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Ride-share drivers protest City Hall for higher wages

Ride-share drivers protest City Hall for higher wages

May 9, 2019

About 50 Chicago-area ride-share drivers for Uber, Lyft and other companies picketed outside of City Hall demanding higher wages, better security for drivers and more efficient communication from their bosse...

Going the distance: student athletes struggle to balance sports, academics

Going the distance: student athletes struggle to balance sports, academics

September 17, 2018

Kylie Fong, a senior nursing student at Grand Canyon University, wakes up at 4:30 a.m. for her “Clinical” course.  After she finishes her hospital shift, she goes to golf practice, which lasts between three a...

Lyft drives voting initiative forward

Lyft drives voting initiative forward

September 4, 2018

Lyft wants to help voters during November elections by reducing ride fares and providing registration information as part of its Ride to Vote initiative. Lyft partnered with organizations such as Vote.org...

Corporations struggle to do what health-care system won’t

By Editorial Board

March 12, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Uber launched Uber Health on March 1, a new form of non-emergency medical transportation.The new service allows patients to schedule rides to and from medical appointments hours before or up to 30 days in advance. Providers who order the rides do so through an online dashboard, and patients receive a text message or phone call for information about their trip, making rides accessible to those without  smartphones.Lyft Conci...

Honoring Billy Graham dishonors those he marginalized

Honoring Billy Graham dishonors those he marginalized

By Miranda Manier

March 5, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

On Feb. 28, the late evangelical Rev. Billy Graham, who acted as a spiritual confidante for 12 presidents from Harry Truman to Barack Obama and was known as “America’s pastor,” became the fourth private ...

‘Everyone wins’ in Lyft, local brewery partnership

‘Everyone wins’ in Lyft, local brewery partnership

January 19, 2018

Patrons at select bars across Chicago are now able to wave down a bartender, order a Five Star Lager at the end of their night and make their journey home safely because of their purchase.The Five Star La...

Historic Johnson Publishing building sold, Plymouth to follow

Historic Johnson Publishing building sold, Plymouth to follow

November 28, 2017

Formerly home to Ebony and Jet magazines before being purchased by Columbia in 2010, the Johnson Publishing Building has been sold to 3L Real Estate, a Rosemont-based group that mainly handles mul...

Child neglect masked as pranks for YouTube fame

Child neglect masked as pranks for YouTube fame

By Ariana Portalatin

September 18, 2017

Filed under Arts & Culture

Michael Martin begins a video with three of his five children explaining a game he wants them to play called “Bottle Flip Slap,” which requires the kids to play against each other and take turns fli...

St. Patrick’s Day rooted in immigrant tradition

St. Patrick’s Day rooted in immigrant tradition

March 16, 2015

Chicago is known for its extravagant St. Patrick’s Day celebrations—the parades, bar crawls up and down Clark Street and the greening of the Chicago River attract tourists from around the world. Ho...

Ridesharing App Companies Increasing Safety Protocols

Ridesharing App Companies Increasing Safety Protocols

By Sarah Martinson

February 2, 2015

Filed under Metro

Due to increased customer concerns after two Uber Chicago drivers were arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting passengers, Uber is starting a new safety initiative to protect its riders.In recent mo...

Running with a Purpose | The Columbia Chronicle

October 20, 2014

On Oct. 12, more than 40,000 runners from around the world gathered in Grant Park to take part in the 37th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon. For many, it is a tradition. Tommy Cornille, a resident...

Video Poll: Rideshare vs. Taxi

April 7, 2014

In this week's Video Poll, Columbia students discuss whether they prefer to use rideshare services, taxis or a different form of transportation entirely. Ridesharing has become more popular since the ...

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