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BREAKING: Individual at Columbia was possibly exposed to someone diagnosed with coronavirus

BREAKING: Individual at Columbia was possibly exposed to someone diagnosed with coronavirus

March 10, 2020

An individual at Columbia has reported being potentially exposed to the coronavirus off-campus after being “in an area with a person who was later diagnosed’ with the virus, also known as COVID-19, las...

Coronavirus epidemic is fueling  discrimination toward Chinese students

Coronavirus epidemic is fueling discrimination toward Chinese students

February 17, 2020

When  Anna Lee Ackermann, a junior interdisciplinary documentary major, was taking the Red Line, she noticed a middle-aged man staring at her from the other side of the train car. “I was trying to mind ...

Safe and pleasurable LGBTQ+ sex, as told by experts

Safe and pleasurable LGBTQ+ sex, as told by experts

By Mari Devereaux, Managing Editor

February 14, 2020

Due to a lack of sex education regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender relationships, those in the community can have trouble navigating sexual encounters. Christopher Belous, associate pro...

Menstruation can cramp performance in academia and the workplace

Menstruation can cramp performance in academia and the workplace

By Valeria Mancera-Saavedra, Staff reporter

February 7, 2020

More than 800 million people menstruate everyday, but the word “menstruation” is often still spoken about through whispers. “There’s definitely a stigma. I never felt comfortable, especially ...

Opinion: Took a DNA test, turns out the world 100% doesn’t care what you think about women’s weight

Opinion: Took a DNA test, turns out the world 100% doesn’t care what you think about women’s weight

February 1, 2020

From the legalization of recreational cannabis in Illinois to the military conflicts in Iran, which resulted in an uproar on social media, 2020 has come in hot. But certain jokes also trudged into this ...

WAR programs muscle up to deliver inner peace

WAR programs muscle up to deliver inner peace

October 4, 2019

Following the grand opening of the Student Center, the Wellness, Athletics and Recreation program is making the most of its new space in the Center, and its initiatives may soon branch out into the classr...

OPINION: As a fat kid that was put on a diet, please don’t put fat kids on a diet

OPINION: As a fat kid that was put on a diet, please don’t put fat kids on a diet

August 25, 2019

Editor's Note: The topics of eating disorders and suicidal ideation are discussed in this article. The Chronicle apologizes for any discomfort this may cause. From 2013 to 2016, almost 38% of Ame...

Endometriosis Month: getting public about women’s privates

Endometriosis Month: getting public about women’s privates

By Yasmeen Sheikah, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2019

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, and people around Chicago and the world are working to inform others about this chronic condition. Endometriosis is a disorder where endometrial tissue is found o...

OPINION: Let’s get to the meat of climate change

OPINION: Let’s get to the meat of climate change

March 8, 2019

  When we think of the causes of climate change, we tend to focus on transportation as the main culprit. While gas emissions are a  contributor,  there’s a larger cause right under our nose...

Health education is not the same as body shaming

Health education is not the same as body shaming

By Samantha Conrad

December 12, 2018

With the body positivity movement gaining more acceptance, people are becoming more confident and happy with their bodies, no matter the size or shape. However, many body positivity advocates glorify obe...

Veteran burns candles to combat stress, PTSD

Veteran burns candles to combat stress, PTSD

By Jermaine Nolen

November 5, 2018

For many veterans, the trauma associated with serving in the military may last far beyond their separation date.U.S. Army veteran Jeffrey Metrick started his candle company, Liberty Outfitter LLC, in J...

Attorney General candidates debate as November election looms

By Timothy Michalik

October 13, 2018

Ahead of a highly-publicized Illinois State Attorney General election in November, Democratic nominee Kwame Raoul and Republican nominee Erika Harold, two staunchly divided candidates, agreed on two issues: legalizing marijuana sales and protecting immigrants from federal deportation—if state legislators pass those laws.“If the state of Illinois passed a law legalizing marijuana, then it would absolutely be my job as t...

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