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Opinion: Strike three: Taubman’s out

In this Jan. 17, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros Senior Director of Baseball Operations Brandon Taubman attends a baseball news conference in Houston. The Astros have fired Taubman for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters following Houston’s pennant-winning victory over the New York Yankees.

By Grace Senior, Creative Director

October 26, 2019

On Oct. 19, the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees, securing their spot in the 2019 World Series. However, Brandon Taubman, the team’s former assistant general manager, responded to the win ...

Organizations not thrilled with new CPD license plate readers

Organizations not thrilled with new CPD license plate readers

January 28, 2019

A new program that allows the police to scan license plates and digitally track their data, to help combat the city's high numbers of carjackings, has come under fire by nonprofit groups that are worr...

OPINION: ‘Just leave’ logic harms survivors

‘Just leave’ logic harms survivors

By Bridget Ekis

January 20, 2019

There were 42,924 domestic violence survivors in Illinois in 2018, according to the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence.Even with the Me Too movement present in our culture, society still does not ...

Notable Native: Neha Gill

Neha Gill, executive director of Apna Ghar, Inc., poses for a photograph Jan. 17 in the organization's offices at 4350 N. Broadway.

By Savannah Eadens

January 20, 2018

Neha Gill was working on a women’s empowerment initiative with the University of Minnesota in Kenya when the group learned that gender violence can prevent women from becoming leaders. Gill came back to...

Male abuse victims should not be ignored

Male abuse victims should not be ignored

By Tessa Brubaker

December 4, 2017

Images and commercials of women abused by aggressive male partners dominate public perceptions of domestic violence. Three in 10 women in the U.S. say they have experienced abuse by an intimate partner, ...

Tomi Lahren’s lawsuit proves her hypocrisy

Family ideals not only factor when deciding film ratings

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

April 17, 2017

Loud conservative talk show host Tomi Lahren’s recent left-leaning comments have supposedly left her jobless. Lahren, who hosted “Tomi” on former Fox News host Glenn Beck’s The Blaze network, a...

Illinois gets it right helping domestic violence survivors

Illinois gets it right helping domestic violence survivors

By Carolyn Bradley

January 23, 2017

Illinois legislators have started the year by implementing a way for beauticians to more effectively protect their clients. A new law, effective Jan. 1, requires stylists to undergo one hour of training i...

Hope Solo’s soccer suspension is fair and justified

September 6, 2016

American soccer player Hope Solo was suspended, and the U.S. Women’s National Team terminated her current contract on Aug. 24 after she called her Swedish Olympic opponents “cowards.” After this most recent development in a string of controversies involving the athlete, Solo stepped down from her professional league, the Seattle Reign, on Aug. 30.It’s easy to call the verdict unfair and sexist. Instead of being pun...

Controversial past does not justify Lindsay Lohan’s abuse

Selena Cotte

By Opinions Editor

August 18, 2016

Yahoo News published its clickbait slideshow “These 10 Celebs Rehabilitated Their Images—Why Can’t Lindsay Lohan?” on Aug. 10, showing before-and-after images of Nicole Richie, Robert Downey Jr....

Len Amato, board of trustees member and president of HBO Films, presented an April 5 advance screening of HBO’s most recent film, “Confirmation,” and encouraged the audience to look at the story from many sides.

‘Confirmation’: Clarence Thomas 2.0

April 11, 2016

Board of trustees member and President of HBO Films Len Amato is back at Columbia with “Confirmation,” a multidimensional film that will sway opposing characters, even if they had previously picked sides, h...

Environmental issues should not be politicized

February 22, 2016

Climate change is one of today’s most urgent and far-reaching issues. President Barack Obama has addressed it through his Clean Power Plan, which was announced August 3, 2015. The plan is designed to reduce carbon emissions from power plants and expand the clean energy economy, but, unlike other proposed solutions such as a tax on the carbon content of fuels, it does not require congressional approval as it alters existing...

City expands pilot domestic violence prevention program


By Sarah Martinson

March 16, 2015

The mayor’s office announced Feb. 26 Chicago would expand its domestic violence prevention pilot program beyond the 14th Police District to the 3rd Police District. The program was created to provide...

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