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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...

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

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

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...

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