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No cold shoulder: Columbia can give support in extreme weather

By Editorial Board

February 19, 2018

Chicago was swept under a blanket of snow Feb. 8 as Winter Storm Mateo blew through in the late hours, becoming the worst snowstorm this winter. By the evening hours of Feb. 9, 10 inches of snow had fallen in some areas. Before the snowfall began, city officials, the National Weather Service and local news outlets stressed the dangers that would come with the storm. During a Feb. 8 press conference, Mayor Rahm Emanuel warn...

International students find home for holiday break

International students find home for holiday break

November 27, 2017

For international students who are not going home for the holidays, Columbia’s lengthy winter break can be lonely, but the college has several resources to make the monthlong vacation tolerable. International Admissions Officer Kevin Obomanu said Columbia has nearly 50...

Everything is ‘falling together’ for Pomo

Vancouver- based electronic musician Pomo, who has worked with Mac Miller and Disclosure, will be performing solo at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., May 16.

By Kendrah Villiesse

May 8, 2017

David Pimentel knew from an early age that music was going to be his career. After playing in bands Right and Panther, Pimentel decided to take his career solo and create a mixture of groovy, jazz and el...

Toby Pechner, a junior marketing communication major, makes a sliding catch in the field at one of the team’s daily practices at Dunbar Park, 300 E. 31st St. 

New team, new chances

September 22, 2014

2014–2015 season, the Renegades baseball team leaders are hopeful the revamped squad can take on tough teams this season. Tim Gorski, a 2014 marketing communication alumnus, and one of three Renegade...

Cafe Mustache plucks out prime real estate

Cafe Mustache plucks out prime real estate

September 8, 2014

Logan Square’s Cafe Mustache, a popular music venue that also serves as a restaurant and coffee shop, will soon be able to host larger audiences for its live events.Following a successful Kickstarter c...

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...

Students endured Chi-beria Jan. 27 & 28

Conquering Chi-beria

February 3, 2014

Dangerously cold temperatures greeted students on the first two days of the spring semester, forcing some to stay home and others to endure delayed commutes. Although neighboring institutions such as Roosevelt and Robert Morris universities cancelled some classes Jan....

Homeless on public transit lack better options

By Opinions Editor

January 27, 2014

A conversation with any Chicagoan will inevitably yield a horror story or two about riding the Chicago Transit Authority, ranging from tales of pushy solicitors to unexplained, lengthy delays. But in the winter, some passengers have a more olfactory anecdote: the ripe smell of feces in train cars.The unwelcome stench is most common on the Red and Blue lines because homeless individuals are more likely to take shelter in the 24...


By Tyler Davis

December 10, 2012

The U.S. has more than 245 million Internet users, or 78 percent of the population, according to Based on the recent election, this means the country has more Internet users than voters, as only 57.5 percent of eligible voters turned out this year, according to a Nov. 8 article. Politicians are now beginning to take advantage of the hyper-engaged audience they’ve found online.California Rep. Zo...

Winter looming for Chicago’s homeless

By Kaley Fowler

October 22, 2012

Chicago’s homeless population will soon face extreme temperatures and exposure to the elements, causing shelters citywide to increase services and open their doors to larger crowds.Some shelters have begun collecting additional blankets, clothing and food to prepare for increased occupancy. According to Kevin Morrissey, director of development at the Franciscan House of Mary & Joseph, the public should express greater c...

Pedicabs pedal through winter weather

By Emily Fasold

February 27, 2012

Even in the dead of winter, when ice coats the pavement and roaring winds rip through the city, rickshaw driver Shane Schubbe can still be found maneuvering his bike and buggy through the streets of Chicago.Schubbe, a 25-year-old Columbia alumnus, is one of a handful of Chicago pedicab drivers who work this typically seasonal job year-round, allowing the rickshaw business to flourish in winter months.This time of year, he ma...

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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