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Fighting fetishism in the transgender community

By Opinions Editor

February 8, 2016

"When a man can be shamed merely for interacting with a trans woman—whether it be through a photograph, a sex tape or correspondence—what does this say about how society views trans women? More important, what does this do to trans women?” said Janet Mock, activist and icon in the transgender community,  in an essay she wrote on transgender fetishism on her Sept. 12, 2013 blog. From how the transgender experience is...

DOJ study reiterates need for law enforcement reform

By Editorial Board

November 30, 2015

Since the shooting deaths of Trayvon Martin in 2012 and Michael Brown in 2014, excessive force, police brutality and race relations have evolved from a national conversation to a political platform issue. In the first Democratic debate on Oct. 13, Drake University law student Sterling Arthur Wilkins asked candidates, “Do ‘black lives matter’ or do ‘all lives matter?’” Regardless of how one views the Black Lives ...

Panel of authors tackle ‘taboo’ subjects

Christa Desir has written three young adult novels, all dealing with what she called “edgy” subjects.  

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 23, 2015

A panel of female authors visited Women & Children First, an independent feminist bookstore at 5233 N. Clark St., on Nov. 12 to discuss writing about “taboo” subjects, from first-time sexual exp...

Critics of campus activism ignoring root of student demonstrations

By Editorial Board

November 23, 2015

Students at the University of Missouri, Yale University, Ithaca College and Claremont McKenna College have made national headlines for organizing protests  to address systemic racism and administrative indifference or abuse on their respective campuses.The students who have organized demonstrations have been heavily criticized by the media. TIME Magazine chided them in a Nov. 17  article titled “The New Millennial ‘Mo...

Jerel Ballard, a junior journalism major, president of SGA and community chair representative for BSU, led students at a Stand in Solidarity event in support of students at the University of Missouri. 

Students: ‘Perseverance, unity—we are all one community’

November 16, 2015

Students gathered in front of the 624 S. Michigan Ave. Building with Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden and Vice President of Student Success Mark Kelly on Nov. 13, sharing stories of racial in...

Fashion studies students create candy couture

A dress made entirely of SweeTARTS wrappers is on display at the Candyality museum, 835 N. Michigan Ave., 7th Floor.

By Lauren Kostiuk

November 9, 2015

Five Fashion Studies students were selected as finalists in Candyality’s first-everUnconventional Candy Wrapper Dress Competition. The competition, sponsored by Water Tower Place, will display students’ final designs...

College seeks to fill dean positions

Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden, spoke to faculty and staff about what he seeks in potential dean candidates Oct. 21 at an open forum.

By CAMPUS REPORTER

October 26, 2015

The college initiated searches for new deans for the schools of Media Arts and Fine & Performing Arts during a pair of open forums in which faculty and staff could discuss qualities they are seeking i...

Precious Davis, assistant director of Diversity Recruitment Initiatives, said she has made efforts to discuss issues facing the LGBT community, Including working with Miley Cyrus in the Happy Hippie Foundation to combat injustices facing homeless youth, LGBT youth and other marginalized groups. 

Precious Davis talks diversity and inclusion at Columbia

October 19, 2015

Precious Davis, the college’s assistant director of Diversity Recruitment Initiatives, has taken the MTV Video Music Awards stage, visited the White House, been featured in Miley Cyrus’s #InstaPri...

Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett exits the Dirksen Federal Building following her Oct. 13 arraignment.

Former CPS CEO pleads guilty to fraud

October 19, 2015

Former CEO of Chicago Public Schools Barbara Byrd-Bennett pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in federal court Oct. 13. Originally indicted on 20 counts of fraud, Byrd-Bennett took a plea deal ...

Nancy Rourke, the ASL deparment’s artist-in-residence, spoke about her art and activism work in the deaf community on Sept. 22 at 1104 S. Wabash Ave Building., coinciding with International Deaf Awareness Week, which takes place during the last week of September.

Deaf ‘artivist’ brings color to Columbia

September 28, 2015

Coinciding with International Deaf Awareness Week, the college welcomed artist-in-residence Nancy Rourke to campus for an exhibit of her paintings and a lecture on being an “artivist” in the deaf comm...

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“Flying Steps” prepare for “Red Bull Flying Bach” with press event

September 25, 2015

To prepare for the group’s three-show run this weekend, The Flying Steps, the group behind “Red Bull Flying Bach,” held a Sept. 24 press event.The event featured a beginner’s workshop, led by d...

Members of Straightedge at Columbia, the college’s straight edge group, pose with the X symbol. The letter “X” or “XXX” is often used to represent the movement on straight edge clothing and memorabilia.

Life on the edge

April 21, 2014

Many college students sneak alcohol past residence hall security guards and cover the vents in their dorm rooms to contain the smell of weed on the weekend, but within that haze is a group of students ...

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