The Columbia Chronicle

‘Bubble zone’ ordinance serves valid need

September 6, 2016

Chicago’s controversial “bubble zone” ordinance is under attack by the Pro-Life Action League and the Live Pro Life Group, as reported Aug. 23 by The Chicago Tribune. The groups often protest in front of abortion clinics and sued the city to invalidate the law they say is unconstitutional. The law allows patients visiting medical facilities an 8-foot “bubble” of space between them and protesters once they are 50 ...

City Council protection of children hypocritical

By Metro Editor

February 24, 2014

In the last year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Council have implemented many ordinances and programs under the guise of protecting Chicago’s children. Though the children are the justification, revenue and national attention are the real motivators for these often-controversial pieces of legislation. The city is not fooling taxpayers when they use emotionally charged justifications, so the aldermen and Emanuel should be m...

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...

Working out at work

The Stamina 55-1610 InMotion E1000 Elliptical Trainer

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...

Student protesters wrongly attacked at University of New Mexico

By Heather Scroering

March 5, 2012

A peaceful protest that turned violent went viral Feb. 23 after student demonstrators were wrongfully attacked by audience members at a pro-Israeli lecture at the University of New Mexico. The video, posted on YouTube after the uproar, shows students using a popular Occupy Wall Street tactic called the “human microphone” approximately 30 minutes into lecturer Nonie Darwish’s speech. They shouted, “Mic check! Nonie Darw...

City council chamber audience rules are practical

By Editorial Board

February 27, 2012

Chicago City Council meetings can get raucous. That’s why four clout-wielding aldermen, one being longtime Financial Committee Chair Edward Burke (14th Ward), are pushing a proposal that would ban certain forms of audience expression from the council chambers during meetings, including yelling, cheering and whistling, among other vocalizations.In addition, audience members would not be allowed to hold signs or placards during council meeting...

City balancing act

By Vanessa Morton

February 21, 2012

As thousands of protesters, delegates and reporters descend on the streets of Chicago this May during the G-8 and NATO summits, the city must find a way to handle the volatile mix without showing a repressive side to the public.Hoping to bask in the spotlight as it hosts both summits for the first time, Chicago plans to use the opportunity to boost its status as a world-class city and give an exponential boost to its econo...

Renegades hopeful for recognition in upcoming year

By Lindsey Woods

September 6, 2011

Hidden in the back office at the Residence Center gym, 731 S. Plymouth Court, and intermixed with students being lectured in South Loop classrooms are the people who represent the feisty, rebellious spirit of Columbia athletics.The Renegades, a student-run athletics organization, are trying to redefine Columbia’s reputation in athletic arenas with club sports teams such as baseball, volleyball and Ultimate Frisbee, among ...

Prayer’s never been so popular

By Editorial Board

May 3, 2010

For 58 years, the National Day of Prayer has occurred without incident. Groups have united in an effort to reflect on the country and perhaps ask for God’s favor since its inception—until recently.The national holiday was deemed unconstitutional by Judge Barbara Crabb, who serves on a federal circuit court in Wisconsin, because it breaches the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment. Crabb said it was a government endorsemen...

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