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Editorial: The case against Remington Arms Company is an avenue for gun reform

Editorial: The case against Remington Arms Company is an avenue for gun reform

November 23, 2019

The federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act protects gun companies from liability when one of its weapons is used in a crime. But this law has exceptions, namely when it comes to how a gun is ...

Tarot next trend in self-love culture

Tarot next trend in self-love culture

By Alexandra Yetter

February 2, 2019

With over 30,000 followers on Instagram, yoga instructor and intuitive healer Kate Van Horn is part of a growing social media trend of spirituality intersecting with health and wellness.What some may ...

Cure Violence works to reduce violence in Chicago | The Columbia Chronicle

February 27, 2017

Cure Violence hosted an event Feb. 23 at Sidney Austin LLP, 1 S. Dearborn St., to fundraise and increase awareness of its organization, which aims to reduce violence nationwide by taking a public health approach.Music C...

Trump may mean third term for Emanuel

Trump may mean third term for Emanuel

By Eric Bradach

February 6, 2017

Sixteen bullets pumped into 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was the turning point for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The police dash-cam footage, released November 2015, turned the man who just won re-election in April 2...

Crowdfunding Crayons: Teachers get creative to provide for students

Crowdfunding Crayons: Teachers get creative to provide for students

October 10, 2016

Teresa Jay did not expect to have to pay to do her job. When she began working as an art teacher at Perkins Bass Elementary School in Englewood with several hundred public school students, her school ...

Illegal gun trading is not a right

May 9, 2016

Legislation that was due to be introduced in the Illinois House the week of May 2 could significantly decrease illegal gun sales and trade in Illinois, according to an April 28 Chicago Tribune article.The legislation is backed by Democrats in the Illinois House and Gabby Giffords, a former Arizona Congresswoman who survived a 2011 assassination attempt and is now a major advocate for restrictions on gun trade and sales. It is...

The Harold Ramis Film School will teach students to create comic film and video.

Second City film school to emphasize humor in filmmaking

February 22, 2016

The Second City will be adding the Harold Ramis Film School—the world’s first comedy-focused filmmaking program, which opens in September 2016—to its newly constructed training center. The film schoo...

Murder rates are up 20% over October 2014.

Gun buyback program announcement reignites conversation on gun violence

October 26, 2015

The city of Chicago is trading cash for guns in an effort to reduce crime on its notoriously violent streets.The $250,000 program, announced in an Oct. 19 press release, arrives as Chicago’s 2015 murder rate...

The City of Chicago released two new communication methods on Oct. 9 to increase transparency. 

City of Chicago adds two new tools for greater transparency

October 19, 2015

To make information and business opportunities more accessible, the City of Chicago has launched two communication avenues that will primarily benefit small businesses around Chicago.A new YouTube channel...

Michael Sam being judged on sexuality, not skill

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

November 10, 2014

When Michael Sam came out last February, it was heralded as a bold move for the athlete and called a triumph for equality in the NFL. Finally, the most masculine sport in the world could potentially have an openly gay player on the field.NFL personnel, coaches and even the majority of its players seemingly accepted Sam’s sexuality. Some said they had no problem with a gay man in the NFL so long as he could play. Others pull...

Study finds racial disparity in violent deaths

Gun Violence

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

September 29, 2014

Columbia University published Aug.14 found that more black Americans die from gun violence than any other race.A team of researchers led by Bindu Kalesan, assistant professor at Columbia University's Mailman...

Columbia names new CFO

By Assistant Campus Editor

June 4, 2014

Michelle Gates, senior associate vice president of financial affairs at Emerson College, was named Columbia’s Chief Financial Officer June 4, bringing the school’s three-year search for a permanent CFO to a close.Gates’ appointment fills one of two open positions in the college’s upper-level administration, the other vacant position being vice president of Development. Gates will assume her duties July 14, and will rep...

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