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Editor’s Note: Political discourse should be a quiet revolution, not an angry chant

Editor’s Note: Political discourse should be a quiet revolution, not an angry chant

November 10, 2019

If you know me, you know I like to debate and speak my mind, especially when it comes to highly-charged political issues. But in all the discussions I’ve ever had, no matter how heated they have becom...

Writers in Trump’s America: Creatives mobilize to protect First Amendment rights

Writers in Trump’s America: Creatives mobilize to protect First Amendment rights

By Ariel Parrella-Aureli

January 23, 2017

Complete silence engulfs the back room of a West Loop bookstore as the crowd listens with rapt attention to T Clutch Fleischmann read “House With Door,” a monologue about an encounter with a little boy ...

Chicago Teachers Union sets strike date

Chicago Teachers Union sets strike date

October 3, 2016

The Chicago Teachers Union, after months of contract disputes, voted almost unanimously to go on strike Oct. 11 at a House of Delegates meeting Sept. 28.The strike won authorization with a vote of 95....

Budget concerns addressed at Faculty Senate

Budget concerns addressed at Faculty Senate

May 11, 2015

Michelle Gates, CFO and vice president of Business Affairs, visited the Faculty Senate May 8, continuing the conversation surrounding the 2015—2016 fiscal year budget.According to Gates, the proposed budget...

Denied FOIA requests shed light on phone trackers

Denied FOIA requests shed light on phone trackers

April 6, 2015

Chicago resident and political activist Freddy Martinez filed a second lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department in September for not responding to his Freedom of Information Act requests about h...

I believe I can jam

By Managing Editor

February 24, 2014

Although it is a seminal piece of artwork produced during my childhood, I remember next to nothing from “Space Jam,” the 1996 half-animated, half-live-action masterpiece featuring Michael Jordan in his, uh, “acting” debut playing basketball with the Looney Toons crew. I faintly remember some of its cheesy special effects and that one golfing scene where Bugs Bunny and Jordan lock lips, but my memories of the plot and ...

Religious exemption goes too far

February 24, 2014

The First Amendment to the Constitution protects the right to freedom of religion, but in Missouri, Idaho and Arizona, recently proposed bills call into question the limits of that freedom.The pending legislation in these states would allow businesses and health care professionals to deny any medical service if the worker’s religious beliefs oppose it—a measure that runs dangerously close to enfranchising discrimination. Allow...

An ‘Awkward’ Romantic Comedy

An ‘Awkward’ Romantic Comedy

February 3, 2014

Romantic comedy narratives tend to be the most simplistic. Audiences who attend these films generally do not expect Shakespeare. They want predictability and flawed yet endearing characters that become lik...

Working out at work

Working out at work

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...

Noted Chicago photographer reflects on achievements

Noted Chicago photographer reflects on achievements

February 3, 2014

Art Shay picked up his father’s Kodak camera at the age of 14. Now, 77 years later at age 91, he has published 30,000 pictures and photographed 1,100 covers for prominent magazines such as Time and Sports Illustrated. He h...

Blood Oath jokes its way to SketchFest

Blood Oath jokes its way to SketchFest

January 27, 2014

Of the 309 sketch comedy troupes that applied to perform in the nation’s largest comedy fest, 159 were chosen—three of which hail from Columbia. Blood Oath, The Sean Miller Explosion and Awkward Silence were chosen to perform at The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, also kno...

49th Ward spring clean up

By James Foster

April 23, 2013

Rogers Park residents and members of Lawrence Hall Youth Services joined the 49th Ward to host its 23rd Annual Spring Clean-Up on Saturday, April 20 following a major rainstorm. The residents said they decided to clean to motivate others in the area to clean their environment, meet other community members and take care of their neighborhood.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="http://columbiachro...

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