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EDITORIAL: Equality in the courtroom critical to LGBTQ activism

EDITORIAL: Equality in the courtroom critical to LGBTQ activism

February 6, 2019

New York is likely to become the fourth state to ban the controversial gay and trans panic defense strategy, according to a Jan. 25 NBC article. The bill was introduced in 2017 and has been gaining momentu...

Jose S. Landaverde, an activist and priest at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Little Village led the march of protesters past the Thompson Center. 

Immigrant workers protest on May Day, insist policy change

May 5, 2018

Labor unions and immigration rights’ activists once again took to Chicago’s streets on International Worker’s Day to voice their struggles, demonstrate their strengths and demand change in immigrants an...

Police-involved shootings are gun violence, too

By Editorial Board

April 16, 2018

How many people must be shot until something is done?This question has been asked repeatedly after the nation witnessed dozens of mass shootings, but now we must ask that question of police-involved shootings that continue to take lives.On April 6, a University of Chicago police officer shot and wounded Charles Thomas, a student at the university who ran toward officers while carrying a metal pipe. It appeared Thomas was su...

Don’t forget the rest of the world during US political turmoil

By Editorial Board

April 2, 2018

At 17 years old, Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi has already gained widespread attention for her role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.After being informed her cousin had been shot in the face with a rubber bullet by Israeli soldiers in December 2017, Tamimi physically confronted soldiers, shown in a viral video. Shortly after, Tamimi was arrested for assault and incitement. After already serving three months in jail...

Managing Money Problems

By Sponsored Content

March 30, 2018

I’ve worked really hard in school to try to make sure that my future is secure, but I worry about money anyway. I come from a family that has a history of money issues--my parents, aunts and uncles, and older siblings seem to have a knack for spending themselves into debt. I’d feel a bit more secure if I knew what to do if and when I run into money trouble. Any advice? You probably already know the best advice for money troub...

Columbia alumnus takes on Spielberg in new book

Columbia alumnus takes on Spielberg in new book

March 4, 2018

Columbia alumnus Michael Jolls takes a critical look at “The Films of Steven Spielberg,” in his second book, a complex examination of the renowned director’s life and body of work. Jolls, a produ...

Tom Tresser, a defender of public interests at the CivicLab, strives to increase civic engagement and encourage young voters throughout the Chicagoland area. 

CivicLab educator gets real about student involvement

March 2, 2018

After the tragic Feb. 14 high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17, young people have become politically active, engaging with politicians on CNN Town Hallsand through social media. Women have b...

Fighting for a better future is vital amid political turmoil

By Editorial Board

November 27, 2017

During a tumultuous time in current events, it’s easy to worry about the country’s future.In a Nov. 1 poll by the American Psychological Association, 63 percent of 3,440 respondents said the nation’s future is a source of stress. Those results are understandable. Americans have seen violent demonstrations by white nationalists and counter protesters, an ongoing feud on Capitol Hill over health care and multiple dev...

Album Review: ‘reputation’ by Taylor Swift

Album Review:  ‘reputation’ by Taylor Swift

By Lauren Carlton

November 20, 2017

After transitioning from country to pop in 2014, followed by a three-year break from the public eye and releasing new music, Taylor Swift dropped her sixth studio album, reputation, Nov. 10. This was th...

Professor stitches together activism, empowerment

Professor stitches together activism, empowerment

October 30, 2017

An embroidered cloth stitched by a Columbia adjunct has gone viral in response to the accelerating allegations of sexual harassment and assault against film producer Harvey Weinstein. The em...

Mark Para, a 2012 design alumnus, created his own watch company with his wife and has the products for sale on his website. The watches should be shipped to customers and collectors by March 2018.  

Columbia alumnus sells innovative watches

October 30, 2017

Mark Para started collecting vintage watches at age 12 during a visit to Europe to see family and has had an interest in them ever since. He said he was always fascinated with the movements and inner workings of the watches he’s collected over the years. Now Mark Para, a 2012 d...

Peterson Park’s Hannah G. Solomon Elementary School, 6206 N. Hamlin Ave., serves 360 students who speak more than 40 languages among them. 

Two CPS schools recognized nationally for high performance

October 9, 2017

Two Chicago public elementary schools on opposite sides of the city have recently been honored for excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.A 2017 National Blue Ribbon School award was granted to ...

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