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Column: During Mental Health Awareness Month and beyond, check in on quarantined loved ones

Column: During Mental Health Awareness Month and beyond, check in on quarantined loved ones

May 12, 2020

Alissa Swatkowski’s pet geese are fighting, and that’s stressing her out. But that’s not her biggest stressor during the spring semester. Because of growing coronavirus concerns and stay-at-home orders,...

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...

Opinion: Christmas and consumerism cannot go hand-in-hand

Opinion: Christmas and consumerism cannot go hand-in-hand

December 1, 2019

The red bows on jewelry boxes, colored lights decorating store mannequins, giant Christmas trees in every corner of the mall—you have to admit, the holidays are a visually attractive time of the year. ...

Opinion: I’m not a ‘nontraditional’ student, I am authentic

Opinion: I’m not a ‘nontraditional’ student, I am authentic

November 10, 2019

The National Center for Education Statistics defines nontraditional students as meeting one of seven characteristics: delayed enrollment into postsecondary education, attends college part time, works full t...

OPINION: Biromanticism, a delve into nonsexual attraction

OPINION: Biromanticism, a delve into nonsexual attraction

September 18, 2019

The year is 2014. You, a teenage girl, and your gal pals are crowded around your favorite table at Starbucks, each clutching a variation of a pumpkin spicelatte. You say Winston is your favorite male...

OPINION: 'Sticks and Stones' may break bones but should comedy be politically correct?

OPINION: ‘Sticks and Stones’ may break bones but should comedy be politically correct?

September 10, 2019

Editor’s Note: The term “N-word” is used in this article, referring to the offensive language used by comedian Dave Chapelle. The Chronicle does not condone or promote the use of this term nor the wor...

OPINION: As a fat kid that was put on a diet, please don't put fat kids on a diet

OPINION: As a fat kid that was put on a diet, please don’t put fat kids on a diet

August 25, 2019

Editor's Note: The topics of eating disorders and suicidal ideation are discussed in this article. The Chronicle apologizes for any discomfort this may cause. From 2013 to 2016, almost 38% of Ame...

OPINION: Ancient wonders have a lack of resonance in modern day creation

OPINION: Ancient wonders have a lack of resonance in modern day creation

June 15, 2019

Though a crowd of onlookers in 1933 would have thought otherwise, King Kong is not the eighth wonder of the world. Perhaps the onlookers of the world at large will never find a structure or occurrence...

Columbia mutes R. Kelly

May 9, 2019

Columbia students are muting R. Kelly in the face of multiple sexual assault allegations against the R&B musician. But while the music director of the college’s radio station WCRX said the station...

OPINION: Let’s get to the meat of climate change

OPINION: Let’s get to the meat of climate change

March 8, 2019

  When we think of the causes of climate change, we tend to focus on transportation as the main culprit. While gas emissions are a  contributor,  there’s a larger cause right under our nose...

OPINION: America doesn’t need that $1,000

OPINION: America doesn’t need that $1,000

February 21, 2019

What if everyone in America—from the Mark Zuckerbergs of the nation to the nice homeless guys who sit in front of Starbucks—received $1,000 from the federal government every month? It sounds l...

Leaving the comfort zone has serious benefits

OPINION: Leaving the comfort zone has serious benefits

February 14, 2019

We’re told professionally to leave our comfort zone all the time, but taking that advice into our personal lives can have unbelievable benefits.As students, we are told time and time again to step ou...

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