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Opinion: We are not 'in this together' with the wealthy during the coronavirus pandemic

Opinion: We are not ‘in this together’ with the wealthy during the coronavirus pandemic

April 5, 2020

As public officials across the globe shutter businesses and public spaces and humans isolate themselves in their homes, videos from every corner of Hollywood surface with one similar sentiment: “We ...

Born into fame: celebrities and pregnancy

Born into fame: celebrities and pregnancy

February 9, 2018

With a life in the spotlight, it's a struggle to keep anything under wraps. When a person becomes famous, the line between public and private becomes blurred, but a public figure should be allowed to live...

Make Memes Great Again: dark, divisive and dank

Make Memes Great Again: dark, divisive and dank

December 11, 2017

Seated behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump signs an executive order with much fanfare, but when he holds up the document, it shows a hand-drawn cat, labeled “kat.” Videos borrow a clip from Hillary Clinton’s carefully crafted campaign announce...

National poetry month reinvigorates literary passion

National poetry month reinvigorates literary passion

April 14, 2017

Huddled in the aisles of After-Words Bookstore, 23 E. Illinois St., poets and listeners came together April 13 in celebration of National Poetry Month. Illinois State Poetry Society and Poets & Patron...

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School of Media Arts introduces new Communication & Media Innovation Department

December 22, 2014

The Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations departments now have a final department name as the Communication & Media Innovation Department following months of planning how to effectively combine...

Chicago Film Festival Celebrates 50 Years | The Columbia Chronicle

October 13, 2014

The Chicago Film Festival Celebrates its 50th anniversary from Oct 9 - Oct 23. The Chronicle got up close and personal with a couple of key players in this years festival.Video By: Christian D. HoganFor more ...

Forgetting alumni harms Columbia

By Editorial Board

October 6, 2014

With yet another decline in enrollment, a history of weak fundraising and a likely tuition increase looming next year, the need for communication between Columbia and its alumni is more important than ever.Alumni are one of a college’s most valuable resources, second only to its current students. Connections with alumni cultivate relationships with students that provide internship and job opportunities. A strong relationship...

HeForShe seeks joint effort for gender equality

By Kyra Senese Managing Editor

September 29, 2014

Emma Watson, the famous actress-turned United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador, made headlines last week when she called on men to join the fight for gender equality on Sept. 20 at the UN Headquarters in New York City.Watson spoke on behalf of the HeForShe campaign, an international movement that aims to unite both genders to achieve gender equality worldwide, according to the campaign website.“We want to end gender in...

Aiken not invisible anymore

By Opinions Editor

February 17, 2014

American celebrities have influence over popular opinion: They endorse products, support political candidates and even run for political office. Sometimes they have enough clout to win, as in the case of Ronald Reagan, who won the 1980 presidential election against incumbent Jimmy Carter. So with the recent announcement of “American Idol” Season 2 runner-up Clay Aiken’s bid for Congress, the ridicule should be temper...

Celebrity role models exist only in fiction

By Assistant Campus Editor

February 10, 2014

A typical standby of the media is reporting on the less-than-optimal behavior of celebrities. Former child stars Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus have received some of the worst criticism recently and parents of young fans aren’t pleased with the influence such bad behavior may have on their children.Despite entering their 20s, Bieber and Cyrus are still expected to tailor their work, performances and personal life choices...

Kristen Stewart latest to fight celebrity misconceptions

By Trevor Ballanger

August 17, 2012

Since the dawn of celebrity, affairs of the stars have been splattered on magazine and newspaper covers worldwide. Naturally, everyone has opinions, therefore, making a complete stranger's business anyone's own. Today, the situation has become grossly exploited with the help of Facebook, Twitter, blogs, YouTube and every trash magazine everywhere.The latest piece of celebrity meat being preyed upon is Kristen Stewart. Hones...

New plan to benefit young adults

By Etheria Modacure

October 4, 2010

Young adults no longer have to worry about losing the benefits of their parents’ health insurance. New reforms under the Affordable Health Care Act, which went into effect on Sept. 23,  allows people under the age of 26 to stay on their parents’ health care plan.According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,  approximately 30 percent of young adults are uninsured,  making them the least insured age grou...

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