The Columbia Chronicle

Voter slump due to bleak campaign trail

By Gabrielle Rosas

February 27, 2012

Registering to vote isn’t difficult. In fact, it requires less effort than most governmental processes, like getting a passport or driver’s license. Those take massive amounts of paperwork, time and energy. Registering to vote in Chicago is as easy as filling out and mailing one form.Yet as of Feb. 20, Chicago’s voter registration is the lowest it’s been since 1942, according to a statement from the Chicago Election Board o...

Free speech opens debate

By Editorial Board

October 3, 2011

Controversy erupted at the University of California, Berkeley, on Sept. 27 when the school’s College Republicans group held a bake sale selling cookies and cakes where prices were determined by race and gender. Whites were charged $2, Asians $1.50, Latinos $1, African-Americans $0.75 and Native-Americans $0.25. Women of any race got $0.25 off of the original price.The bake sale was designed to protest a bill in the Calif...

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