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#SaveColumbia stages sit-in to protest budget cuts, tuition hikes

May 4, 2015

Students, staff and faculty—staged a sit-in in the fifth floor hallway of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building where the Office of the President is located. The coalition, which was protesting the impending...

Exploring gender in the classroom: Columbia students seek feminist education

By Managing Editor

May 4, 2015

As the millennial generation ages, many are hopeful that long-standing societal problems including sexism will no longer be barriers to progress.However, some Columbia students fear that might not become reality.Gender equality within higher education has long been both a subject of interest and a goal of colleges across the country. Harvard Graduate School of Education lecturer Catherine G. Krupnick published a watershed ...

Danny Collins

Pacino sells out ‘Danny Collins’ to fans his own age

March 30, 2015

“Danny Collins”—a movie about an aging rock star—has a running joke that the film’s lead character and target audience belong to the same age demographic.The ‘60s brought a wave of films cat...


Well-being soars when women tweet about sexism

February 9, 2015

A recent examination of women’s tweets about sexism has been linked to an improvement in female  well-being, according to a Jan. 30 study published in the British Journal of Social Psychology.The stud...

St. Patrick's Day in Chicago

Irish-American culture comes alive on St. Paddy’s Day

March 17, 2014

The Chicago River is green once again, and even though the parade is over, the weekend’s celebrations are still going strong. A pub crawl could make for a night of adven- ture, but experiencing traditi...

Jeff Spitz, assistant professor in the Cinema Art + Science Department, co-produced the documentary “Food Patriots” about the importance of growing and eating local, organic food. 

Food movement sparked by professor

March 10, 2014

What started as an illegal but harmless chicken farm in a Columbia professor’s backyard is now a Chipotle-sponsored documentary about where food comes from. “Food Patriots,” produced by Groundswell Educational Films—a nonprofit production company co-founded by Jeff Spitz, a...

Editor’s note: U of A made the right choice

By Heather Scroering

October 22, 2012

I’ve been to my fair share of frat parties and have always been both fascinated and perplexed with Greek life. Being inside a fraternity is risky business, like a menagerie or  cesspool of potential Darwin Award winners.I’m inclined to believe that being in a fraternity probably makes you an asshole—the kind who might creatively funnel beer, not unlike the frat boys at the University of Tennessee who crafted efficient appar...

Top highlights of 2011–2012

By Heather Scroering

April 30, 2012

Blueprint prioritization process:The yearlong prioritization process, which the college implemented last June to re-allocate funds and evaluate the strength of every academic and business program within the college, has been the talk of the campus all year. Two committees of faculty and staff members­—one focusing on academics, the other on business—were created to guide the process. No program escaped scrutiny, as each ...

Eating disorders on rise for youth

By Contributing Writer

April 9, 2012

By Megan Purzarang, Contributing WriterThey can start with something as simple as a critical comment, a billboard image or a magazine cover. They affect all age groups but primarily older children and teenagers. The two most common forms are polar opposites but equally detrimental.They are eating disorders, and despite decades of study and attempts to raise awareness, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are becoming more p...

The F Word Makes a Comeback

By Dannis Valera

October 10, 2011

The F Word is Columbia’s only feminist student organization on campus and, despite almost not being around this semester, has a lot of exciting things planned for this semester. Two goals that this two-year-old org has is to create a community to raise awareness of the feminism movement and to define what feminism is and isn’t.Everybody is welcome to come to The F Word’s meetings. Their next meeting will be on Monday, October 17,...

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