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Opinion: America's pre-existing condition of racism does not excuse itself from accountability

Opinion: America’s pre-existing condition of racism does not excuse itself from accountability

June 3, 2020

The modern-day lynchings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd at the hands of police, intertwined with numerous displays of glaring entitlement from white Americans, have exposed that America...

A group of protesters destroy a police vehicle, slashing its tires and jumping on the dash to shatter the glass.

Columbia buildings damaged, thousands march downtown for George Floyd protests

May 31, 2020

Residents in the South Loop woke up to businesses and buildings damaged by broken glass, looted storefronts and spray-painted messages after protests escalated and riots broke out Saturday night. ...

Colbey Reid, chair of the Fashion Studies Department, and other attendees are given the name and age of a transgender woman of color by quilter Melissa Blount to learn more about the circumstances in which they were killed, and to embroider their names and ages into the fabric for Blount’s quilt.

Fashion students get a lesson in the fabric of activism

February 13, 2020

Melissa Blount began making quilts in 2017 after her husband, Ben Blount, began his art project “275 Holidays” to memorialize black men who lost their lives to violence in Chicago during 2016. Her ...

Members of the Chicago Tap Theatre perform in

Columbia alumnus featured in Sweet Tap Chicago show

March 1, 2019

Uniquely choreographed tap dancing is set to a mix of rock, soul and R&B for Chicago Tap Theatre's Sweet Tap Chicago show.Taylor Mallory, a 2010 music business alumnus, is the main vocalist and emce...

We must recognize the Armenian genocide

Olivia Deloian's great-grandfather Sam holding her grandfather, Dean Deloian.

By Olivia Deloian

April 23, 2018

“Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?” Adolf Hitler asked in an August 1939 speech as he stood poised to occupy Poland and exterminate its Jewish population.As aghast as I ...

Police-involved shootings are gun violence, too

By Editorial Board

April 16, 2018

How many people must be shot until something is done?This question has been asked repeatedly after the nation witnessed dozens of mass shootings, but now we must ask that question of police-involved shootings that continue to take lives.On April 6, a University of Chicago police officer shot and wounded Charles Thomas, a student at the university who ran toward officers while carrying a metal pipe. It appeared Thomas was su...

Radical beliefs are not fashion statements

Radical beliefs are not fashion statements

By Tyra Bosnic

March 24, 2018

Can you really hold progressive politics if you don’t sell a $30 product that says so?For generations, people have staged sit-ins, strikes, riots and boycotts and have risked jail time, tarnished reputations and...

Don’t Deny The Danger

By Sponsored Content

March 8, 2018

My roommate and I watch the nightly news during dinner at least three or four days a week. It’s a lot easier than having to hunt down articles online. This past week there were at least three different stories about local opioid overdoses. My roommate said that she sees a lot written about it online, too. I remember my dad talking about people taking too many prescription painkillers over the holidays. I hadn’t put t...

Bela Urbina, a 15-year-old student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, speaks to the 1,000 protesters gathered at the Florida Capitol for the Rally in Tally in Tallahassee, Fla., Monday, Feb 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

Chicago students plan gun violence walk-out

March 5, 2018

Chloë Hancock, a senior at Jones College Prep High School and vice president of the Chicago Students Union, said social movements often start with students, and the teens from Parkland, Florida, who are t...

New computer stations have opened throughout the various floors of Columbia's Library, 624 S. Michigan Ave., as part of the college's initiative to reopen lab spaces Jan. 22. 

Lab to reopen following student feedback

January 29, 2018

Students will soon be able to use a computer lab once again outside of the Library starting in early February, according to a Jan. 22 email sent to students from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim. ...

Understanding the 'witch hunt' in online movements

Understanding the ‘witch hunt’ in online movements

January 21, 2018

In an open letter published Jan. 9 in the French publication Le Monde, a group of 100 women, including actress Catherine Deneuve, took issue with the Me Too movement, framing it as a “witch hunt.”...

The past is never dead, but revisionism should be

The past is never dead, but revisionism should be

By Tyra Bosnic

November 27, 2017

America is seeing another historic era of political dissent.The day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Women’s March on Washington, D.C., became one of the largest protests in recent hist...

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