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When marathon runners hit the wall

When marathon runners hit the wall

The next Bank of America Chicago Marathon is more than eight months away, but many runners have already started their training regiment. While physical preparation is important, runners also will be working on their mental strategy, many with fears of “hitting the wall.” Camille Baxter was running along the Dan Ryan expressway, the loneliest and […]

Columbia’s Fashion Studies Department is Striving for Sustainability

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Columbia’s Fashion Studies Department is Striving for Sustainability

In October students from Columbia’s Fashion Studies department participated in a competition held by United Airlines. The students were challenged to make carry-on bags that could fit under an airplane seat and had to be made from re-purposed fabric from banners. The students that participated were a part of a course in the department called […]

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Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art Set to Celebrate 25th Anniversary in Big Way

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Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art Set to Celebrate 25th Anniversary in Big Way

The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art has been around for nearly 25 years and is the only nonprofit organization in the United States solely dedicated to outsider art. As the museum gets ready to celebrate its anniversary in a unique way next year, the staff credits its success to the showcasing of artists who […]

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Chicago’s Garbage Impacts Oceans

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Chicago’s Garbage Impacts Oceans

Chicago is not a coastal city but it does impact coastal environments, said Michele Hoffman-Trotter, adjunct professor in the Science Department at Columbia College. Hoffman-Trotter teaches marine biology and oceanography and said the garbage in the ocean is worse than what is portrayed and people would be surprised to know about 80 percent of the […]

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Students Push to Take Advantage of Internships

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Students Push to Take Advantage of Internships

Each of Columbia’s three schools, Media Arts, Fine & Performing Arts, and Liberal Arts & Science, have their own way of encouraging the furthering of students’ professional lives by gaining skills through internships. Lyn Pusztai, industry relations and internship coordinator of the cinema art + science program, said she hosts 45-minute internship introduction meetings with […]

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Poverty, Unemployment and the Homeless in Chicago

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Poverty, Unemployment and the Homeless in Chicago

Symantha Lancaster has big goals. “What I’m looking for is a career path,” she said. The upbeat and cheerful Chicago native is a student at The Cara Program, a non-profit organization that offers job training and placement for individuals affected by homelessness and poverty. Lancaster, who joined the program in September, said she has a […]

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Here Comes Kristaps Porzingis

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Here Comes Kristaps Porzingis

Kristaps Porzingis entered the NBA with many doubters, but the rookie is taking the league by storm. In June the New York Knicks drafted Porzingis with the fourth overall selection in the NBA Draft. The 7-foot-3 Latvian walked up the stage to an array of boos from New Yorkers who didn’t believe he was ready […]

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