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Exhibit showcases Alzheimer’s through art

The exhibit, titled “William Utermohlen: A Persistence of Memory,

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

February 22, 2016

Artist William Utermohlen spent the final years of his life creating art after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1995.That artwork has since been brought in by Pamela Ambrose, director of Cul...

‘Our Whole Lives’ improves lacking sex-ed curriculum

By Operations Assistant

February 8, 2016

Sexual education in the United States has been a highly contested issue since the 1970s, when widespread concerns about teen pregnancy—and subsequently the HIV/AIDS epidemic—ignited public support for a mandatory curriculum.However, the content of the curriculum and the extent of its use lags behind that of many other countries. While sexual education in the Netherlands begins as early as kindergarten and persists throughou...

Fighting fetishism in the transgender community

By Opinions Editor

February 8, 2016

"When a man can be shamed merely for interacting with a trans woman—whether it be through a photograph, a sex tape or correspondence—what does this say about how society views trans women? More important, what does this do to trans women?” said Janet Mock, activist and icon in the transgender community,  in an essay she wrote on transgender fetishism on her Sept. 12, 2013 blog. From how the transgender experience is...

Alumni not paid for Story Week

Alumni not paid for Story Week

December 14, 2015

As one of the alumni quoted in “R.I.P Story Week,” I need to address an issue raised by the letter to the editor from Courtney Zellars regarding Story Week (Nov. 3).  Ms. Zellars states: “T...

Panel of authors tackle ‘taboo’ subjects

Christa Desir has written three young adult novels, all dealing with what she called “edgy” subjects.  

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 23, 2015

A panel of female authors visited Women & Children First, an independent feminist bookstore at 5233 N. Clark St., on Nov. 12 to discuss writing about “taboo” subjects, from first-time sexual exp...

Chris Salmon, general manager of BING Art Books, said the store has not had many patrons yet, other than Nov. 7 when books went on sale, and it will take them some time to build up traffic.

Bookstore brings cultural heritage to Hyde Park

November 16, 2015

Hyde Park, long noted for its bookstores, is now host to a new one—BING Books, 307 E. Garfield Blvd.—devoted to bringing to the neighborhood art books that are of unusual quality and inventory, ac...

Artistic director James Morehead said attendees can expect a range of programming including drag performances.

Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus ‘funks up’ Christmas favorites

November 9, 2015

The Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus is looking to revitalize and put its stamp on classic holiday songs as the season quickly approaches.This year, the group’s annual holiday show “Miracle on Thirty-Funk...

Holy homoerotic comics, Batman!

Dale Lazarov said he started writing comics 10 years ago and has written seven published hardcovers for Sticky Graphic Novels including “Fast Friends,” “Greek Love” and “Peacock Punks.”

By ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

November 9, 2015

Everyone’s sexual awakening has a different origin story, and comic book superheroes are a part of many of them.Dale Lazarov, a writer for Sticky Graphic Novels, is scheduled to give a presentation N...

Faulty communication techniques harm students

By Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2015

At the start of the academic year, Columbia introduced a new Gender Inclusive Initiative to make the college a more welcoming community to all of its students.As reported Sept. 14 by The Chronicle, the initiative came through efforts put forth by the LGBTQ Office of Culture & Community, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and student-group Common Ground, and is aimed at increasing educational resources about diverse gen...

The Gender Inclusive Initiative aims to raise awareness about issues like preferred pronoun usage at the college.

Gender inclusive initiatives announced two months late

November 2, 2015

The LGBTQ Office of Culture & Community, along with Multicultural Affairs and Common Ground, launched the Gender Inclusive Initiative in early September, calling for preferred pronoun awareness and gender...

Let’s all go to the movies: A look at the 51st Chicago International Film Festival

By Jeremy Freeman Contributing Writer

October 27, 2015

The 51st annual Chicago International Film Festival, which presents more than 150 films from 50 countries, is running daily through Oct. 29 at AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St. in the heart of the Loop.When people think of the phrase “film festivals,” four events come to mind; Cannes, Sundance, Venice and the Toronto International, but the Chicago International Film Festival is different from the hundreds of other film festiva...

Precious Davis, assistant director of Diversity Recruitment Initiatives, said she has made efforts to discuss issues facing the LGBT community, Including working with Miley Cyrus in the Happy Hippie Foundation to combat injustices facing homeless youth, LGBT youth and other marginalized groups. 

Precious Davis talks diversity and inclusion at Columbia

October 19, 2015

Precious Davis, the college’s assistant director of Diversity Recruitment Initiatives, has taken the MTV Video Music Awards stage, visited the White House, been featured in Miley Cyrus’s #InstaPri...

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