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“Chuy” Garcia endorses Bernie Sanders’ immigration plan | The Columbia Chronicle

March 14, 2016

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign representatives held a Town Hall on immigration reform March 10 at Universidad Popular, 2801 S. Hamlin Ave. Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia spok...

LGBTQ Gender Fusions celebrates identity, diversity

By Campus Editor

April 27, 2015

LGBTQ people and allies packed into Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave., for an evening of food, dance, fashion and a keynote presentation from prominent transgender rights activist Geena Rocero for a celebration of diversity and identity.“I just want to gender f--k things and deconstruct all these notions of a gender binary,” said Rocero, a transgender fashion and beauty model who founded Gender Proud, an advocacy and awar...

Walk Score ranks Chicago sixth most-walkable city

Walk Score ranks Chicago sixth most-walkable city

By Lauren Johnson

April 27, 2015

Chicago has been ranked the sixth most-walkable city in the U.S. by Walk Score, an organization run by real estate company Redfin that tracks and promotes walkable cities. A study released April 7 by Wal...

‘50 Shots’ exhibit questions racial stereotypes

‘50 Shots’ exhibit questions racial stereotypes

By Katlyn Tolly

April 13, 2015

Freelance graphic designer and photographer Imani Amos uses the power of art to question prejudice in Chicago by focusing on racial stereotypes and profiling in her photo exhibit “50 Shots: Humanizing...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wins second term

By Natalie Craig

April 7, 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 political ads that ultimately may have determined the election since Feb. 24, when Emanuel’s failure to achieve more than 50 percent of the vote in the general election sparked Chicago’s first-ever mayoral runoff election.Emanuel a...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Chicago’s safety remains up in air as runoff election approaches

By Managing Editor

April 6, 2015

According to a March 31 Chicago Tribune report, homicide rates in Chicago are consistent with rates over the past four years. However, within the past three months, the city recorded 78 homicides and 355 shootings, showing a 26 percent increase from last year’s 62 homicides and 253 shootings. These new numbers come at a troubling time, as the runoff election is set to take place this week and may make Mayor Rahm Emanuel look...

Chicago’s safety remains up in air as runoff election approaches

By Managing Editor

April 6, 2015

According to a March 31 Chicago Tribune report, homicide rates in Chicago are consistent with rates over the past four years. However, within the past three months, the city recorded 78 homicides and 355 shootings, showing a 26 percent increase from last year’s 62 homicides and 253 shootings.These new numbers come at a troubling time, as the runoff election is set to take place this week and may make Mayor Rahm Emanuel look...

Columbia alumni find success in making documentaries

By Sadie Miller

March 9, 2015

Two of Columbia’s alumni recently saw a project from their time at Columbia find success—their documentary about Chester Gould, the creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip, was aired on public television.Brothers John and Steve Firak, 2005 and 2006 graduates, respectively, co-directed “Chester Gould: An American Original,” which aired Feb. 22 on WTTW Channel 11.John Firak currently works as a freelance photographer an...

Tracers Book Club brings new meaning to feminism, equality

Tracers Book Club brings new meaning to feminism, equality

March 9, 2015

Jennifer Reeder started the Tracers Book Club a year and a half ago to reinvigorate the feminist and equality movements in the U.S.The Tracers Book Club began as a book club among friends, Reeder said. But as ...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Voters the real disappointment in Chicago mayoral race

By Managing Editor

March 2, 2015

Although he held a steady lead for most of the Feb. 24 mayoral race, Mayor Rahm Emanuel fell short of the 50 percent vote needed to win the 2015 Chicago mayoral election without entering a runoff. Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia trailed behind him with a 33.9 percent following.The fact that there will be six more weeks of campaigning to win over more voters is not dissapointing, though. What is disappointing...

‘No guarantees’ for faculty salary increases

‘No guarantees’ for faculty salary increases

March 2, 2015

Faculty salary increases cannot be guaranteed for the upcoming academic year, Stan Wearden, senior vice president and provost, told the college’s Faculty Senate Feb. 27 at its monthly meeting. The an...

Neurological basis for munchies now less hazy

Neurological basis for munchies now less hazy

By Sports & Health Reporter

March 2, 2015

The relationship between marijuana and the sudden hunger smokers experience is a little less hazy thanks to researchers at Yale University. Researchers have discovered the neurological basis for “the...

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