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Brandwagoning: Black Lives Matter movement is not a commodity or aesthetic for branding purposes — opinion

Brandwagoning: Black Lives Matter movement is not a commodity or aesthetic for branding purposes — opinion

June 15, 2020

Influencers and corporate brands have used protests for the Black Lives Matter movement as a live backdrop for photo opportunities, in some cases attempting to profit off of black culture rather ...

Letter to the Editor: Faculty Senate Executive Committee responds to the police murder of George Floyd

Letter to the Editor: Faculty Senate Executive Committee responds to the police murder of George Floyd

June 9, 2020

Dear members of the Columbia College Chicago community: As members of the committee that guides our Faculty Senate, we have watched with anguish rather than surprise as racist police violence has once...

Editors' Note: Journalists are documenting history, let them do their jobs

Editors’ Note: Journalists are documenting history, let them do their jobs

June 8, 2020

While broadcasting and covering a peaceful protest in Minneapolis, Canadian field correspondent Ali Velshi and his MSNBC camera crew were shot at with rubber bullets and tear-gassed by police. Linda Tir...

Opinion: America's pre-existing condition of racism does not excuse itself from accountability

Opinion: America’s pre-existing condition of racism does not excuse itself from accountability

June 3, 2020

The modern-day lynchings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd at the hands of police, intertwined with numerous displays of glaring entitlement from white Americans, have exposed that America...

Letter to the Editor: How to be an ally in social justice movements

Letter to the Editor: How to be an ally in social justice movements

June 3, 2020

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, expectedly, there is a sudden and great influx of posts, stories, videos and pictures of calls-to-action and information relating to race relations and how to...

Editors' Note: As the Chronicle moves forward, move forward with us

Editors’ Note: As the Chronicle moves forward, move forward with us

May 25, 2020

It is safe to say there was collective shock among the staff when Alexandra Yetter announced she would not be returning to the Chronicle as editor-in-chief after the Spring semester—but as editors, ...

Column: How I designed for the Chronicle, and how the Chronicle designed me

Column: How I designed for the Chronicle, and how the Chronicle designed me

May 17, 2020

It was just another day in my "Typography for Graphic Design" class when Grace Senior, former Chronicle creative director, advertised an opening for graphic designers at the campus news organization. ...

Column: Bittersweet bye-bye

Column: Bittersweet bye-bye

May 17, 2020

When I applied to the position of media sales representative at the Chronicle in December 2018, I was 100% uncertain of what I was doing. I simply knew that 2019 was around the corner, and I needed to...

Column: It could have all been so different, ever-grateful that it wasn't

Column: It could have all been so different, ever-grateful that it wasn’t

May 17, 2020

At the tail end of the fall semester of my junior year, I knew going into the spring that I needed to focus on my future career—which at that time had yet to be determined—so, therefore, I needed...

Editor's Note: So long, guys

Editor’s Note: So long, guys

May 17, 2020

I always watch movies about journalists when I feel defeated. “All the President's Men,” “The Post,” “Spotlight” and Aaron Sorkin’s controversial TV show “The Newsroom.” So, ther...

Column: Adversity will come; what matters is how we bounce back

Column: Adversity will come; what matters is how we bounce back

May 16, 2020

When I had my initial interview at the Chronicle, I was focused and ready to start my career as a photojournalist. Coming from a combat sports photography background, nothing could rattle my ca...

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Column: College is a ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ experience

May 16, 2020

People always say to savor your time in college, that it'll be over before you know it. It feels like ages ago, yet somehow like it was yesterday, that I was sobbing in my parents' arms before they left to go b...

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