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EDITORIAL: Twitter must cut down homegrown hatred

EDITORIAL: Twitter must cut down homegrown hatred

May 3, 2019

Twitter has been successful in eliminating accounts affiliated with the terrorist group ISIS, using an algorithm to delete and ban at least 360,000 accounts, according to an Aug. 18, 2016, post to the...

EDITORIAL: Columbia theater must set a better example

EDITORIAL: Columbia theater must set a better example

April 29, 2019

A play called “HOME/LAND” was performed March 13–23 on campus in partnership with the Albany Park Theater Project; since its run, accusations of racism and whitewashing—where white characters ...

EDITORIAL: Young people need spaces and understanding, not policing

EDITORIAL: Young people need spaces and understanding, not policing

April 26, 2019

Since about 30 teenagers were arrested in the South Loop the night of April 17, police reports and eye-witness accounts have been mixed. The Chicago Tribune reported that about 500 teens were traveling...

EDITORIAL: Vaccinations are about more than personal choice

EDITORIAL: Vaccinations are about more than personal choice

April 19, 2019

In 2000, measles was considered an eliminated disease due to the efficacy and widespread use of the MMR vaccine. According to an April 16 CNN report, in the last 19 years, cases of measles have increased...

EDITORIAL: The Mueller report will mark a turning point for young people

EDITORIAL: The Mueller report will mark a turning point for young people

April 11, 2019

For many college students, the 2016 election was the first time we voted for major political office. It was our first opportunity to be politically engaged, hopeful and passionate about the future of the ...

EDITORIAL: Lightfoot met with hope and apprehension

EDITORIAL: Lightfoot met with hope and apprehension

April 11, 2019

Lori Lightfoot won the April 2 mayoral runoff in a landslide, becoming Chicago’s first openly-gay and first black female mayor. Winning in Chicago has made Lightfoot one of the most prominent politicians...

EDITORIAL: Funding for disability resources is essential

EDITORIAL: Funding for disability resources is essential

April 7, 2019

The Department of Education, backed by President Donald Trump, proposed cutting funds for the Special Olympics in the 2020 budget. This decision was rightfully faced with bipartisan outcry. In response...

EDITORIAL: ‘Us’ exemplifies power of authentic representation

EDITORIAL: ‘Us’ exemplifies power of authentic representation

April 5, 2019

In 2016, Only 1.4 out of 10 lead actors in films were people of color, even though people of color represented 38.7% of the population that year, according to UCLA’s 2018 Hollywood Diversity Rep...

EDITORIAL: Students energize fight against climate change

EDITORIAL: Students energize fight against climate change

March 21, 2019

On March 15, students worldwide walked out of their schools to protest their governments’ failure to address climate change. There were more than 2,000 events in over 100 countries, and these even...

EDITORIAL: Chicago must enact rent control

EDITORIAL: Chicago must enact rent control

March 16, 2019

During Chicago’s November elections, 18 precincts voted in favor of a non-binding rent control referendum, which would limit the amount landlords can raise rent each year to stay in line with inflation...

EDITORIAL: Students deserve more testing and treatment

EDITORIAL: Students deserve more testing and treatment

March 15, 2019

People ages 15–24 are at a much higher risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections than older adults and acquire half of all new STIs, according to the Center for Disease Control. Testing, diagno...

EDITORIAL: CPD must fix its spying by increasing transparency

EDITORIAL: CPD must fix its spying by increasing transparency

March 9, 2019

The Chicago Police Department has been monitoring the social media accounts of Chicagoans for five years beginning in 2014, according to documents released Feb. 27 by the department after a lawsuit, according to television station...

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