Category Archives: student perspective

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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Student Perspective: Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim’s First 100 Days

New College President Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim holds the belief that the concept of knowing a leader’s work ethic completely in the first 100 days of their term is not possible. “Overtime there is a development of priorities,” Kim explained during … Continue reading

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What scares Columbia students?

Check out the Halloween horror movies mentioned nearly 16 years ago in The Chronicle. How does your top Halloween movie list compare? What is your biggest fear? Leave us a comment or two here or on our Facebook page!

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Student Perspective: Dorm Life at Columbia

Dorms didn’t always have the amenities that they have today. Let me take you back to the early 1900s when women were required to live in on-campus residences. Rooms were furnished with a bed, curtains, pillows, a bureau, and a … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Digitizing Public Relations Negatives

Starting in September of last year, another student worker and I were tasked with the large task of scanning boxes worth of negatives from Columbia College’s Public Relations department. There are both color and black & white rolls of film, … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Grant Park Dangers Then and Now

An article in the Columbia Chronicle dated May 21, 1979, talked about how the area surrounding 600 South Michigan was at the time.  The article stated that Grant Park was “sprawling, wooded and serene and, potentially, a mugger’s paradise.” In … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Columbia College Poll from 1980

In the March 31, 1980 issue of the Columbia Chronicle, an article entitled “Sex, drugs, soap operas” graced the front page. The article summarized the results of a student poll about, well, sex, drugs, and soap operas, plus a few … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Creating an Archival Stamp Exhibit

Sherwood School of Music Printmaking Stamps Curator’s Notes: Columbia College Archives & Digital Collections recently acquired material relating to the  history of the Sherwood Community Music School that included stamps with images of famous composers such as Franz Schubert, various … Continue reading

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