The Columbia Chronicle

Obama’s plan better than nothing

By Matt Watson

September 19, 2011

President Barack Obama announced his jobs plan that he hopes will pull America out of its unemployment crisis to a joint session of Congress on Sept. 8. The plan is essentially another stimulus, this time totaling $447 billion, with $253 billion going to varying forms of tax cuts and $194 billion to new spending on roads, schools and preventing public employee lay-offs.Surprisingly, the Republican response to the bill was...

Splitting electoral votes is bad policy

By Matt Watson

September 3, 2011

The GOP is on a crusade to unseat President Barack Obama in 2012. Since taking control in many states during the 2010 midterm elections, Republicans have made it harder for minority, poor and young voters to cast their ballots. Early voting has been slashed in Ohio and Florida, and other states have begun requiring voter ID cards. The most recent step in their fight is in Pennsylvania, where a proposal to change the way th...

How To: Get your voice back

By Katy Nielsen

February 28, 2011

A sore throat is painful and distracting, but losing your voice can completely ruin your day. The reason people lose their voice can be the result of a cold, allergies, excessive smoking or yelling at a sporting event, to name a few. William Gatti, otolaryngologist and clinical professor at Loyola University Medical Center, has some suggestions for how to get your voice back.1. Drink fluids. Thyme or chamomile teas tend to bring som...

Columbia students to teach for underprivileged of America

By Amanda Murphy

February 18, 2011

Teach for America gives children around the country the chance to be taught by college graduates who have shown the eagerness and drive to improvenational education.Eight Columbia students will join Teach for America in their quest to educate and enlighten students in underprivileged communities.Teach for America is an organization that places recent college graduates in schools around the country in 39 high-need areas. A...

FBI needs oversight, regulation

By Editorial Board

February 7, 2011

The Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the homes of several anti-war activists in Chicago and Minneapolis in September 2010. Since then, several more protesters have been subpoenaed to testify before grand juries, although no charges have been filed against them, and no evidence has been disclosed by the Bureau. This lack of justification seems to support the demonstrators’ claims that the raids were just a show of power and...

Faculty member named Fulbright chapter president

By Amanda Murphy

January 24, 2011

Elio Leturia, assistant professor in Columbia’s Journalism Department, is replacing Monica Swope as the president of the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association.The first introduction Leturia, a Peru native, had with Fulbright was in 1990 when he was awarded a scholarship through the organization to receive his master’s degree in journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Fulbright is an organi...

Battle lines behind documents

By BenitaZepeda

November 1, 2010

In light of the recent controversies surrounding WikiLeak’s release of nearly 400,000 Iraqi war documents, it seems the world of media and whistle-blowing, good-guy versus bad-guy reporting and issues with governmental transparency have hit the fan, and there are allegedly more to come.While I understand the seriousness and complexity of this subject far exceed my word count, the way this entire issue is portrayed is perplexing. ...

Politicians miss target audience

By SpencerRoush

October 18, 2010

Remember the 2008 election when Grant Park was filled with hopefuls awaiting President Barack Obama’s speech and the young 14 million-plus supporters who followed his campaign?It was a moment when many youths took interest in politics for the first time because of Obama’s “changing America” campaign or his smooth, powerfully delivered speeches. Either way, their attention was all his and Obama took advantage.Obama mana...

New plan to benefit young adults

By Etheria Modacure

October 4, 2010

Young adults no longer have to worry about losing the benefits of their parents’ health insurance. New reforms under the Affordable Health Care Act, which went into effect on Sept. 23,  allows people under the age of 26 to stay on their parents’ health care plan.According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,  approximately 30 percent of young adults are uninsured,  making them the least insured age grou...

VP candidate Palin accuses Obama of terrorist links

By By Wikinews

December 12, 2009

At a Republican rally in Colorado, U.S. Alaskan governor and Vice-Presidential hopeful, Sarah Palin accused Democratic candidate Barack Obama of "palling around with terrorists who would target their own country". The charge was repeated at a later rally for around 13,000 Orange County, California supporters.The accusation centers around a report in The New York Times associating Obama with William C. Ayers, a Chicago professor who was a member ...

US presidential candidate Barack Obama has 50% support

Barack Obama

By By Wikinews

December 12, 2009

United States presidential candidate Barack Obama now has 50% support in the polls. John McCain had a statistical lead over Barack Obama after the Republican National Convention. However, since the mid...

US presidential candidate John McCain now leads slightly in the polls

Barack Obama

By By Wikinews

December 12, 2009

United States presidential candidate John McCain now retains a lead over Barack Obama in several polls conducted in the past few days. Both Zogby International and Rasmussen Reports have McCain with a ...

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