The Columbia Chronicle

For RAs, parties busted and plans dashed

For RAs, parties busted and plans dashed

December 2, 2019

      Editor’s Note: Two former resident assistants, whom the Chronicle refers to as Jane Doe and Emma Smith, spoke to the Chronicle on the condition of anonymity. The Chronicle ha...

50 years later: Columbia in 1968

50 years later: Columbia in 1968

By Ariana Portalatin

September 4, 2018

Dominated by political turmoil and public unrest, 1968 is a year imprinted on U.S. history.The United States continued its involvement in the Vietnam War and launched the Apollo 7 and 8 flight missions. T...

Lieutenant governor candidates find consensus on higher education

Lieutenant governor candidates find consensus on higher education

February 19, 2018

Greater resources allocated to public universities, funding safeguards for Monetary Award Program grants and more pathways toward educational success with new revenue sources were all shared goals of c...

Student film depicts dark side of ‘farming’

Student film depicts dark side of ‘farming’

November 20, 2017

Several student filmmakers came together to show the horrors of baby farming in their new psychological thriller. “The Baby Farmer” focuses on a woman trying to find a baby farmer: someone from the 19th century who would take in children for a fee but would often pocket the m...

State law protects women from federal birth control regulation

State law protects women from federal birth control regulation

October 16, 2017

The Department of Health and Human Services issued new guidelines Oct. 6 that broaden employers’ ability to exempt themselves from the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage requirements. The ...

More than life’s bare minimum: Parents, caretakers create pathways for specially abled kids

More than life’s bare minimum: Parents, caretakers create pathways for specially abled kids

April 3, 2017

Diagnosed with autism at age 4, Kerry Magro said it caused his classmates to constantly bully him, telling him he was different.With innumerable hours of therapy and support from his parents and communi...

Editor’s Note: Staff contract is victory for union, college administration

Editor’s Note: Staff contract is victory for union, college administration

November 28, 2016

After approximately four years of back-and-forth that included petitions, pickets, rallies and undeniable tension with the administration, the United Staff of Columbia College’s bargaining team an...

Crowdfunding Crayons: Teachers get creative to provide for students

Crowdfunding Crayons: Teachers get creative to provide for students

October 10, 2016

Teresa Jay did not expect to have to pay to do her job. When she began working as an art teacher at Perkins Bass Elementary School in Englewood with several hundred public school students, her school ...

It’s a bird, it’s a plane,  it’s ingrained gender roles

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s ingrained gender roles

September 12, 2016

She is an Amazonian demigoddess with abilities to rival Superman’s, but Wonder Woman has always been a second-class citizen in the superhero world. Even when she made her comic book debut in the 1940s, she...

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...

Hunt for ‘juicy booties’ at Art Institute

Hunt for ‘juicy booties’ at Art Institute

May 9, 2016

America is obsessed with butts. From Nicki Minaj and Kim Kardashian to Chris Evans and Channing Tatum, the best celebrity glutes are always a subject of debate, and art is not immune to booty fever.Chi...

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...

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