The Columbia Chronicle

Assault affects every day

By Grace Senior

February 15, 2019

I first experienced sexual assault at 16 years old, and I stayed in the relationship for almost two years after the fact. I didn’t realize I had been experiencing sexual assault until three months after the relationship ended, and even then I had no idea how to handle it.I did not know how to tell the people I was close to that I didn’t want them to hug me or even pat me on the shoulder; sometimes those well-meaning gest...

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 ...

OPINION: Comparing marginalization perpetuates inequality

OPINION: Comparing marginalization perpetuates inequality

By Kathryn Williams

February 1, 2019

On Jan. 22, "Jane the Virgin" actress Gina Rodriguez addressed criticism for past anti-black comments on Sirius XM’s "Sway in the Morning." Rodriguez described the backlash as devastating because “...

The rules have to change with the times

The rules have to change with the times

March 26, 2018

The world changes. Even though it doesn’t change as quickly or as often as many of us would like, there are few things that are the same as they were a few decades or even a couple years ago. And as the world changes around us, Col...

Skin-deep smell receptors speed up healing process

Skin-deep smell receptors speed up healing process

November 3, 2014

Olfactory receptors—the type of receptors in the human body responsible for the sense of smell—were first detected outside the nose in 2003. They were found in sperm cells, to be exact. Since then,...

West Nile virus still poses threat

By Brandon Smith

September 9, 2012

Autumn is looming and warm weather may be headed south, but Chicago has not seen the last of the West Nile virus.Researchers and the Illinois Department of Public Health said people should be very cautious of mosquitoes even though the seasons have changed.The virus is on the decline,peaking during the first week of September, but the threat of infection still exists, according to Edward Walker, a professor of microbiology...

Transforming the past through ink

By Contributing Writer

April 7, 2011

By Sophia Coleman, Contributing WriterAn abusive ex-lover’s name tattooed on one’s skin becomes hidden under a wreath of exotic lilies on the lower back of a young woman. An ornate black and white seahorse effortlessly covers the name of a violent gang. Splotchy, discolored burns on the leg of a woman are transformed into a beautiful garden of purple flowers.Scars may appear to last forever, but with the help of a free C...

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