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House bill could help transgender and undocumented students

House bill could help transgender and undocumented students

May 31, 2019

Some transgender and undocumented students have difficulty acquiring government funding to pay for higher education, but an Illinois House bill could make it easier. The Retention of Illinois St...

SFS to work more closely with students on financial plans

SFS to work more closely with students on financial plans

April 18, 2016

The Office of Student Financial Services will launch a series of programs later this year designed to promote financial literacy.The office plans to launch a peer coaching program with the help of American Stu...

Illinois college students may be forced to drop out

Illinois college students may be forced to drop out

February 1, 2016

College students across Illinois may face an academic halt if Gov. Bruce Rauner refuses to pass the education bill that would allow students who rely on state-funded aid to continue their education.  Col...

Boys & Girls Club Closed, Leaves many kids out in the cold | The Columbia Chronicle

November 28, 2014

Boys & Girls Club Director Jose Vilella talks about his tenure at the Boys & Girls Club organization and the closing of the Yancey Boys & Girls club on the border of the Englewood and Woodla...

Favorite Recipes

By Maria Castellucci Opinions Editor

October 13, 2014

A perfect fall snack is hands-down my friend’s signature homemade chocolate chip cinnamon granola bars. Chock-full of flavor and chocolaty goodness, the treat is a perfect breakfast meal for busy, on-the-go mornings or a nice evening snack when staying up late to study.The first time I had this treat was last summer during a trip to my friend’s home. I fell in love at first bite. The taste is perfectly sweet with a ni...

Fund minority community colleges

April 21, 2014

Since 1991, minority enrollment in higher education has risen among all races and ethnicities. President Barack Obama’s support for minority-serving institutions, or MSIs, has been steady despite increasing costs. However, backing from the government needs to further extend to community colleges to better serve minority students.Approximately 45 percent of minority students attend two-year community colleges, which are more affordable bu...

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