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Hispanics and Latinos are not all Mexicans, but all deserve respect

Maria Cardona

By Photo Editor

October 3, 2016

Almost every Latino or Hispanic person has dealt with being asked,“Are you from Mexico?” It’s infuriating for them to explain they are Latino, Hispanic or even Spanish, and not necessarily Mexica...

Journalists bowing to sources, betraying readers

By Tyler Davis

October 8, 2012

“Journalists should be free of obligation to any interest other than the public’s right to know,” states the code of ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists. Yet some reporters have been allowing their sources to comb through transcripts and decide what they do and do not want published.Traditionally, politicians have spoken carefully in the company of journalists because the press has the power to expose th...

Deans propose program cuts

By Heather Scroering

February 6, 2012

Named one of the top 10 college radio stations in the country by the Washington Post, Columbia’s WCRX radio has won more than 100 awards for election night coverage, public service educational programs and in many other categories. However, these accomplishments did not spare the radio program from receiving a low ranking at the first scoring level on the academic side of the prioritization process.Other departments with e...

Our Moon: A look into the past, present and future

By Katy Nielsen

March 14, 2011

It controls the tides, regulates the seasons and has guided civilizations at night for thousands of years, yet few people know about this neighboring stellar object, how it formed and what will become of the moon. Its importance to the evolution of species and the development of earth might be fundamental to understanding humanity’s existence.“The moon is very much part of our culture,” said Anthony F. Aveni, profess...

Site might predict mayor

By Contributing Writer

December 13, 2010

by: Heather McGraw, Contributing WriterWhile Dan Sinker spends his days as an assistant professor in the Journalism Department, his other projects arecatching attention.His website,, was acknowledged by The Huffington Post as the most informative site on the upcoming Chicago mayoral elections in an article on its website on Nov. 23.“It’s been the most informative thing we’ve seen in terms of in...

Huffington visits Columbia

By Jazzy Davenport

February 1, 2010

“You cannot enter into the same river twice,” said Arianna Huffington as she addressed Columbia’s students in Film Row Cinema at the 1104 Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave. “I think many of the old media are trying to enter into that same river that is gone. You cannot recreate that reality.”Huffington, born in Athens, Greece and co-founder of The Huffington Post blog, visited Columbia on Jan. 27 as the featured speaker ...

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