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EDITORIAL: Funding for disability resources is essential

EDITORIAL: Funding for disability resources is essential

April 7, 2019

The Department of Education, backed by President Donald Trump, proposed cutting funds for the Special Olympics in the 2020 budget. This decision was rightfully faced with bipartisan outcry. In response...

EDITORIAL: ‘Us’ exemplifies power of authentic representation

EDITORIAL: ‘Us’ exemplifies power of authentic representation

April 5, 2019

In 2016, Only 1.4 out of 10 lead actors in films were people of color, even though people of color represented 38.7% of the population that year, according to UCLA’s 2018 Hollywood Diversity Rep...

OPINION: Cubs’ pitching can’t strike out again

OPINION: Cubs’ pitching can’t strike out again

March 25, 2019

After a stellar 2016 season, the Cubs have seen a steady decline in  pitching performance, the very skill that clinched their first World Series win in more than a century. The 2016 Cubs led the leagu...

Editor’s Note: Investment in diverse education necessary for DEI initiatives

Editor’s Note: Investment in diverse education necessary for DEI initiatives

March 22, 2019

As the college is praised for its current diversity and inclusion initiatives at the local and national level, those here on campus are still waiting for holes to be filled. Several Diversity, Equity...

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...

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