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Community program wards off crime in Uptown

By Jordan Watkins

December 14, 2015

Despite colder temperatures and neighborhood political issues, some Uptown residents are still taking to the streets to combat the neighborhood's crime.The Positive Loitering initiative, which came to Uptown in 2009, involves community members who gather at local street corners or walk through parks to deter criminals in those areas.“It’s a very simple program,” said Uptown resident Richard Thale, who coordinates th...

Following Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s apology at City Hall on Dec 9, several hundred protesters marched through the Loop, demanding the mayor’s resignation. 

Protesters demand resignation of Emanuel, Alvarez

December 14, 2015

Hours after Mayor Rahm Emanuel apologized Dec. 9 at City Hall for the death of Laquan McDonald, a teenager who was fatally shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer in 2014, protesters took to the str...

Columbia’s Computer Music Collective team throws 20 BELOW

December 7, 2015

Columbia’s Conaway Center, located in the 1104 S. Wabash Ave., Building was filled with college students who enjoyed music from rappers Anak1n, Roosevelt The Titan, Noah Sims, SoloSam, Banks The Gen...

Communication, interviews will continue to become more difficult

By Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2015

When the campus community read The Chronicle’s Nov. 23 Front Page story about the quiet cancellation of Story Week, one of the college’s most prominent literary events for nearly two decades, there was a sweeping outcry among students and faculty.The week the story was published included ripples of disappointment expressed through conversations in the college’s hallways and through social media comments and online share...

Plan to end over-testing needs more action

By Editorial Board

November 9, 2015

Since the implementation of mandatory standardized tests through No Child Left Behind in 2001, over-testing has become a concern for parents, teachers and students across the nation.The average student takes 112 standardized tests between preschool and grade 12, according to a 2015 study by the Council of the Great City Schools. Eighth-graders spend an average of 25.3 hours taking standardized tests during the school year...

‘Pink Viagra’ not a feminist victory

By Abby Seitz, Opinions Editor

September 8, 2015

Sexual arousal disorders were first recognized in the inaugural edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 1952. Within one year, the Food and Drug Administration approved Delatestryl to treat erectile dysfunction in men. However, there was no treatment for women struggling with a low libido until August 2015, when the FDA approved flibanserin. The drug is expected to be available nationwide as e...

Featured Athlete: Nic Ten Grotenhuis

Feautured Athlete: Nic Ten Grotenhuis

May 4, 2015

Nic Ten Grotenhuis, a freshman business & entrepreneurship major, started playing soccer when he was 5 years old. The California-native played other sports, including baseball, but no sport could c...

Chipotle feeds into illegitimate GMO

By Sports & Health Reporter

May 4, 2015

Chipotle became the first major national restaurant chain to stop using genetically modified organisms in its ingredients on April 27. GMOs are produced when the genes from one organism are inserted into the DNA of another organism. Crops are commonly modified this way. Ninety-four percent of soybeans and 93 percent of corn—two common Chipotle ingredients—grown in the U.S. in 2014 were genetically modified, according to the U.S...

Adult film director Michael Lucas speaks during an April 23 screening of his film, “Undressing Israel.”

Porn mogul, documentarian tells of Israel’s LGBTQ scene

April 27, 2015

Noted adult film director Michael Lucas, founder and CEO of Lucas Entertainment, one of the world’s largest gay pornography companies, visited the college April 23 to showcase a different side of his...

Norton cannot save you now

By Office Assistant

April 20, 2015

Making a found-footage film is a surefire cheap way to scare the pants off of an audience and simultaneously irritate those of us who are sickened by the very notion of shaky-cam. “Unfriended” seeks to a...

Conversion therapy in the United States

Obama says no to conversion therapy

April 17, 2015

President Barack Obama and his administration spoke out against LGBTQ conversion therapy on April 8 in response to a petition posted to the White House website calling for a federal end to the controve...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to his supporters at Chicago Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington Blvd., after being reelected April 7. Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia were forced into Chicago’s first mayoral runoff election after Emaunel failed to secure 50 percent of the vote.

Emanuel reelected, Garcia claims ‘It’s not the end’

April 13, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was reelected April 7 after a six-week standoff with Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. The two had been locked in a heated campaign battle featuring dueling politic...

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