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OPINION: Musicians deserve room to experiment and grow

OPINION: Musicians deserve room to experiment and grow

October 12, 2019

Some of the music scene’s most renowned rock names–blink-182, Green Day and Fall Out Boy–have been making comebacks in 2019 with new albums, tours and sounds.  However, many diehard fans have been vocal...

Editor’s Note: Trump’s border ideas are a sign of ignorance

Editor’s Note: Trump’s border ideas are a sign of ignorance

October 6, 2019

What do snakes and alligators have in common? They were allegedly  considered as a form of  border security. The New York Times reported Oct. 1 that President Donald Trump wanted to dig a 2,000-m...

OPINION: Columbia needs to make period products more accessible

OPINION: Columbia needs to make period products more accessible

By Katherine Savage, News Editor

October 4, 2019

While washing my hands in one of the Columbia Library bathrooms, I noticed a sign that said period products are located on the 11th floor or in the bookstore, which instantly made me angry. If I were to ...

OPINION: It’s important to be provocative in 2019

OPINION: It’s important to be provocative in 2019

October 3, 2019

We live in a “say this, not that” culture, and there is a fundamental problem with that: It constrains free thought. Sometimes you have to push past social boundaries to get a point across—as ...

OPINION: French Montana overly sexualizes Muslim women for his own gain

OPINION: French Montana overly sexualizes Muslim women for his own gain

October 1, 2019

Religious modesty has been a controversial subject for many years. Some believe it to be unjust and oppressive, while others find it allows liberation and self-identity. Cultural appropriation and th...

OPINION: R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to actually do it

OPINION: R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to actually do it

September 28, 2019

Nowadays, when people talk about respecting others, it is automatically assumed that it applies only to elders or people of authority. That needs to change. Having grown up in a fairly traditional ...

OPINION: Back-to-school season combats the normalization of gun violence

OPINION: Back-to-school season combats the normalization of gun violence

September 24, 2019

Scissors and colored pencils come in handy for self-defense, knee-high socks are a lifesaver as a makeshift tourniquet and a phone is great for staying in touch with loved ones to say I love you one last time. A b...

OPINION: Biromanticism, a delve into nonsexual attraction

OPINION: Biromanticism, a delve into nonsexual attraction

September 18, 2019

The year is 2014. You, a teenage girl, and your gal pals are crowded around your favorite table at Starbucks, each clutching a variation of a pumpkin spicelatte. You say Winston is your favorite male...

OPINION: Thank you, Robert Frank

OPINION: Thank you, Robert Frank

September 14, 2019

In vision and in practice, there has never been, and never will be, another Robert Frank. A documentary photographer and filmmaker, Frank died Sept. 9 in Inverness, Nova Scotia. He was 94 years old...

OPINION: ‘Sticks and Stones’ may break bones but should comedy be politically correct?

OPINION: ‘Sticks and Stones’ may break bones but should comedy be politically correct?

September 10, 2019

Editor’s Note: The term “N-word” is used in this article, referring to the offensive language used by comedian Dave Chapelle. The Chronicle does not condone or promote the use of this term nor the wor...

OPINION: Funimation hypocritical in response to offensive leaks

OPINION: Funimation hypocritical in response to offensive leaks

September 7, 2019

After audio files of several Dragon Ball Z voice actors making homophobic jokes and inappropriate remarks about rape, pedophilia and pornography leaked, the anime dubbing company failed to adequately ad...

Chronicle, I’ll NBC-you later

Chronicle, I’ll NBC-you later

September 1, 2019

I never expected my first column as co-editor-in-chief to be my goodbye column, but here we are. I wish I could relate to the saying “when one door closes, another door opens.” But in my case, I felt stuck in a ...

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