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The strikers continue their demonstration as they proceed to the Chicago Water Tower, 806 Michigan Ave., where organizers deliver speeches.

Climate activists remind Black Friday shoppers of the environmental crisis

December 1, 2019

Just hours after giving thanks, hundreds of shoppers jumped from store to store across the country scouring for the best Black Friday deals. But, Chicago environmental activists took a different a...

Opinion: Christmas and consumerism cannot go hand-in-hand

Opinion: Christmas and consumerism cannot go hand-in-hand

December 1, 2019

The red bows on jewelry boxes, colored lights decorating store mannequins, giant Christmas trees in every corner of the mall—you have to admit, the holidays are a visually attractive time of the year. ...

Retail workers ring in this year's Black Friday

Retail workers ring in this year’s Black Friday

November 29, 2019

Black Friday marks the start of the holiday shopping season, but it also marks a time of high stress for retail workers, many of whom are students. Behind the deals, discounts and crowds are the str...

Jameson Swain

Featured Athlete: Jameson Swain

February 23, 2015

Jameson Swain, a junior journalism major, transferred to Columbia during the Fall 2014 semester and joined the Renegades baseball team to play the sport he’s loved his whole life. The Huntington Bea...

Sound Off: Beyoncé’s questionable re-release far from flawless

By Managing Editor

December 1, 2014

Beyoncé dropped her surprise visual album just before midnight on Dec. 12, 2013, an act that caught fans and the industry as a whole off-guard.  The self-titled album was her fifth full-length album, and it came without any type of warning. By the time the album dropped, most fans had either forgotten about her promised release or given up hope that it would arrive any time soon after being strung along with false promis...

Advertising to generate revenue

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

November 12, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced the Municipal Marketing Ordinance to the City Council on Oct. 31 that would create new advertising outlets around the city with the goal of generating $18 million in new revenue for the 2013 city budget.The ordinance calls for two initiatives to bring in revenue: the implementation of 34 digital billboards on expressways and advertising on almost 400 BigBelly trashcans downtown, according to an Oct. 3...

Colleges have civic duty

By The Columbia Chronicle

January 23, 2012

A new report from the National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement says democratic ideals in America could decline dramatically in the future if civic learning and engagement are not made a main priority of higher education.The report said 38 percent of college seniors think college is about serving the community, while 58 percent say it should be. Yet more than half of college seniors scored less than 50 per...

Consumerism overshadows Thanksgiving

By Lindsey Woods

November 21, 2011

It’s the middle of November and there are no sounds of turkeys gobbling—just sleigh bells ringing. There are no store windows displaying images of pilgrims sharing meals with Native Americans. Instead, there are only displays of Santa and his reindeer.I guess it makes sense that in one of the most materialistic countries in the world, a holiday based around buying gifts would overshadow one meant to give us time to giv...

Black History Celebration to feature actress Taraji P. Henson, playwright Sonia Sanchez, FOX-TV anchor Kori Chambers

By Shardae Smith

February 7, 2011

In its 85 years, Black History Month has evolved from Negro Appreciation Week into a month-long celebration helping remember icons such as Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. During the years, more recent important figures in the black community have been incorporated into the annual remembrance.Columbia’s 2011 African Heritage Celebration, sponsored by the Multicultural Affairs Department, will be held throughout February...

Historic holiday turned shopping nightmare

By BenitaZepeda

November 22, 2010

It’s official: The holidays are here. Once Thanksgiving happens, the next day is vital to all people seeking great retail deals.Black Friday doesn’t refer to the start of the stock-market crash of 1869—it’s the most popular shopping day of the year.Typically, around three or four in the morning, people line up outside of their favorite retail stores seeking deals for their holiday must-haves. Once the stores open, peopl...

Spirit of holiday season obscured by material obsession

By Lauren Kelly

December 7, 2009

In every holiday movie that is shown on cable TV in December, there’s inevitably a character who has lost faith in the season and has no Christmas spirit. These famous characters, from the Grinch to Scrooge, always find the true meaning of Christmas by the end of the film and everyone is happy.I am very much a Grinch during the holidays, but I don’t see myself having an epiphany and suddenly being overcome with Christmas...

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