The Columbia Chronicle

“Planet of the Apes” is the dawn of a great franchise

By Josh R. Weitzel

August 12, 2014

The “Planet of the Apes” franchise has been a staple of the science-fiction genre since 1968. Although no sequel was as critically acclaimed as the original, the series has enjoyed success with a reboot in 2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” which employed revolutionary visual technology and a thrilling origin story set in modern day. The latest sequel, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” is not only one o...

Student group plans benefit to help ailing Chicago girl

By Contributing Writer

December 3, 2012

By Tyler Eagle, Contributing WriterColumbia’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America will partner with Be The Match, a national nonprofit dedicated to finding donors for bone marrow and stem cell transplants, for an event to help find a bone marrow match for Nyiah Young, a 7-year-old Chicago native with sickle cell anemia.The event will be held Dec. 5 in the Wabash Campus Building, 623 S. Wabash Ave., ...

Prospective changes to Acoustic Kitchen series

By Contributing Writer

December 3, 2012

by Megan Purazrang, Contributing WriterThe raw sounds of Columbia musicians can be heard monthly during the spring and fall semesters at the Acoustic Kitchen Open Stage sessions in the Wabash Campus Building, 623 S. Wabash Ave.The sessions, which ended for this semester Nov. 27, give Columbia’s musicians and singers the opportunity to perform for their peers. David Dolak, a senior lecturer in the Science & Mathematics...

About fUGGin’ time

By Sophia Coleman

November 5, 2012

Sorry sorority girls, but I’ve heard glorious news: The era of UGG boots may finally be coming to an end.The company reported Oct. 25 that sales are down 31 percent and it plans to slash prices. A pair of the sheepskin atrocities currently costs between $135–$200, a hefty price for marshmallow-shaped feet soaked in winter slush.“The worst is yet to come,” Sam Poser, an analyst at brokerage firm Sterne Agee, told the Huffington Post ...

High art: Artists explore link between drugs, creativity

By Emily Ornberg

November 5, 2012

The first drawing in Bryan Lewis Saunders’ sketchbook was a self-portrait created for a design course during his sophomore year at East Tennessee State University. When he was finished, he decided the remaining class assignments were pointless because he had discovered what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.Since March 30, 1995, Saunders, 43, has created more than 8,700 self-portraits using varied textures, tools ...

Earth, worms, rats feed off compost

By Lisa Schulz

November 14, 2011

Earth wasn’t the only consumer benefiting from Columbia’s compost project launch in August 2011. Rats were also curious to explore the mix of fresh sandwich scraps, apple cores, leaves, soil and coffee grounds. But as winter arrives, critters shouldn’t.The Recycling Outreach Program’s new compost project was first put into action at Columbia events, like new student Convocation. College cafes were added to the food wa...

Reuse, expand, recycle: plastic bag intiative

By Lisa Schulz

October 2, 2011

In a vast room cluttered with various creations of reused materials, a dumpster piled high and green plastic bags stuffed with balled-up grocery bags towered over Neale Baldyga, who brandished the master machine that removes contaminants from recyclables: his hands.Despite the dirty work, Baldyga, Colu-mbia’s recycling outreach coordinator, and the nine-member recycling program staff continue to encourage students to contr...

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