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EDITORIAL: Increasing access means creating accommodations

EDITORIAL: Increasing access means creating accommodations

January 21, 2019

Starbucks has agreed to install needle disposal boxes in “high-risk” bathrooms after more than 3,700 employees signed a petition requesting the action, according to a Jan. 10 USA Today article. T...

OPINION: ‘Just leave’ logic harms survivors

OPINION: ‘Just leave’ logic harms survivors

By Bridget Ekis

January 20, 2019

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

There were 42,924 domestic violence survivors in Illinois in 2018, according to the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence.Even with the Me Too movement present in our culture, society still does not ...

Editor’s Note: Looking ahead at what to expect for the spring semester

Editor’s Note: Looking ahead at what to expect for the spring semester

January 18, 2019

Each semester at Columbia brings new developments that impact our community and shape the college’s future. Much of what occurred during the Fall 2018 semester—administrative changes, tuition incre...

EDITORIAL: Communities, Congress must work together during shutdown

EDITORIAL: Communities, Congress must work together during shutdown

January 15, 2019

The longest federal government shutdown in history began Dec. 22 after congressional failure to pass a budget for the fiscal year. The shutdown is largely blamed on either Trump demanding funding for a S...

Columbia must ‘ban the box’ on applications

Columbia must ‘ban the box’ on applications

December 14, 2018

Most colleges and universities in the U.S.  include a check  box on their applications that reads, “Check if you’ve ever been convicted of a felony,” or “Check if you’ve ever been convicted...

Thank you, Chronicle: It’s been real

Thank you, Chronicle: It’s been real

By Samantha Conrad

December 12, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

So many Chronicle employees say the reason they came to Columbia was to work at The Chronicle. I can’t say that was the reason I came to this school. In fact, I can’t even say I knew this school h...

Health education is not the same as body shaming

Health education is not the same as body shaming

By Samantha Conrad

December 12, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

With the body positivity movement gaining more acceptance, people are becoming more confident and happy with their bodies, no matter the size or shape. However, many body positivity advocates glorify obe...

An open letter to the C-Fac Steering Committee

By Kathie Bergquist

December 5, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Preface: On Nov. 9, C-Fac members Carey Friedman, Gitanjali Kapila and Michele Hoffman received notice of summons to a heretofore unknown union “Integrity Committee” based on charges that were submitted anonymously, accusing the above of working against the union for personal gain. On Nov. 23, I filed charges against [a] Steering Committee member, as detailed below. Subsequently, I also received anonymous charges from the “Integrity Committee.” Dea...

Blue Christmas: How to provide support for those affected by the holidays

Blue Christmas: How to provide support for those affected by the holidays

December 5, 2018

The holidays are here. Christmas lights have sprung up on every street and State Street is flooded with shoppers. While some people may see this as “the most wonderful time of the year,” not eve...

Bystanders must derail sexual harassment on CTA

Bystanders must derail sexual harassment on CTA

December 3, 2018

In September, CBS reported a woman sexually assaulted on the Blue Line at the Cicero stop. The anonymous woman got off the train at the next stop to escape the man.A male passerby stepped up and gave h...

REVIEW: Strong women shine in ‘The Favourite’

REVIEW: Strong women shine in ‘The Favourite’

November 30, 2018

“The Favourite” is a quirky, historical drama set in 18th century England about Queen Anne’s rule while England is at war with the French. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, the film stars Emma Stone, Rache...

In response to ‘Chicago, environmental activists not McLovin’ McDonald’s eco practices’

By Jon Camp

November 27, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

It’s heartening to see Chicago citizens urging McDonald’s to adopt better environmental policies. As your article stated, not only does McDonald’s get an F on the U.S. Public Interest Research Group report card, McDonald's also gets failing grades when it comes to animal welfare.Chickens raised for McDonald's are bred to grow so fast and grotesquely large that they suffer crippling injuries and deformities. If humans grew ...

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