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EDITORIAL: Communities, Congress must work together during shutdown

EDITORIAL: Communities, Congress must work together during shutdown

January 15, 2019

The longest federal government shutdown in history began Dec. 22 after congressional failure to pass a budget for the fiscal year. The shutdown is largely blamed on either Trump demanding funding for a S...

Blue Christmas: How to provide support for those affected by the holidays

Blue Christmas: How to provide support for those affected by the holidays

December 5, 2018

The holidays are here. Christmas lights have sprung up on every street and State Street is flooded with shoppers. While some people may see this as “the most wonderful time of the year,” not eve...

EDITORIAL: Disasters can happen, don’t forget your pet

EDITORIAL: Disasters can happen, don’t forget your pet

By Editorial Board

November 19, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Three major wildfires have devastated several parts of California, one of the worst wildfire outbreaks in the state’s history. According to CBS News, thousands of people evacuated and thousands of home...

EDITORIAL: Anti-Semitic hate cannot continue

EDITORIAL: Anti-Semitic hate cannot continue

November 9, 2018

A series of recent attacks and anti-Semitic rhetoric nationwide have led to public fear for the safety of the Jewish community, even at our own college. Has Columbia done enough to support and create a s...

EDITORIAL: We cannot allow the Trump administration to erase identities

EDITORIAL: We cannot allow the Trump administration to erase identities

November 1, 2018

According to an Oct. 21 report by the New York Times, the Trump   administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth in a crue...

Gubernatorial endorsement: Illinois needs a democratic governor

By Editorial Board

November 1, 2018

Filed under Editorial

Election day is here, with eager voters heading to the polls Nov. 6, and The Chronicle is proud to endorse Democratic candidate J.B. Pritzker for governor of Illinois. Eighty-seven percent of staff voted for Pritzker, 7 percent voted for Rauner and 7 percent voted for Jackson.Under current Gov. Bruce Rauner, Illinois has been in a poor financial state and went two years without a completed budget. In 2015, Rauner v...

EDITORIAL: Diversity begins where gate-keeping ends

EDITORIAL: Diversity begins where gate-keeping ends

By Editorial Board

October 29, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Harvard University is being sued by Students for Fair Admission on behalf of rejected Asian-American applicants, alleging that Harvard discriminated against Asian students during the admissions process...

EDITORIAL: Recognizing discrimination can help end violence against trans people

EDITORIAL: Recognizing discrimination can help end violence against trans people

October 22, 2018

Ciara Carter, a transgender woman of color, was killed in Garfield Park Oct. 3. She was the 22nd trans person known to have been murdered this year and the second trans woman of color killed in Chicago s...

EDITORIAL: Melania Trump needs education on what she wears

EDITORIAL: Melania Trump needs education on what she wears

October 22, 2018

First lady Melania Trump visited Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt, having left for her trip Oct. 1. During her trip, she was seen wearing outfits reminiscent of European colonizers. One outfit in particu...

EDITORIAL: Justice for Laquan McDonald lies in sentence, not conviction

EDITORIAL: Justice for Laquan McDonald lies in sentence, not conviction

October 15, 2018

Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2014 death of  17-year-old Laquan McDonald Oct.  5, and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm for ea...

EDITORIAL: We cannot trust a system that does not represent us

EDITORIAL: We cannot trust a system that does not represent us

October 8, 2018

Article III of the Constitution states that Supreme Court Justices “shall hold their offices during good behavior,” a clause which has long been interpreted to mean justices will serve for life. The...

EDITORIAL: Crisis is inevitable on a campus without mental health resources

By Editorial Board

October 8, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

World Mental Health Day is October 10, and according to a Jan. 22, 2014, CNN article, creative people are more prone to mental health struggles. On a campus full of artists and performers, Columbia students are well aware. There is a high-pressure culture on campus driven by creativity. We are encouraged to always work on projects outside of class, to take on demanding jobs in our field and, often, to do more than we can...

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