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OPINION: We need to deal with death

OPINION: We need to deal with death

By Jay Berghuis

February 28, 2019

The average funeral cost in 2017 was $7,360, and the funeral industry itself is worth roughly $16 billion, according to the National Funeral Directors Association. These numbers have been increasing for dec...

Assault affects every day

By Grace Senior

February 15, 2019

I first experienced sexual assault at 16 years old, and I stayed in the relationship for almost two years after the fact. I didn’t realize I had been experiencing sexual assault until three months after the relationship ended, and even then I had no idea how to handle it.I did not know how to tell the people I was close to that I didn’t want them to hug me or even pat me on the shoulder; sometimes those well-meaning gest...

OPINION: Strip the labels away from pole dancing

OPINION: Strip the labels away from pole dancing

February 12, 2019

Dance is a form of self-expression that emphasizes self-awareness and viewing yourself as art. However, being in touch with your body and body movement is often sexualized. Some forms of dance, such as ...

OPINION: Violent criminals: They’re just like us

OPINION: Violent criminals: They’re just like us

By Jay Berghuis

February 9, 2019

From Netflix releasing the documentary series “The Bundy Tapes” Jan. 24 to Zac Efron’s new film “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” which premiered at Sundance Jan. 26, Ted Bundy is ev...

OPINION: Female bodies cannot be policed while male bodies are praised

OPINION: Female bodies cannot be policed while male bodies are praised

February 7, 2019

During the Super Bowl LIII halftime show, Maroon 5’s lead singer Adam Levine took off his shirt, and the internet went wild.In 2004, much of the public also went wild when Janet Jackson’s right breast ...

OPINION: Fewer aldermen means lack of representation

OPINION: Fewer aldermen means lack of representation

February 3, 2019

Chicago has long been viewed as a center of political corruption. Now, federal extortion charges against longtime Ald. Ed Burke (14th Ward) and the subsequent fallout impacting other politicians has ren...

OPINION: Comparing marginalization perpetuates inequality

OPINION: Comparing marginalization perpetuates inequality

By Kathryn Williams

February 1, 2019

On Jan. 22, "Jane the Virgin" actress Gina Rodriguez addressed criticism for past anti-black comments on Sirius XM’s "Sway in the Morning." Rodriguez described the backlash as devastating because “...

OPINION: Education must overcome discrimination

OPINION: Education must overcome discrimination

By Kaci Watt

January 26, 2019

Second lady Karen Pence is openly supporting sexual discrimination by accepting a position at a school known for homophobic beliefs and practices. This is inexcusable, especially for someone of such hig...

OPINION: ‘Just leave’ logic harms survivors

OPINION: ‘Just leave’ logic harms survivors

By Bridget Ekis

January 20, 2019

There were 42,924 domestic violence survivors in Illinois in 2018, according to the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence.Even with the Me Too movement present in our culture, society still does not ...

Thank you, Chronicle: It’s been real

Thank you, Chronicle: It’s been real

By Samantha Conrad

December 12, 2018

So many Chronicle employees say the reason they came to Columbia was to work at The Chronicle. I can’t say that was the reason I came to this school. In fact, I can’t even say I knew this school h...

Health education is not the same as body shaming

Health education is not the same as body shaming

By Samantha Conrad

December 12, 2018

With the body positivity movement gaining more acceptance, people are becoming more confident and happy with their bodies, no matter the size or shape. However, many body positivity advocates glorify obe...

REVIEW: Strong women shine in ‘The Favourite’

REVIEW: Strong women shine in ‘The Favourite’

November 30, 2018

“The Favourite” is a quirky, historical drama set in 18th century England about Queen Anne’s rule while England is at war with the French. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, the film stars Emma Stone, Rache...

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