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The Pill Club, a subscription service that prescribes and delivers birth control to women at a very low cost, added Illinois to its list of states to service April 5. 

It’s that time of the month again

April 23, 2018

With final exams around the corner, students cram their minds with vocabulary and equations, but female students might neglect something else: ordering and picking up birth control pills.Nick Chang fo...

ASL Department celebrates 25 years

ASL Department celebrates 25 years

April 14, 2018

The American Sign Language-English Interpretation Department is celebrating 25 years of instruction at Columbia. The department is hosting a 25th anniversary event April 28 featuring workshops, alumni panels and an evening social at 1104 S. Wabash Ave., with the other locations to...

Pills, patches, shots! Oh my! New male contraceptives may not be available anytime soon

Pills, patches, shots! Oh my! New male contraceptives may not be available anytime soon

By Blaise Mesa

February 12, 2018

Despite the popularity of condoms, new birth control products for males could be on the market, but not anytime soon, according to Logan Nickels, director of operations and programing at Male Contracepti...

Chicago Black Restaurant Week brings bucks to black businesses


By Mayan Darbyshire

February 11, 2018

Black restaurant owners are gearing up for the third annual Chicago Black Restaurant Week, a celebration of black-owned restaurants.The celebration runs Feb. 11–18—the second week of Black History Month...

Info courtesy of The Kaiser Family Foundation

State law protects women from federal birth control regulation

October 16, 2017

The Department of Health and Human Services issued new guidelines Oct. 6 that broaden employers’ ability to exempt themselves from the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage requirements. The ...

HB40 action does not let Rauner off the hook

HB40 action does not let Rauner off the hook

October 2, 2017

After playing both sides of the aisle for months, Gov. Bruce Rauner made up his mind and signed House Bill 40 into law Sept. 28, expanding taxpayer-subsidized abortions for women covered by Medicaid and...

Shirts off for (some of) The Walters!

REVIEW: The Orwells, The Walters shake it down at home show on US tour kickoff (PHOTOS)

March 17, 2017

"Take your shirt off!" the crowd shouted at Walter Kosner of The Walters. Lead singer Luke Olson screamed into the microphone for Kosner to appease the audience; he didn't need to be told again and ...

“HUMANITY,” created by business & entrepreneurship graduate student Tyler Bradley, will be performed on Feb. 24 at 618. S Michigan Ave.  

Student created “HUMANITY” production to discuss social issues

February 20, 2017

“HUMANITY,” an original production that portrays social issues through dance, spoken word and American Sign Language, will have its first out-of-state performance at Columbia on Feb. 24. Tyler Bradley, a first year graduate student in the Business & Entrepreneurship Depar...

Vibrate for women’s rights

Vibrate for women’s rights

February 13, 2017

“The best conversations happen over brunch,” said Kyle Ann Sebastian, whose mealtime discussion about state politics fundraising with a friend led to a fresh idea for an upcoming fundraiser: a vibr...

Presidency vs. Pregnancy— political climate brings uncertainty for women’s health

By Blair Paddock

February 13, 2017

Taking the pill is an automatic, mindless activity for many women. However, a new political administration may reduce access to birth control, bringing uncertainty to an habit that millions of women take for granted.The repeal of the Affordable Care Act, which mandated insurers cover birth control, and the de-funding of Planned Parenthood both threaten the accessibility of birth control.Despite these obstacles, Nicole Williams...

Depression is not an acceptable side effect of safe sex

Depression is not an acceptable side effect of safe sex

By Opinions Editor

October 17, 2016

Scientists involved in a recent Danish study on hormonal birth control are urging doctors to be more judicious in their prescription choices, especially if their clients have a history of mental illness a...

Columbia, Chronicle win my personal ‘best friends, best newspaper’ award

By Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2016

As a graduating senior, I know Columbia College has helped shape me into the adult I hoped to become upon enrolling at the college, and I never could have predicted that I would lead a 40-student staff that would win first place in General Excellence in the state. The Chronicle was one of a few crucial factors in my decision to attend Columbia. And after four years attending the college, I have only grown more thankful fo...

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