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Scratching the surface of illicit tattooing

Illegal inking: Scratching the surface of illegal tattooing

January 27, 2014

"She told me to do whatever I felt like I wanted to do, which is a really awesome gift to your tattooist."Leaning over a client with the tattoo gun buzzing in his hand, Madsen Minax prepared to freehand a piece...

Athlete Profile: Anthony Wistocki

Athlete Profile: Anthony Wistocki

By Copy Editor

January 27, 2014

Anthony Wistocki kindled his love of soccer and firefighting growing up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago in the Homer Glen-Lockport area. His impressive soccer career began in preschool and eventua...

Vending into the Future

Vending the future

January 27, 2014

At one time, it was a marvel to drop a nickel in a machine and be presented with a cup of steaming hot coffee in a matter of minutes.Now with the convenience of renting a movie from a machine, vending t...

Mars One, a privately funded project, aims to establish the first independent human colony on the Red Planet by 2025. Before the chosen applicants arrive, an additional spacecraft will be sent to Mars with six cargo units that will be used as the individual living units.

Mission to Mars a one-way ticket

January 27, 2014

Swooping down from the night sky, invading backyards with bright lights and eerie noises, a Martian encounter remains one of the most ubiquitous science fiction fantasies. But what if humans could be the Mar...

Webmaster Job Description

By Alice Werley

April 14, 2013

WebmasterThe Webmaster is responsible for the Chronicle website. This includes web design and CSS styling when necessary, editing web pages, reviewing text and images for errors, general troubleshooting and instructing the staff on how to web their stories. The Webmaster serves as the website guru and should be able and willing to instruct and help staff members whenever necessary.RequirementsExperience managing a websiteK...

Copy Desk Job Description

By Alice Werley

April 12, 2013

Copy Desk The copy desk is in charge of editing, proofing and fact checking all copy in The Chronicle. During the week, copy editors read all submitted copy for style errors, content errors and readability. Copy Editors are also the last line of defense against plagiarism and fabrication of sources.Asst. Copy EditorEdit all articles, making sure the articles are accurate and contain no libel, violation of privacy or obscenity; and...

Faculty Senate raises concerns

By Alexandra Kukulka

December 3, 2012

In a Nov. 27 statement sent to college administrators, the Faculty Senate expressed “serious concern” regarding the administration’s decision-making process during this “important period of transition” for Columbia.The letter stressed the importance of two specific concerns: transparency and communication.“To be clear, [the Senate is] not commenting here on the efficacy of specific decisions, but on the lack of...

Line between hazing and hatred crossed

By Lindsey Woods

December 3, 2012

While any activity involving a dedicated group of people can breed a mentality that accommodates hazing culture, sports teams are especially susceptible to the practice.The hierarchies that exist within teams and the expectation for camaraderie create the perfect breeding ground for older or more experienced players to assert their control by putting new members through ridiculous and dangerous rituals in the name of “team s...

Editor’s note: More cooperation needed from Faculty Senate

By Heather Scroering

December 3, 2012

Transparency and communication are two gripes the entire college has had since prioritization began a year and a half ago, perhaps longer. These two issues persist, as the Faculty Senate showed when it emailed a statement Nov. 27 to several college administrators addressing Columbia’s lack of transparency and communication during the process of making major decisions. The letter detailed specific events the Senate felt th...

What does SGA exactly do?

By Dannis Valera

November 26, 2012

Columbia has had a Student Government Association for more than a decade, but the organization, along with many other student groups, struggles to grab students’ attention. However, it’s still pushing to be a voice for the student body, according to SGA President Cassandra Norris.Cassandra give The Chronicle a quick rundown about how SGA works and how being involved with SGA has influenced her life.Check out the full s...

Alleged hazing prompts lawsuit, investigation

By Contributing Writer

November 26, 2012

by Doug Pitorak & Liz Earl, Contributing WriterA 14-year-old boy at Maine West High School in Des Plaines, Ill., was allegedly sexually assaulted by his soccer teammates Sept. 27 in a hazing incident, according to a lawsuit filed by his parents Nov. 19 on his behalf.The boy’s mother, who asked to remain anonymous, held a press conference Nov. 19 with her lawyer to announce the complaint.The lawsuit claims the victim, a f...

Environmental conference appeals to youth

By Brandon Smith

November 19, 2012

Nature enthusiasts from across the country gathered in Chicago on Nov. 15 to exchange ideas about how to make the citymore eco-friendly.The Chicago Wilderness Alliance, a group of regional environmental organizations, held its biannual congress at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, where it hosted hundreds of panels on topics ranging from climate change and sustainable design to K-12...

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