Category Archives: student perspective

Student Perspective: Importance of Research Skills

I was sent to the Special Collections Book Room with the task of finding items that exemplify the scope of the collection and could make interesting social media posts. In other words, to find cool stuff and take pictures of … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Digital Interactivity in Archives

One of the first things I remember about working in the Columbia College Archives & Special Collections as an assistant since the start of my college career was being told that I was the first Interactive Arts and Media (IAM) … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Exploring the Archives

Since I began working at the Columbia College Archives and Special Collections early last semester, my friends and family have asked me what I do here. When I say, “Sort, digitize, and maintain collections,” usually the response I get is … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: On Being A Professional Eavesdropper

Have you ever caught yourself listening in on a stranger’s conversation? If we are being honest, the answer is yes. We occasionally find ourselves pretending to toil on our phones while the guy across the coffee shop implores his friend to … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: On Social Media

How do you convince the internet to read what you have to say? Do you need a witty, attention grabbing title? Do you intersperse your posts with gifs to keep the interest of your audience, but wonder if your audience … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Digitizing the Written Word

As a college student, I know how much you hate that mandatory speech class. Some of you have gotten it out of the way early, and good for you, but I know there’s that group of students who have been … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Chicago Winter

I bet you my job that you cannot go one day on campus without talking to at least one person about the weather. Given that this winter has been one of the worst in Chicago in over a century, I … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: My Crazy Finals Week

Somewhere in the making of modern academia it became common for every assignment, every test and every speech to be due on the same week. This pressure seems to accumulate during the days leading up to finals where you find … Continue reading

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What Was Happening Today at CCC in 1993?

Twenty years ago today, gun control and abortion were hot topics, a student was petitioning for a napping room, Michael Jackson was in trouble, the classifieds were bizarre, was an issue, and the Addams Family Values was soon-to-be released. Victoria … Continue reading

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Elevator Gridlock: A Problem Then and Now

What was happening ten years ago at Columbia College? I flipped through the November 3, 2003 issue of The Columbia Chronicle to find out and the front-page story is just as relevant today. “Gridlock: Students, faculty idle as elevator woes … Continue reading

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