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EDITORIAL: We cannot trust a system that does not represent us

EDITORIAL: We cannot trust a system that does not represent us

October 8, 2018

Article III of the Constitution states that Supreme Court Justices “shall hold their offices during good behavior,” a clause which has long been interpreted to mean justices will serve for life. The...

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...

Education can help end silence of systemic abuse

EDITORIAL: Education can help end silence of systemic abuse

September 17, 2018

Attorneys general nationwide are investigating sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church to determine if allegations of abuse against children have been covered up, as reported Sept. 6 by The New York Ti...

The Chronicle expands coverage, opportunities for student staff

The Chronicle expands coverage, opportunities for student staff

September 4, 2018

When readers open up a weekly print issue of The Chronicle, pull up our website, visit our newsroom or check our social media, they may notice quite a bit of change. That’s because the organization...

‘The Good Doctor’ needs to break medical drama stereotypes

Sexual harassment in the workplace is an epidemic

November 6, 2017

Ever since the New York Times broke the story of the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, it’s as if the door to Hell has been propped open, and all the secrets are finally spilling out. Th...

After receiving positive customer feedback, the CTA plans to continue its initiative to replace cloth seats with hardback seats on el trains and buses. 

‘Why is my seat wet?’ CTA continues major seating overhaul

October 23, 2017

Chicagoans’ daily commute is getting a little less cushy but a lot cleaner with a change to the often heavily stained cloth seats.The Chicago Transit Authority will be replacing fabric seats with har...

Burden of security should be put on college not students

October 24, 2016

A recent string of laptop thefts—in two cases laptops were stolen right out of students’ hands—in buildings across campus have left students questioning their safety on campus, as reported Oct. 17 by The Chronicle.The robbery victims suggested increasing the number of I.D. checkpoints on campus to prevent future crime, as reported in the article.Other city schools have implemented strict I.D. policies in their downtown c...

FBI should not be commended for collecting police brutality statistics yet

October 24, 2016

Starting in 2017, the FBI will launch a pilot program collecting national statistics on fatal and non-fatal interactions between civilians and law enforcement officers. The statistics will be searchable online, according to an Oct. 13 article from The Washington Post. Prior to this announcement, the only databases of these statistics were collected by nongovernment publications and organizations. Two notable and frequently ...

Mylan’s EpiPen price increase should be more severely punished

October 17, 2016

Mylan, the company that produces the life-saving EpiPen, settled an investigation by the U.S. Justice Department Oct. 7. The company agreed to rebate $465 million in Medicare and Medicaid fees after increasing the pen’s price from $100 to $600 for a pack of two. The investigation alleged that EpiPen was misbranded as a generic drug when it should have been designated a brand name, which would have entailed much higher re...

Female genital mutilation illegal, but not eliminated

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Managing Editor

September 19, 2016

The U.K.’s failure to ever successfully prosecute a female genital mutilation case in a country where thousands of women are known to have undergone the procedure was declared a national disgrace by Br...

Response to illegal trafficking of firearms in Illinois

Response to illegal trafficking of firearms in Illinois

June 27, 2016

Thank you for your May 9 editorial, “Illegal gun trading is not a right,” that brought attention to a new effort in the Illinois Legislature to address illegal trafficking of firearms in the s...

Early education is a worthwhile investment

May 9, 2016

A recent study from the Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis highlights how students’ socioeconomic status and race relate to their educational development, according to an April 29 New York Times article.The study indicates that students low on the socioeconomic spectrum perform as much as three grade levels behind where they should be. It also revealed race-related disparities in grade levels even among stude...

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