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Sexual assault must be addressed regardless of circumstances

Turns out, you can pick your family

By Arabella Breck

April 24, 2017

Cases of sexual assault and gender-based violence in South Sudan increased by 64 percent in 2016 compared with 2015, said Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and U.N. Resident and H...

Airstrikes in Syria are America’s, not Trump’s

Turns out, you can pick your family

By Arabella Breck

April 10, 2017

Exactly 100 years after the U.S. entered World War I, the current president decided to take action in one of the most contentious modern conflicts by ordering airstrikes in Syria April 6. Only time wil...

US cannot be casual about increasing airstrike casualties

US cannot be casual about increasing airstrike casualties

By Arabella Breck

April 3, 2017

As many as 200 civilians have been killed in airstrikes in Mosul, Iraq, in recent weeks, including a strike March 17 that may have killed more than 100 people. These could be some of the highest death to...

South Korea emerging as democracy’s dark horse

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By Arabella Breck

March 13, 2017

A president embroiled in accusations of bribery, coercion and abusing their authority was impeached March 9. President Park Geun-hye made history as South Korea's first female president in 2013. However, her preside...

Chicago named top city for corporate investment

Chicago named top city for corporate investment

By Jackie Murray

March 13, 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, the Chicagoland area was named the top location for corporate investment by Site Selection magazine, a resource for corporations and investors.Winning the “top Metro...

Rauner: ‘Let’s put Illinois back on the road to prosperity’

By Eric Bradach

February 15, 2017

Creating a balanced budget and jobs as well as more “comprehensive” state budget methods were the goals Gov. Bruce Rauner outlined Feb. 15 in his 2017 Budget Address.The road has been tough for the two-year politician. Rauner has been unable to compromise with the Democratically controlled General Assembly on a proposed spending plan since he took office, and the more than 19-month budget impasse has damaged the state...

Internet access is good for more than memes

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By Arabella Breck

February 13, 2017

The idea of going without the internet or a smartphone for even a few hours might sound horrific to those who have had steady access since its creation. The internet's impact even made technology an esta...

Women’s March goes global

Women's March goes global

By Arabella Breck

January 23, 2017

After the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, the Women’s March on Washington began organizing a mass march to take place the day after Trump's inauguration. "Women's rights are human...

Wake up world, 2017 is coming

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Arabella Breck

December 12, 2016

At the end of 2015, the Economist created its 30th edition of "The World in 2016," a publication full of expert predictions on what the year would hold. Now, as 2016 comes to a close, "The World in 201...

Children are not to blame in child marriages

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Arabella Breck

December 5, 2016

Bangladesh is in the process of passing the “Prohibition of Child Marriage Act – 2016” as part of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s promise to end child marriage by 2041, according to a Dec. 2 Financial ...

NGOs are not harmful spies

By Managing Editor

November 21, 2016

Some may be surprised that Russia is home to organizations that protect female, LGBT and minority citizens; provide psychological assistance to victims of abuse; work to reform the prison and criminal justice systems; further environmental protection; conduct academic and historical research and provide legal representation in discrimination cases. However, all of these services are offered by non-governmental organizations, or ...

Columbia has 138 student veterans currently using benefits provided by the college, according to Paul Loretto, the veterans educational benefits counselor.

Student and faculty veterans discuss transitioning into college

November 11, 2016

Like many military members, Columbia's student veterans are only honored once a year on Veteran's Day. Yet veterans struggle with the effects of military service all year round, many for the rest ...

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