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By Alice Werley

April 12, 2013

Campus DeskThe Campus Desk covers student-run and Columbia-sponsored events held on campus, especially the activities of student organizations. The campus section also heavily relies on investigative pieces and delving deeper into college issues.The Campus Desk acts to inform readers of school administrative action, especially that which directly affects the student population. These entrepreneurial stories include those deali...

Teachers strike displaces students

By Kaley Fowler

September 17, 2012

As the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools battled over contract negotiations, approximately 350,000 students were displaced when the teachers strike wore on.On Sept. 10, unionized teachers took to the streets following months of unsuccessful contract negotiations between CTU and CPS officials. As of press time, the teachers and school board were slated to reach an agreement on Sept. 16.“[CTU and CPS] are wor...

Blago is cautionary tale to voters

By Jonathan Allen

December 12, 2011

Sweet, sweet justice. Rod Blagojevich has been sentenced to 14 years in the Big House. After feebly attempting to sell Obama’s old Senate seat to the highest bidder, two drawn out court cases that were nationally drooled over by the 24-hour news cycle finally came to a close and a sentence was made. I will personally be passing around a petition to have his head shaved as part of the sentence.But let’s take a step back a...

Government involves residents

By Gregory Cappis

October 31, 2011

North Side community members are being granted the ability to choose how to spend more than $1 million a year.Alderman Joe Moore (49th Ward) is allowing his constituents to discuss, plan and vote on how to spend his $1.3 million in “menu money.” Each of the city’s 50 aldermen is awarded $1.3 million in “menu money” every year to spend on infrastructure projects at the discretion of the politician. This money typical...

Light on media blackout

By Darryl Holliday

October 10, 2011

Week two of the “Occupy Chicago” protests came and went, with steadily. growing crowds but wide fluctuations in daily attendance. During the first 14 days, somewhere between 30 and 300 people could typically be seen around LaSalle and Jackson streets or marching toward Grant Park for the movement’s twice-daily general assemblies.The numbers have grown from an original four to become one of the largest offshoots of the “Occupy...

New ruling on Plan B One-Step in Illinois

By Heather McGraw

April 18, 2011

A recent Circuit Court ruling in downstate Sangamon County threatens women's abilities to receive emergency contraception.Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich pushed through legislation in 2005 that required all pharmacists to carry Plan B. This legislation later became known as “The Rule.”Pharmacies will now have the option to refuse stocking and selling the medication after a ruling by Judge John Belz, of the 7th Judicial Ci...

Unbleeping the Blago trial

By Michael Ranieri

September 13, 2010

A team of journalists photographers and Blagojevich bloggers met on Sept. 9 at Columbia’s 1104 Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., to discuss the inner-workings of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s corruption trial.“Bleeping Golden: Insiders’ Stories of Covering the Blago Trial” was presented by the Association for Women Journalists and the Chicago Headline Club. Included in the discussion were questions covering one of the biggest, most recent polit...

Constitution Party forced out of fall election

By Michael Ranieri

September 7, 2010

The Libertarian Party’s statewide candidates have been certified for November’s ballot in what the party called a “bittersweet victory,” but the State Board of Elections kicked the Constitution Party off the ballot after concluding hearings at the Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St.Armed with attorneys, private investigators and a professional handwriting expert, two mysterious men under the names Andrew Heffernan and S...

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