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Disposable fashion, no passion

By Sophia Coleman

October 15, 2012

Too many mornings I wake up and think, “I have nothing to wear.” If you look into my closet, you’d probably think it looks like Urban Outfitters, Forever 21 and Akira had a booze-induced threesome, procreated a few dozen times, and puked all over my wardrobe.There are sweaters and jeans in every color of the rainbow piled high on wire shelves next to cardigans, blouses and skirts hanging haphazardly or crumpled on th...

Scores and Schedule

By Nader Ihmoud

October 12, 2012

10/11 ScoresMLB playoffsBaltimore Orioles 2 New York Yankees 1WP: Pedro Strep LP: David PhelpsSeries: Tied 2-2San Francisco Giants 6 Cincinnati Reds 4WP: Matt Cain LP:Mat LatosSave: Sergio RomoSeries: Giants win 3-2Detroit Tigers 6 Oakland Athletics 0WP: Justin Verlander LP: Jarrod ParkerSeries: Tigers win 3-2Washington Nationals 2 St. Louis Cardinals 1WP: Drew Storen LP: Lance LynnSeries: Tied 2-210/12 ScheduleMLB playoff...

Strikes never ideal, sometimes necessary

By Editorial Board

September 17, 2012

On Sept. 10, the Chicago Teachers Union went on strike after it could not reach a contract agreement with Chicago Public Schools, robbing students of vital class time. Both sides should have come to an agreement before classes started.Chicago should always stand by its teachers, but both sides have let students down by taking so long to forge an agreement. Hopefully, this strike has taught CPS and CTU not to fight their bat...

Teachers strike displaces students

By Kaley Fowler

September 17, 2012

As the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools battled over contract negotiations, approximately 350,000 students were displaced when the teachers strike wore on.On Sept. 10, unionized teachers took to the streets following months of unsuccessful contract negotiations between CTU and CPS officials. As of press time, the teachers and school board were slated to reach an agreement on Sept. 16.“[CTU and CPS] are wor...

Chicago teachers take to streets

By James Foster

September 13, 2012

Members of the Chicago Teachers Union went on strike Sept. 10 for the first time in 25 years. The week leading up to Sept. 9's negotiation deadline brought rallies around the city in support of the union's demands. This week, teachers and their allies have been picketing in front of schools and participating in marches through downtown streets.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="t...

CTU strike hits the streets full force

By Dannis Valera

September 11, 2012

After announcing it late Sunday night, the Chicago Teacher Union (CTU) went on strike Monday morning. The CTU members rallied outside of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Central Administration Building. Clad in red shirts, teachers, students and allies marched through the streets of downtown Chicago."Chicago Teacher Union" "CTU" "Strike" "Demonstration" "Protest" "Teachers" "Teacher" "Education" "Negotiations" "Students" "C...

Wrongful conviction settlement could have gone to better use

By Gabrielle Rosas

March 19, 2012

Chicago is world-renowned for many different things, ranging from being the deep-dish pizza capital of the nation to being the sixth most miserable city in America, no thanks to Forbes magazine. Unfortunately, there are two more dirty little words associated with Chicago and its police detectives: coercive interrogation.Last semester, The Chronicle followed the wrongful conviction case of Terrill Swift, a man who was convicted at...

Chicago schools in desperate need of longer school days

By Editorial Board

March 19, 2012

Chicago Public Schools’ battle over a seven-and-a-half-hour school day rages on, and a group of 19th Ward parents and guardians are fighting back.The group has asked the Chicago Board of Education to implement a survey of parents and guardians that would be handed out with their child’s report card asking them how many hours they think their child should spend at school.Parents argue that an across-the-board extension o...

Chicago public high schools teach technology skills for future employment

By Chris Loeber

March 12, 2012

In an effort to prepare students for the modern workforce, some city schools are rethinking their curriculum to provide high school graduates with the skills needed to land jobs.Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Feb. 28 that five Chicago public high schools have partnered with leading technology companies to offer students an education focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics—better known as STEM.The new insti...

Columbia plans to remain open during G8/NATO summits

By Heather Scroering

January 23, 2012

While Chicago is buzzing about the G8 and NATO summits that will lock down much of the South Loop from May 1–21, Columbia plans on staying open.The G8 and NATO summits, taking place at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, are expected to attract more than 7,000 delegates and staff, as well as 2,500 journalists from across the globe, according to Jennifer Martinez, press secretary for the Chicago G8 and NATO Host C...

Officials unite

By Gregory Cappis

December 5, 2011

To ensure students focus more on their schoolwork and less on safety, Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Police Department are using a new technique to help put schoolchildren’s minds at ease.The departments are collaborating with the use of the strategic control computer program, CompStat, to help deter crime in and around schools. The program is already being used by the CPD and will now be used to target crime trend...

Open Doors Gala

By Heather Scroering

November 14, 2011

Models showcasing hand-tailored vestments, crafted by Columbia’s very own fashion studies students, lined the staircase of the Media Production Center, 1600 S. State St., as a jazz band played lively tunes at the top of the stairs. Women dressed in flowing gowns on the arms of men in bow ties and black tuxedos sauntered about the red carpet at the Open Doors Gala on Nov. 5.The gala, priced at $1,000 per individual ticket ...

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