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Editor’s Note: College must continue discussion on diversity, inclusion progress

Editor’s Note: College must continue discussion on diversity, inclusion progress

April 19, 2019

As reported on the Front Page, transgender students may not feel as accepted on campus as they had hoped to be when choosing to attend Columbia. Furthermore, a story on Page 3 explores the Native America...

OPINION: Being an LGBTQ advocate without coming out

OPINION: Being an LGBTQ advocate without coming out

April 19, 2019

“Thank god, I thought you were doing drugs” was my mother’s response when I texted her I was out with a guy I was dating. I hadn’t really thought about it as coming out, but technically that was...

EDITORIAL: Vaccinations are about more than personal choice

EDITORIAL: Vaccinations are about more than personal choice

April 19, 2019

In 2000, measles was considered an eliminated disease due to the efficacy and widespread use of the MMR vaccine. According to an April 16 CNN report, in the last 19 years, cases of measles have increased...

OPINION: Blue Line construction disregards disabled people

OPINION: Blue Line construction disregards disabled people

April 15, 2019

On the Northwest Side of the city, the Belmont Blue Line station recently benefited from $17 million in renovations. The additions included a flashy blue canopy, LED lighting, a new paint job, additiona...

OPINION: Rapid insect decline is cause for worry

OPINION: Rapid insect decline is cause for worry

April 12, 2019

Summer evenings have always been filled with the steady hum of little insects flying around as the sun sets and the air cools. Annoying as they can be, their presence also means the arrival of one...

EDITORIAL: The Mueller report will mark a turning point for young people

EDITORIAL: The Mueller report will mark a turning point for young people

April 11, 2019

For many college students, the 2016 election was the first time we voted for major political office. It was our first opportunity to be politically engaged, hopeful and passionate about the future of the ...

EDITORIAL: Lightfoot met with hope and apprehension

EDITORIAL: Lightfoot met with hope and apprehension

April 11, 2019

Lori Lightfoot won the April 2 mayoral runoff in a landslide, becoming Chicago’s first openly-gay and first black female mayor. Winning in Chicago has made Lightfoot one of the most prominent politicians...

OPINION: Language around disability matters

OPINION: Language around disability matters

April 8, 2019

People-first disability language has become standard, which means saying “people with disabilities.” This began as a noble goal: to make derogatory terms unacceptable. Moving toward inclusive ...

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...

OPINION: Cubs’ pitching can’t strike out again

OPINION: Cubs’ pitching can’t strike out again

March 25, 2019

After a stellar 2016 season, the Cubs have seen a steady decline in  pitching performance, the very skill that clinched their first World Series win in more than a century. The 2016 Cubs led the leagu...

Editor’s Note: Investment in diverse education necessary for DEI initiatives

Editor’s Note: Investment in diverse education necessary for DEI initiatives

March 22, 2019

As the college is praised for its current diversity and inclusion initiatives at the local and national level, those here on campus are still waiting for holes to be filled. Several Diversity, Equity...

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