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EDITORIAL: Students energize fight against climate change

EDITORIAL: Students energize fight against climate change

March 21, 2019

On March 15, students worldwide walked out of their schools to protest their governments’ failure to address climate change. There were more than 2,000 events in over 100 countries, and these even...

OPINION: Incarceration cannot invalidate transgender lives

OPINION: Incarceration cannot invalidate transgender lives

March 16, 2019

Nearly one out of every six transgender Americans will face jail time in their life, according to LGBTQ advocacy group Lambda Legal. More than one-third of those inmates will be sexually assaulted, wherea...

EDITORIAL: Chicago must enact rent control

EDITORIAL: Chicago must enact rent control

March 16, 2019

During Chicago’s November elections, 18 precincts voted in favor of a non-binding rent control referendum, which would limit the amount landlords can raise rent each year to stay in line with inflation...

Editor’s Note: College admissions scandal testing brains and morals

Editor’s Note: College admissions scandal testing brains and morals

March 15, 2019

People were shocked to learn about the recent college admissions scandal, which alleges that 50 people—including celebrities, CEOs, college coaches and test administrators—took part in schemes to finesse unqualifie...

EDITORIAL: Students deserve more testing and treatment

EDITORIAL: Students deserve more testing and treatment

March 15, 2019

People ages 15–24 are at a much higher risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections than older adults and acquire half of all new STIs, according to the Center for Disease Control. Testing, diagno...

EDITORIAL: CPD must fix its spying by increasing transparency

EDITORIAL: CPD must fix its spying by increasing transparency

March 9, 2019

The Chicago Police Department has been monitoring the social media accounts of Chicagoans for five years beginning in 2014, according to documents released Feb. 27 by the department after a lawsuit, according to television station...

Editor’s Note: False attack tarnishes Columbia, Chicago’s reputation

Editor’s Note: False attack tarnishes Columbia, Chicago’s reputation

March 8, 2019

An alarming campus security alert of a student being stabbed near campus has turned into a confusing story that gets stranger as more details unfold, the most telling being that the attack may not have ha...

OPINION: Let’s get to the meat of climate change

OPINION: Let’s get to the meat of climate change

March 8, 2019

  When we think of the causes of climate change, we tend to focus on transportation as the main culprit. While gas emissions are a  contributor,  there’s a larger cause right under our nose...

EDITORIAL: Holidays should be about more than escapism

EDITORIAL: Holidays should be about more than escapism

March 8, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day is rapidly approaching, which means Americans are ready to don “Kiss me, I’m Irish” shirts, dye the Chicago River green and binge-drink from morning to night. Store aisles are...

Editor’s Note: Proposed state budget could provide much needed relief for students

Editor’s Note: Proposed state budget could provide much needed relief for students

March 1, 2019

Just five weeks into his new job in the highest seat of the state, Gov. J.B. Pritzker proposed a $39 billion state budget that would make room for legalized recreational marijuana and sports betting, ...

EDITORIAL: Abortion must be accessible, not just legal

EDITORIAL: Abortion must be accessible, not just legal

February 28, 2019

The Trump administration announced a new rule Feb. 22 that will prevent any organization that provides abortions or abortion referrals from receiving Title X family planning funding unless they provi...

OPINION: We need to deal with death

OPINION: We need to deal with death

By Jay Berghuis

February 28, 2019

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

The average funeral cost in 2017 was $7,360, and the funeral industry itself is worth roughly $16 billion, according to the National Funeral Directors Association. These numbers have been increasing for dec...

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