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While students were safe in Chicago, Hurricane Irma hit Florida, leaving devastating damage and flooding in places like Bonita Springs.  

Columbia continues assistance for hurricane-affected students

September 25, 2017

Columbia students and administrators continue to assist students affected by hurricanes, including fundraising by the Public Relations Student Society of America. Dean of Students John Pelrine said the college identified 125 students from areas impacted by Hurricane Irma includin...

Voiceless should have a say in monument removal debate

By Editorial Board

September 5, 2017

In the wake of protests over monuments commemorating controversial, historical figures, Mayor Rahm Emanuel stated Aug. 23 he was open to removing a statue and renaming a street that glorify Italian fascism.In 1933, Fascist Prime Minister of Italy Benito Mussolini gave the city of Chicago a monument of Italo Balbo, an Italian Air Force Marshal who helped bring Mussolini to power, to celebrate the first transatlantic flight f...

Chicago should take the wheel on driverless cars

September 26, 2016

In a trope as old as time, technology is progressing faster than people are ready for it. Driverless cars are now a real possibility, being tested in markets as close as Pittsburgh by Uber as a possible replacement for its current driver-based service. Chicago aldermen Edward Burke (14) and Anthony Beale (9), whom The Chicago Sun-Times proclaim to be some of the “most powerful” in the city according to its Sept. 14 a...

Dean finalist Stefania de Kenessey presented her accomplishments and educational philosophy March 2 at Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.

New York composer makes bid to become fine arts dean

March 7, 2016

Stefania de Kenessey was a sophomore in high school when her dad found her reading a New York Times article about students who felt unchallenged and bored with school—exactly how she felt. That is when...

Working out at work

The Stamina 55-1610 InMotion E1000 Elliptical Trainer

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

February 3, 2014

Being a Workaholic or serial Netflix binger is no longer a good excuse for skipping exercise.The Stamina 55-1610 InMotion E1000 Elliptical Trainer, created by Stamina Products Inc., has tension-adjuste...

A ‘Monster’ of an ordinance

By Editorial Board

January 28, 2013

Alderman Edward Burke (14th Ward) proposed an ordinance banning the sale of energy drinks within city limits during a Jan. 17 Chicago City Council meeting, arguing that the drinks are unhealthy, especially for young consumers.The ordinance cites a Food and Drug Administration report alleging that Monster Energy drinks have caused five deaths since 2009. The FDA has also received reports of health incidents related to other energy drinks. While such beverages can be dangero...

Wrongful conviction settlement could have gone to better use

By Gabrielle Rosas

March 19, 2012

Chicago is world-renowned for many different things, ranging from being the deep-dish pizza capital of the nation to being the sixth most miserable city in America, no thanks to Forbes magazine. Unfortunately, there are two more dirty little words associated with Chicago and its police detectives: coercive interrogation.Last semester, The Chronicle followed the wrongful conviction case of Terrill Swift, a man who was convicted at...

City council chamber audience rules are practical

By Editorial Board

February 27, 2012

Chicago City Council meetings can get raucous. That’s why four clout-wielding aldermen, one being longtime Financial Committee Chair Edward Burke (14th Ward), are pushing a proposal that would ban certain forms of audience expression from the council chambers during meetings, including yelling, cheering and whistling, among other vocalizations.In addition, audience members would not be allowed to hold signs or placards during council meeting...

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