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Seeing Specialists

By Sponsored Content

April 19, 2018

I saw an advertisement the other day for a neurosurgery practice. It made me feel kind of weird. I totally understand that all sorts of businesses can and should advertise, but when it comes to medical stuff like specialist doctors and prescription drugs, it makes me worry that I’m supposed to be figuring out if I need this stuff. Like, should I be checking constantly to see if I need brain surgery? How am I even supposed to do ...

Immigration policy shift affects more than DACA

Immigration policy shift affects more than DACA

April 16, 2018

With the fate of Dreamers still in question, the temporary-status immigration programs for Liberians, El Salvadorans, Haitians, Hondurans and Sudanese have been canceled—potentially uprooting more than 3...

Notable Native: Elsie Hector Hernandez

Notable Native: Elsie Hector Hernandez

March 26, 2018

Elsie Hector Hernandez and her family moved to the U.S. from Haiti in the 1960s when she was a young girl. Though she was not raised in Haiti, Hernandez embraced its culture as an adult and started the H...

Student organization brings medieval combat to Columbia

By Katy Duffy

March 7, 2018

Medieval combat could become your new favorite sport, according to Columbia's Galahad Medieval Combat Society. The organization's members participate in the sport of Belegarth, a live-action battle game, and use foam weapons and dress in period clothing to simulate medieval combat. Junior interactive arts and media major Nicolas Markese, who has been fighting with Galahad for three years and is one of the society’s captain...

Zeds Dead to bring ‘Northern Lights’

Zeds Dead to bring ‘Northern Lights’

September 18, 2017

After changing its name, hosting sponsored basement dance parties, releasingmultiple EPs, embarking on a couple tours and starting its own record label, Zeds Dead has proven itself to be more than a quot...

WAC opens new exhibit with variety of artwork

WAC opens new exhibit with variety of artwork

September 18, 2017

The Wabash Arts Corridor opened a new exhibit Sept. 15 that includes murals and a variety of interactive and performance art. Neysa Page-Lieberman, director and curator of the Department of Exhibitions, Performance and Student Spaces, said she considers the new exhibit, located a...

Women have, will continue to run the world

Women have, will continue to run the world

By Managing Editor

November 14, 2016

Hillary Clinton's loss on Nov. 8 was a blow to women who thought the "highest, hardest glass ceiling" would finally be shattered. So where should American women look to find female political role models? L...

Looting should not deter aid to Haiti

Looting should not  deter aid to Haiti

By Managing Editor

October 24, 2016

While many people in the U.S. were concerned about the effects Hurricane Matthew would have on Florida and surrounding states, Haiti, a country already suffering from past disasters and poor infrastructure, s...

REVIEW: Magnificent Coloring Day gives new hues to South Side

REVIEW: Magnificent Coloring Day gives new hues to South Side

By ARTS & CULTURE EDITOR

September 26, 2016

The talk of the weekend was Chance the Rapper's Magnificent Coloring Day, which brought "Blessings" to the South Side. Although Jamila Woods—the singer featured on the hit song—was sadly absent, th...

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

April 21, 2014

This campus is definitely not what it was three years ago when I first moved to Chicago. Shops have closed and chains have opened; walls have been painted and buildings have been torn down—and even burned down—and countless faculty and students have left the campus, deciding this school just wasn’t for them.And although Columbia’s adopted motto, “Create Change,” is something many of us joke about or mock, it’s absolutely fitting. Our students are breaking the mold, our teachers are doing the impossible by working in their fields full-time and also teaching part-time at Columbia, the South Loop community where we reside is quickly becoming a burgeoning neighborhood in the city and the college is progressively working to stay in touch with the way media shapes our lives.So to follow the South Loop and Columbia’s lead, The Chronicle is making a few changes itself to better serve you—our readers. The City Beat section has changed to Metro, which will bring you the latest in developing stories from across the Chicagoland area; the Arts & Entertainment section is now Arts & Culture, keeping you in touch with the people who surround you and the art that inhabits our spaces; and the Campus News section, now Campus, will discuss not only news on Columbia’s campus, but also the issues that affect you as a college student.The idea behind The Chronicle, to become the voice of the Columbia community, hasn’t changed—it’s just being amped up a bit. In our Commentary section, the new Back Talk section will allow you as students and faculty to briefly address your concerns or offer praise via e-mail. Letters to the Editor are still highly encouraged, as many issues just can’t be addressed in less than 75 words.And while you’re e-mailing your Back Talk submissions, please notice the overhaul of The Chronicle’s website. It has become clear in the past few years which direction publications and media are taking, and The Chronicle has decided to follow the same path. Throughout the semester, the website will feature videos, podcasts, blogs, slideshows, articles available only online, breaking news updates and comment capability for readers to comment and give feedback directly on each article. The print edition of The Chronicle has always been an outlet for students to voice their opinions, and now our website will expand this opportunity for feedback to both The Chronicle and Columbia.Perhaps the most notable addition to The Chronicle is the presence of the newspaper on the streets of the South Loop. Twenty free-standing outdoor newsstands are scattered throughout the South Loop, in front of Columbia campus buildings and South Loop establishments, to further demonstrate the importance of the culture Columbia radiates in the South Loop community.For new students who haven’t been around long enough to witness all of these changes: Don’t worry, this community will keep growing and changing. You’ll be able to look back at your first year and remember how things once were. And for returning students: Welcome back. It may not look like the community we first arrived in, but the ideals behind it haven’t changed a bit.

City cracks down on puppy mills, pet stores

City cracks down on puppy mills, pet stores

February 17, 2014

To combat canine illnesses, overpopulated pounds and rising euthanization rates, an ordinance introduced to the City Council Feb. 5 would crack down on puppy mills by banning the retail sale of dogs ra...

Governments escalate cyber warfare capabilities

By Tyler Davis

September 9, 2012

Stuxnet, a malicious computer program now believed to be a collaboration between the U.S. and Israeli governments, accidentally leaked into systems outside its original target, an Iranian nuclear facility, in March 2010. Along with another malware program believed to be part of the same joint government operation, Stuxnet disabled approximately 1,000 Iranian nuclear centrifuges. An analysis released by the security firm Kaspersky La...

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