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Board of trustees gains two new members

Jimmy Chamberlin, CEO of Blue J Strategies and a founder of the Smashing Pumpkins’ band, was inducted as a new board of trustees member Feb.4.

By Campus Reporter

February 22, 2016

The college’s Board of trustees recently elected two new board members with backgrounds in music, business, technology and investment management.  Jimmy Chamberlin, the Grammy Award-winning musician a...

The Newberry Library celebrates Black History Month through Emmett Till exhibit

February 15, 2016

Loyola University Chicago professor Elliott Gorn presented “Emmett Till:  Why His Story Still Matters” to a few dozen people Feb. 11 at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St.Till was a 14-year-ol...

New York Times endorsement means nothing for Clinton

By Associate Editor

February 8, 2016

As some political experts and voters may have expected, Hillary Clinton took home a victory Feb. 1 at the Iowa Caucus. Unexpectedly, she won by the slimmest of margins—49.9 percent to Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders’ 49.6 percent. Just days before, The New York Times had announced its greatly anticipated endorsements for the presidential primaries. Clinton went into the caucus with the Times’ support in tow, as sh...

Chicago Teachers Union Protests in Loop amid budget cuts | The Columbia Chronicle

February 8, 2016

With the Feb. 2 announcement by Gov. Bruce Rauner of a possible state takeover of Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union’s ongoing feud with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, CTU and CPS students ral...

Jason Van Dyke appears in Court for status hearing | The Columbia Chronicle

February 1, 2016

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke appeared in court Jan. 29 for a status hearing for the murder of unarmed teenager Laquan McDonald.Protesters gathered outside the courthouse to express their conc...

The Loyola University Museum of Art is the 11th stop of the sex trafficking exhibit, sponsored by Girls Educational & Mentoring Services, a nonprofit organization in New York that helps sex trafficking victims.

Exhibit aims to empower sex trafficking survivors

February 1, 2016

A traveling exhibit sharing the stories of female sex trafficking survivors is scheduled to run at the Loyola University Museum of Art from Feb. 6 through March 19. It will highlight victims who have po...

Black youth experience high unemployment

Metro Unemployment

By metro reporter

February 1, 2016

Nearly half of young, African Americans in Chicago are jobless and out of school, according to a new youth unemployment report that shows Chicago to be far worse at keeping young people off the streets than ot...

March for life vs. March for Lies | The Columbia Chronicle

January 25, 2016

Two organized marches regarding abortion started in front of Federal Plaza, 50 W. Adams St., on Jan 17.  March for Life, a Washington D.C. based organization, is the largest gathering of pro-life supp...

Panel discussion gets heated between CPD and the public | The Columbia Chronicle

January 25, 2016

The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform hosted a panel discussion with members of the Chicago Police Department, community activists and the public on Jan. 20 at East-West University, 829 S. Wabash Ave ...

Sia: a true artist, but threat to true artistry

By Managing Editor

January 25, 2016

When I first saw the viral music video for Sia's "Chandelier" in 2014, I was astounded. The video's carefully crafted moody visuals and the song's meticulously written and honest lyrics had me convinced of Sia's genuine artistry. Amid the growing hype surrounding the enigmatic singer underneath the signature platinum blonde wig, I even went as far as to praise her as "the savior of pop music" with my friends.Soon after, he...

Columbia’s WCRX-FM rocks the Holly Jolly Trolley | The Columbia Chronicle

December 14, 2015

Columbia’s WCRX-FM and Radio Department hosted its 13th annual Holly Jolly Trolley food drive for the Greater Chicago Food Depository Dec. 10 in the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building.  Students and lo...

Mental health reform bill creates accountability

By Editorial Board

December 14, 2015

fter mass shootings, political commentators are quick to point fingers at the possible causes of violence. Some blame graphic video games and lax gun laws. Others say America’s mental health system is responsible for letting those who need help most slip through the cracks. However, a new bipartisan bill seeks to reform the mental health system to prevent those with mental illness from turning violent or suicidal. The Helpin...

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