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House bill could help transgender and undocumented students

House bill could help transgender and undocumented students

May 31, 2019

Some transgender and undocumented students have difficulty acquiring government funding to pay for higher education, but an Illinois House bill could make it easier. The Retention of Illinois St...

Illegal gun trading is not a right

May 9, 2016

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Legislation that was due to be introduced in the Illinois House the week of May 2 could significantly decrease illegal gun sales and trade in Illinois, according to an April 28 Chicago Tribune article.The legislation is backed by Democrats in the Illinois House and Gabby Giffords, a former Arizona Congresswoman who survived a 2011 assassination attempt and is now a major advocate for restrictions on gun trade and sales. It is...

Students still without MAP for upcoming academic year

Students still without MAP for upcoming academic year

May 2, 2016

Illinois’ legislature announced April 22 that state funding would be allocated for higher education, but it is still unclear whether the money budgeted for Monetary Award Program funding could affect ...

Transphobic state laws must be addressed nationally

By Associate Editor

April 4, 2016

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

A controversial bill signed into law March 23 by Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has banned transgender residents from using public facilities such as bathrooms and locker rooms in accordance with their gender identity rather than their assigned sex at birth.While under legislative deliberation, the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act was criticized by several organizations, including the American Civil...

Second City film school to emphasize humor  in filmmaking

Second City film school to emphasize humor in filmmaking

February 22, 2016

The Second City will be adding the Harold Ramis Film School—the world’s first comedy-focused filmmaking program, which opens in September 2016—to its newly constructed training center. The film schoo...

Mental health reform bill creates accountability

By Editorial Board

December 14, 2015

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

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...

Prison reform bill keeps jobs locked up

By Editorial Board

October 19, 2015

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

One in four of the world’s prisoners are incarcerated in the U.S., yet the U.S. only comprises 5 percent of the world’s total population. The disproportionately high number of prisoners in the U.S. can be attributed to its unusually harsh punishments for nonviolent offenders—particularly those convicted of drug charges.In early October, a bipartisan group of legislators led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-...

‘Synaesthetica’ dissolves boundaries, expands understanding

‘Synaesthetica’ dissolves boundaries, expands understanding

September 14, 2015

“Synaesthetica” is an art installation by Chicago artist Stevie Hanley, which will be on display until Nov. 15 at The International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lake Shore Drive. The exhibit in...

Track, tech CTA upgrades in 2015

Track, tech CTA upgrades in 2015

January 26, 2015

To improve daily commutes for Chi- cago residents, the Chicago Transit Authority is continuing a multiyear project geared toward addressing the problems many Chicagoans and commuting students often f...

Featured Artist: Rebecca Brunner | The Columbia Chronicle

November 17, 2014

Sophomore music major Rebecca Brunner talks about her new video series "At a Glance" and how Columbia has opened doors for her as a singer/songwriter. Brunner has performed covers of top artists, such a...

Notable Native: Colleen Daley

Notable Native: Colleen Daley

By Associate Editor

October 6, 2014

Filed under Metro

For Colleen Daley, executive director of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, each workday has one goal: pushing for laws that may save lives. Daley, who is entering her fourth year in her posi...

‘Men, Women & Children’ has connectivity problems

‘Men, Women & Children’ has connectivity problems

October 6, 2014

Evolving social media and technology have drastically altered the way we interact as human beings. It should come as no surprise that films have attempted to capture the dangers of this rapidly changing ...

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