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Pritzker to prioritize education in 2020 budget

Pritzker to prioritize  education in 2020 budget

By Katherine Savage

March 4, 2019

Financial relief could be on the way for a greater number of Columbia students. The troubled and under-funded state Monetary Award Program is scheduled to get a $50 million boost under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s...

Chicago’s Girls Rock! organization works to empower young girls and creative expression through music, according to operations manager Kit Curl.

Student group to raise money for female empowerment

March 13, 2017

Columbia's Student Programming Board will be hosting a concert March 16 to raise funds for Chicago’s Girls Rock!, a nonprofit organization promoting girls’ creative expression and self-esteem through music. The event is scheduled to be held at the Conaway Center in the 1104 S. Wa...

Columbia’s Manifest Urban Arts Festival will be held this year along Wabash Avenue between 9th and 11th streets.

New location chosen for Manifest 2017

February 27, 2017

To improve the Manifest experience and avoid potential construction, Columbia has chosen a new location for its annual Manifest Urban Arts festival, as announced in a Feb. 21 email to students. The college’s largest annual gathering, scheduled for May 13, is typically held between...

Experts: Enrollment decline, tuition increase is ‘vicious circle’

Experts: Enrollment decline, tuition increase is ‘vicious circle’

November 28, 2016

After President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim recently announced a 4 percent tuition increase for the 2017–2018 academic year, higher education experts said they were concerned about the college’s financial state and stability. As reported Nov. 21 by The Chronicle, Kim announced in a Nov...

Isolationism causes more hate crimes in UK

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Managing Editor

October 17, 2016

When "Brexit," or the U.K.'s exit from the European Union, was passed by popular vote June 23, many people expressed concern about how this referendum could increase racism and xenophobia in the U.K., and n...

Professor Carl T. Bogus of Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island, argued against the Supreme Court's ruling of the second amendment, which gives Americans the right to protect themselves by owning a handgun.

Right to bear arms falls short in Chicago debate

November 23, 2015

The National Constitution Center held a debate Nov. 19 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., on whether the Supreme Court was correct in its ruling in the 2008 case of District of Colum...

Robyn Wilson, a freshman dance major and one of two winners of Big Foot, said she started tap dancing when she was about 3 years old.

Students bring Big Foot back to the stage

November 9, 2015

Robyn Wilson and Joy Calhoun tied as winners of Big Foot, Columbia’s dance talent showcase held for the first time in two years on Nov. 5. at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave.The showcase’s dance styles...

Columbia’s strategic sham

By Editorial Board

April 13, 2015

Following the conclusion of a two-week feedback phase intended to give the college community a chance to offer input on the recently released Strategic Plan, there seems to be one group whose voice is decidedly absent from the discussion. Students—the group whose input should be valued above all—posted little feedback to Civic Commons, begging the question: Does student input even matter? The administration has made small...

Comedy night series takes on April Fools’

Ethan Burk, a junior theatre major, expresses his hate for celebrating birthdays on April 11 during “Wise Ass,” the college’s comedy night series hosted at the HAUS in the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building.

By Lauren Kostiuk

April 6, 2015

Comedy studies students came together to celebrate April Fools’ Day with hours of jokes and laughter at “Wise Ass,” the college’s open mic comedy night series.The event, held April 1 at the HAUS in ...

New Blood Ball royalty to reign on campus

In front of a full crowd, Sasha Markgraf, junior fashion studies major, and Chase Ingrande, junior theatre major, were crowned the first same-sex king and queen at the annual Blood Ball in Spring 2014.

By Senior Campus Reporter

February 2, 2015

A year after two male students made history as the first same-sex couple to be voted Blood Ball King and Queen, election season for the 2015 Blood Ball is beginning to gain momentum.With the event fast...

A box had already been filled with non-perishable goods donated by students during the first stretch of the Library’s Food For Fines campaign, a program to collect food for nonprofit organization Chicago Lights in exchange for late fee credit. 

Late fees help feed those in need in winter

November 24, 2014

In an effort to gather food donations for Chicago Lights, a nonprofit social advocacy group at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St., Columbia’s library has created a fine forgiveness program c...

The Student Veteran Society and the Student Programming Board hosted “Together We Remember,” an open-mic event in the Papermaker’s Garden, 754 S. Wabash Ave., that invited the college’s veterans to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Few students turn out for 9/11 commemoration

September 15, 2014

“Never Forget,” a term often used when discussing the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, that claimed the lives of more than 3,000 people and led to years of military engagement in Iraq and Afgha...

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