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St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 N Orchard St, and UCAN hosted their 5th annual Polar Peace March Jan. 20.

No matter temperature, Polar Peace March walks to stop violence

January 24, 2019

“Stop the violence, start the love.”This was the chant approximately 300 people marched to Jan. 20. on a day when temperatures fell below 20 degrees. The Polar Peace March lived up to its name.Despite...

Counseling Services concerns continue for students during colder weather

Counseling Services concerns continue for students during colder weather

January 22, 2019

When sophomore interdisciplinary documentary major Maple Sullivan came to Columbia in Fall 2017, the transition to a big school full of new people was hard. After her first semester, things only got more difficult, and between the dropping temperatures and the gray skies of...

EDITORIAL: Crisis is inevitable on a campus without mental health resources

By Editorial Board

October 8, 2018

World Mental Health Day is October 10, and according to a Jan. 22, 2014, CNN article, creative people are more prone to mental health struggles. On a campus full of artists and performers, Columbia students are well aware. There is a high-pressure culture on campus driven by creativity. We are encouraged to always work on projects outside of class, to take on demanding jobs in our field and, often, to do more than we can...

Students asked Humanities, History and Social Sciences Department members about course discontinuations during the department’s Dec. 6 town hall meeting. 

SGA brings discussions between students and departments

December 11, 2017

The Student Government Association finished its first semester of hosting academic department town hall meetings designed to give the Columbia community an opportunity to discuss departmental and collegewide changes. All departments in the college have conducted town halls this semes...

Increase in teen suicide stories is a call to action

Increase in teen suicide stories is a call to action

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

October 23, 2017

When author Jay Asher released “Thirteen Reasons Why,” a 2007 novel about a young girl who dies by suicide and leaves letters to those who she believed influenced her decision, the number of teen suic...

It’s time to talk about Seasonal Affective Disorder

Mental illness cannot be immediate reasoning when tragedy strikes

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

September 11, 2017

The fall season has crept up entirely too fast. One minute it was 80 degrees and bright, the next it was cold and dark before 8 p.m. The new season comes with the usual head colds, classes and late night...

It takes a village—How parents with mental health conditions can be successful

It takes a village—How parents with mental health conditions can be successful

May 8, 2017

When she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, anxiety with panic disorder and treatment-resistant depression at the age of 16, Melissa said having children was not something she thought she was ever go...

Student Programming Board hosted their first art gallery event that included art and short films created by students. 

Student Programming Board hosts first gallery event

February 27, 2017

Students' artwork lined the walls of the Letterbox Gallery ranging from abstract paintings to cartoon illustrations. Another area of the gallery was filled with decorations coinciding with students' films being projected onto the wall. The Student Programming Board hosted its fir...

Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson presented and discussed the department's new Use of Force policy at the Union League Club Nov. 29.

CPD Superintendent: ‘Law enforcement is under scrutiny like never before’

December 5, 2016

For the first time in history, the Chicago Police Department is asking for community input on its Use of Force policy to improve “de-escalation” techniques and the “sanctity of life” as well as ...

Depression is not an acceptable side effect of safe sex

Depression is not an acceptable side effect of safe sex

By Opinions Editor

October 17, 2016

Scientists involved in a recent Danish study on hormonal birth control are urging doctors to be more judicious in their prescription choices, especially if their clients have a history of mental illness a...

Veteran suicide is an acute problem

Selena Cotte

By Opinions Editor

October 3, 2016

Only about one-third of all calls made to the Veteran’s Affairs suicide hotline in New York City are answered, according to Greg Hughes—the former crisis line director—in an email sent to the call...

Columbia, Chronicle win my personal ‘best friends, best newspaper’ award

By Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2016

As a graduating senior, I know Columbia College has helped shape me into the adult I hoped to become upon enrolling at the college, and I never could have predicted that I would lead a 40-student staff that would win first place in General Excellence in the state. The Chronicle was one of a few crucial factors in my decision to attend Columbia. And after four years attending the college, I have only grown more thankful fo...

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