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OPINION: Columbia needs to make period products more accessible

OPINION: Columbia needs to make period products more accessible

By Katherine Savage, News Editor

October 4, 2019

While washing my hands in one of the Columbia Library bathrooms, I noticed a sign that said period products are located on the 11th floor or in the bookstore, which instantly made me angry. If I were to ...

It’s that time of the month again

It’s that time of the month again

April 23, 2018

With final exams around the corner, students cram their minds with vocabulary and equations, but female students might neglect something else: ordering and picking up birth control pills.Nick Chang fo...

ASL Department celebrates 25 years

ASL Department celebrates 25 years

April 14, 2018

The American Sign Language-English Interpretation Department is celebrating 25 years of instruction at Columbia. The department is hosting a 25th anniversary event April 28 featuring workshops, alumni panels and an evening social at 1104 S. Wabash Ave., with the other locations to...

Going organic in the bedroom

Going organic in the bedroom

February 12, 2018

Women around the globe use products such as tampons, pads, lube and condoms to protect and take charge of their bodies. But are these products doing more harm than good.Cotton is considered the world...

Student winners announced for WAC Mural Contest

Student winners announced for WAC Mural Contest

May 8, 2017

Junior art and art history major Melanie Vazquez never painted murals before entering Columbia’s second WAC Mural Contest. Encouraged to enter by a professor in the Art and Art History Departm...

Outdated tampon tax must be eliminated

February 8, 2016

States nationwide offer tax exemptions for items that are deemed essentials. However, one item is not exempt that might cause about 50 percent of the population an undue financial burden. Tampons, and other forms of menstrual protection, are treated as nonessential items and are taxed in 40 states, according to a June 3, 2015, article from Fusion.com.Legislation introduced in Utah, California, New York and Virginia has sp...

Library accepts donations to waive fines

Library accepts donations to waive fines

December 7, 2015

Students can get out of paying overdue library fines by donating to the library's holiday food drive.According to Columbia's website, the library will waive up to $20 in overdue library fines for stude...

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