The Columbia Chronicle

We must recognize the Armenian genocide

Olivia Deloian's great-grandfather Sam holding her grandfather, Dean Deloian.

By Olivia Deloian

April 23, 2018

“Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?” Adolf Hitler asked in an August 1939 speech as he stood poised to occupy Poland and exterminate its Jewish population.As aghast as I ...

Police-involved shootings are gun violence, too

By Editorial Board

April 16, 2018

How many people must be shot until something is done?This question has been asked repeatedly after the nation witnessed dozens of mass shootings, but now we must ask that question of police-involved shootings that continue to take lives.On April 6, a University of Chicago police officer shot and wounded Charles Thomas, a student at the university who ran toward officers while carrying a metal pipe. It appeared Thomas was su...

Update still loading: Online privacy has a major glitch

By Editorial Board

March 26, 2018

Our right to privacy is under constant threat, and we don’t seem to mind.In January, the online chat service Discord shut down a group used to distribute doctored content of female celebrities in pornographic videos made without their consent. The members of the “deepfakes” group created the videos with FakeApp, an artificial intelligence program allowing users to place images of people onto footage. Members had rule...

Convincing Case for SRI

By Sponsored Content

March 8, 2018

I could use help making a convincing investment argument to my dad, who is a lifelong investor. I’m currently studying environmental science and have a job lined up after graduation with the Environmental Protection Agency, so you could say I’m a die-hard outdoors enthusiast. For my upcoming birthday in March, I’m trying to convince my dad to make some investments on my behalf.The problem is that I just recently learned abou...

As a part of its ongoing investigation of the Chicago Police Department, the Department of Justice held the fifth community forum Oct. 24.

Latest DOJ police forum displays local frustrations

October 31, 2016

Ten months into the Department of Justice’s civil investigation of the Chicago Police Department, the fifth public forum was held to air complaints of police brutality or misconduct.The forum, held Oct...

Chicago playwright unfolds black liberation onto Goodman stage

Chicago activist, writer and poet Kristiana Rae ColÓn is a supporter of black liberation against police brutality and translates her activism work to her writing and music. 

By ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

October 3, 2016

Florrisant and Canfield used to be just another a street intersection in Ferguson, Missouri. Now, it is much more.In 2014, Michael Brown was killed by acquitted police officer Darren Wilson at the intersection. As...

Dogs and their owners can visit SIT Social, a dog lounge opening in Lakeview at 3920 N. Ashland Ave. on May 14. 

Lakeview throws dog lounge a bone

May 11, 2016

Life could become less “ruff” for dog owners in Lakeview with the May 14 arrival of a new “dog lounge.”Victoria Elena Nones, founder and CEO of the pet boutique SIT Chicago, said she is “thrille...

Baltimore cannot change while blinded by rage

By Copy Chief

May 4, 2015

Following the April 19 death of Freddie Gray—a Baltimore man who died from spinal cord injuries he received while in police custody—riots and flames engulfed the city of Baltimore, once again sparking debate about police abuses of power and racial tensions between citizens and police officers.Although some demonstrations were peaceful, others left buildings and cars ablaze while rioters casually looted businesses. Rioter...

Insulate grand juries from politics

By Editorial Board

March 9, 2015

The deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown at the hands of the police and the grand jury decisions not to indict the officers involved sparked a movement—Black Lives Matter—that has grown as discussion of police brutality continues across the country. Though the police officers responsible for the deaths of Garner and Brown will not have to answer to a judge or jury for their actions—Ferguson, Missouri, police office...

Snow day: Students refuse to ‘Let It Go’

By Editorial Board

February 9, 2015

The college’s decision to keep the campus open Feb. 2 in the wake of the fifth-heaviest snowstorm in Chicago’s recorded history was met with the usual vitriol seen when students are forced to go through a day-to-day routine that is only somewhat inconvenienced by Mother Nature. With more than 19 inches of snowfall recorded at O’Hare International Airport-—and some parts of the city seeing up to 22 inches— many s...

CPD warns South Loop residents of violent assaults

By Metro Editor

February 2, 2015

Police are warning South Loop residents of an unknown male offender or offenders whom they say violently assaulted and robbed four women between Jan. 13–27.In each case, the women were approached from behind, pushed or punched in the face and knocked  to the ground,  after which their purses and cellphones were forcibly taken, according to a community alert issued by detectives on Jan. 28.Detectives are looking for a suspect betwee...

Protesters march against lack of indictment

By Copy Chief

December 9, 2014

At first glance, the crowd gathered on the corner of East Jackson and South State streets on Dec. 4 could have been mistaken for a rush-hour pedestrian traffic jam. However, the shouts over the loudspeaker of “Black lives matter” quickly confirmed it was the scene of a protest.The group of 100-plus people congregated in the heart of a Thursday rush hour to protest the lack of indictment in the case of Eric Garner, a ma...

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