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One venti college degree to go, hold the crushing student debt

One venti college degree to go, hold the crushing student debt

November 8, 2019

The cost of education would have put Olivia Williamson in an estimated $40,000 of debt, but because of the Starbucks College Achievement Plan, Williamson attended Arizona State University online for th...

Columbia’s PRSSA chapter held a fundraiser at Chipotle, 10 E. Jackson Blvd., Sept. 16 from 4-8 p.m. Required to meet a sales goal of $300 to receive 33% of the profits in return, they attracted around 20 people.

Chipotle fundraiser ends in good taste with PRSSA

October 13, 2019

The Public Relations Student Society of America initially walked away from a recent fundraiser having raised no funds due to a contractual technicality, but when the  Chronicle contacted the parent ...

Englewood’s Whole Foods is needed solution to food desert

October 10, 2016

It was years in the making: the only grocery store in Far South Englewood, an area stricken with poverty and gang violence and placing high on “Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Chicago” lists, like one published Feb. 10 by RoadSnacks that puts it as number two, behind West Englewood. Members of the community and Chicago expressed doubts that this new Whole Foods location could work, but now that it’s open, it looks as if o...

2015–2016 Year in review

By Campus Editor

May 9, 2016

Implementing Strategic Plan objectives, rallying against police brutality in Chicago and adding 18 murals to the Wabash Arts Corridor were just a few of the changes and challenges of the 2015–2016 academic year. The year opened with Vice President of Student Success Mark Kelly’s annual “Hell Yeah” liturgy at Convocation during the new student welcoming in August.The annual celebration welcomed 2,700 new students to t...

Featured Athlete: Nic Ten Grotenhuis

Feautured Athlete: Nic Ten Grotenhuis

May 4, 2015

Nic Ten Grotenhuis, a freshman business & entrepreneurship major, started playing soccer when he was 5 years old. The California-native played other sports, including baseball, but no sport could c...

Chipotle feeds into illegitimate GMO

By Sports & Health Reporter

May 4, 2015

Chipotle became the first major national restaurant chain to stop using genetically modified organisms in its ingredients on April 27. GMOs are produced when the genes from one organism are inserted into the DNA of another organism. Crops are commonly modified this way. Ninety-four percent of soybeans and 93 percent of corn—two common Chipotle ingredients—grown in the U.S. in 2014 were genetically modified, according to the U.S...

Chicago clinic removing radiation tattoos for free

Chicago clinic removing radiation tattoos for free

September 22, 2014

Sempurna Restoration Clinic has implemented a new tattoo removal treatment that focuses solely on removing radiation ink marks from breast cancer patients for free.The clinic, 220 W. Huron St., focuses...

Jeff Spitz, assistant professor in the Cinema Art + Science Department, co-produced the documentary “Food Patriots” about the importance of growing and eating local, organic food. 

Food movement sparked by professor

March 10, 2014

What started as an illegal but harmless chicken farm in a Columbia professor’s backyard is now a Chipotle-sponsored documentary about where food comes from. “Food Patriots,” produced by Groundswell Educational Films—a nonprofit production company co-founded by Jeff Spitz, a...

Change policies with climate

By Contributing Writer

March 3, 2014

All winter, the Midwest and Eastern regions have faced glacial winter storms named after terrifying mythological Greek characters. The average temperature for Chicago this winter will likely be around 16–18 degrees, making it the third-coldest winter since records began in 1877, according to the National Weather Service.The miserable winter weather must mean that climate change isn’t real, right? Wrong. On behalf of every brea...

Farmworkers protest Cultivate Fest

By Dannis Valera

September 24, 2012

On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) staged a protest at Chipotle's Cultivate Festival in Lincoln Park. The CIW is a Florida farmworker organization that developed the Fair Food Program, a partnership between farmworkers, tomato growers, and ten leading food corporations--Chipotle has not signed to be a part of the program.At the protest, the CIW and their allies criticized Chipotle, saying the c...

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