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Convocation 2014

Budget concerns influence personnel

September 2, 2014

In an effort to reduce a potential budget shortfall, seven full-time and three part-time staff members from several departments were terminated Aug. 21–25, according to an emailed statement from Steve Kauffman, senior director of public relations. The terminations are the latest ...

New Student Convocation 2014 | The Columbia Chronicle

September 2, 2014

New Student Convocation 2014 showcases the entering freshman class, what they expect from Columbia and what Columbia expects of them. President Kim and Vice President Kelly encourage Columbia’s newcomers ...

Drinking age still cause for debate

Drinking age still cause for debate

March 10, 2014

For nearly a century, the U.S. has heavily regulated alcohol for fear of excessive consumption, sparking controversy about what the appropriate drinking age is.While some want to lower the legal age, which ...

Termite-bots building a future

Termite-bots building a future

March 3, 2014

Termites are known for chewing through the foundations of homes and buildings, causing homeowners and renters severe headaches, but the notoriously destructive bugs’ building methods could be the key to n...

Rethinking porn addiction

Rethinking porn addiction

February 24, 2014

Pornography has been around for centuries, but over the past few years, so many have succumbed to it that it has become a serious concern. However, new research suggests labeling someone as a porn addic...

Season Affective Disorder

SAD or just sick of winter?

February 24, 2014

The unpredictable weather has left Chicagoans with many complaints, but winter has also made people susceptible to the winter blues, known in the medical community as seasonal affective disorder.SAD is...

City Council protection of children hypocritical

By Metro Editor

February 24, 2014

In the last year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Council have implemented many ordinances and programs under the guise of protecting Chicago’s children. Though the children are the justification, revenue and national attention are the real motivators for these often-controversial pieces of legislation. The city is not fooling taxpayers when they use emotionally charged justifications, so the aldermen and Emanuel should be m...

A look into the future of the HIV and AIDS epidemic, finding a solution

Turning a positive into a negative

February 17, 2014

Seven years ago, the only thing Rashid Bashir, leading developer and head of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his researchers needed to revolutioni...

Driving human emotions

Driving human emotions

February 17, 2014

Driving can be a very stressful activity, especially in Chicago. But what if cars could detect a driver’s emotional state and possibly prevent an accident?This is the goal for a team of researchers from th...

Anything but Angels

Black Angels

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

February 10, 2014

Putting on their most comfortable pair of jeans to let loose, Chicago’s mid-lifers gathered Feb. 5 to dance awkwardly to the grooving sounds of The Black Angels at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave.On paper, th...

Athlete Profile: Max Schneider

Athlete Profile: Max Schneider

February 3, 2014

Max Schneider is a three-time Illinois State Finals placer and two time wrestling champion. He was ranked No. 3 in the nation at the 152-pound weight class when he graduated from Lane Tech College Prep...

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...

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