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Chicago wants to ‘dump Trump’

October 29, 2019

After weeks of protests surrounding immigration reform, abortion access, climate action and a Chicago Teachers Union strike, President Donald Trump brought his vitriolic campaign to Chicago, bringing even mo...

CTU strikers: ‘Mayor Lightfoot, get on the right foot’

October 18, 2019

Members of the Chicago Teachers Union and their supporters walked picket lines Thursday, striking for the first time since 2012. The union estimated that more than 30,000 strikers were prepared to be on...

The Chronicle takes you behind its story of ‘Confusion surrounds composting initiatives.’

October 4, 2019

Through her reporting efforts, News Editor Kendall Polidori found that many faculty, staff and students were confused on how composting initiatives were carried out on campus, especially within the city...

‘Just the beginning’: Youth strike for climate justice

September 20, 2019

From kindergarteners to college students, youth were at the helm of Chicago’s Sept. 20 march in the global climate strike to demand climate justice from leaders. “This isn’t a one day event ......

From sword-fighting to African dance: the Student Center hosts grand opening

September 19, 2019

Following a buildup over years, the Student Center officially welcomed students and the South Loop community into its sleek, modern, glass-walled arms during a Grand Opening Ceremony. “I’ve been...

Students’ first date with ‘brand spankin’ new’ Student Center

September 17, 2019

The wait is over for Columbia’s new Student Center as it unofficially welcomed students prior to the official grand opening on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Four years in the making, from the initi...

Student Center kick-off with Kaina, DeadstockV1

September 12, 2019

The Student Programming Board hosted a concert in celebration of the new Student Center, 754 S. Wabash Ave., Friday. The show was for Columbia students only and featured performances from local Chicago...

Marchers mourn loss of Amazon rainforest destroyed by fire

September 10, 2019

Hundreds of marchers dressed in black marched downtown Thursday to mourn the damage caused by the Amazon rainforest fires. Organizers from Extinction Rebellion Chicago and Articulation of Indigenous...

‘Only one right way to be at Columbia … authentic.’

September 5, 2019

To a soundtrack of a pounding bass and cheers coming from a stage-side dance circle, freshmen and transfer students milled about Grant Park at New Student Convocation on Friday, dipping in and out of booths...

Professors will register students to vote in class

September 4, 2019

A year after a successful voter registration pilot program within the Communication Department, Associate Professor Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin was at a "point of despair" over how to broaden student registration...

Senior Photo Editor Mike Rundle breaks down photographing protests and rallies

August 7, 2019

In The Chronicle's second episode of its series “For the Record”—which gives a behind-the-scenes look at The Chronicle's reporting—Senior Photo Editor Mike Rundle analyzes some of his most note...

Staff transition at Center for Black Music Research a ‘slap in the face’ | For the Record Ep. 1

July 24, 2019

In its inaugural episode of the behind-the-scenes series "For the Record," The Chronicle takes you behind its recently-published article on Columbia College's Center for Black Music Research. Through...

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