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EDITORIAL: Equality in the courtroom critical to LGBTQ activism

EDITORIAL: Equality in the courtroom critical to LGBTQ activism

February 6, 2019

New York is likely to become the fourth state to ban the controversial gay and trans panic defense strategy, according to a Jan. 25 NBC article. The bill was introduced in 2017 and has been gaining momentu...

The cost of being trans: the psychological, financial & legal toll of identity affirmation

The cost of being trans: the psychological, financial & legal toll of identity affirmation

September 6, 2016

Before his current job, Fox DeNova, a 24-year-old psychology and social work student at Loyola, worked security at a casino for two and a half years where he had to check individuals’ IDs to make sur...

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...

Chicago-based FEE LION flaunts girl power

Chicago-based FEE LION flaunts girl power

By Gretchen Sterba ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

April 18, 2016

Touring usually requires a large bus and a place to stay each night, unless you’re FEE LION. The Lithuanian-born artist but long-time Chicago resident whose real name is Justina Kairyte, spent her las...

Survey of students’ sexuality disregards LGBT experience

April 4, 2016

In a misguided attempt to protect LGBT youth from discrimination, researchers with Indiana University’s Equity Project are proposing that the U.S. government collect data in schools about students’ sexuality. Accurate data collection has been a valuable tool for groups marginalized by disability, race or ethnicity. It has helped prove that the number of students who face harassment from peers and retribution from the...

Chronicle named No. 1 college paper in Illinois

Chronicle named No. 1 college paper in Illinois

February 29, 2016

The Columbia Chronicle staff of 34 students took home first place for General Excellence along with 22 other awards from the Illinois College Press Association convention Feb. 20.The Chronicle collected ...

South side artist honors fallen victims of gun violence

South side artist honors fallen victims of gun violence

February 29, 2016

Garland Martin Taylor has held many jobs in his life, including tile setter and construction worker, culminating in his current position—a sculptor with a mission to engage people in social justice.Tayl...

Laws discriminating against transgenders will not be tolerated

By Editorial Board

April 13, 2015

Prior to rewrites and amendments, the recent religious freedom laws enacted in Indiana and Arkansas posed a real threat to the LGBTQ community. The legislation essentially legalized discrimination on the basis of religious beliefs. Though the appropriate changes were made following intense backlash, the fight for equality and human rights continues as more than six states move forward with bills that discriminate against the t...

The Great Gatsby 90th Anniversary: 90 years ago on April 10, 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald published his literary opus, “The Great Gatsby.”

The Great Gatsby 90th Anniversary: 90 years ago on April 10, 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald published his literary opus, “The Great Gatsby.”

April 13, 2015

Six months before his death at the age of 44 in 1940, F. Scott Fitzgerald, famed author of The Lost Generation—a group of  expatriate writers who came of age around the time of World War I—wrote a l...

Tracers Book Club brings new meaning to feminism, equality

Tracers Book Club brings new meaning to feminism, equality

March 9, 2015

Jennifer Reeder started the Tracers Book Club a year and a half ago to reinvigorate the feminist and equality movements in the U.S.The Tracers Book Club began as a book club among friends, Reeder said. But as ...

Columbia students, staff ask campus to ‘face’ sexual assault

By Campus Reporter

February 23, 2015

As sexual assault awareness remains a prominent topic on college campuses, Columbia is keeping the conversation going.“Face It,” created by  sophomore art + materials conservation major and President of the Student Government Association Sara Kalinoski, and sophomore art + design student Robin Hopkins, consists of mirrors in the lobbies of multiple campus buildings, including the 600 S. Michigan Ave., 618 S. Michigan Ave., ...

Illinois falls behind nation in STEM gender equity

Illinois falls behind nation in STEM gender equity

By Sports & Health Reporter

February 23, 2015

Despite the launch of President Barack Obama’s “Educate to Innovate” initiative in late 2009—an effort made to expand science, technology, engineering and math education and exposure to students—en...

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