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Columbia students express culture through traditions

Columbia students express culture through traditions

November 27, 2017

Every New Year’s Eve during the countdown to midnight, junior English and creative writing major Janae Iloreta, who is of Filipino descent, recalls opening all cabinets and turning on all electronics i...

The Latino Alliance held the annual Day of the Dead celebration event Nov. 7 at the Conaway Center in the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building. 

Day of the Dead event celebrates all cultures

November 10, 2014

Students from all cultures gathered at the Conaway Center in the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building on Nov. 7 for the annual Mexican celebration known the Day of the Dead, held by Columbia’s Latino Alliance student organization. The evening featured spoken word, dance and song perf...

Teachers want CPS to “Let Them Teach”

March 17, 2014

Angry parents, teachers and Chicago Teacher's Union members gathered March 10 outside the Teacher's Academy of Math and Science, 501 W. 35th St., to boycott the Illinois Standard Achievement Test and ...

Caravan for Peace marches through Chicago

By Dannis Valera

September 10, 2012

The Caravan for Peace marched through Chicago’s Little Village earlier this week calling for changes in policy and strategy concerning the war on drugs.The caravan first started Aug. 11, after crossing the Otay Border into San Diego. In total, the caravan will travel through 26 cities and will eventually end up in Washington, D.C., Sept. 12.Mexican poet Javier Sicilia started the caravan because of the loss of his son, J...

Oppression exercise, reality for students

By Alexandra Kukulka

March 19, 2012

As an arts college, Columbia is home to students of different backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities, and there are multicultural organizations on campus to keep these students united. For many in these groups, oppression is a daily experience.On March 14, One Tribe, a group of student representatives from each of the cultural organizations that address the issues surrounding diversity and social justice at the college, staged a Tunnel...

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