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The Columbia Chronicle’s Sex Study

February 10, 2015

In January 2015, a New York Times contributing writer detailed how she fell in love. Instead of recounting a movie-worthy story of fate, Mandy Len Cantron fell in love through a scientific study. Psychologist Ar...

CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: City Council expands police profiling ordinance, more work ahead

By Managing Editor

February 2, 2015

A preexisting ban on police profiling has been expanded to include gender identity and national origin following a Jan. 20 vote from the Chicago City Council. The City Council Finance Committee voted unanimously on Jan. 15 in favor of the ordinance aimed at protecting Chicago’s transgender and immigrant communities, as reported Jan. 26 by The Chronicle.The sensitivity of Chicago Police Officers to gender expression is a ...

Sound Off: Kanye West interrupts again

By Managing Editor

January 26, 2015

Kanye West made a surprise appearance at the iHeartMedia Music Summit in California on Jan. 21, where he previewed some unreleased tracks slated for his seventh studio album, according to a Jan. 22 Billboard report. West apparently took the summit into his own hands after Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels abruptly halted his own speech about upcoming releases from artists like Big Sean and Alesso to announce West’s arrival. “I w...

Illinois criminalizes ‘revenge porn’

Revenge Porn statistics

By Managing Editor

January 25, 2015

Former Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation on Dec. 29, 2014, that criminalizes “revenge porn,” the public posting and sharing of nonconsensual, sexually explicit images to the Internet. The law was cr...

Gov. Pat Quinn is advocating for an increase to the minimum wage following an Illinois Senate Executive Committee bill that would raise the minimum wage to $11 by 2017.

Minimum wage on rise in Illinois

November 24, 2014

While the debate on raising the minimum wage nationwide continues, the Illinois Senate Executive Committee voted out a bill Nov. 19 that could raise the minimum wage to $10 per hour, then to $10.50 in...

The Chicago Police Department will begin randomly screening passengers of the Chicago Transit Authority on Nov. 3 as a precautionary measure against explosives.

City implements new public transportation safety measures

November 3, 2014

The Chicago Police Department and Chicago Transit Authority are set to begin random screenings of passengers for explosives on Nov. 3 in an effort to increase public safety measures on Chicago trains a...

RAW VIDEO: Illinois grants Columbia $6.2 million | The Columbia Chronicle

November 3, 2014

Gov. Pat Quinn and Pres. Kwang-Wu Kim announced on Tuesday, Oct. 28 that Columbia would receive $6.2 million from the state. $1 million will be used for a new film studio, while the other $5 million will...

Editor’s Note: The importance of integrity

By Heather Scroering

December 10, 2012

Growing up, integrity was a value that many of my mentors impressed upon me. Part of my high school’s mission is “Integrity matters,” and the phrase was printed in every classroom and often spoken during announcements. Being honest with my family was the number one rule at home, and I’ve always carried my mother’s words with me: “At the end of the day, your integrity is all you’ve got.”Being honest is gener...

Glitches draw interactive artists

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

November 12, 2012

Glitches, whether in video games or a computer application, are often thought of as the pests of technology.  However, a group of artists have found a creative way to use them in  their work.“Datamoshing,” the use of glitches to create digital video, was one topic discussed at a Nov. 7 lecture on “glitch art” hosted by the Interactive Arts & Media Department. The lecture was given by  Nick Briz and Jon Satrom...

Illinois Dream Fund aids undocumented students

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

November 5, 2012

Undocumented students CAn now apply for college scholarships through the Illinois Dream Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting students who don’t have U.S. citizenship.The commission charged with raising money for the Dream Fund was formed in February and has raised  $500,000, according to the Associated Press.It will award scholarships of up to $2,000 for students at two-year colleges and $6,000 for students who are at...

Northwestern looks to stay sharp heading into ALC, NCAA tournament

By Nader Ihmoud

April 30, 2012

The Northwestern University Wildcats women’s lacrosse team begins postseason play in May, and after playing the toughest schedule in the league, the Wildcats are ready for whatever comes their way.When Northwestern enters the American Lacrosse Conference Tournament May 3,it will have already faced 12 ranked teams. As of press time, the Wildcats are 10-1 against ranked opponents. The team’s only loss came April 21 again...

Public-private partnership to fight hunger in Illinois

By Chris Loeber

March 19, 2012

An initiative is in place to address an ongoing problem that impacts approximately 2 million people in Illinois: hunger and lack of access to healthy food.The Illinois No Kid Hungry campaign was recently launched with the goal of significantly reducing the number of children in the state who do not have access to food. The partnership between the State of Illinois and Share Our Strength, a nonprofit organization dedicated to figh...

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