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EDITORIAL: Holidays should be about more than escapism

EDITORIAL: Holidays should be about more than escapism

March 8, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day is rapidly approaching, which means Americans are ready to don “Kiss me, I’m Irish” shirts, dye the Chicago River green and binge-drink from morning to night. Store aisles are...

EDITORIAL: Abortion must be accessible, not just legal

EDITORIAL: Abortion must be accessible, not just legal

February 28, 2019

The Trump administration announced a new rule Feb. 22 that will prevent any organization that provides abortions or abortion referrals from receiving Title X family planning funding unless they provi...

EDITORIAL: Hillsong dresses up hate

EDITORIAL: Hillsong dresses up hate

February 21, 2019

Hillsong, an evangelical Christian megachurch with more than 100,000 members worldwide, has come under fire once again for the anti-LGBTQ stances it tries to keep under wraps. The church’s California locations are known for their celebrity attendees, including: Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Hail...

EDITORIAL: Celebrating LGBTQ success enriches our community

EDITORIAL: Celebrating LGBTQ success enriches our community

February 15, 2019

Columbia will host its first Lavender Ceremony May 1, as reported on the Front Page. Lavender Ceremonies celebrate LGBTQ graduates and their academic achievements at the college. Ceremonies like this h...

EDITORIAL: Banning cigarettes is not a solution; dismantling power structures is

EDITORIAL: Banning cigarettes is not a solution; dismantling power structures is

February 15, 2019

Hawaiian lawmakers introduced a bill raising the legal minimum age to purchase cigarettes. It would go from its current 21 to 30 in 2020, to 40 in 2021, to 50 in 2022, to 60 in 2023, and, finally, t...

EDITORIAL: ‘Sex Education’ must go beyond Netflix

EDITORIAL: ‘Sex Education’ must go beyond Netflix

February 11, 2019

New Netflix show “Sex Education,” released Jan. 11, follows the life of a teenage boy whose mother is a sex therapist, and covers topics ranging from masturbation, premature ejaculation and wet dreams to teen pregnancy and homophobia. Programs like “Sex Education”—which offers ...

EDITORIAL: Without accessibility, celebrity activism is empty

EDITORIAL: Without accessibility, celebrity activism is empty

February 10, 2019

Beyoncé and Jay-Z are holding a contest in which fans could win free concert tickets for life for going vegan. Fans don’t have to go completely vegan immediately; they can also limit their meat c...

EDITORIAL: Equality in the courtroom critical to LGBTQ activism

EDITORIAL: Equality in the courtroom critical to LGBTQ activism

February 6, 2019

New York is likely to become the fourth state to ban the controversial gay and trans panic defense strategy, according to a Jan. 25 NBC article. The bill was introduced in 2017 and has been gaining momentu...

EDITORIAL: Religious freedom requires understanding, resources

EDITORIAL: Religious freedom requires understanding, resources

February 4, 2019

One fifth of hate crimes were based on the attacker’s religious bias, according to the FBI. In October 2018, a shooter shouting anti-Semitic slurs massacred 11 congregants at a synagogue. This rampant religious discrimination prompted Jewish cinema art and science se...

EDITORIAL: To save mothers, we must empower them

EDITORIAL: To save mothers, we must empower them

January 28, 2019

The maternal mortality rate in the U.S. is the highest of any developed country. A 2015 Lancet report found that 26.4 women per 100,000 die due to childbirth and complications, compared to 9.2 in the...

EDITORIAL: Gun violence issues need systemic solutions

EDITORIAL: Gun violence issues need systemic solutions

January 24, 2019

On Jan. 17, freshly-inaugurated Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a new bill into law targeting illegal gun trafficking. A similar bill was vetoed by former Gov. Bruce Rauner last year on the ba...

EDITORIAL: Increasing access means creating accommodations

EDITORIAL: Increasing access means creating accommodations

January 21, 2019

Starbucks has agreed to install needle disposal boxes in “high-risk” bathrooms after more than 3,700 employees signed a petition requesting the action, according to a Jan. 10 USA Today article. T...

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