The Columbia Chronicle

In defense of Dr. Kim—what OurColumbia isn’t telling students

In defense of Dr. Kim—what OurColumbia isn’t telling students

October 29, 2018

It is no secret the campus has become high strung. Last year with the part-time faculty negotiations and now with the evolving faculty as a whole getting in on it, things look pretty grim on paper. Wha...

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...

Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test insults Native Americans

Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test insults Native Americans

October 22, 2018

The long-running debate over Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s, D-Massachusetts, ethnic heritage has been resolved following DNA test results. The report, released Oct. 15 by the Boston Globe, states “[Warren] had a Native American in her family tree dating back six to 10 generations.”...

Editor’s Note: Relationship between college, adjunct faculty must improve

Editor’s Note: Relationship between college, adjunct faculty must improve

October 15, 2018

A string of recent updates regarding the college’s relationship and collective bargaining with part-time faculty demonstrate a flawed rapport between the two parties, an issue that must be amended for th...

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...

OPINION: Peeping Mark wants Facebook to take over your home

OPINION: Peeping Mark wants Facebook to take over your home

By Alexandra Yetter

October 15, 2018

From the bathroom to the living room, Facebook has invited itself into homes with the Oct. 8 announcement of Portal, a home camera with a built-in microphone designed for easy video calls. The announcement ...

Essential oils should not replace modern medicine

Essential oils should not replace modern medicine

October 8, 2018

As I’m typing this, I’m diffusing essential oils. Orange and patchouli—my favorite blend—engulf the room as my diffuser blinks in colors from blue to green to purple. It smells amazing and brings a ...

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

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...

The future crumbles as bullying rips childhood away

The future crumbles as bullying rips childhood away

October 4, 2018

Elementary school children in 2018 are the comical, silly kids they should be: dancing while dabbing, watching “Teen Titans Go!” and having fun. As they explore the world around them, they continu...

EDITORIAL: New alert system gives president too much power

EDITORIAL: New alert system gives president too much power

By Editorial Board

October 1, 2018

The federal government will conduct its first nationwide test of a new emergency alert system called the “Presidential Alert” Oct. 3. The alert will send notifications to approximately 75 percent of cell...

We've got you covered