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‘The Good Doctor’ needs to break medical drama stereotypes

Violent tragedies affect future generations

November 13, 2017

There is nothing like waking up to the news of a tragic killing when you’re still reeling from the previous week’s mass murder.The recent shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, which left 26 people dea...

Heightened security does not ensure airport safety

Heightened security does not ensure airport safety

November 6, 2017

Airports in more than 100 countries will be affected by new Department of Homeland Security regulations on all U.S.-bound flights. New rules went into effect Oct. 26  in an attempts to enhance secur...

Students 20 years old and over are eligible to reside at Arc at Old Colony, 37 W. Van Buren St., for the 2017-2018 

Columbia adds Arc to upcoming housing, drops two dorms

March 6, 2017

Columbia's housing options for the 2017–2018 academic year will feature a new residence to replace the two buildings that will be taken off the portfolio starting in Fall 2017, according to a Feb. 24 email to students. The dorm buildings at 777 S. State St. and The Flats, 829 S. ...

9/11 victims’ families should not be allowed to sue Saudis

9/11 victims' families should not be allowed to sue Saudis

By Managing Editor

October 3, 2016

Congress overrode President Barack Obama's veto for the first time in his presidency, and it is hard to think of a worse occasion. After a 97-1 vote in the Senate and 348-77 in the House, a controversia...

Big Chicago provides big learning opportunities

Big Chicago provides big learning opportunities

June 23, 2016

Columbia will again offer "Big Chicago" courses as a first-year experience course for students after last year's courses received positive feedback and recognition of opportunities they afford students fo...

Social media sites not responsible for enforcing gun laws

February 15, 2016

Social media giants Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are taking the regulation of illegal activity on their sites into their own hands through recently announced measures.To prevent unlicensed gun trading through Facebook and its sister company Instagram, Facebook has banned private sales of guns on the platforms, according to a Jan. 29 New York Times article.Twitter has suspended more than 125,000 accounts affiliated with ...

Western, secular violence just as destructive as religious violence

By Opinions Editor

October 19, 2015

Mental illness, video games and lax gun laws are frequently blamed for mass violence on American soil, but when violence occurs overseas, many are quick to point the finger at religion for condoning extremism.In his 2007  essay “Does Religion Cause Violence?” William T. Cavanaugh proposed that pitting “rational and irrational, secular and religious, Western and Muslim is not simply descriptive, but helps to create the opposition ...

Art + geocaching come to Columbia’s library

By ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

October 5, 2015

Columbia’s geocachers can now scavenger hunt indoors at the college  library and exchange artwork with their peers.The Aesthetics of Research, housed in the library at 624 S. Michigan Ave., launched an interactive geocaching exhibit called “ARTCACHE” as part of Chicago Artists Month. The event, sponsored by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, began Oct. 1. The exhibit starts at the first floor circ...

Educating fear and ignorance

By Editorial Board

January 26, 2015

Radical Islamist terrorists have rocked the world with relentless acts of violence in recent weeks. The Jan. 7–9 Charlie Hebdo and kosher market shootings carried out in Paris by radical Islamists linked to a Yemen al-Qaida group were plastered across media outlets for days. In the outer rims of the news cycle, the militant Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram razed the Nigerian villages of Baga and Doron Baga Jan. 3 and...

Autocorrect a lazy man’s technology?

Reliance on autocorrect may affect spelling abilities

By Sports & Health Editor

March 31, 2014

As cellphone users become increasingly reliant on autocorrect, engineers are working to make the service more efficient without erasing users’ literacy skills.Computer scientists view autocorrect as a functi...

Charles Kelley, lead singer of Lady Antebellum, prepares the crowd for the start of

Lady Antebellum owns the night

March 3, 2014

Plaid shirts and cowboy boots were required when the Allstate Arena, 6290 N. Mannheim Road, went country Feb. 26 for the Take Me Downtown Tour featuring, supporting artist Kip Moore and headliner Lady A...

Death sentence could make Tsarnaev a martyr

February 10, 2014

Nearly a year after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the Department of Justice announced Jan. 30 it would seek the death penalty for suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Of the 30 counts leveled against him, 17 qualify for a death sentence because the actions were intentional and he knew they could result in multiple deaths, according to court documents.The trial may take months or years, but national attention will immediately buz...

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