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The PostScript

Back to the basics this season

Alex Smith, Staff Writer

December 11

Filed under Opinion

The Grinch may have stolen Christmas, but it’s time to put the spirit back in the holidays. With the holiday season here, it is easy to focus on the four-letter words like S-A-L-E, C-A-S-H and G-I-F-T. Wouldn’t it be nice...

Columbia College isn’t boring

Jamison E. Reese, Staff Writer

December 7

Filed under Opinion

If you are under the impression that Columbia College is a boring campus, maybe you don’t know where to look for the fun. Melissa Brannen, director of student activities, sheds some light on what resources to use if you’re...

Why doesn’t Columbia College have sororities?

Jamison E. Reese, Staff Writer

December 7

Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

Several sororities’ headquarters have contacted Columbia College in the past years about setting up a Greek chapter on campus, and the college has turned each one of them down. “It’s not clear to me why Columbia College...

Adele releases third-studio album “25”

Alex Smith, Staff Writer

December 2

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

“25” by Adele is breathtaking, soul-filled, beautiful, powerful and better than you ever expected. Sometimes there is an artist who uses some type of mystical power, accesses the diary of your life and exposes it to the...

Movie review: “The Walk”

Scarlett Leigh

December 1

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Anyone who is looking to be truly inspired should see the recent film The Walk. This film is based on the true story of a French high-wire artist who walked 1,350 feet above the ground between the north and south towers of the...

Movie review: “Paper Towns” (2015)

Yadira Ruiz

December 1

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Director: Jake Schreier                                                                                              Story by: John Green High school student Quentin (Nat Wolff)...

Grading the Obama administration: Foreign Policy

Ashly Higgins, Copy Editor

November 4

Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

When President Obama leaves office in 2017, how will he be remembered? After leading the country for almost eight years, Obama has many accomplishments. A couple of well-known accomplishments of the Obama administration...

Everyone marches to a beat

Kara Anderson, Staff Writer

May 2

Filed under Opinion

Did you breathe, walk, laugh or eat today? Then you made rhythms. The natural rhythm of our bodies sustains life in ways few people acknowledge. Many of the rhythms we make connect us, regardless of gender, age and race. The...

Female drummers need to be seen

Kara Anderson, Staff Writer

May 2

Filed under Opinion

As an 11-year-old, Jade Blocker returned home from school every day and sat on a seat originally intended for her brother: the drum throne. Playing the Tama Swingstar drum kit her dad had purchased from a pawnshop became a way to express her energy and ...

Gender-stereotyping instruments restricts diversity

Kara Anderson, Staff Writer

May 2

Filed under Opinion

Stacy Rice wanted to play the bass drum in her middle school’s marching band, but “My teacher wouldn’t let me because he said I wouldn’t be able to hit hard enough.” Her teacher told her this even though there were...

7 female beat-makers make history

Kara Anderson, Staff Writer

May 2

Filed under Opinion

Few places on Earth welcome female percussionists, but these women I am introducing you to prove drumming is not a chromosomal trait. These seven drummers and drumming troupes from different countries transform the world of...

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