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Successes celebrated on International Women’s Day

Successes celebrated on International Women’s Day

March 16, 2018

Women are thriving.With the accomplishments of women in 2017 and so far this year, there was much to celebrate on U.N.-recognized International Women’s Day March 8 and more to look forward to. While the li...

CityKey ID needs everyone to unlock Chicago opportunities

By Editorial Board

March 5, 2018

Chicago plans to launch its municipal ID program this month, and residents will have the most accessible form of activism readily available to them.The Chicago CityKey Program, which city officials began developing in October 2016, will provide an alternative to residents who are often unable to obtain government-issued identification. The homeless, undocumented or recently incarcerated will finally be able to use the “...

The coins collected in the meters will go towards the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.

‘Changing Youth’ one cent at a time

October 16, 2017

While on vacation in Florida three years ago, 10-year-old Ava Santos-Volpe stumbled upon a yellow parking meter that was dedicated to provide help to the homeless.After Tracy Baim, Windy City Times pub...

Clashing Communities: Autistic and LGBTQ individuals fight for their right to be both

Clashing Communities: Autistic and LGBTQ individuals fight for their right to be both

September 11, 2017

The first time Cyree Jarelle Johnson thought about hiding their* autism was in the sixth grade. They knew that if they did not learn to hide it, Johnson’s life would become drastically different. What l...

Student workers are not pennies to be pinched

Student workers are not pennies to be pinched

September 11, 2017

Several students are out of jobs they thought they had lined up for the Fall 2017 Semester. As reported on the Front Page, three of Columbia’s Open Labs have closed unexpectedly, leaving some student...

Tent City future at stake over bike paths

Several construction notices are posted along the viaductsWilson and Lawrence Avenues. 

By Jackie Murray

September 5, 2017

A bright orange warning sign plastered on a viaduct wall below Lake Shore Drive in Uptown tells 50 or so homeless residents who have found refuge there that they will be forced to move. The construction...

Rauner: ‘Let’s put Illinois back on the road to prosperity’

By Eric Bradach

February 15, 2017

Creating a balanced budget and jobs as well as more “comprehensive” state budget methods were the goals Gov. Bruce Rauner outlined Feb. 15 in his 2017 Budget Address.The road has been tough for the two-year politician. Rauner has been unable to compromise with the Democratically controlled General Assembly on a proposed spending plan since he took office, and the more than 19-month budget impasse has damaged the state...

Protesters marched through uptown, angry over the neighborhood's homelessness.

Protesters confront Uptown alderman about homelessness

November 16, 2015

Angry protesters advocating for better treatment toward homeless people marched through Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood Nov. 9 before ending the rally at the office of Alderman James Cappleman (46th ward), who...

Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden met with chairs of the Strategic Plan implementation committees Sept. 29 to discuss the plan’s implementation.

Strategic Plan committees to feature collegewide involvement

October 5, 2015

following months of crafting the college’s Strategic Plan, the document will now be put into action by five implementation committees.According to a Sept. 22 email to faculty and staff from Senior Vice President ...

‘Alternative R&B’ falsely labels artists

By Copy Editor

December 5, 2014

Two months ago, British pop star FKA twigs cringed when a reporter from The Guardian asked her how she felt about being compared to other artists labeled as “alternative R&B.” Her response was brutally honest: “F--k alternative R&B!”She went on to explain her frustration with the label: “When I first released music and no one knew what I looked like, I would read comments like ‘I’ve never heard anyth...

Italian earthquake conviction rests on shaky ground

By Max Green Assistant Sports & Health Editor

October 27, 2014

In the days leading up to April 6, 2009, citizens of L’Aquila, a small town in the Abruzzo region of Italy, began feeling tremors in the earth. However, local seismologists determined the shocks were not strong enough to warrant an evacuation. This was an unfortunate underestimation—disaster struck when an earthquake registering 6.2 on the Richter scale hit the town, killing more than 300 people.The incorrect analysis wo...

‘The Homestretch’ sheds light on hidden homeless population

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

October 6, 2014

Balancing school with having to figure out a place to sleep at night can be tough in Chicago, and a new documentary, “The Homestretch,” shows just how hard that has been for some students.“The Homestretch” follows three homeless Chicago teenagers as they endure homelessness and pursue a better life. Originally released in Chicago theaters in April, the documentary has received multiple distribution deals that will...

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