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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...

Lyft drives voting initiative forward

Lyft drives voting initiative forward

September 4, 2018

Lyft wants to help voters during November elections by reducing ride fares and providing registration information as part of its Ride to Vote initiative. Lyft partnered with organizations such as

Andrew W.K. ‘baffled’ in partying whirlwind

Andrew W.K. ‘baffled’ in partying whirlwind

October 16, 2017

Known for his early 2000s hits “Party Hard,” “She is Beautiful” and “We Want Fun,” prolific party animal Andrew W.K., whose full name is Andrew Wikles-Krier, quickly branched out from his unique ...

Communications gap evident among college administrators

By Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2015

At the start of the academic year, many students are strapped for cash and in need of a campus job that can work around their class schedules. Campus jobs are a staple at every academic institution and provide not only a source of income but are often also educational opportunities housed within the students’ home department.The money from these campus jobs is often used to pay for books, tuition, fees and other expenses that go back...

Sunnyside Mall project adds spark to Uptown

Sunnyside Mall project adds spark to Uptown

September 14, 2015

Some longtime Uptown residents are working to bring unity and culture to one of Chicago’s most diverse neighborhoods.Starting with a “tactical urbanism” installation—the practice of making low...

Fake weed, real consequences

By Gregory Cappis

November 28, 2011

Getting high on synthetic marijuana could boost not only your spirits, but also your chance of suffering a heart attack.Dr. Colin Kane, pediatric cardiologist at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, studied three cases of teenage boys who all suffered heart attacks after smoking the fake cannabis known as “K2,” “Spice” or herbal incense in early 2011. He said he couldn’t prove that the chemical compo...

Conservative commentators’ twisting of truth

By Molly Keith

October 30, 2011

When a journalist publishes or broadcasts a story without conducting accurate research, retribution is expected. How can a story be credible if the information or sources behind it aren’t verified or concrete? In many cases, when a journalist makes this mistake, his or her credibility is forever questioned once the truth has surfaced. But what happens when political commentators don’t do their research? Aren’t they oft...

Student employees deserve more

By Editorial Board

October 10, 2010

Having a job on campus is more than a source of income for Columbia students. Certain positions offer invaluable, real-life experience students could not receive at a typical off-campus part-time job.Columbia sets a 20-hour weekly limit for on-campus positions, which provides more employment opportunities for students than if the cap were not in place. Undergraduate student employees are paid $8.75 an hour, 50 cents more tha...

Students, employees at odds with administration

By Samuel Charles

September 6, 2010

Manifest 2010 was the first time in the festival’s eight-year history that a parade was not held. Instead, the administration decided to hold the first ever Convergence, an event not produced solely by Columbia students."The Convergence is bringing together the entire college community to celebrate [Columbia’s] creative spirit in one beautiful, well-defined moment," said Kari Sommers, assistant dean of Student Life.Redmoo...

Departments merge to offer one-stop shop for career needs

By DerekKucynda

September 6, 2009

In order to better serve college students affected by the economic downturn, Columbia has combined its career resources on campus with one goal in mind-to prepare college graduates for the workplace.By bringing together different departments such as the Portfolio Center and the Office of Student Employment, students now have a unified career resource organization called Career Initiatives, said Tim Long, director of the P...

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