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Cafe University makes changes

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 10, 2011

Cafe University is back in business in three locations on campus this year for students to grab a bite to eat between classes: the Alexandroff Campus Center, 600 S. Michigan Ave.; the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave; and the Wabash Campus Building, 623 S. Wabash Ave.This year, much has changed at the cafes including prices, menu items, the student worker policy and construction.“I think we’re good,” said Phillip ...

Onion in the city

By Darryl Holliday

October 3, 2011

“America’s finest news source”—not to be confused with The Chronicle—is moving to the Windy City.The Onion—the satirical, mocking and often hilarious print and online publication—is consolidating its forces in Chicago, resulting in the relocation of the full, 20-person editorial staff that currently resides in New York.According to some reports, most notably The Huffington Post, the decision came as a surpris...

Students deserve better

By Editorial Board

September 19, 2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard have been fighting to extend the school day by 90 minutes as part of a larger initiative to improve the troubled school system. The Chicago Teachers Union rejected the proposed longer day, with CTU President Karen Lewis saying that more quality, not quantity, is what is needed to create a better learning environment.CPS already has one of the shortest sch...

Sand castles

By The Columbia Chronicle

May 10, 2010

by Lucas BlackI must have been about 4 or 5 years old when I first started having major epiphanies and revelations about the world around me. I remember being in the kitchen of my grandmother’s house and having her explain to me that mud is created simply by getting dirt wet. I found this so fascinating that I immediately ran outside to test this new theory. I was thrilled I could take the hose and spray it on dirt to magical...

Toward the fact of knowing

By The Columbia Chronicle

May 3, 2010

by Robin WhatleyAssistant Professor, Science and Math DepartmentFor most of us, it isn’t possible to have direct knowledge of all of the intricate workings of our natural world. Knowledge is defined by the American Heritage Dictionary as “Familiarity, awareness, or understanding gained through experience or study; the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered or learned.”On the other hand, there are many questio...

Deep field

By The Columbia Chronicle

April 19, 2010

by Abi StokesWhen I was younger,  my dad and I watched the Perseids meteor shower through the dark sky in our backyard. When I was too naïve to consider the improbability of it, I fantasized about one landing in the clover on our lawn. My own personal shooting star—a burnt-out stone as a metonym.The stars in space always grip me; force me to keep my dry eyes open for them. All celestial bodies, and the space they resi...

Archaic Love

By The Columbia Chronicle

November 16, 2009

I don’t believe in love.  The divorce epidemic, rising instances of domestic violence and bad eHarmony commercials have dispelled the notion that true love in the modern age is possible. I may have aged out of this particular system and that’s fine with me.But I do believe that love was real in bygone eras. Knowledge, cemented in my memory from exposure to family, literature, history and art, sustains me.Graduate-level li...

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