The Columbia Chronicle

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 ...

Caravan for Peace marches through Chicago

By Dannis Valera

September 10, 2012

The Caravan for Peace marched through Chicago’s Little Village earlier this week calling for changes in policy and strategy concerning the war on drugs.The caravan first started Aug. 11, after crossing the Otay Border into San Diego. In total, the caravan will travel through 26 cities and will eventually end up in Washington, D.C., Sept. 12.Mexican poet Javier Sicilia started the caravan because of the loss of his son, J...

Administration cans recycling program

By Ivana Hester

September 4, 2012

Recent changes to the Recycling Program mean that the  custodial staff, rather than students, will now be collecting recyclable materials on campus.Despite the program’s success, the administration felt the program needed revision to better benefit the students, according to Alicia Berg, vice president of Campus Environment. The program will now focus on sustainability instead of sorting recyclable material.“I think i...

Eavesdropping law unconstitutional

By Kaley Fowler

March 12, 2012

After more than two years of legal battles, Chicago street artist Chris Drew can rest easy knowing he is no longer facing felon status for audio recording his own arrest.Felony eavesdropping charges against Drew were dropped March 2 when Cook County Judge Stanley J. Sacks declared the Illinois Eavesdropping Act, which prohibits citizens from recording their interactions with on-duty police officers, unconstitutional.As rep...

Police should need warrants for GPS vehicle tracking

By Luke Wilusz

May 2, 2011

The U.S. Justice Department is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to grant it the right to attach GPS tracking devices to suspects’ cars without warrants. The request is part of an appeal of an August 2010 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington, D.C., circuit.The court overturned the 1983 conviction and life sentence of a cocaine dealer based on the lack of police warrants for a tracking device in his vehicle. T...

Fourth Amendment, due process are necessary, not optional

By Luke Wilusz

April 25, 2011

The U.S. Department of Justice is asking Congress for the right to ignore the First Amendment.A coalition of Internet service providers and other groups called Digital Due Process—which includes Google Inc., the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation—has been lobbying to update the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Government and law enforcement officials currently require no probab...

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