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CTU strike hits the streets full force

By Dannis Valera

September 11, 2012

After announcing it late Sunday night, the Chicago Teacher Union (CTU) went on strike Monday morning. The CTU members rallied outside of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Central Administration Building. Clad in red shirts, teachers, students and allies marched through the streets of downtown Chicago."Chicago Teacher Union" "CTU" "Strike" "Demonstration" "Protest" "Teachers" "Teacher" "Education" "Negotiations" "Students" "C...

More transparency, please

By Heather Scroering

September 5, 2012

As a tuition payer who has virtually been handing over her family’s wallet to Columbia for the past three years, I feel like a pretty important component of this institution. However, if I hadn’t spent the last year digging my nose into the college’s business, I’d feel rather in the dark about what’s going on with my $100,000-plus investment.Of course I’ve received very lengthy and explanatory notes in my Loop inbox ...

Word on the Street: How do you de-stress from finals?

By Dannis Valera

April 30, 2012

Finals is one of the most stressful times for students during the whole semester. Although many Columbia students have started their final projects, a majority of the college is taking their final exams next week. Let's see what some students are doing to relieve some of their stress.http://youtu.be/GzlujAnvL6Y

State of the College Address

By Heather Scroering

April 2, 2012

In his first appearance before the Columbia community in several months, President Warrick L. Carter gave two State of the College addresses within two days, first to a small but sporadically hostile group of students, then to a larger but more subdued audience of faculty and staff.The student address was hosted by the Student Government Association March 21 in The Loft, 916. S. Wabash Ave. Building.Carter delivered his 3...

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Bids Farewell

By Brent Lewis

March 19, 2012

Students from the Multimedia Photojournalism class joined with the other 250 members of the media as well as the general public on the front lawn of Former Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich, to catch a glimpse of him before reporting to federal prison.http://vimeo.com/38604960Reactions from supportershttp://vimeo.com/38669776

Work hard for the money

By Brianna Wellen

March 12, 2012

For all us seniors, some of the most crucial months of our lives are approaching. Along with combatting overwhelming bouts of senioritis to make sure we can actually get the degrees we’ve been working so hard for, we also have to put in extra work looking for—bear with me—even more work. Now is the time for not only seniors but all students to ensure they understand what the current job climate is like, the best way...

Lack of testing gets a failing grade

By Brianna Wellen

February 27, 2012

The college experience, though fun and exciting, can also be an extremely nerve-racking time in a young person’s life. Besides the stresses of moving to a new place with a new group of people, new responsibilities—such as supporting yourself financially and looking after your own well-being—often come into play.Typically, colleges make the latter as easy and accessible as possible. On-campus health clinics provide su...

Students, faculty, alumni perform Columbia’s first charitable cabaret

By Lisa Schulz

February 13, 2012

Under a dimmed chandelier, surrounded by a piano and chairs, hopeful students, faculty and alumni stepped onto a small stage to belt out adventurous songs in an effort to attract scholarship funds.“An Evening of Cabaret: Journeys and New Beginnings” was the first fundraiser for the Betty Garrett Musical Theatre Scholarship held Feb. 4 in Studio 404 of the Theatre Building, 72 E. 11th St. The scholarship, established i...

Senate Bill 1565 studied

By Kaley Fowler

February 13, 2012

Minimum-wage earners in Illinois could see an increase in their wages after two years of relying on $8.25 an hour, a figure that needs a boost according to many economists, protesters and Illinois legislators.In February 2011, Sen. Kimberly Lightford (D–4th District) filed Senate Bill 1565, which aims to increase the state’s minimum wage from $8.25 an hour to $10.65 by 2014. The bill is now under study by an executive c...

Columbia, China to exchange art, students

By Lisa Schulz

January 23, 2012

From intricately painted colorful dragons to washed-out, tie-dyed paper dresses with skirts lined in crisp Chinese lettering, each piece of artwork from the art and design freshmen at Jiujiang University in China told a story of their past.The “Tell me a story.” exhibition opened Jan. 17 and will continue until Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., in the Center for Book and Paper Arts at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash ...

One not so fine night in music

By Amanda Murphy

January 23, 2012

Some days start off great, with an energetic jolt out of bed. But as the day goes on, you miss your bus, spill lunch on your new shirt and come home to a lovely pile of cat poop on the ground. Left Field Management’s “Biggest Show Ever” on Jan. 19 at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., very much resembled one of those days.The concert, which featured four local bands, represented a wide range of good old-fashioned rock ...

Columbia survey: texting most frequent between parents, students

By Lisa Schulz

December 12, 2011

Emoticons can be used to emphasize tone while texting or they can substitute for the lack thereof. Even with a typed heart and smiley face expressing love, however, it seems college students and their parents may be growing further apart rather than closer together with each frequent tap of the “send” button.A communication survey conducted at Parent Weekend on Oct. 17 found that most parents converse with their son or...

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