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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

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...

In response to a Feb. 21 opinion piece on Andrew Yang

In response to a Feb. 21 opinion piece on Andrew Yang

February 27, 2019

A recent opinion piece in The Chronicle opposing Andrew Yang's universal basic income is welcomed by the Universal Basic Income community. What benefits us most is exposure, as Alexandra Yetter's Feb. ...

Editor’s Note: Support needed for Loyola Phoenix amid media policy disputes

Editor’s Note: Support needed for Loyola Phoenix amid media policy disputes

February 22, 2019

The Loyola Phoenix, the student newspaper at Loyola University Chicago, gained recognition nationwide for its coverage of disagreements between the newspaper staff and college, stemming from a restrictive med...

ENDORSEMENT: Susana Mendoza for mayor

ENDORSEMENT: Susana Mendoza for mayor

By Editorial Board

February 22, 2019

With the mayoral election coming up on Tuesday, Feb. 26, college students are looking at a field full of candidates making big promises. Most are progressives whose policies line up fairly well with our...

OPINION: America doesn’t need that $1,000

OPINION: America doesn’t need that $1,000

February 21, 2019

What if everyone in America—from the Mark Zuckerbergs of the nation to the nice homeless guys who sit in front of Starbucks—received $1,000 from the federal government every month? It sounds l...

EDITORIAL: Hillsong dresses up hate

EDITORIAL: Hillsong dresses up hate

February 21, 2019

Hillsong, an evangelical Christian megachurch with more than 100,000 members worldwide, has come under fire once again for the anti-LGBTQ stances it tries to keep under wraps. The church’s California locations are known for their celebrity attendees, including: Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Hail...

Editor’s Note: Anti-lynching bill passes Senate days after Ida B. Wells honor

Editor’s Note: Anti-lynching bill passes Senate days after Ida B. Wells honor

February 15, 2019

Ida B. Wells was a remarkable activist and journalist whose anti-lynching campaign helped in the fight for civil rights of black Americans in the U.S. The risks she took to improve the lives of othe...

EDITORIAL: Celebrating LGBTQ success enriches our community

EDITORIAL: Celebrating LGBTQ success enriches our community

February 15, 2019

Columbia will host its first Lavender Ceremony May 1, as reported on the Front Page. Lavender Ceremonies celebrate LGBTQ graduates and their academic achievements at the college. Ceremonies like this h...

EDITORIAL: Banning cigarettes is not a solution; dismantling power structures is

EDITORIAL: Banning cigarettes is not a solution; dismantling power structures is

February 15, 2019

Hawaiian lawmakers introduced a bill raising the legal minimum age to purchase cigarettes. It would go from its current 21 to 30 in 2020, to 40 in 2021, to 50 in 2022, to 60 in 2023, and, finally, t...

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