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Column: It was real, it was fun—it was real fun

Column: It was real, it was fun—it was real fun

December 8, 2019

When I came to Columbia in Fall 2017, I was a transfer student from Moraine Valley Community College and a commuter who knew nothing about navigating the city. My first year at Columbia was not the best;...

Editor’s Note: Student loan borrowers need  better support from the government

Editor’s Note: Student loan borrowers need better support from the government

December 8, 2019

Student loans are stacking up for millions of Americans, and while student borrowers drown, the U.S. Department of Education proves time and time again it is both incompetent and unwilling to help tho...

Column: Goodbye to  my home away from home

Column: Goodbye to my home away from home

December 8, 2019

In the spring of 2016, I entered suite 224 of what was then the 33 E. Congress Parkway building. A senior in high school, I was on a campus tour alongside my sister, grandmother and a handful of other prospective...

Column: So long, and thanks for all the bylines

Column: So long, and thanks for all the bylines

December 7, 2019

I have not taken a single journalism class. In fact, I’m not positive if I have even taken a single class in the Communication Department. But here I sit, teary-eyed at my keyboard, thinking about h...

Opinion: Christmas and consumerism cannot go hand-in-hand

Opinion: Christmas and consumerism cannot go hand-in-hand

December 1, 2019

The red bows on jewelry boxes, colored lights decorating store mannequins, giant Christmas trees in every corner of the mall—you have to admit, the holidays are a visually attractive time of the year. ...

Guest Column: Lights, camera, Oscar 2020 Best Actor predictions

Guest Column: Lights, camera, Oscar 2020 Best Actor predictions

November 23, 2019

It has been an exceptional year for film, and the race for the Best Actor award feels more competitive than ever. With the Academy Awards just three months away, here is a look at five front-runners: 1)...

On Your Professor’s Mind: Travel, be the outsider, welcome differences

On Your Professor’s Mind: Travel, be the outsider, welcome differences

November 19, 2019

Editor's Note: This piece is the first in a new guest column series titled "On Your Professor's Mind" where Columbia College Chicago professors write about any topic on their mind. If you would lik...

Opinion: This Thanksgiving, check your privileges at the door

Opinion: This Thanksgiving, check your privileges at the door

November 17, 2019

By the time you finish reading this, I can’t promise that you will suddenly be the most “woke” person in the room when it comes to racial discrimination and other systematic forms of oppression a...

Opinion: Cosmetics industry is FINished

Opinion: Cosmetics industry is FINished

November 17, 2019

Roughly 3,748,067 to one. According to USA Today, those are the odds of someone being killed by a shark, yet at least 100 million sharks are killed by humans annually. Sharks are made up of 440 different species, all incre...

Opinion: Northwestern editorial shows media illiteracy, not media incompetency

Opinion: Northwestern editorial shows media illiteracy, not media incompetency

November 14, 2019

When the Chronicle covered student protests of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ address on Northwestern University’s campus, an air of hostility toward the media was already present. A Medill Schoo...

Opinion: I’m not a ‘nontraditional’ student, I am authentic

Opinion: I’m not a ‘nontraditional’ student, I am authentic

November 10, 2019

The National Center for Education Statistics defines nontraditional students as meeting one of seven characteristics: delayed enrollment into postsecondary education, attends college part time, works full t...

Opinion: War can change if you want it to

Opinion: War can change if you want it to

November 9, 2019

Another year means the release of a new Call of Duty game, and as with almost every game in the franchise, this one is not short of controversy. Released Oct. 25, “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” is a...

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