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International students find home for holiday break

International students find home for holiday break

November 27, 2017

For international students who are not going home for the holidays, Columbia’s lengthy winter break can be lonely, but the college has several resources to make the monthlong vacation tolerable. International Admissions Officer Kevin Obomanu said Columbia has nearly 50...

Jalapeño-stuffed cheeseburger

Jalapeño-stuffed cheeseburgers

May 12, 2014

I like burgers, especially big burgers with cheese and jalapeños. However, I don’t like it when the cheese melts so much that it drips off the burger. I also hate it when my jalapeños fall out of the b...

How To: Plan a Vacation

By Dannis Valera

November 19, 2012

As the semester winds down, winter break gets closer and closer. Although a lot of people spend the time at home, it also is prime vacation time. The Chronicle sat with Christie Andersen, the Career Development Specialist at Columbia's Portfolio Center, and asked her for some tips.

Fictional heroes have real life application

By Contributing Writer

October 8, 2012

by Joshua D. LindseyContributing WriterWhile it is highly unlikely that a normal human will someday obtain the powers of flight, super speed or heat vision, recent research indicates something real may be passed from fictional super heroes to everyday people.A recent study, published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and conducted at the University at Buffalo, suggests that men who personally identify with s...

Studying abroad broadens horizons

By Lisa Schulz

April 16, 2012

In three weeks, the spring 2012 semester will be history. Summer 2012, on the other hand, a time to study history—the foundation of Columbia’s overseas study program’s curriculum.For the program’s annual summer trips, approximately 12 students will pack up their bags and check Prague and Florence off their study destination wish lists. The Florence trip lasts from June 28–July 28 and is hosted by the Fiction Writing ...

Spring Break Lives

By Darryl Holliday

September 12, 2011

The verdict is in.Spring break is saved, but students planning on taking J-Term courses in January will need to be open to changes due to the G-8 and NATO summits being held in the Loop in May 2012.The J-Term slot has been condensed from its usual three weeks down to two weeks. J-Term classes will now be held Jan. 3–14, with the number of hours spent in class varying depending on the number of credit hours offered.Spring ...

Money talking money

By Amanda Murphy

March 14, 2011

In the past year, Columbia made strides toward a more promising financial position compared to that of the last several years.Or so said Columbia President Warrick L. Carter spoke at a faculty and staff convocation on March 11 about the college’s recent financial status. He explained the reasons behind some of the unpopular decisions Columbia’s administration made in recent months, such as staff cuts.“We’ve had some challe...

Vacations essential to maintain physical, mental health

By Lauren Kelly

January 25, 2010

Columbia students looked forward to winter vacation so much during the last week of the Fall 2009 semester that their anticipation was almost palpable. As the week progressed, you could almost see the anxiety of finals fading away and the excitement for winter break brewing. After 15 weeks of tireless work, a five-week vacation was more than welcome.Vacations and rest are incredibly important for students and workers of all ...

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