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Mandatory minimums—right call for rape cases

September 19, 2016

In light of convicted rapist Brock Turner’s embarrassingly short prison stint, the state of California passed a bill Aug. 29 preventing those convicted of rape from receiving probation or shortened sentences. The law closes a loophole allowing lesser sentences to be handed down in cases involving an unconscious victim and mandates prison time for all rape convictions.Turner faced six years in prison, was sentenced to six mont...

State of Chicago Public Schools

June 13, 2016

Parents, educators and city politicians gathered at the National Teachers Academy, 55 W. Cermak Road, on June 11 to brainstorm a solution to the Chicago Public School system’s lack of funding. Commun...

Better birth control access should not be limited to the West Coast

By Editor-in-Chief

April 18, 2016

While the rest of the nation battles to defund Planned Parenthood and limit the availability of reproductive health resources to women nationwide, California became the third state to allow women of all ages improved access to birth control without a prescription at participating pharmacies on April 8.Though the law was originally proposed in 2013, regulatory discussions slowed its progress, according to an April 8 Los Angele...

Columbia alums launch international literary journal

Columbia alums launch international literary journal

April 11, 2016

What started as a conversation about literature over beers has snowballed into the formation of a new graphic literary journal, Polycephaly, which launched April 10.Aiden Weber, director and producer o...

CHIRP Radio set to join FM family

CHIRP Radio set to join FM family

February 15, 2016

lovers of broadcast radio and music culture may soon find a new local indie radio station on the airwaves at 107.1 FM. The Federal Communications Commission granted the Chicago Independent Radio Proj...

Outdated tampon tax must be eliminated

February 8, 2016

States nationwide offer tax exemptions for items that are deemed essentials. However, one item is not exempt that might cause about 50 percent of the population an undue financial burden. Tampons, and other forms of menstrual protection, are treated as nonessential items and are taxed in 40 states, according to a June 3, 2015, article from Fusion.com.Legislation introduced in Utah, California, New York and Virginia has sp...

Columbia’s Computer Music Collective team throws 20 BELOW

December 7, 2015

Columbia’s Conaway Center, located in the 1104 S. Wabash Ave., Building was filled with college students who enjoyed music from rappers Anak1n, Roosevelt The Titan, Noah Sims, SoloSam, Banks The Gen...

Library accepts donations to waive fines

Library accepts donations to waive fines

December 7, 2015

Students can get out of paying overdue library fines by donating to the library's holiday food drive.According to Columbia's website, the library will waive up to $20 in overdue library fines for stude...

Goldroom brings SoCal sound to chilly Chicago

Goldroom brings SoCal sound to chilly Chicago

October 19, 2015

Southern California-based electronic band Goldroom is bracing to heat up Chicago with its beachy, dance-oriented sounds. Following the release of its new single, “Waiting to Ignite,” and a set duri...

The Jesus and Mary Chain sound ‘Just Like Honey’ at Riviera Theatre

The Jesus and Mary Chain sound ‘Just Like Honey’ at Riviera Theatre

May 11, 2015

The United Kingdom is responsible for producing several famous sibling-based rock bands throughout the last few decades, including Dave and Ray Davies of The Kinks, Jonny and Colin Greenwood of Radiohe...

Yoni Wolf blends genres through autobiographical music

Yoni Wolf blends genres through autobiographical music

April 20, 2015

Choosing just one genre to define Yoni Wolf is a difficult task. Between forming the California-based alternative hip-hop band Why?, making an original Internet comedy video and creating his own podcast,...

Athlete Profile: Raphael Anderson-Ayers

Athlete Profile: Raphael Anderson-Ayers

By McKayla Braid

April 13, 2015

Raphael Anderson-Ayers is a 20-year-old sophomore double majoring in marketing and business & entrepreneurship. Adopted from Paraguay in South America at the age of 2, Anderson-Ayers was raised in ...

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