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Editor’s Note: Support student media in honor of Student Press Freedom Day

Editor’s Note: Support student media in honor of Student Press Freedom Day

January 28, 2019

In April 2018, student newsrooms nationwide used #savestudentnewsrooms to advocate for student journalists and stress the importance of campus media. The campaign was launched in response to several problems...

EDITORIAL: To save mothers, we must empower them

EDITORIAL: To save mothers, we must empower them

January 28, 2019

The maternal mortality rate in the U.S. is the highest of any developed country. A 2015 Lancet report found that 26.4 women per 100,000 die due to childbirth and complications, compared to 9.2 in the...

OPINION: Education must overcome discrimination

OPINION: Education must overcome discrimination

By Kaci Watt

January 26, 2019

Second lady Karen Pence is openly supporting sexual discrimination by accepting a position at a school known for homophobic beliefs and practices. This is inexcusable, especially for someone of such hig...

EDITORIAL: Gun violence issues need systemic solutions

EDITORIAL: Gun violence issues need systemic solutions

January 24, 2019

On Jan. 17, freshly-inaugurated Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a new bill into law targeting illegal gun trafficking. A similar bill was vetoed by former Gov. Bruce Rauner last year on the ba...

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

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

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

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

An open letter to the C-Fac Steering Committee

December 5, 2018

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 sub...

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