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Opinion: Demonizing sex workers does nothing for society

Opinion: Demonizing sex workers does nothing for society

By Margaret Smith, Opinions Editor

February 7, 2020

Before triple-X websites, gentlemen’s clubs and the Levee District of Chicago, there were always sex workers. When you read the words “sex work” what do you think? Of scandalous women? Somethin...

It is still illegal to smoke marijuana in public and on campus.

Cannabis comes to campus: High taxes and long lines are a buzzkill, students say

February 3, 2020

Editor’s note: The Chronicle refers to an anonymous source under the pseudonym of John Doe for the source’s legal protection from criminal punishment for selling cannabis.   By the time p...

Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush talk “The Giver”

Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush talk

By Managing Editor

August 15, 2014

Despite taking 20-years to make, “The Giver,” a film based off Lois Lowry’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name, will open in theatres Friday, Aug. 15.“The Giver” follows a community ...

Illinois hazy on medical marijuana legalization

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

December 3, 2012

Proponents of legalizing medical marijuana are urging Illinois House representatives to vote in favor of a medical cannabis bill that will be considered during the week of Dec. 3.If it passes both houses of the General Assembly, State House Bill 30 would enact a three-year pilot program providing patients with serious medical conditions limited access to cannabis. It would be the most restrictive medical marijuana bill in the count...

Alert system still inadequate

By Editorial Board

March 1, 2010

Flashing orange lights and alarms interrupted Columbia’s morning classes on Feb. 18.   Professors were notified prior to this drill and were asked to attend training on the correct procedures. However, faculty and staff who didn’t attend training and unaware students were unable to identify the alarm and take the correct precautions.Students scrambled down the stairs and filed out of campus buildings, while many were confused about the ...

Michael Phelps smoking pot harmless

By Lauren Kelly

February 9, 2009

Michael Phelps can be called an Olympic superstar, a 14-time gold medal winner, a record-breaking athlete, an all-American swimmer and, most recently, a pot smoker.A photograph of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps smoking marijuana from a bong surfaced last week after being published in a British tabloid. The photo has since circulated in the media, forcing the press to talk about the issue of recreational cannabis use in the Unit...

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