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Education can help end silence of systemic abuse

EDITORIAL: Education can help end silence of systemic abuse

September 17, 2018

Attorneys general nationwide are investigating sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church to determine if allegations of abuse against children have been covered up, as reported Sept. 6 by The New York Ti...

The Chronicle expands coverage, opportunities for student staff

The Chronicle expands coverage, opportunities for student staff

September 4, 2018

When readers open up a weekly print issue of The Chronicle, pull up our website, visit our newsroom or check our social media, they may notice quite a bit of change. That’s because the organization...

Chicago needs a major detox

Chicago needs a major detox

By Editorial Board

April 23, 2018

Chicago’s lead contamination isn’t a dirty little secret.As reported on Page 26, city officials have put residents at risk of dangerous exposure to lead, highlighted by an April 11 Chicago Tribune a...

No cold shoulder: Columbia can give support in extreme weather

By Editorial Board

February 19, 2018

Chicago was swept under a blanket of snow Feb. 8 as Winter Storm Mateo blew through in the late hours, becoming the worst snowstorm this winter. By the evening hours of Feb. 9, 10 inches of snow had fallen in some areas. Before the snowfall began, city officials, the National Weather Service and local news outlets stressed the dangers that would come with the storm. During a Feb. 8 press conference, Mayor Rahm Emanuel warn...

No resource is untouched by economic inequality

By Editorial Board

November 6, 2017

Economic and racial inequality in Chicago damage all aspects of life for those it touches, an investigation released Oct. 25 reveals.The Chicago Tribune published its investigation of water rates, showing that predominantly black and low-income communities pay more than wealthier, whiter communities for Lake Michigan water. Poor infrastructure and lack of accountability from public officials contribute to these disparities,...

Columbia graduates bring ‘Fresh Perspective’ to advertising

Columbia graduates bring ‘Fresh Perspective’ to advertising

November 6, 2017

Two recent Columbia graduates have created their own advertising agency called Fresh Perspectives to bring a new spin to the advertising industry. Fresh Perspectives was co-founded by 2017 adve...

After receiving positive customer feedback, the CTA plans to continue its initiative to replace cloth seats with hardback seats on el trains and buses. 

‘Why is my seat wet?’ CTA continues major seating overhaul

October 23, 2017

Chicagoans’ daily commute is getting a little less cushy but a lot cleaner with a change to the often heavily stained cloth seats.The Chicago Transit Authority will be replacing fabric seats with har...

Ignoring a shooting doesn’t mean it didn’t happen

Ignoring a shooting doesn’t mean it didn’t happen

September 5, 2017

I was underground with an active shooter this summer. A man standing on the Jackson Red Line platform Aug. 17 fired a gun at another man just after a Howard Street-bound train pulled in. The victim...

Everything is ‘falling together’ for Pomo

Vancouver- based electronic musician Pomo, who has worked with Mac Miller and Disclosure, will be performing solo at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., May 16.

By Kendrah Villiesse

May 8, 2017

David Pimentel knew from an early age that music was going to be his career. After playing in bands Right and Panther, Pimentel decided to take his career solo and create a mixture of groovy, jazz and el...

Notable Native: Brit Volini

Hockey is for Everyone gives the opportunity for Illinois kids to learn hockey no matter their race, gender or background, according to Chairman Brit Volini.

By Jackie Murray

March 6, 2017

No one loves hockey more than Brit Volini, chairman of Hockey is for Everyone.Her youth development program aims to make it possible for Illinois children ages 4-14 to play an often-inaccessible sport, no matter the...

The Annoyance’s show “It’s Christmas, Goddamnit!” plays with the theme of holiday family snipefests in violent fashion. 

Annoyance holiday play adds extra shows after success

December 5, 2016

Everyone has awkward family holiday party experiences, but not every dinner table disagreement ends in a murder.“It’s Christmas, Goddamnit!,” the long-running Christmas comedy play from the Annoyan...

The cancellation of the Fashion Studies BFA was attributed to changes in the industry and low student interest, according to a Sept. 9 email from Jeff Schiff, interim chair of the Fashion Studies Department. 

Fashion BFA program canceled via email, chair tells students ‘Don’t freak!’

September 30, 2016

Sophomore fashion studies major Carlos Osuna was sewing a project for a class when he got an unexpected email Sept. 9 announcing the cancellation of the Fashion Studies BFA program.The program, according t...

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