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House bill could help transgender and undocumented students

House bill could help transgender and undocumented students

May 31, 2019

Some transgender and undocumented students have difficulty acquiring government funding to pay for higher education, but an Illinois House bill could make it easier. The Retention of Illinois St...

Awards aren’t everything, but they sure feel good

Awards aren’t everything, but they sure feel good

February 26, 2018

It’s no secret that I think The Chronicle is the best. It’s full of dedicated, talented and inspiring students who work long hours for little compensation because they love it. It’s an incredibly inspiring and supportive place to work, and the paper produces professional-level...

‘Here’s Meghan!’ New show at Second City Studio Theaters puts woman in Carson’s shoes

‘Here’s Meghan!’ New show at Second City Studio Theaters puts woman in Carson’s shoes

February 5, 2018

Meghan Babbe, host of “The Tonight Show” in 1972, interviews Rachel Moore, star of the action-packed spy series “Jill Bond.” She chats with Moore’s onscreen eye-patched sidekick Edna and discusses...

It takes a village—How parents with mental health conditions can be successful

It takes a village—How parents with mental health conditions can be successful

May 8, 2017

When she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, anxiety with panic disorder and treatment-resistant depression at the age of 16, Melissa said having children was not something she thought she was ever go...

Fans question Beyoncé’s LGBT community support

By Managing Editor

November 9, 2015

Voters in Houston failed to approve a proposed equal rights ordinance Nov. 3 that would have marked an LGBT victory in the state of Texas.The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance  (HERO) would have prohibited discrimination based on a number of characteristics, including sexual orientation and gender identity. However, the bill failed to pass after 62 percent of the public voted against it.Opponents of gay marriage used fear tact...

Prison reform bill keeps jobs locked up

By Editorial Board

October 19, 2015

One in four of the world’s prisoners are incarcerated in the U.S., yet the U.S. only comprises 5 percent of the world’s total population. The disproportionately high number of prisoners in the U.S. can be attributed to its unusually harsh punishments for nonviolent offenders—particularly those convicted of drug charges.In early October, a bipartisan group of legislators led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-...

‘Synaesthetica’ dissolves boundaries, expands understanding

‘Synaesthetica’ dissolves boundaries, expands understanding

September 14, 2015

“Synaesthetica” is an art installation by Chicago artist Stevie Hanley, which will be on display until Nov. 15 at The International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lake Shore Drive. The exhibit in...

Sexual assault bill ensures sensitivity

By Editorial Board

September 8, 2015

From the retracted Rolling Stone article about an alleged rape at the University of Virginia  to TIME Magazine dubbing sexual violence on campus a “crisis” on its May 2014 cover, the frequency of sexual assaults at colleges and universities has remained a controversial topic in the media in recent years. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while attendi...

Notable Native: Jessica Droste Yagan

Notable Native: Jessica Droste Yagan

By Sarah Martinson

March 16, 2015

Jessica Droste Yagan, CEO of Impact Engine, is all about changing the world.Impact Engine is a tech company that helps startups earn a profit by solving environmental and social issues. In a 16-week accel...

Chicago citizens primed for ‘Amazon Tax’

Chicago citizens primed for ‘Amazon Tax’

By Metro Reporter

February 9, 2015

With the grace period for a new law having ended Feb. 1, Amazon will now be collecting sales tax from Illinois customers. Revisions made to the state Use Tax Act now mandate that out-of-state retaile...

Free community college could boost education access

February 17, 2014

Tuition and education-related fees have steadily increased in recent years, and state governments have begun debating measures to reduce the cost of higher education. In Tennessee, Oregon and Mississippi, legislators have presented plans to make community college free for two years, which could increase access to higher education but requires high standards to prevent dropout rates from increasing.The Tennessee Promise pr...

Blood Oath jokes its way to SketchFest

Blood Oath jokes its way to SketchFest

January 27, 2014

Of the 309 sketch comedy troupes that applied to perform in the nation’s largest comedy fest, 159 were chosen—three of which hail from Columbia. Blood Oath, The Sean Miller Explosion and Awkward Silence were chosen to perform at The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, also kno...

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