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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...

ShopColumbia celebrates 10 years of bringing Holiday Market to campus

ShopColumbia celebrates 10 years of bringing Holiday Market to campus

December 5, 2018

The streets are decorated with lights, students prepare for finals and ShopColumbia lights up with holiday cheer for its 10th annual Holiday Market. ShopColumbia, 619 S. Wabash Ave., allows students,...

Hillel to celebrate Hanukkah on campus with students

Hillel to celebrate Hanukkah on campus with students

December 4, 2018

Weekly dinners, a strong sense of community and, of course, exploring Judaism are at the core of Columbia’s Jewish student organization. According to its website, Hillel is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world. It allows college students interested in the Jewish...

Here comes Santa Claus right down CTA lane

Here comes Santa Claus right down CTA lane

December 4, 2018

Twinkling lights, joyous sounds, tasty treats and even Santa Claus himself can be found aboard one of the famous CTA holiday transportation services.Most people do not know the CTA Allstate Holiday Trai...

The Chronicle’s Holiday Guide

The Chronicle’s Holiday Guide

December 3, 2018

Holiday revelers are singing Christmas carols and silver and gold horns are strung along Macy’s on State Street. Ice skaters at the McCormick Tribune Plaza glide alongside the 60-foot glistening tree...

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...

Commentary on male feminists with a male feminist

By Eric Eldridge

February 15, 2018

Eric Eldridge: Am I a bad feminist?Tyra Bosnic: I don’t know. How do you view women?EE: Like humans?TB: So not like defenseless angels who need you to save them from sexism?EE: I wouldn’t say “saving,” but wouldn’t using my excess agency as a man to contribute to the cause just be doing my part? Aren’t I best equipped to make non-feminist or anti-feminist men see reason? TB: It’s an honorable intention, but the executi...

Pills, patches, shots! Oh my! New male contraceptives may not be available anytime soon

Pills, patches, shots! Oh my! New male contraceptives may not be available anytime soon

By Blaise Mesa

February 12, 2018

Despite the popularity of condoms, new birth control products for males could be on the market, but not anytime soon, according to Logan Nickels, director of operations and programing at Male Contracepti...

Shame, stigma, size: Realities of fat sex need to change

Shame, stigma, size: Realities  of fat sex need to change

By Jay Berghuis

February 12, 2018

Fat people have always had and are continuing to have sex, despite a culture that attempts to enforce their invisibility, according to Rebecca Jane Weinstein, author of “Fat Sex: The Naked Truth” and f...

An X-rated freedom: when porn preferences and sexuality don’t align

An X-rated freedom: when porn preferences and sexuality don’t align

February 12, 2018

Micki harris started watching gay porn when she was 13 years old. Harris, a junior photography major, said something about the sound of men having sex intrigued her.“When I am engaging in heterosexua...

‘I’m not your eye candy’: Sexual harassment in the work place plagues college women

By Tessa Brubaker

February 12, 2018

I feel my cheeks flushing and my heart racing. I tell him to f--k off, but he thinks I’m joking. I feel violated and ashamed, but I brush it off, pretend it didn’t happen and keep cleaning tables. I was flirting with him, so it’s probably my fault. So why do I want to puke? I didn’t give him permission to grab my ass like that as I bent over the booth to fill the napkins. He grabbed me … underneath. I felt his ha...

To bang or not to bang—that is your choice

To bang or not to bang—that is your choice

By Savannah Eadens

February 12, 2018

It has been 465 days since I last had sex. I haven’t been counting, but sometimes it feels like everyone else has. It’s almost as if I go any longer with this unintentional abstinence I will reclai...

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