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Marijuana meltdown

By Copy Editor

April 21, 2014

Ralph Morgan was always interested in medicine and business, two fields that have become the crux of his hectic life in Denver.Morgan is the owner, founder and co-founder of multiple cannabis dispensaries and businesses, including Organa Labs, a company that makes alternative cannabis products such as sublingual cannabis tablets and organic cannabis honey oil. Morgan is also co-founder of the O.penVAPE product campaign, whi...

Teachers want CPS to “Let Them Teach”

March 17, 2014

Angry parents, teachers and Chicago Teacher's Union members gathered March 10 outside the Teacher's Academy of Math and Science, 501 W. 35th St., to boycott the Illinois Standard Achievement Test and ...

Change policies with climate

By Contributing Writer

March 3, 2014

All winter, the Midwest and Eastern regions have faced glacial winter storms named after terrifying mythological Greek characters. The average temperature for Chicago this winter will likely be around 16–18 degrees, making it the third-coldest winter since records began in 1877, according to the National Weather Service.The miserable winter weather must mean that climate change isn’t real, right? Wrong. On behalf of every brea...

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Getting off[line] with webcam girls

February 10, 2014

  If you’ve watched porn on the Internet, you’ve seen her. She sneaks into your peripheral vision, begging for attention. She interrupts your focus on the queued video, whimpering for you to click on the p...

Costume-clad activists hit Chicago to spread altruism

January 27, 2014

On the kind of snowy Saturday that begs you to stay inside, Chicago’s Real Life Superheroes descended upon our fair city to hand out blankets and food to the Loop’s homeless population.But first, Cr...

Activists oppose historic hospital demolition

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 15, 2012

Time is drawing near for a decision on the fate of the old Prentice Women’s Hospital.In a little more than two weeks, preservationists will choose between Northwestern University’s need to enlarge its biomedical research facilities and those who argue  that the old Prentice is such a key element of Chicago’s architectural history that it must not be demolished.The building, which is at 333 E. Superior St., and was b...

Two Columbia students create video game with positive message

By Ivana Hester

October 8, 2012

Video games are sometimes criticized for obscene or vulgar content, but two Columbia students have created a socially conscious game that encourages players to step outside their comfort zone—literally.“A Fitting” is an interactive video game meant to parallel the real life challenges of people who struggle with societal acceptance, according to creators, Amanda Dittami, interactive arts & media alumna, and Blair Kuhlman, senior IAM major.Dittami ...

Farmworkers protest Cultivate Fest

By Dannis Valera

September 24, 2012

On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) staged a protest at Chipotle's Cultivate Festival in Lincoln Park. The CIW is a Florida farmworker organization that developed the Fair Food Program, a partnership between farmworkers, tomato growers, and ten leading food corporations--Chipotle has not signed to be a part of the program.At the protest, the CIW and their allies criticized Chipotle, saying the c...

Caravan for Peace marches through Chicago

By Dannis Valera

September 10, 2012

The Caravan for Peace marched through Chicago’s Little Village earlier this week calling for changes in policy and strategy concerning the war on drugs.The caravan first started Aug. 11, after crossing the Otay Border into San Diego. In total, the caravan will travel through 26 cities and will eventually end up in Washington, D.C., Sept. 12.Mexican poet Javier Sicilia started the caravan because of the loss of his son, J...

One Tribe’s Tunnel Of Oppression 2012

By Estefania Martinez

February 20, 2012

The Columbia Chronicle got a sneak peak into the planning of One Tribe's, "Tunnel Of Oppression," event. The event aims to activate your senses and call attention to every day injustices that happen in our world. "Tunnel Of Oppression" will be held on March 14 and 15 in Multicultural Affairs - 618 S. Michigan, 4th floor.http://youtu.be/n9T5KZIiPbQ

Silence of the tweets

By Luke Wilusz

February 6, 2012

Twitter made an announcement in the past couple of weeks that it would begin to cooperate with world governments and censor certain tweets in countries where they have been deemed illegal. Google has also implemented similar country-specific censoring measures in its Blogger service. These actions have sparked outrage from bloggers, activists and free speech advocates around the globe.However, while I could never condone censorshi...

‘Thinspiration’ not just women’s disease

By Brian Dukerschein

October 10, 2011

On the crowded catwalks of Milan Fashion Week, one model in particular captured attention for the wrong reasons. After appearing on the runway wearing a plunging Gianfranco Ferré dress, Canadian model Alana Zimmer was criticized around the world for being too thin. Since 2006, Milan Fashion Week organizers have made an effort to promote a healthier body image and banned female models with a body mass index under 18.5. A 5-fo...

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