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Obama says no to conversion therapy

Obama says no to conversion therapy

April 17, 2015

President Barack Obama and his administration spoke out against LGBTQ conversion therapy on April 8 in response to a petition posted to the White House website calling for a federal end to the controve...

Emanuel reelected, Garcia claims ‘It’s not the end’

Emanuel reelected, Garcia claims ‘It’s not the end’

April 13, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was reelected April 7 after a six-week standoff with Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. The two had been locked in a heated campaign battle featuring dueling politic...

Illinois falls behind nation in STEM gender equity

Illinois falls behind nation in STEM gender equity

By Sports & Health Reporter

February 23, 2015

Despite the launch of President Barack Obama’s “Educate to Innovate” initiative in late 2009—an effort made to expand science, technology, engineering and math education and exposure to students—en...

Obama reminds Christians to love thy neighbor

By Arts & Culture Editor

February 16, 2015

In theory, every American has the right to speak his mind. That is, unless you are Barack Obama—a man whose identification as a Christian has been the subject of debate by the same folks who believed him to be a socialist, doubted his birth on American soil and now claim he is defending the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The president landed himself in hot water with many in the GOP and conservative pundits regarding his s...

H1Z1: Servers fail to survive launch day

H1Z1: Servers fail to survive launch day

January 30, 2015

Sony Online Entertainment, creators of the EverQuest and PlanetSide games, released its newest title, H1Z1, on Steam for Early Access play January 15.H1Z1 will be a free-to-play game after early acces...

The Vaselines heal Chicago

The Vaselines heal Chicago

January 26, 2015

When is enough actually enough? Bands like The Rolling Stones have been playing for more than 50 years and U2 has been at it since 1976, yet both bands are still touring and releasing new music. The l...

Obama: Make college affordable, not free

By Editor-In-Chief

January 26, 2015

While much of the nation applauded President Barack Obama’s call for free education at community colleges during his Jan. 20 State of the Union Address, I must admit I felt a little salty. After years of paying Columbia’s arguably exorbitant cost of attendance, the idea of free college for society en masse is a little hard to accept.  I was more disturbed by the apparent shift in American thought about higher education...

Lorde ushers in 18th year on high note with ‘Mockingjay’

By Managing Editor

November 10, 2014

Most people would not recognize the name Ella Yelich-O’Connor if they heard it on the street, but the pop-phenomenon who calls herself Lorde on stage has maintained her fame in the music industry since she burst into the scene with her Platinum record Pure Heroinein 2013.The singer turned 18 on Nov. 7, which may be surprising to her less-informed, casual fans seeing as she has accomplished more in the last couple years t...

Saving Chicago’s Youth: In the aftermath of tragic losses, communities create alternative approaches to gang intervention

Saving Chicago’s Youth: In the aftermath of tragic losses, communities create alternative approaches to gang intervention

November 10, 2014

Wearing a suit jacket, slacks and a blue tie with yellow stripes, Ronald Holt, commander of the Chicago Police Department’s Special Activities Unit, looks like a normal businessman or typical high-r...

LeAlan Jones Educates the Information Generation | The Columbia Chronicle

October 27, 2014

First year seminar students expected the visiting author of “Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago” LeAlan Jones, to speak about his book. Instead, he leaves that topic behind an...

Bolstered brain research aims inward

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

October 13, 2014

As a part of the first wave of new federal funding initiatives, research and development into novel technologies to better understand the brain will begin this year.“Most of what you will see in this remarkable set of [grant awards] are technological advances,” said Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, during a Sept. 30 press conference. “We are seriously tackling an understanding of the ...

Climate policies gain steam after march, summit

Climate policies gain steam after march, summit

September 29, 2014

THE ISSUE OF climate change continues to garner attentionworldwide following the Sept. 21 People’s Climate March and Sept. 23 UN Climate Summit in New York City. Research on global environmental issues concer...

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