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Hospital donation turns child patients into superheroes

Hospital donation turns child patients into superheroes

April 10, 2017

Twelve-year-old Keith Johnson has cerebral palsy, which has required 14 surgeries and many months in hospital gowns. If another surgery is needed, he will get to be a superhero during his stay at the h...

Tipping the scale: Adjuncts accuse administration of demanding ‘unethical’ grade changes

Tipping the scale: Adjuncts accuse administration of demanding ‘unethical’ grade changes

April 10, 2017

After a student missed 10 of the 15 class sessions for a course, adjunct professor in the Creative Writing Department Marcia Brenner gave the student a failing grade. Soon after, she said college administrators asked her to change the grade to a pass. The college’s faculty manual ...

Power-packed ensemble to perform at Dance Center

Power-packed ensemble to perform at Dance Center

September 26, 2016

A multimedia dance production about over-the-hill superheroes creating a “think tank for do-gooders” will be featured at Columbia’s Dance Center Sept. 29–Oct. 1.Chicago-based dance and theater c...

It’s a bird, it’s a plane,  it’s ingrained gender roles

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s ingrained gender roles

September 12, 2016

She is an Amazonian demigoddess with abilities to rival Superman’s, but Wonder Woman has always been a second-class citizen in the superhero world. Even when she made her comic book debut in the 1940s, she...

Why not comics?

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

October 21, 2012

I used to catch all kinds of grief for my love of reading, especially when it came to comic books, which were associated with the once-shameful state of nerd-dom that my bookishness reflected. So when a Publishers Weekly article reported that Diamond Comic Distributors saw comic book sales this year jump 19.9 percent and graphic novel sales increase 16.9 percent, I felt a sense of validation.This literary form and the stores that serve...

Fictional heroes have real life application

By Contributing Writer

October 7, 2012

by Joshua D. LindseyContributing WriterWhile it is highly unlikely that a normal human will someday obtain the powers of flight, super speed or heat vision, recent research indicates something real may be passed from fictional super heroes to everyday people.A recent study, published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and conducted at the University at Buffalo, suggests that men who personally identify with s...

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