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OPINION: Language around disability matters

OPINION: Language around disability matters

April 8, 2019

People-first disability language has become standard, which means saying “people with disabilities.” This began as a noble goal: to make derogatory terms unacceptable. Moving toward inclusive ...

Student accuses college of disability discrimination

Student accuses college of disability discrimination

March 26, 2018

A student alleging discrimination by the college has asked a disability law activism group for help after Columbia denied her request to keep an assistance dog and cat in her dorm room. Lindsey Barrett requested a second animal in December 2017 after her psychiatrist re...

Supportive schools will be on the right side of history

Supportive schools will be on the right side of history

March 5, 2018

Students have powerful voices, whether they are in college or high school. This isn’t a secret, but it seems to still surprise people when students get angry, protest and march for what they believe in. Young people hav...

The past is never dead, but revisionism should be

The past is never dead, but revisionism should be

By Tyra Bosnic

November 27, 2017

America is seeing another historic era of political dissent.The day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Women’s March on Washington, D.C., became one of the largest protests in recent hist...

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...

Do-re-MeMa: program mixes music, activism to teach history

Do-re-MeMa: program mixes music, activism to teach history

March 13, 2017

Instead of cracking open textbooks for their next history lesson, students are writing original melodies and lyrics to tackle the past.The Motivate & Encourage Music Appreciation program has been teaching...

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

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 ...

Rebirth makes people feel sexy in their own skin

Rebirth makes people feel sexy in their own skin

By ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

December 7, 2015

For people who are gender nonconforming, finding clothing that fits properly and makes them feel comfortable can be difficult. To help, Sky Cubacub created the Rebirth Garments clothing line.Cubacub s...

Disability Summit sets sights on workplace inclusion

Disability Summit sets sights on workplace inclusion

November 23, 2015

A partnership between the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation and ADA 25 spawned the city’s first Disability Inclusion Opportunity Summit, held Nov. 16–17 at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Buil...

Communication can ensure students are ready to register

By Editorial Board

November 2, 2015

In previous semesters, undergraduate students were required to meet with a faculty advisor to be cleared to register. However, the college has partially eliminated that requirement for spring registration, as reported in our page 8 story. Freshman and transfer students are still required to meet with an advisor at the College Advising Center before they can register.Most colleges and universities do not require advising session...

‘Deal With It’ brings cards back to the table

‘Deal With It’ brings cards back to the table

October 19, 2015

Cards Against Humanity, the popular Chicago-based card game played by college students and millennials, now has a rival in a new card game called Deal With It, which is rising in popularity.To play Deal With...

Pilsen residents call for greater disability access

Pilsen residents call for greater disability access

September 14, 2015

Shouts of “What do we want? Access! When do we want it? Now!” were heard in front of the office of Alderman Danny Solis (25th Ward) in Pilsen on Sept. 3 as residents protested for equal disability ac...

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