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OPINION: Columbia needs to make period products more accessible

OPINION: Columbia needs to make period products more accessible

By Katherine Savage, News Editor

October 4, 2019

While washing my hands in one of the Columbia Library bathrooms, I noticed a sign that said period products are located on the 11th floor or in the bookstore, which instantly made me angry. If I were to ...

OPINION: Language around disability matters

OPINION: Language around disability matters

April 8, 2019

People-first disability language has become standard, which means saying “people with disabilities.” This began as a noble goal: to make derogatory terms unacceptable. Moving toward inclusive ...

EDITORIAL: Funding for disability resources is essential

EDITORIAL: Funding for disability resources is essential

April 7, 2019

The Department of Education, backed by President Donald Trump, proposed cutting funds for the Special Olympics in the 2020 budget. This decision was rightfully faced with bipartisan outcry. In response...

Editor’s Note: Investment in diverse education necessary for DEI initiatives

Editor’s Note: Investment in diverse education necessary for DEI initiatives

March 22, 2019

As the college is praised for its current diversity and inclusion initiatives at the local and national level, those here on campus are still waiting for holes to be filled. Several Diversity, Equity...

Student petition highlights diversity concerns at college

Student petition highlights diversity concerns at college

February 12, 2019

A change.org petition created by a student is close to reaching its goal of 200 signatures in support of more religious representation on campus, just as the college works to expand its Diversity, Equit...

Making it in Hollywood: The real ‘American Horror Story’

Making it in Hollywood: The real ‘American Horror Story’

October 29, 2018

Sarah Paulson walks through a dark corridor in a psychiatric hospital, searching for answers as she portrays journalist Lana Winters looking for the infamous killer Bloody Face. She turns her flashli...

Latino Fashion Week takes social activism to Chicago runway

Latino Fashion Week takes social activism to Chicago runway

October 8, 2018

Chicago’s Latino Fashion Week will kick off Oct. 11, showcasing unique designs ranging from lacy bridal wear to a collection of 
men’s underwear worn by androgynous models.Latino Fashion Week—...

Advocate organizations carry torch in disability awareness

Advocate organizations carry torch in disability awareness

March 12, 2018

For half a century, the Special Olympics has been raising awareness of the intellectually disabled, but there is still more work needed, according to experts.To commemorate the Special Olympics’ 50-yea...

Corporations struggle to do what health-care system won’t

By Editorial Board

March 12, 2018

Uber launched Uber Health on March 1, a new form of non-emergency medical transportation.The new service allows patients to schedule rides to and from medical appointments hours before or up to 30 days in advance. Providers who order the rides do so through an online dashboard, and patients receive a text message or phone call for information about their trip, making rides accessible to those without  smartphones.Lyft Conci...

More steps taken toward broader representation in Theatre Department

More steps taken toward broader representation in Theatre Department

March 12, 2018

Although the Theatre Department is taking steps toward becoming a more diverse organization, there are still concerns about levels of representation and inclusion after the department terminated a p...

‘One Day at a Time’ shows continued success in new season

‘One Day at a Time’ shows continued success in new season

February 5, 2018

While Congress debated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and immigration policies, Netflix released its second season of “One Day at a Time” Jan. 26, a comedy about a lively Cuban-American ...

Chicago institutions strive for inclusion

Chicago institutions strive for inclusion

December 4, 2017

When Christena Gunther moved to Chicago from New York City in 2012, she was distressed by the city’s lack of access to cultural spaces for people with disabilities. The issue had been her passion since ch...

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