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Xenophobia, intolerance cannot be rebranded

Xenophobia, intolerance cannot be rebranded

By Arabella Breck

May 1, 2017

The close of the first round of the French presidential election has left two candidates to vie for citizens' votes in the runoff election May 7. Holding the lead after the first round is Emmanuel Macron,...

Sexual assault must be addressed regardless of circumstances

Sexual assault must be addressed regardless of circumstances

By Arabella Breck

April 24, 2017

Cases of sexual assault and gender-based violence in South Sudan increased by 64 percent in 2016 compared with 2015, said Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and U.N. Resident and H...

Editor’s Note: Students should help choose Honorary Degree Recipients

Editor’s Note: Students should help choose Honorary Degree Recipients

April 17, 2017

Besides walking across the stage and receiving a hard-earned diploma, one of the most memorable aspects of a student’s commencement experience is the speech from whomever sends them off into the w...

Airstrikes in Syria are America’s, not Trump’s

Airstrikes in Syria are America’s, not Trump’s

By Arabella Breck

April 10, 2017

Exactly 100 years after the U.S. entered World War I, the current president decided to take action in one of the most contentious modern conflicts by ordering airstrikes in Syria April 6. Only time wil...

US cannot be casual about increasing airstrike casualties

US cannot be casual about increasing airstrike casualties

By Arabella Breck

April 3, 2017

As many as 200 civilians have been killed in airstrikes in Mosul, Iraq, in recent weeks, including a strike March 17 that may have killed more than 100 people. These could be some of the highest death to...

College official quits after eight weeks

College official quits after eight weeks

April 3, 2017

Less than two months after filling the newly established faculty ombudsperson position, Connie Meyer has resigned, forcing the college to initiate another search to fill the vacancy, according to a March 28 emailed statement from Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden. Meyer,...

Artists explore feminist elements in new gallery

Artists explore feminist elements in new gallery

March 27, 2017

Dedicated to the promotion of feminist ideals and beliefs, the multimedia and performance-oriented “Revolution at Point Zero: Feminist Social Practice” gallery is now open to the public. The installation, curated by Neysa Page-Leiberman, director of Configuration Spaces, and Meli...

Uptown residents knock  retailer’s connection to Trump

Uptown residents knock retailer’s connection to Trump

March 13, 2017

Ross Dress for Less opened a new location March 4 and became the only store to market merchandise affiliated with President Donald Trump in Uptown, which is considered one of the most diverse neighborh...

South Korea emerging as democracy’s dark horse

South Korea emerging as  democracy’s dark horse

By Arabella Breck

March 13, 2017

A president embroiled in accusations of bribery, coercion and abusing their authority was impeached March 9. President Park Geun-hye made history as South Korea's first female president in 2013. However, her preside...

Trump’s new tricks of the trade may backfire

Trump’s new  tricks of the trade  may backfire

By Ethan Stocking-Anderson

March 13, 2017

President Donald Trump was celebrated for his relatively calm and coherent speech to Congress on Feb. 28. The more restrained tone may be music to the ears of Americans weary from shrieking partisansh...

Blood Ball royalty decrees inclusivity

Blood Ball royalty decrees inclusivity

March 13, 2017

As music played through the night, students flooded the dance floor—some bobbing gently to the beat, others flailing wildly at a pace no cadence could match—all with fervor and a willingness to momentarily forget about impending midterms during Columbia’s 11th annual Blood Ball...

Chicago named top city for corporate investment

Chicago named top city for corporate investment

By Jackie Murray

March 13, 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, the Chicagoland area was named the top location for corporate investment by Site Selection magazine, a resource for corporations and investors.Winning the “top Metro...

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