The Columbia Chronicle

Offensive costumes are too scary even for Halloween

By Editorial Board

October 30, 2017

The air is crisp, the leaves have turned bright shades of red and orange, and Halloween is upon us. Those of us too old to go door-to-door are contemplating staying in for a Halloween movie marathon with candy we had to buy ourselves or showing off fun costumes that will scare or delight our friends. Some costumes have no place in Halloween festivities, though. Instead of dressing as a classic witch or ghost, some use the ...

Eminem gives fans a necessary ultimatum in anti-Trump rap

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

By Ariana Portalatin

October 16, 2017

At the Oct. 6 BET Hip Hop Awards, rapper and actor Eminem delivered a fierce attack on President Donald Trump, unleashing on the president’s controversial tactics while also giving his fans who suppo...

The crowd moshed, headbanged and crowdsurfed throughout the performance.

UK’s Architects build wall of emotional sound

March 13, 2017

Metalcore tore through a night of an unsuspecting neighborhood in the Near West Side of Chicago on March 9at the Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St.Architects is a Metalcore band from Brighton, England, tha...

‘Straight pride’ is twisted

By Eleanor Blick

November 22, 2010

During St. Charles North High School’s anti-bullying “Ally Week,” one group of students must have decided it was opposite day.The students wore T-shirts to school that read “straight pride” and quoted a biblical passage declaring death as a punishment for homosexuality. Administration asked students to cross out the biblical passages, which they did. When different students wore similar T-shirts to school the next day, ...

Halloween traditions warped by American culture

By BenitaZepeda

October 26, 2009

By the week of Halloween, most people have found their costumes, purchased candy for trick-or-treaters and established where the Oct. 31 partying will take place.The second-largest commercial holiday in the U.S. has had society smitten with the idea of spending a night as someone—or something—else for many decades. But the Halloween I know as a 21-year-old is very different from the one I knew as a child.Nonetheless, ...

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