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Video Poll: Rideshare vs. Taxi

April 7, 2014

In this week's Video Poll, Columbia students discuss whether they prefer to use rideshare services, taxis or a different form of transportation entirely. Ridesharing has become more popular since the ...

Talking in tongues: Science suggests Neanderthals spoke in more than grunts

Talking in tongues: Science suggests Neanderthals spoke in more than grunts

March 17, 2014

Evidence suggests Neanderthals fashioned primitive tools and weapons, buried their dead, controlled fires and used dyes—but new research shows these tasks may not have been carried out in silence.Analys...

Lawmaker fights teen conversion therapy

Lawmaker fights teen conversion therapy

March 10, 2014

At age 11, Patrick McAlvey realized he was attracted to other boys, but he felt pressure from his religious community to seek out a therapist to change his same-sex attraction.“At an early age, [my therapi...

Dean dismantles Marketing Department

By Campus Editor

February 24, 2014

Columbia’s Marketing Communication Department will be disbanded next semester, and the Journalism and Arts, Entertainment & Media Management departments will absorb its programs. The three concentrations currently housed in Marketing Communication are advertising, marketing and public relations. Advertising and public relations will be offered as majors in a new department that will also include the Journalism Depa...

Aiken not invisible anymore

By Opinions Editor

February 17, 2014

American celebrities have influence over popular opinion: They endorse products, support political candidates and even run for political office. Sometimes they have enough clout to win, as in the case of Ronald Reagan, who won the 1980 presidential election against incumbent Jimmy Carter. So with the recent announcement of “American Idol” Season 2 runner-up Clay Aiken’s bid for Congress, the ridicule should be temper...

Happy, healthy snacking

Happy, healthy snacking

February 16, 2014

Todd Barancik is on a mission to bring healthy snacks to busy Chicagoans. Competing against big snack delivery companies like NatureBox which ships pre-packaged mixes of healthy snacks from anonymous ...

Lost photos find controversy.

Lost photos find controversy.

February 10, 2014

No matter who you are, you have probably taken a selfie. But chances are nobody takes your selfies and uses them in an art exhibit.Taking pictures of day-to-day routines is a common part of life. Photog...

College’s market value increases, one of highest in Midwest

College’s market value increases, one of highest in Midwest

February 10, 2014

The market value of Columbia’s investments increased by 14.1 percent in 2013, beating the national average of 11.7 percent, according to a new study. The strong financial gain followed a loss in value of 1.4 percent in 2012, according to newly released data from The National ...

Antiques, oddities, stuffed critters

Antiques, oddities, stuffed critters

February 3, 2014

Full of bones, teeth, old medical instruments, art pieces made of human hair and numerous taxidermy mounts, Woolly Mammoth Antiques and Oddities certainly lives up to its name, a title reinforced by the s...

An ‘Awkward’ Romantic Comedy

An ‘Awkward’ Romantic Comedy

February 3, 2014

Romantic comedy narratives tend to be the most simplistic. Audiences who attend these films generally do not expect Shakespeare. They want predictability and flawed yet endearing characters that become lik...

Caffeine enhances memory, study shows

Caffeine enhances memory, study shows

February 3, 2014

It is not news that caffeine is used as a resource for staying awake and alert. But new findings suggest that it is not just an energy booster—it may also aid memory.According to a study published Jan...

UIC Flames shutout Chicago State Cougars

By Nader Ihmoud

April 16, 2013

The University of Illinois-Chicago Flames baseball team dominated the Chicago State University Cougars limiting them to two hits during a 6-0 shutout victory on April 16 at Les Miller Field.Sophomore pitcher Brian Evak is credited with the win. Evak held the Cougars hitless over three innings on the mound. The Flames used seven different pitchers to keep the Cougars at bay.“Defense is a key to UIC,” junior catcher Jaco...

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