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Columbia: a campus divided

By Editorial Board

March 9, 2015

Columbia tends to reject change the way a transplant patient rejects a new organ: The immune system attacks the new organ and shuts it down. Although Columbia has not quite hit that point, students have been resistant to the onslaught of changes the college is undergoing.Many Columbia students would have a hard time naming college administrators and their job titles let alone what those jobs entail, so when budget cuts, depar...

Cafeteria a must

By Editorial Board

March 2, 2015

There is no denying the value of cultivating a sense of community among college students, especially Columbia students who are easily isolated in the sprawl of a city campus. Columbia’s administration constantly encourages collaboration—“find your creative posse”—but one of the many criticisms Columbia faces is its lack of communal spaces for students. Although Columbia does not have a typical college campus, it should ...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Voters the real disappointment in Chicago mayoral race

By Managing Editor

March 2, 2015

Although he held a steady lead for most of the Feb. 24 mayoral race, Mayor Rahm Emanuel fell short of the 50 percent vote needed to win the 2015 Chicago mayoral election without entering a runoff. Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia trailed behind him with a 33.9 percent following.The fact that there will be six more weeks of campaigning to win over more voters is not dissapointing, though. What is disappointing...

Real emotions run deep in ‘Coming Out Simulator 2014’ video game

Coming Out Simulator

By Colin McInerney

March 2, 2015

“Coming Out Simulator 2014” is exactly what the title implies. Those who have never experienced the very personal process of coming out as gay or bisexual can now get a sense of what the experience e...

According to the American Lung Association, 19.4 million metric tons of nitrogen oxides are released into the air annually via manmade sources, such as burning fuels.

Utah air pollution linked to increased suicide risk

March 2, 2015

It has been well established that exposure to air pollution can contribute to a range of health concerns such as respiratory inflammation, cardiovascular disease and cognitive impairment, especially in younge...

Garcia not done yet, runoff brings six more weeks of campaigning

By Metro Reporter

February 25, 2015

The work is not over for Jesus “Chuy” Garcia supporters who danced the night away to blaring basses and saxophones.With 34 percent of the vote Garcia, a Cook County Commissioner, forced Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff that will take place on April 7.For Garcia supporters at the Albambra Palace Resturant, the news comes as no surprise. Foreseeing the runoff, supporters wore buttons urging voters to turn out on April 7. S...

Sad music plucks spectrum of emotional notes

Sad music plucks spectrum of emotional notes

By Sports & Health Editor

February 16, 2015

For all its heartrending shrewdness, Neil Young’s single “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” climbed to No. 33 on the U.S. Billboard Top 100 chart in 1970.The contradictory notion of love being the solita...

Fifty Shades of Shakespeare

Shakespeare brings sexy back to Chicago Theatre Week

February 16, 2015

In an effort to promote positive attitudes about sex, the (re)discover theatre is hosting a series of shows titled “Fifty Shades of Shakespeare” in which a four-person ensemble portrays love scenes ...

Lex Lawson, the college’s new coordinator of LGBTQ Culture and Community, assumed his new role Feb. 3. Lawson has worked within the LGBTQ community for more than 12 years and plans to bring his connections to various LGBTQ organizations within the Chicago area to Columbia.

New LGBTQ coordinator to foster collaboration, opportunities, celebration

February 16, 2015

LGBTQ life on campus may be a little more coordinated this semester with the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ latest hire.Chicago artist and activist Lex Lawson assumed the position of coordinator of LG...

Lead singer Leah Wellbaum, bassist Kyle Bann and drummer Will Gorin form the Brooklyn-based rock trio Slothrust, who draws its influence from bands like Nirvana.

Slothrust brings ‘Juice’ to grunge sound

February 16, 2015

Slothrust, a Brooklyn-based trio consisting of lead singer and guitarist Leah Wellbaum, bassist Kyle Bann and drummer Will Gorin, infuses Nirvana-like raw emotion while putting its own original spin on the g...

Francis Guinan and Patrese McClain, star in Bruce Graham’s racially charged play, “White Guy On the Bus,” at the Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., in Skokie, Illinois.

‘White Guy On the Bus’ drives racial issues home

February 16, 2015

Bruce Graham’s play “White Guy On the Bus,” made its world premiere on Jan. 23 at the Northlight Theatre in Skokie, Illinois, 9501 Skokie Blvd., and has shocked audiences with its portrayal of race, b...

Interdisciplinary Arts MA

College introduces first low-residency program

February 9, 2015

As most students head home for the summer, Columbia will be debuting its first low-residency graduate program, an intensive experience within the Interdisciplinary Arts Department during the Summer 2015 se...

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