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Editorial: The Lorax speaks for the trees, but who speaks for climate change coverage?

Editorial: The Lorax speaks for the trees, but who speaks for climate change coverage?

September 17, 2020

Tropical storms Sally and Vicky became the earliest S- and V-named storms on record this September. This occurrence is just another natural disaster amplified by human-made climate change and it ne...

Chicago artists, scientists join forces to craft conversation on climate change

Chicago artists, scientists join forces to craft conversation on climate change

September 11, 2020

Seven artists and seven scientists walk into the Indiana Dunes National Park. But it is not a punchline; it is the basis of a new gallery at Columbia that visualizes the impacts of the climate cri...

Favorite Recipe

Key lime cupcakes

April 28, 2014

During the awkward transitional period from winter to spring, I often do things to reassure myself that winter may finally be melting away. This includes eating foods that are associated with warm sum...

College creates new department, terminates employees

By Associate Editor

March 3, 2014

The college fired more than half of the current employees in the Office of Institutional Advancement to make way for a new Department of Development.President Kwang-Wu Kim announced the terminations and restructuring in a Feb. 28 email to college staff and faculty. The new Department of Development will replace the current division of Institutional Advancement, which is the office responsible for fundraising and creating and ...

Snow melts, flood policy floats to surface

March 3, 2014

A record-breaking winter snowfall that is steadily melting has left many streets flooded and clogged gutters citywide. As warm weather arrives and spring rains begin, flooding could become a serious threat and cause expensive property damage.Flood prevention is not the city’s most pressing concern, but it is one officials should start preparing for. Mayor Rahm Emanuel made an awkward overture during a Feb. 19 press conferen...

Message for the seasonally challenged

By Sophia Coleman

September 10, 2012

The fashion choices of Chicagoans, like our notorious weather, are unpredictable. It’s a rare day when you put on that perfect outfit that is not only stylish but also shields you from every element that comes your way. Though it is hard to gauge what to wear day by day, normally it is easy enough to have some margin of comfort. But then there are the crazies: people who can wear heavy knits in the dead of summer and leo...

Wild winter weather

By Lindsey Woods

January 17, 2012

This season’s warm weather and minimal snow may be something to celebrate by those who enjoy driving without ice or walking without soggy feet, but for those who revel in winter, it’s a disaster. Bare mountain slopes and high temperatures are nothing to cheer about for those who relish winter recreation.Until last Thursday the new year was bringing 50-degree weather and sunshine, and not everyone is happy. Winter spor...

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