income ratio offers students a glimpse into their financial future

June 15, 2020

Reese Okuwobi was not sure what she had gotten herself into regarding student debt until she was already in the thick of it. Okuwobi, a senior marketing major, said as a first-generation college stu...

Editor's Note: Student loan borrowers need  better support from the government

Editor’s Note: Student loan borrowers need better support from the government

December 8, 2019

Student loans are stacking up for millions of Americans, and while student borrowers drown, the U.S. Department of Education proves time and time again it is both incompetent and unwilling to help tho...

One venti college degree to go, hold the crushing student debt

One venti college degree to go, hold the crushing student debt

November 8, 2019

The cost of education would have put Olivia Williamson in an estimated $40,000 of debt, but because of the Starbucks College Achievement Plan, Williamson attended Arizona State University online for th...

Roughly two-thirds of college students

Oh, the lengths Columbia students will go to shave off student expenses

September 30, 2019

      When riding the South Shore Line, you are supposed to keep your feet off the seat. Tricia Parent ignores this rule, opting to keep her feet propped up. The South Shore Line...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is scheduled to appear at a Rainbow PUSH Coalition Convention event Saturday, alongside some other Democratic presidential hopefuls.

‘A president can do it all by herself’: Warren talks big structural changes

June 29, 2019

Still hot off the debate stage, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., made a campaign pit stop in Chicago for a town hall Friday night where she outlined many of her policy plans. But Warren also provide...

The Business of Marijuana

By Sponsored Content

March 29, 2018

I know that marijuana is legal now in some states. That’s pretty wild, but I’m curious: how shady is the legal marijuana business? It’s hard for me to believe that a drug that was illegal so recently is now at the center of an industry full of legitimate businesses. And isn’t marijuana still illegal at the federal level? Are there legitimate investors and businesses really operating in such a weird legal limbo? Mari...

Do you know your credit score? How students can ensure good credit

Do you know your credit score? How students can ensure good credit

March 17, 2018

By getting credit cards and borrowing student loans, college students are building  credit  histories with lasting consequences. But are students well-informed about what can go wrong and how to safely build their credit scores? John Ganotis, founder of Credit Card Ins...

Devonne rests comfortably on a fuzzy pillow.

Catcade ‘win-win’ for cats, cat lovers

September 5, 2017

Cats lounging in a pile of pillows. Cats grooming themselves in front of a large storefront window. Cats curled up at the top of a cat tree, sprawled on a tabletop arcade game, sleeping in a restored “...

Jill Stein discussed her presidential platforms in her hometown of Chicago during a Sept. 7 rally.

Jill Stein holds Chicago rally despite warrant for her arrest

September 12, 2016

Addressing her supporters at a Sept. 7 rally in Uptown, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein discussed the current warrant out for her arrest in North Dakota after spray painting “I approve this...

Durbin speaks to his supporters at Westin Hotel, 320 N. Dearborn Street in Chicago, at his election party following his victory over Jim Oberweis. 

Durbin defeats Oberweis for senate seat

November 5, 2014

Sen. Dick Durbin defeated challenger Jim Oberweis Nov. 4, becoming the first Democrat in Illinois history to win a fourth term in the U.S. Senate. Several major news outlets such as CBS2, Fox News and ...

College needs to think of its investors: the students

By Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2014

As a senior, I often encounter classmates who are about to graduate and enter the professional world. Often burdened with the same fears of chipping away at mountainous student debt and finding a job related to their field, it is not uncommon for graduating seniors to care little for what will financially impact the next generation of Columbia students. However, knowing the college’s financial woes and having friends wh...

Unearthing an underground empire: Cut off the head and the body will fall

By Managing Editor

December 9, 2013

"Mourning when they kill three of ours is getting six of theirs.”From the backseat of a car creeping down a bleak alley in North Lawndale, Edward Robinson, a leader of the Conservative Vice Lords, glares through the windshield, his eyes fixated on the dead end where three of his fellow Vice Lords were shot and killed by a rival gang just two weeks prior. The car slows to a halt as Robinson, stoic yet vulnerable, climbs out...

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