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Column: That’s all for this graduate—it has been an honor, a pleasure and a privilege

Column: That’s all for this graduate—it has been an honor, a pleasure and a privilege

May 16, 2020

I began working at The Columbia Chronicle when I came to Columbia my sophomore year. And when I turned in the first article of my career—"School funding bill gives districts needed relief"—I was...

Program closures stir emotions among faculty and students

Program closures stir emotions among faculty and students

February 15, 2019

Students and faculty reacted with sadness and a deepening mistrust for the administration as the news sunk in that two programs—Early Childhood Education and Dance Movement Therapy—will no longer be offered after the current cohorts complete their degrees. Junior e...

OPINION: Violent criminals: They’re just like us

OPINION: Violent criminals: They’re just like us

By Jay Berghuis

February 9, 2019

From Netflix releasing the documentary series “The Bundy Tapes” Jan. 24 to Zac Efron’s new film “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” which premiered at Sundance Jan. 26, Ted Bundy is ev...

Joe Maddon and his wife Jaye Maddon served guests during their annual Thankmas dinner at St. Leonard's Ministries, 2120 W. Warren Blvd, Jan. 17.

Cubs, Citypak Project give back at Thanksmas

January 18, 2019

From the diamond to the kitchen, Cubs manager Joe Maddon served food as part of his annual Thanksmas event Jan. 17. Maddon with other members of the Cubs organization, including Rick Sutcliffe and Cla...

Health education is not the same as body shaming

Thank you, Chronicle: It’s been real

By Samantha Conrad

December 12, 2018

With the body positivity movement gaining more acceptance, people are becoming more confident and happy with their bodies, no matter the size or shape. However, many body positivity advocates glorify obe...

Tax forms: Salaries and revenue increase, contributions decrease

Tax forms: Salaries and revenue increase, contributions decrease

December 10, 2018

Columbia revenue was on the rise in the 2016 reporting year, but so were the college’s personnel costs. Columbia reported higher revenue and net assets for its 2016-2017 fiscal year, according to recently-released IRS 990 tax forms, but the gains came with a decrease in contribut...

Ashley Wollaston, from Ravenswood, Tattoo's Jennifer Beese from the South Loop at the Pioneer Tattoo Studio.

An inked generation: Getting tattooed in college

September 24, 2018

Getting tattooed is an electric experience. Walking into the shop and hearing the buzzing of the tattoo guns by artists creating work that will last forever is an experience growing among individuals ...

Emanuel will not seek re-election

Emanuel will not seek re-election

September 4, 2018

Mayor Rahm Emanuel rocked Chicago media with a Tuesday announcement about his campaign future.Despite launching campaign ads in the spring against mayoral candidate and former Chicago Police Department Superi...

Maximizing Value on Vacation

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July 23, 2018

I’ve been working hard in school for a long time now. With my senior year looming and my career set to start after that, it looks like I’m going to keep working hard for the foreseeable future. I need a break! So I’m looking to take a big vacation — probably to Hawaii, if I can afford it. But that’s a pretty big “if!” I really want to take a serious vacation, but I don’t have a ton of money right now, and I don’...

Thousands march for immigration policy reform

July 11, 2018

More than 50,000 people gathered at Daley Plaza in sweltering heat June 30 to protest a controversial immigration policy that allows separating families at the southern border.The Families Belong Together march was hosted by 15 organizations, including Indivisible Chicago, Amnesty International and the National Immigrant Justice Center.Protestors that rallied in Daley Plaza were joined by more than 710 events nationwide, including protests in New York City, Washington D.C. and Granbury, Texas.Speakers included Father Michael Pfleger, a social activist, Colleen Connell, executive director of the ACLU of Illinois, Oscar Chacon, co-founder and executive director of Alianza America—a Latino immigrant advocacy group—and Jean Mishima, president of the Chicago Japanese American Historical Society, among others. “When we turned ourselves into immigration, I was told my 18-year-old daughter was too old. In that moment [we were] separated, in that moment I began to cry,” said a Salvadoran asylum seeker to her translator as she spoke on stage. Her name was withheld from the public for privacy reasons. “My daughter is still in there, and I am here.” Virginia Martinez, a speaker at the event who visited a detention center in Dilley, Texas, described the conditions of the detention center as having “inadequate medical and psychiatric services.”Martinez recounted stories of women awakened by border agents kicking them, and mothers wrapping their children in blouses and placing them between their legs to keep warm in the frigid holding cells.“We are completely outraged at what has happened to this country,” said Neal Spira, 67, a protestor and dean of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. “The acceptance of immigrants in the U.S. is fundamental to having a free and vibrant society and we don’t want it taken away.”Demonstrators marched south on Clark Street to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office,101 W. Congress Parkway.Protestors chanted “stand up, fight back” and “abolish ICE” as they moved through the streets.In response to growing backlash against the policy, President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 designed to allow families to stay together, even when detained. The executive order does not end Trump's "zero tolerance" policy of arresting anyone who crosses the border illegally, nor does it address the 2,300 children who have already been separated.U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw issued a nationwide injunction June 26 that blocked ICE from separating families and ordered those separated be reunited within 30 days. It also requires the government to reunite children under the age of five with their parents within 14 days, and let children speak with their parents within 10 days.Some protestors, such as Bilal Mujahid, 42, a security professional and protestor at the event from the west suburbs of Chicago, are unsatisfied with the action because children still remain separated.“The executive order came out to [prevent the separation of children], but there are still thousands of children in [prison]-like conditions,” Mujahid said. “How can we, as Americans let that happen?” 

Rosita Sands promoted to interim dean for the School of Fine and Performing Arts

By Blaise Mesa, Managing Editor

June 22, 2018

The college announced Music Department Chair Rosita Sands has been named interim dean for School of Fine and Performing Arts, according to a June 20 email sent to faculty and staff from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim. Sands will replace Onye Ozuzu, who accepted a position at the College of the Arts at University of Florida, Gainesville, last month, as reported May 30 by The Chronicle. In her 18 years at Columbia, Sands...

Arrangements for Rejoicing in Romance

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June 14, 2018

My boyfriend and I are celebrating our 1-year anniversary together. Yay! I want to get him a gift, and I want to keep it small (because we live in dorms) but tasteful. I’ve looked through all sorts of ideas, but I want something out-of-the-ordinary that would make a good anniversary gift. Any suggestions? Anniversary gifts can be tricky, especially for a first anniversary. As a college student, whole taxonomies of gifts won’t...

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