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As early voting opens in Illinois, Columbia students are more prepared than ever

As early voting opens in Illinois, Columbia students are more prepared than ever

March 3, 2020

In less than two weeks, Illinoisans will cast their vote in the primary for the 2020 presidential election. For those worried about making time or eager to fill out a ballot, early voting officially ...

Jim Allen, communication director for the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, noticed an up-tick in early and mail-in voting in the 2018 primaries.

Experts analyze primary election results

April 7, 2018

Illinois’ 2018 primary results are in and experts came together in an April 5 panel to analyze contributing factors to candidate selection.Hosted by the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform at 69 ...

Chance the Rapper spurs millennial voters

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 14, 2016

Amid cheers of “F--k Donald Trump” and singalongs to the hit song “No Problem,” Chance the Rapper led thousands of young voters to the Loop’s early voting super site at 15 W. Washington St. in his Parade to the Polls event Nov. 7. Chance the Rapper, a Chicago native, hosted a free concert event featuring DJ Odd Couple, rock band Twin Peaks, rapper Malcolm London and more at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park. Tho...

What’s in a name? Inconsistencies in the weed industry could mean inaccurate strain classification and bad bud


By Assistant Campus Editor

April 21, 2014

OG Kush, PurpleHaze, Grand-daddy Purp, Sour Diesel—these are the unconventional names of some of your local dispensary’s most popular weed strains, each promising its own unique experience. But accordi...

Where’s my sticker?

By Tyler Davis

November 6, 2012

With so many people voting early and absentee this year, some people are feeling left out because they didn’t get an “I Voted” sticker. Even those voting today may not get stickers because some polling places have either run out of them or never had them in the first place.There’s a full-on sticker shortage. This is so serious that Twitter users have started using the hashtag #stickergate.It’s not often that gro...

Fact checking trending in 2012

By Kaley Fowler

October 29, 2012

By Kaley Fowler and Charles Jefferson, Metro Editor and Contributing WriterFact checkers abound in the 2012 presidential election, and they are casting new light on polls and political statements in an effort to properly inform the public.According to Bill Adair, editor of the fact-checking website, verifying facts has become crucial in this year’s election because of the vast amount of available information....

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