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Column: Angry filmmaker yells at cloud, and other thoughts about procrastination

Column: Angry filmmaker yells at cloud, and other thoughts about procrastination

April 1, 2020

Throughout my self-quarantine, I’ve told myself that I need to be productive approximately 1,867,438 times, 246 of those coming from the two hours I’ve spent staring at this blank page. I’m u...

Comics by the Chronicle

Comics by the Chronicle

March 29, 2020

Social distancing Published March 29, 2020   Coronacation Published March 22, 2020   Did you wash your hands? Appeared in a March 19 Letter to the Editor. The Jolly Corner Appeared in the Chronicle's March 9 issue.   W...

Column: Shuttershock, or how it feels for a photographer to lose her creative outlet

Column: Shuttershock, or how it feels for a photographer to lose her creative outlet

March 27, 2020

I’ve spent the past week bouncing from my bed to the kitchen to the living room couch and then back to bed. I've been walking in a small triangle within my apartment that doesn’t feel like my apartme...

Editor’s Note: The Chronicle will not stop reporting, no matter the ups and downs

Editor’s Note: The Chronicle will not stop reporting, no matter the ups and downs

March 26, 2020

Wisconsin. Maryland. Hawaii. These are just a few of the places Chronicle staffers will be working from in the coming weeks as the college reckons with our country's national emergency, one of the biggest ...

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘Campus buildings, dorms to close’

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘Campus buildings, dorms to close’

March 23, 2020

My partner is a current student at Columbia College Chicago and a current resident on campus. To kick out your students, especially those who are international or do not have homes to return to due to the pan...

Letter to the Editor: Five dollars’ worth of free advice

Letter to the Editor: Five dollars’ worth of free advice

March 19, 2020

When I was 24, I had a cadaveric heart transplant. This puts me in the unique position of not only having faced a life-threatening illness but of having also spent three months unable to leave a small hosp...

Opinion: Former inmates deserve to have their voting rights respected, not canceled

Opinion: Former inmates deserve to have their voting rights respected, not canceled

March 16, 2020

Rehabilitation is supposedly the point of incarceration, but this process is often lost as inmates are stripped of their personhood and become subjects of the state. After they have served their sen...

Opinion: Having a twin is a life-long journey

Opinion: Having a twin is a life-long journey

March 15, 2020

"BFF" is an acronym used to describe our forever best friends. For me, it’s a term I have never used for anyone in my life because my standard for a best friend was set very high by someone that surp...

Editor’s Note: It’s time to get over fake news phobia

Editor’s Note: It’s time to get over fake news phobia

March 8, 2020

Standing in the back of The Promontory, a Hyde Park restaurant, leaning against the bar with my legal pad and recorder out, I listened carefully to prominent Chicago politicos discuss the Super Tuesda...

Opinion: Police sanctioned violence on CTA

Opinion: Police sanctioned violence on CTA

By Margaret Smith, Opinions Editor

March 7, 2020

Gun violence in Chicago doesn’t only exist in a few sectioned-off neighborhoods, it doesn’t just happen in dark, tucked-away alleys or between citizens whose names will soon become part of the endless,...

Editor’s Note: Columbia students: Don’t sit by when the college is deciding our future

Editor’s Note: Columbia students: Don’t sit by when the college is deciding our future

March 1, 2020

In my first editor’s note of the semester, I called on the college to have more open, earnest communication with students in the midst of an impending Master Plan for 2030. Now that the college is ...

Opinion: Mask on, mask off: the duality of being black

Opinion: Mask on, mask off: the duality of being black

February 29, 2020

The first time I attended college, I went to Oglethorpe University, a small private school in Atlanta, Georgia. Similar to Columbia, it was a “PWI,” or predominantly white institution, and because ...

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