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OPINION: French Montana overly sexualizes Muslim women for his own gain

OPINION: French Montana overly sexualizes Muslim women for his own gain

October 1, 2019

Religious modesty has been a controversial subject for many years. Some believe it to be unjust and oppressive, while others find it allows liberation and self-identity. Cultural appropriation and th...

Letter to the Editor: In response to the Chronicle’s environmental coverage

Letter to the Editor: In response to the Chronicle’s environmental coverage

October 1, 2019

Glad to see the students on strike about the rapid warming of the planet. But they should have been out there decades ago when it was taught in colleges around the country that⁠, if nothing was done...

OPINION: R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to actually do it

OPINION: R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to actually do it

September 28, 2019

Nowadays, when people talk about respecting others, it is automatically assumed that it applies only to elders or people of authority. That needs to change. Having grown up in a fairly traditional ...

EDITORIAL: Presidential deportation figures do not tell the whole story

EDITORIAL: Presidential deportation figures do not tell the whole story

September 28, 2019

While former President Barack Obama earned the nickname “Deporter-in-Chief” for his high number of deportations, compared to President Trump, Obama was the lesser of two evils. The Obama administration was...

OPINION: Back-to-school season combats the normalization of gun violence

OPINION: Back-to-school season combats the normalization of gun violence

September 24, 2019

Scissors and colored pencils come in handy for self-defense, knee-high socks are a lifesaver as a makeshift tourniquet and a phone is great for staying in touch with loved ones to say I love you one last time. A b...

Letter to Editor: National Voter Registration Day

Letter to Editor: National Voter Registration Day

September 24, 2019

As we celebrate National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 24, identification laws can pose a real problem for most Americans. Gerrymandering, is also a very important issue that, as Americans, we all sh...

EDITORIAL: Privilege dictates what ‘better’ education means

EDITORIAL: Privilege dictates what ‘better’ education means

September 22, 2019

Our criminal justice system delivers a financial slap on the wrist of $30,000 to a successful Hollywood mother who buys her daughter’s way into an elite college, while it severely punishes a working...

EDITORIAL: Faculty deserve space for honest debate, even behind closed doors

EDITORIAL: Faculty deserve space for honest debate, even behind closed doors

September 21, 2019

For years, the Faculty Senate has been a key part in successful communication between faculty and members of the administration. With meetings open to the public, students can actively listen in on co...

In response to: ‘Rushed’ affiliation vote worries some CFAC members

In response to: ‘Rushed’ affiliation vote worries some CFAC members

September 19, 2019

Thank you for your balanced reporting about union members and fee-payers' concerns about the rushed vote to affiliate with the Illinois Federation of Teachers. Although I am sure that many members thought...

OPINION: Biromanticism, a delve into nonsexual attraction

OPINION: Biromanticism, a delve into nonsexual attraction

September 18, 2019

The year is 2014. You, a teenage girl, and your gal pals are crowded around your favorite table at Starbucks, each clutching a variation of a pumpkin spicelatte. You say Winston is your favorite male...

EDITORIAL: Dress codes exclude identity

EDITORIAL: Dress codes exclude identity

September 15, 2019

Dress codes have been enforced in academic, professional and social settings for years, often on the basis that anything that sticks out from the norm—whether it be hairstyle, clothing or presentati...

OPINION: Thank you, Robert Frank

OPINION: Thank you, Robert Frank

September 14, 2019

In vision and in practice, there has never been, and never will be, another Robert Frank. A documentary photographer and filmmaker, Frank died Sept. 9 in Inverness, Nova Scotia. He was 94 years old...

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