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EDITORIAL: Funding for disability resources is essential

EDITORIAL: Funding for disability resources is essential

April 7, 2019

The Department of Education, backed by President Donald Trump, proposed cutting funds for the Special Olympics in the 2020 budget. This decision was rightfully faced with bipartisan outcry. In response...

Editor’s Note: Betsy DeVos proposes changes to Title IX regulations

Editor’s Note: Betsy DeVos proposes changes to Title IX regulations

November 26, 2018

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has proposed several changes to Title IX regulations introduced under the Obama administration, and she is receiving support from those in favor of clearer guidelines...

Editor’s Note: Historic midterm election shows power behind votes

Editor’s Note: Historic midterm election shows power behind votes

November 12, 2018

As a result of significant voter turnout, this year’s midterm election recorded numerous groundbreaking victories as the public resists the Trump Administration. According to a Nov. 9 New York Time...

Fighting for a better future is vital amid political turmoil

By Editorial Board

November 27, 2017

During a tumultuous time in current events, it’s easy to worry about the country’s future.In a Nov. 1 poll by the American Psychological Association, 63 percent of 3,440 respondents said the nation’s future is a source of stress. Those results are understandable. Americans have seen violent demonstrations by white nationalists and counter protesters, an ongoing feud on Capitol Hill over health care and multiple dev...

Album Review: ‘reputation’ by Taylor Swift

Album Review:  ‘reputation’ by Taylor Swift

By Lauren Carlton

November 20, 2017

After transitioning from country to pop in 2014, followed by a three-year break from the public eye and releasing new music, Taylor Swift dropped her sixth studio album, reputation, Nov. 10. This was th...

DeVos’ student protection rollback exemplifies the swamp

DeVos’ student protection rollback exemplifies the swamp

October 23, 2017

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos continues to exhibit why she was the first cabinet nominee in the nation’s history to be confirmed with a vice presidential tie-breaking vote by blocking a federal regu...

Ivanka Trump needs to take herself out of the equation

Ivanka Trump needs to take herself out of the equation

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

September 25, 2017

While on “The Dr. Oz Show,” Ivanka Trump, senior adviser and daughter of President Donald Trump, told Dr. Oz, “With each of my three children, I had some level of postpartum depression.” “It w...

DeVos continues to squeeze students’ bank accounts dry

DeVos continues to squeeze students’ bank accounts dry

September 18, 2017

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has tapped former college official Julian Schmoke, Jr., to lead the department’s fraud investigation unit. Problem is: His former employer was the for-profit instituti...

Betsy DeVos won’t prevent sexual assault, but Columbia can

By Editorial Board

September 18, 2017

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos confirmed that her department seemingly has no interest in preventing sexual assault on college campuses. She announced Sept. 7 that the Department of Education is rescinding former President Barack Obama administration’s guidelines on sexual assault in higher education institutions. The guidelines use the agency’s authority under Title IX—an amendment to the 1964 Civil Rights Act that ext...

School funding bill gives districts needed relief

School funding bill gives districts needed relief

By Blaise Mesa

September 5, 2017

Illinois public schools now have state funding after weeks of surviving without it. After tense negotiations between  Democrat and Republican legislators this summer, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 1947 Aug. 31. The law’s eviden...

Trump cancels White House dinner, war on press rages on

Trump cancels White House dinner, war on press rages on

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

March 6, 2017

President Donald Trump has called journalists “the most dishonest human beings on earth,” and despite this characteristically dishonest remark, the press has respectfully and consistently fulfilled...

Inauguration spurs citywide reaction

Inauguration spurs citywide reaction

January 23, 2017

Racism, Islamophobia and anti-public schools rhetoric were some of the criticisms Chicagoans voiced against Donald Trump Jan. 20 as he was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States.Just as th...

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