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Residence Life clarifies mandatory quarantine policies for on-campus living

Residence Life clarifies mandatory quarantine policies for on-campus living

August 7, 2020

With the fall semester set to start next month and a citywide emergency travel order in place, students coming to Columbia from other states will have to plan for a two-week quarantine—whether it...

Members of the Illinois Education Association and Illinois Federation of Teachers are willing to strike in the fall if demands for a proper and safe reopening of schools are not met.

Illinois’ education unions willing to strike to ensure safe reopening; CFAC to co-host town hall next week

July 31, 2020

Two of Illinois’ largest unions representing teachers and educational professionals, the Illinois Education Association and Illinois Federation of Teachers, are willing to strike if schools do not m...

To meet the need for more blood donations amid the coronavirus pandemic, Vitalant, a blood donation network, will team up with the Roosevelt Collection Shops for a blood drive.

The Roosevelt Collection Shops are out for blood—a blood drive, that is

July 17, 2020

Every two seconds in the U.S., someone is in need of blood or platelets. But amid the coronavirus pandemic, many blood drives have been canceled, and the demand for blood donations has "significantly ...

Surviving on the streets: Chicago supports panhandler population during pandemic

Surviving on the streets: Chicago supports panhandler population during pandemic

June 29, 2020

Editor's Note: This story was reported over the past three months. On the corner of Wabash Avenue and Washington Street downtown, Arthur Epps III sat on a cardboard box with a sign that read "anything help...

Everything you should know about hand washing during the coronavirus pandemic

April 22, 2020

At the beginning of March as the coronavirus pandemic accelerated in Illinois, Columbia began placing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posters in various bathrooms around campus.  These poste...

Posters emphasizing the importance of washing one’s hands to combat the coronavirus have been put up in various locations across campus.

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...

AP/CDC, Frank Augstein, Ng Han Guan

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 ...

Musician Lizzo won three Grammy awards Sunday, Jan. 26,

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 ...

Coordinator of Wellness Athletics and Recreation Mark Brticevich (right) demonstrates self defense techniques in a

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...

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