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EDITORIAL: Crisis is inevitable on a campus without mental health resources

By Editorial Board

October 8, 2018

World Mental Health Day is October 10, and according to a Jan. 22, 2014, CNN article, creative people are more prone to mental health struggles. On a campus full of artists and performers, Columbia students are well aware. There is a high-pressure culture on campus driven by creativity. We are encouraged to always work on projects outside of class, to take on demanding jobs in our field and, often, to do more than we can...

It’s time to talk about Seasonal Affective Disorder

Mental illness cannot be immediate reasoning when tragedy strikes

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

September 11, 2017

The fall season has crept up entirely too fast. One minute it was 80 degrees and bright, the next it was cold and dark before 8 p.m. The new season comes with the usual head colds, classes and late night...

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Community members lead movement therapy workshop

October 31, 2016

They are practicing yoga, mirroring each other’s gestures and passing imaginary objects to one another--but mostly they are trying to heal.Students and members of therapy organizations joined a movement t...

American Authors started as The Blue Pages in 2007 when their members were attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. 

American Authors talks ‘the next level’

May 2, 2016

Two years after American Authors’ debut album reached gold status, the indie rock band is set to release its sophomore album, What We Live For, on July 1.Best known for the single “Best Day of My ...

Students and faculty participated in the Stencil Project, held at the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building on April 6, to help raise awareness of sexual assault.

Sexual assault awareness to expand through creative displays

April 11, 2016

Student Activities and the Office of Student Health and Support are working together to foster awareness of sexual assault across campus throughout April with student-produced creative films, poems and ga...

‘Transphobic’ Rebel Wilson joke misunderstood

By Managing Editor

February 22, 2016

Comedian Rebel Wilson has recently been under fire for jokes she told during the 2016 British Academy Film Awards on Feb. 14, which some viewers have perceived as transphobic.While presenting the award for “Best Supporting Actor,” Wilson addressed the diversity controversy plaguing this year’s Oscars ceremony with a slew of jokes mocking the situation.“I’ve never been invited to the Oscars before because, as you...

Counseling less accessible to those who need it most

By Copy editor

September 28, 2015

For students with anxiety, making a phone call can seem like the hardest thing in the world, yet help is only available after a series of phone calls.According to the National Institute of Mental Health, social anxiety disorder affects 15 million American adults. People with social anxiety disorder can find it incredibly difficult to go on with daily life, especially those in college who are expected to be social in meeti...


College transitions to Moodlerooms

September 21, 2015

Columbia has outsourced Moodle, the college’s learning management system, to Moodlerooms beginning in the Fall 2015 Semester. The decision was made due to the previous LMS’s unreliability and lack of ...

Conversion therapy in the United States

Obama says no to conversion therapy

April 17, 2015

President Barack Obama and his administration spoke out against LGBTQ conversion therapy on April 8 in response to a petition posted to the White House website calling for a federal end to the controve...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to his supporters at Chicago Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington Blvd., after being reelected April 7. Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia were forced into Chicago’s first mayoral runoff election after Emaunel failed to secure 50 percent of the vote.

Emanuel reelected, Garcia claims ‘It’s not the end’

April 13, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was reelected April 7 after a six-week standoff with Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. The two had been locked in a heated campaign battle featuring dueling politic...

Discarded: The Afterlife of Everyday Electronics

February 17, 2014

Mixed media artists James Connolly and Kyle Evans discuss the meaning behind their project, Cracked Ray Tube, which is featured at Discarded: The Afterlife of Everyday Electronics, an exhibit curated by '1...

Mobile therapy on horizon

By Emily Fasold

February 20, 2012

For many, smart phones have replaced calculators, alarm clocks, MP3 players, cameras, calendars and road atlases, becoming the ultimate handheld gadgets. Now, a new application designed to detect depression in its users may even replace therapy as well.Researchers at Northwestern University are developing a smart phone app called “Mobilyze!” that uses context settings to detect depression. Data sensors embedded in the ph...

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