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Tarot next trend in self-love culture

Tarot next trend in self-love culture

By Alexandra Yetter

February 2, 2019

With over 30,000 followers on Instagram, yoga instructor and intuitive healer Kate Van Horn is part of a growing social media trend of spirituality intersecting with health and wellness.What some may ...

Cure Violence works to reduce violence in Chicago | The Columbia Chronicle

February 27, 2017

Cure Violence hosted an event Feb. 23 at Sidney Austin LLP, 1 S. Dearborn St., to fundraise and increase awareness of its organization, which aims to reduce violence nationwide by taking a public health approach.Music C...

Trump may mean third term for Emanuel

Trump may mean third term for Emanuel

By Eric Bradach

February 6, 2017

Sixteen bullets pumped into 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was the turning point for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The police dash-cam footage, released November 2015, turned the man who just won re-election in April 2...

Crowdfunding Crayons: Teachers get creative to provide for students

Crowdfunding Crayons: Teachers get creative to provide for students

October 10, 2016

Teresa Jay did not expect to have to pay to do her job. When she began working as an art teacher at Perkins Bass Elementary School in Englewood with several hundred public school students, her school ...

Public health approach may help reduce violence

Public health approach may help reduce violence

October 27, 2014

Gary Slutkin, founder and executive director of Cure Violence, an organization that is geared toward reducing violence nationwide, spoke at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health on...

Rap star’s brother charged with assault of a Columbia student

Taylor Bennett, 18, and Jake Kalmin, 21, were both arrested and charged with aggravated battery for the assault of a Columbia student on Sept. 28 at a party.

By Assistant Campus Editor

October 27, 2014

A party hosted at a Columbia student’s apartment on Sept. 28 became violent resulting in one student being admitted to Chicago’s Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, 2525 S. Michigan Ave., after being sev...

Social media linked to student anxiety

College students who frequently use social media may have increased anxiety levels

By Megan Bennett

May 12, 2014

Anxiety disorders are on the rise in young adults, and recent studies suggest the spike may be related to social media.Forty million adults in the U.S. suffer from an anxiety disorder, one of the most c...

Violence in Chicago and the Weather

May 12, 2014

Finally through with a harsh winter, many Chicagoans are excited for summer's warm temperatures to come. However, sometimes when it gets warm, criminal activity spikes. So far this year, 600 people have ...

Chicago ‘traps’ rap stigmas

By Trevor Ballanger

December 3, 2012

When hypnotic beats are entangled with the menacing ebb and flow of murderous lyrics, popular music can become a danger to society. One might even call this kind of music a trap.Rap music has been plagued by stigmas since its start in the ’70s, later gaining momentum and becoming one of the most influential genres in popular music.According to Michael Kolar, owner of SoundScape Studios, a Chicago-based recording company...

Securing Students’ Safety

By Gregory Cappis

October 10, 2011

In 2011, Chicago authorities have been receiving an average of 35 complaints about abandoned buildings per day. These vacant properties pose a threat to the safety of residents—especially children—and decrease property values of surrounding homes, according to public officials.Two proposed ordinances would impose stricter regulations on owners of vacant properties. Violaters would be subjected to fines ranging from $100–$500 p...

City shouldn’t meet gang violence with aggression

By Editorial Board

September 13, 2010

In few other cities would a press conference held by current and former gang members capture the attention of dozens of reporters and influential community members, without the interjection of police. But with Chicago’s ubiquitous, historically rooted gang culture and rampant summer violence, people were ready to listen when the conference was staged in Columbus Park. Any non-violent suggestion for a solution should be consider...

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