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Violent tragedies affect future generations

Violent tragedies affect future generations

November 13, 2017

There is nothing like waking up to the news of a tragic killing when you’re still reeling from the previous week’s mass murder.The recent shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, which left 26 people dea...

DACA debacle: A Dreamer’s nightmare

DACA debacle: A Dreamer’s nightmare

September 18, 2017

Nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children are facing an uncertain future as President Donald Trump and his administration end an Obama-era program that gave those individuals protection from immediate deportation. The end of the Deferred Action fo...

Exhibit honors fallen Illinois service members

Exhibit honors fallen Illinois service members

September 14, 2017

Former Governor Pat Quinn commemorated Patriot Day, a national day of remembrance that occurs annually on September. 11, by opening “Portrait of a Soldier,” an exhibit featuring hand-drawn...

9/11 victims’ families should not be allowed to sue Saudis

9/11 victims’ families should not be allowed to sue Saudis

By Managing Editor

October 3, 2016

Congress overrode President Barack Obama's veto for the first time in his presidency, and it is hard to think of a worse occasion. After a 97-1 vote in the Senate and 348-77 in the House, a controversia...

Big Chicago provides big learning opportunities

Big Chicago provides big learning opportunities

June 23, 2016

Columbia will again offer "Big Chicago" courses as a first-year experience course for students after last year's courses received positive feedback and recognition of opportunities they afford students fo...

College experiences administrative shake-up

College experiences administrative shake-up

By Campus Editor

January 26, 2015

The college experienced a stream of employment changes at the administrative level while students and staff were away from campus during winter break.Susan Marcus, associate vice president of Academic ...

One World Trade Center memorializes 9/11

By Editorial Board

November 10, 2014

Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks destroyed the World Trade Center, the One World Trade Center opened Nov. 3.The building respectfully pays tribute to the 2,977 people who died on 9/11 while keeping pace with Lower Manhattan’s thriving economic development.Standing at 1,776 feet, symbolic of the year the U.S. declared independence, the One World Trade Center is the tallest and most expensive building in th...

Screening for bombs protects commuters

By Editorial Board

November 3, 2014

The Chicago Police Department is set to begin random screenings for explosives at public transit stations Nov. 3, joining other major cities that have adopted similar programs, such as New York City.CPD officers will choose one Chicago Transit Authority rail station every day and randomly select which passengers to screen by using a number system. The CPD will initiate the program during peak usage times and at least four off...

Student debt a national epidemic

Student debt a national epidemic

September 29, 2014

As tuition at colleges across the country continues to rise, student debt remains an epidemic that plagues many students and graduates, and Strike Debt has taken notice. Strike Debt, an organization that began after the Occupy Wall Street movements, is creating Debt Collective, a d...

Few students turn out for 9/11 commemoration

Few students turn out for 9/11 commemoration

September 15, 2014

“Never Forget,” a term often used when discussing the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, that claimed the lives of more than 3,000 people and led to years of military engagement in Iraq and Afgha...

Local hackers raise awareness through community-focused websites

By Assistant Campus Editor

April 28, 2014

Soon after Chicago launched its Large Lot program—the city’s initiative to allow qualified Englewood residents to purchase up to two of the 5,000 vacant lots in their neighborhood for only $1—Demond Drummer decided to take the project one step further with the help of a few hackers.A tech organizer for community group Teamwork Englewood, Drummer said neighborhood residents were eager to purchase the plots of land, but the...

Editor’s note: Cure our violent society

By Heather Scroering

April 18, 2013

Major incidents, such as 9/11 and the Virginia Tech and Columbine shootings, seemed to be isolated tragedies, but headlines in the last year have been getting increasingly more grim with this string of events: Chardon, Ohio high school shooting, Feb. 27, 2012; Aurora, Colo. shooting, July 20, 2012; Newtown, Conn. Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, Dec. 14, 2012; Houston, Texas college stabbing, April 9; Boston Marathon...

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