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US of CC members gathered outside the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building on May 6 to pass out informational flyers and ask students to write about the impact the college’s staff has had on their education. 

US of CC in negotiations for new contract

May 11, 2015

Members of the United Staff of Columbia College, the college’s staff union, assembled outside of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building on May 6 and passed out pizza slices to passersby, sending the messag...

Drug intervention for brain injury, dementia link may be effective

Drug intervention for brain injury, dementia link may be effective

By Sports & Health Editor

May 4, 2015

Despite the jargon-packed mouthful it is, the term “chronic traumatic encephalopathy”—a progressive degenerative brain disease associated with concussions—has become a significant talking point in the...

Electric current ups creativity

Electric current ups electricity

By Sports & Health Editor

April 27, 2015

As waves of electrical current sweep across the folded gray matter in your skull while you imagine, feel or experience emotions, your brain is literally storming. In an April 1 study published in the jo...

Chicagoans more charitable than national average

Information from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy's survey

By Sarah Martinson

April 20, 2015

Chicago households, corporations and grant making foundations donate money at a higher rate than the national average, according to a survey conducted by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Ind...

Students shorted by section closings

By Sports & Health Editor

April 20, 2015

Prior to the start of the Fall 2014 Semester, the college issued an edict requiring the cancellation of class sections that did not attain 60 percent enrollment for that semester. This directive went into effect a full six weeks before classes started, as reported Sept. 2 by The Chronicle. Along with several students who registered for classes well in advance of the July 16 announcement, I was notified that one of the classes I had...

Temptation overrides questionable textiquette

Temptation overrides questionable textiquette

By Sports & Health Editor

April 13, 2015

Chimes sound at a wedding, bells ring at a funeral. But these are not the celebratory or somber sounds fit for such momentous or weighty events—they are the signaling tones of mobile phones. A hush sweeps...

Halftime from the Sideline

The Rose Chronicles: Return Part III

April 13, 2015

The story has been told time and time again, and the injuries have occurred time and time again, but it’s not about how many times Derrick fell. It’s about how many times Derrick rose.Criticism wa...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Chicago’s safety remains up in air as runoff election approaches

By Managing Editor

April 6, 2015

According to a March 31 Chicago Tribune report, homicide rates in Chicago are consistent with rates over the past four years. However, within the past three months, the city recorded 78 homicides and 355 shootings, showing a 26 percent increase from last year’s 62 homicides and 253 shootings. These new numbers come at a troubling time, as the runoff election is set to take place this week and may make Mayor Rahm Emanuel look...

Notable Native: David Yellen

David Yellen

By Gretchen Sterba

April 6, 2015

David Yellen had interesting experiences in some compelling criminal law cases, but few that compare to his job as special master in charge of investigating Chicago’s most notorious instance of poli...

Global Release Day streamlines music access

By Ben Kowalski Copy Editor

March 9, 2015

A new, globally aligned release day has been set for the music industry, according to a Feb. 26 online announcement by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.     Currently, music is released on Tuesdays in the U.S. and on Mondays in the U.K. and France. However, the IFPI plans to implement Global Release Day starting this summer, condensing worldwide music releases to the end of the workweek. Accord...

Bursts of fasting may be key to longevity and health

Bursts of fasting may be key to longevity and health

March 9, 2015

Hunger. People go to great lengths to keep their stomachs full, but research dating back more than 60 years suggests that temporarily depriving oneself of food may be the key to a long and healthy life. Cl...

Cholesterol exonerated, maybe

Cholesterol exonerated, maybe

March 2, 2015

Two sunny side up eggs and a strip of bacon graced the cover of Time magazine in March 1984, forming the distressed, frowning caricature of a human face. The message imparted to the American people by this ...

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