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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...

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 ...

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