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Doctors should prepare patients for post-treatment troubles

By Brandon Smith

November 19, 2012

Even when Cancer treatment is a “success,” a survivor’s life is often never the same.A recent study funded by the National Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than one-third of 12.6 million cancer survivors will have physical or mental health problems post-treatment. A Eurekalert.org report of the study said it is estimated that 3.3 million survivors have poor physical health an...

Nearby Thai

By Emily Ornberg

November 19, 2012

Chef Andy Aroonrasameruang has his hands Thai’d at his own Lakeview restaurant.The chef was previously a partner of TAC Quick, 3930 N. Sheridan Road, a restaurant known for its beautifully prepared servings of any Thai food imaginable. With the help of his friends in the Thai LGBT community, he and his partner transformed TAC from a quaint BYOB with six tables to a spacious restaurant spanning two storefronts and a sidew...

Student work, professional setting

By Ivana Hester

November 19, 2012

Columbia students are not just completing projects and writing papers in their classes but also receiving hands-on experience with real companies in creative industries.Mark Klein, an adjunct faculty member in the Art & Design Department, teaches the Furniture Design course and has been preparing his students for a contest that will allow them to display their work in a real-world setting.Groovystuff, a Dallas-based f...

Wildcats Improve to 8-3, Return Home for Season Finale.

By Nader Ihmoud

November 17, 2012

EAST LANSING, Mich.- The Northwestern University Wildcats defeated the Michigan State University Spartans 23-20, despite being without Kain Colter and Venric Mark for a large portion of the game on at Spartan Stadium on Nov. 17.The Wildcats' defense forced four turnovers, did not allow the Spartans to convert on any fourth downs and held them to three scores on six red zone appearances."Our defense had their backs against t...

Meet Columbia’s safety specialist

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 12, 2012

As Columbia’s campus continues to expand, a newly created position in the Office of Campus Safety & Security has been filled.Susan Rizer is the college’s new environmental health and safety coordinator, a job created just for her. She has been charged with carrying out the College Safety Plan, which requires her to visit each department and conduct safety assessments, to discover what safety hazards are present.Acco...

Underground hip-hop veteran visits Chicago

November 12, 2012

“Rap won’t save you,” the mantra of the Twin Cities rap collective Doomtree, is repeated in song lyrics and printed on all of its merchandise.Founding member Andrew Sims, however, credits rap for much of his success. Listening to mainstream and underground hip-hop artists, such as the Wu-Tang Clan, helped him cope during a tough childhood, when his musician parents often left Sims to watch over himself and his young...

Results coming in, not enough to make predictions

By Tyler Davis

November 6, 2012

Results are starting to come in. Of the first three states that closed polls, only New Hampshire was considered by pollsters to be a swing state. The other two, Kentucky and Indiana, were expected to go to Mitt Romney, and that’s exactly what happened.The first big battleground state to begin reporting results is Florida, where polls closed at 6 p.m. CST.A Romney victory in Florida, which so far isn’t out of the question...

Employers should stay out of politics

By Editorial Board

November 5, 2012

An unexpected result of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, which allows corporations significantly greater freedom in regards to political spending, is that employers can now send political materials to their employees. Several large companies have sent mailings and  memos to employees that endorse candidates, some of which claim their jobs could be threatened if a particular candidate wins.David Siegel...

Back to Ghoul Bash attracts faculty, scholarship funds

By Contributing Writer

November 5, 2012

by Elizabeth Earl, Contributing WriterMark Twain stopped drinking his soda to listen to an undead Miss Ohio announce that the silent auction would be ending soon, and a princess quickly went to bid.This was the scene at the second annual Back to Ghoul Bash on Nov. 1 at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave. Faculty and staff, many in costume, gathered to raise money for scholarships.“We wanted a culmination of committed Columbi...

Artificial Turf : Danger Afoot?

By Kyle Rich

October 29, 2012

Football players face the possibility of concussions and broken bones every time they step on the field. But new research suggests it isn’t the defense football players should be concerned with but the artificial turf they often play on.A study conducted by the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and published in the October issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine suggests a higher injury rate among...

Bank of America accused of racial discrimination

By Kaley Fowler

October 29, 2012

Chicago, Milwaukee and Indianapolis joined seven other cities Oct. 23 in filing a complaint against Bank of America, claiming the company is guilty of racial discrimination in how it maintains its foreclosed properties.The National Fair Housing Alliance, an organization dedicated to ending housing discrimination, launched an investigation into several lenders in 2010 that examined 505 Midwest properties owned by Bank of America. Acco...

Art of storytelling

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 29, 2012

He claps, snaps, hits his chest and widens his eyes, and the crowd bursts into laughter. He goes on with his story, unfazed by the sudden response from the audience.This was a scene from the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Lecture series featuring Peter Cook, a performance artist who is also an associate professor in the ASL–English Interpretation Department.During his Oct. 25 presentation, “Performance N...

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