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The Columbia Chronicle’s Sex Study

February 10, 2015

In January 2015, a New York Times contributing writer detailed how she fell in love. Instead of recounting a movie-worthy story of fate, Mandy Len Cantron fell in love through a scientific study. Psychologist Ar...

Gov. Pat Quinn is advocating for an increase to the minimum wage following an Illinois Senate Executive Committee bill that would raise the minimum wage to $11 by 2017.

Minimum wage on rise in Illinois

November 24, 2014

While the debate on raising the minimum wage nationwide continues, the Illinois Senate Executive Committee voted out a bill Nov. 19 that could raise the minimum wage to $10 per hour, then to $10.50 in...

Columbia community mourns student’s death

By Managing Editor

November 3, 2014

Jake McConnell, a sophomore cinema art + science major, died Oct. 29 in his dorm room at The Dwight, 642 S. Clark St.McConnell, a 20-year-old native of suburban Crystal Lake, Illinois, came to the college to study film and creative writing. McConnell’s death was announced Oct. 29 in a collegewide email from President Kwang-Wu Kim and Vice President of Student Success Mark Kelly. “We are deeply saddened to share news ...

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...

Mayor proposed to ban box law in Chicago

Mayor proposed to ban box law in Chicago

October 20, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed a new city ordinance on Sept. 29 called Ban the Box, which would eradicate the current box law that creates barriers to employment for convicted felons and those with criminal re...


City initiative seeks to reduce veteran homelessness

September 29, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a partnership on Sept. 16 between several city, state and federal agencies to combat homelessness among Chicago veterans.The mayor’s office, the state Department of Family and ...

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