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Big Screams from Logan Theatre’s Big Screen

Big Screams from Logan Theatre’s Big Screen

October 15, 2018

The creepy notes of a live organ fill the auditorium as the 1922 silent film “Nosferatu” illuminates the screen at the Logan Theatre. The halls are lined with cult classic film posters from the 1980s ...

Letter to the Editor

By CJ Jenkins

November 20, 2017

In reference to the Sept. 8 editorial, what I find especially interesting is that Republicans are not declaiming that Gov. Palin lacks experience the way they did to Sen. Barack Obama. I believe that a senator has more experience and ability to govern the country than someone who has only been a governor for less than two years. I don't hear Republicans denouncing Palin because she has not gone to Iraq, as Sen. John McCain did to Obama. She has no knowledge of international affairs, and I doubt that she has the financial knowledge to lead the country out of our complicated fiscal problems.What makes Palin truly dangerous is that should the 72-year-old McCain die in office, the 44-year-old, inexperienced, far right-wing Palin would assume the presidency. She would not only finish out his term, but as an incumbent, she has a statistically good chance of winning the next election. She would also have the opportunity to run for a second term. Do we really want Palin to govern our country for possibly more than eight years? Let's think about that.I could be wrong, but I thought that the problem was not that we needed to drill for more oil, but that the oil companies needed to invest in refineries. Instead they took their profits and tax breaks and ran. President George W. Bush was an oil man. McCain voted with Bush more than 90 percent of the time. Shouldn't we be a little more suspect of this? Especially since scientists have repeatedly told us that drilling in Alaska is fruitless? How about demanding that American car makers switch to hybrid, fuel cell and electronic cars by, say, 2015? It could be considered a patriotic duty, like putting women to work in factories to support the war effort during WWII. We are at war with the effects of global warming.Lastly, there are other scandals associated with Palin...something about her firing someone for personal reasons? Let's not sweep these allegations under the rug. Have we already forgotten the judges who were dismissed under the Bush administration for ideological reasons? Have we already forgotten the scientists who were hushed when they reported the facts about global warming? Though Palin's nomination may be a political ploy, I would argue that the Republicans made a very calculated and a very dangerous move.Leslie ToolesJunior, Journalism Department

Part-time faculty vote to join new parent union

Part-time faculty vote to join new parent union

December 5, 2016

Clapping and laughing could be heard outside of a classroom in the 624 S. Michigan Ave. Building as members of Columbia’s part-time faculty union counted affiliation votes to join the Service Employees International Union. With 213 votes in favor and 8 votes against, union members...

Four years in the making: staff says ‘yes’ to new contract

Four years in the making: staff says ‘yes’ to new contract

November 28, 2016

After nearly four years of negotiations that left Columbia’s union feeling underappreciated, the college and United Staff of Columbia College have come to a contract agreement, which will now take effect following its Nov. 22 ratification vote.  US of CC, the college’s staff un...

Editor’s Note: Staff contract is victory for union, college administration

Editor’s Note: Staff contract is victory for union, college administration

November 28, 2016

After approximately four years of back-and-forth that included petitions, pickets, rallies and undeniable tension with the administration, the United Staff of Columbia College’s bargaining team an...

US of CC, college reach contract agreement after nearly four years

US of CC, college reach contract agreement after nearly four years

November 21, 2016

Following nearly four years of negotiations between United Staff of Columbia College and the college, a contract agreement has been reached, according to a Nov. 17 email the US of CC bargaining team sent t...

Postcard campaign urges state to fund MAP grants

Postcard campaign urges state to fund MAP grants

By Campus Reporter

October 31, 2016

While some students are getting ready to register for the upcoming semester, others are worrying about how they will continue to afford college without Illinois Monetary Award Program grants.Among the stu...

Staff members picket to stop ‘stonewalling’ contract agreement

Staff members picket to stop ‘stonewalling’ contract agreement

October 24, 2016

Holding signs that read “We are more than one percent!” and “Quit stonewalling,” members of the United Staff of Columbia College picketed the Library’s fifth floor as members of the bargaini...

Editor’s Note: Higher-ups should be fed up with staff contract halts, not just union

Editor’s Note: Higher-ups should be fed up with staff contract halts, not just union

By Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2016

As reported on Page 3, members of the United Staff of Columbia College lined the entrance of a contract negotiation meeting Oct. 18, chanting and expressing frustrations. Some were even holding up copies o...

Harvest Fest to create cornucopia of community

Harvest Fest to create cornucopia of community

By Arts & Culture Reporter

September 26, 2016

Fulton Market’s first-ever Harvest Fest will bring the autumn spirit to the West Loop while  fundraising for a local charity. The festival, which debuts Oct. 2 and is organized by local chefs Paul Kahan and ...

Political panels urge student involvement in politics

Political panels urge student involvement in politics

September 19, 2016

Students and members of various political organizations learned about issues affecting Illinois, including inadequate youth participation in politics and the effects that campaign contributions have on candi...

Labor board rules in favor of staff who teach, P-Fac appeals

Labor board rules in favor of staff who teach, P-Fac appeals

September 19, 2016

The approximately 55 full-time staff members who teach part-time cannot be denied representation by the college’s part-time faculty union, according to an Aug. 30 ruling by the National Labor Relati...

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