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Editor’s Note: Trump’s border ideas are a sign of ignorance

Editor’s Note: Trump’s border ideas are a sign of ignorance

October 6, 2019

What do snakes and alligators have in common? They were allegedly  considered as a form of  border security. The New York Times reported Oct. 1 that President Donald Trump wanted to dig a 2,000-m...

EDITORIAL: Inclusivity is not child’s play

EDITORIAL: Inclusivity is not child’s play

October 5, 2019

With the introduction of American Girl’s first male doll and Barbie’s first hijabi doll in 2017, modern inclusivity is still a young concept. Mattel, the toy company known for manufacturing and ...

OPINION: Columbia needs to make period products more accessible

OPINION: Columbia needs to make period products more accessible

By Katherine Savage, News Editor

October 4, 2019

While washing my hands in one of the Columbia Library bathrooms, I noticed a sign that said period products are located on the 11th floor or in the bookstore, which instantly made me angry. If I were to ...

OPINION: It’s important to be provocative in 2019

OPINION: It’s important to be provocative in 2019

October 3, 2019

We live in a “say this, not that” culture, and there is a fundamental problem with that: It constrains free thought. Sometimes you have to push past social boundaries to get a point across—as ...

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...

Editor’s Note: Do not let political apathy get in the way of a historic moment

Editor’s Note: Do not let political apathy get in the way of a historic moment

September 29, 2019

In the far back of the Chronicle’s newsroom, news channels play on the TV throughout the day. So, when Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced the U.S. House would be moving forward...

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...

Editor’s note: Books should be read, not banned

Editor’s note: Books should be read, not banned

September 22, 2019

This week we acknowledge some of the most egregious violations of freedom of speech with Banned Books Week. Make no mistake, Banned Books Week is not simply about banning books. It’s about limi...

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