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Column: Stepping through the Chronicle doors led to the world of journalism for this young reporter

Column: Stepping through the Chronicle doors led to the world of journalism for this young reporter

January 17, 2020

I’ll never forget walking through the second floor hallway of 33 Ida B. Wells Dr. for the first time. I was 19-years-old and touring the communications department with my mom and other potential stu...

Column: As Michael Scott once said, ‘catch you on the flippety-flip’

Column: As Michael Scott once said, ‘catch you on the flippety-flip’

January 14, 2020

This may sound cliché, but how does someone say goodbye to something that will continue to be with them through every step of their life? The Chronicle entered my life when I was a freshman mus...

Column: It was real, it was fun—it was real fun

Column: It was real, it was fun—it was real fun

December 8, 2019

When I came to Columbia in Fall 2017, I was a transfer student from Moraine Valley Community College and a commuter who knew nothing about navigating the city. My first year at Columbia was not the best;...

Column: Goodbye to  my home away from home

Column: Goodbye to my home away from home

December 8, 2019

In the spring of 2016, I entered suite 224 of what was then the 33 E. Congress Parkway building. A senior in high school, I was on a campus tour alongside my sister, grandmother and a handful of other prospective...

Column: So long, and thanks for all the bylines

Column: So long, and thanks for all the bylines

December 7, 2019

I have not taken a single journalism class. In fact, I’m not positive if I have even taken a single class in the Communication Department. But here I sit, teary-eyed at my keyboard, thinking about h...

REVIEW: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’  raises bar for other musicals

REVIEW: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ raises bar for other musicals

February 15, 2019

There isn’t aneasy way to review a show that picks at your brain the way “Dear Evan Hansen” does. Between the score and the script, a 500-word article does not quite do the six-time Tony-winning...

Demi Lovato’s ‘Simply Complicated’ documentary is courageous

Demi Lovato’s ‘Simply Complicated’ documentary is courageous

By Ariana Portalatin

October 23, 2017

Demi Lovato’s new documentary, “Simply Complicated,” begins with the artist sitting on a couch while expressing to an interviewer the anxiety she felt leading up to the interview. When the current interviewer ask...

Student resources sliced by budget cuts

Student resources sliced by budget cuts

October 23, 2017

Students are complaining of reduced college resources within their departments and clubs due to the college’s budget cuts. The affected programs noted by students include the English and Creative Writing Department, the Student Athletics Association, the Communication ...

Emanuel unveils 2018 spending blueprint

Emanuel unveils 2018 spending blueprint

October 20, 2017

New investments in law enforcement, job creation, public safety projects and education were highlighted in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2018 Budget Address at City Hall Oct. 18.Emanuel described the $114.2 mil...

Cam Newton apologizes for sexist comment, but some still don’t get it

Cam Newton apologizes for sexist comment, but some still don’t get it

By Ariana Portalatin

October 9, 2017

Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton recently apologized for sexist comments made to a female reporter at an Oct. 4 press conference, but even after doing so, some people still don’t get why his comments were offensi...

Librarian justified in rejection of book donation

Librarian justified in rejection of book donation

By Ariana Portalatin

October 2, 2017

A Cambridgeport Elementary School librarian in Massachusetts recently rejected a donation of 10 Dr. Seuss books from First Lady Melania Trump Sept. 26, sparking a debate on whether the rejection was justified. ...

Progressive characters should be encouraged in ‘Roseanne’ reboot

Progressive characters should be encouraged in ‘Roseanne’ reboot

By Ariana Portalatin

September 25, 2017

Fans of “Roseanne” are well aware that the TV show never shied away from tackling controversial issues during its run, with a fairly progressive view, so news that the reboot will include a gender fl...

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