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Birders use binoculars to observe birds in the middle of the Douglas Park golf course.

Bird-watching and biking event brings awareness to environmental justice issues in North Lawndale and Little Village

October 22, 2020

For neighbors in North Lawndale and Little Village, bird-watching, biking and other outdoor activities may be the key in bringing awareness to issues of environmental justice. "Bikes, Birds and Envir...


Protesters take ‘freedom ride’ to support former Columbia student charged with hitting cop with skateboard at protest

October 5, 2020

A crowd of demonstrators gathered outside of the Cook County State's Attorney's office last week with skateboards and picket signs protesting Jeremey “Mohawk” Johnson's electronic monitoring. ...

Columbia's upcoming Artivism Black Lives Matter exhibit will highlight the Black Lives Matter Movement with a crossover of art and activism.

Upcoming ‘artivism’ exhibit to deliver strong, timely statement from Columbia

September 17, 2020

Tandrea Hawkins, known professionally “T-Star Verse," said her recent music has mostly revolved around activism. Typically, Hawkins, a junior music business major, creates and performs upbeat, fu...

Opinion: Eating Disorder Awareness Week, let’s talk about it

Opinion: Eating Disorder Awareness Week, let’s talk about it

February 22, 2020

Editor’s Note: This commentary centers around the subject of eating disorders in recognition of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Monday, Feb. 24 - Sunday, March 1; the Chronicle apologizes for any disc...

Mark Templeton, clinical professor at the University of Chicago Law School and director of the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, moderated a discussion with Jacqueline Patterson on the disproportionate impact low-income communities face as a result of climate change at 1160 E. 58th St.

Climate change has bigger impact on low-income communities

April 29, 2018

The link between climate change and its disproportionate impact on low-income communities may not often be seen, but it does exist, said Jacqueline Patterson, director of the National Association for t...

Advocate organizations carry torch in disability awareness

Advocate organizations carry torch in disability awareness

March 12, 2018

For half a century, the Special Olympics has been raising awareness of the intellectually disabled, but there is still more work needed, according to experts.To commemorate the Special Olympics’ 50-yea...

Corporations struggle to do what health-care system won’t

By Editorial Board

March 12, 2018

Uber launched Uber Health on March 1, a new form of non-emergency medical transportation.The new service allows patients to schedule rides to and from medical appointments hours before or up to 30 days in advance. Providers who order the rides do so through an online dashboard, and patients receive a text message or phone call for information about their trip, making rides accessible to those without  smartphones.Lyft Conci...


College community celebrates Deaf Awareness Day

September 25, 2017

To raise awareness and promote accessibility and inclusion for the Deaf community, the American Sign Language–English Interpretation Department will host a Deaf Awareness Day event Sept. 28. The event will be held at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave.,showcasing agencies and busin...

Students and faculty participated in the Stencil Project, held at the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building on April 6, to help raise awareness of sexual assault.

Sexual assault awareness to expand through creative displays

April 11, 2016

Student Activities and the Office of Student Health and Support are working together to foster awareness of sexual assault across campus throughout April with student-produced creative films, poems and ga...

The office of Student Health and support created a stronger conversation about mental health with the Feb. 23 session on suicide awareness and prevention. 

Student Health encourages students to discuss mental health

February 26, 2016

A Feb. 23 suicide awareness session garnered scant attendance from students, faculty and staff, but the Office of Student Health and Support is working to create new methods to raise awareness about s...

‘Transphobic’ Rebel Wilson joke misunderstood

By Managing Editor

February 22, 2016

Comedian Rebel Wilson has recently been under fire for jokes she told during the 2016 British Academy Film Awards on Feb. 14, which some viewers have perceived as transphobic.While presenting the award for “Best Supporting Actor,” Wilson addressed the diversity controversy plaguing this year’s Oscars ceremony with a slew of jokes mocking the situation.“I’ve never been invited to the Oscars before because, as you...

Community program wards off crime in Uptown

By Jordan Watkins

December 14, 2015

Despite colder temperatures and neighborhood political issues, some Uptown residents are still taking to the streets to combat the neighborhood's crime.The Positive Loitering initiative, which came to Uptown in 2009, involves community members who gather at local street corners or walk through parks to deter criminals in those areas.“It’s a very simple program,” said Uptown resident Richard Thale, who coordinates th...

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