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EDITORIAL: Lightfoot met with hope and apprehension

EDITORIAL: Lightfoot met with hope and apprehension

April 11, 2019

Lori Lightfoot won the April 2 mayoral runoff in a landslide, becoming Chicago’s first openly-gay and first black female mayor. Winning in Chicago has made Lightfoot one of the most prominent politicians...

Chicago elects Lori Lightfoot to be first black female mayor

April 2, 2019

In a landslide victory, former Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot will become the first black female and openly gay mayor of Chicago. “I’m here because my personal and professional experiences...

Toni Preckwinkle, Lori Lightfoot headed for mayoral runoff election

Toni Preckwinkle, Lori Lightfoot headed for mayoral runoff election

February 27, 2019

Chicago is poised to have its first black woman mayor. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and former Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot will face off in an April 2 runoff election...

Advice About AML

By Sponsored Content

April 6, 2018

I could use some guidance. I’m taking an honors international law and policy course this year, and it’s exceedingly hard. The class writes short papers every week, and a handful of students are chosen to present their findings together. I was one of three randomly selected to present this coming week, which is why we need some help. The topic we’re supposed to discuss is money laundering in the digital age. The history isn...

Mayoral campaigns heat up with election a year away

Mayoral campaigns heat up with election a year away

April 2, 2018

With the race for Chicago mayor a little less than a year away, some candidates have started rolling out ads announcing their candidacy—as well as attacking their opponents. In the past few weeks, seve...

Welcome Blanket reimagines Trump’s border wall with yarn

Welcome Blanket reimagines Trump’s border wall with yarn

September 25, 2017

Imagine a length of yarn that could stretch all the way across the U.S.-Mexico border.Instead of covering the approximately 3,500,640 yards with the border wall proposed by President Donald Trump, the Welcome Blanket p...

AEMMP Records to showcase talent at SXSW

AEMMP Records to showcase talent at SXSW

March 9, 2015

To flaunt their music industry knowledge and apply classroom skills in the real world, Columbia students will run one of the many shows at South by Southwest, the nation’s largest annual film, music an...

Mayoral Endorsement: Rahm Emanuel for Mayor of Chicago

By Editorial Board

February 16, 2015

The Columbia Chronicle Editorial Board endorses Rahm Emanuel for a second term as mayor of Chicago.The many difficult and often contentious decisions Emanuel made during his four-year tenure as mayor were meticulously picked apart by Chicagoans, aldermen, critics and even the Chronicle staff, but Emanuel is the best choice for the city of Chicago. It is easy during a politician’s term to see all of the bad in what they...

Cellphone use linked to selfish behavior

By Emily Fasold

March 19, 2012

Cellphones were originally invented to connect people but ironically, new research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business suggests that they may be doing the opposite by promoting selfish and less socially minded behavior.Marketing professors Anastasiya Pocheptsova and Rosellina Ferraro conducted two experiments on college-aged cellphone users and found that they demonstrated less pro-social...

Partying with Grecian gods

By Sophia Coleman

March 12, 2012

Sex, wine and profanity are three common themes in the “Festival of Dionysus,” a then-and-now celebration of Greek theater and the Spring Equinox in honor of Dionysus, the god of hedonism.Though the mysteries of Ancient Greece are buried under the rubble of countless wars and fallen monuments, its revelry and debauchery survive in The International Bedlam Society’s rendition of the festival, which celebrates the stories ...

Deans propose program cuts

By Heather Scroering

February 6, 2012

Named one of the top 10 college radio stations in the country by the Washington Post, Columbia’s WCRX radio has won more than 100 awards for election night coverage, public service educational programs and in many other categories. However, these accomplishments did not spare the radio program from receiving a low ranking at the first scoring level on the academic side of the prioritization process.Other departments with e...

Voters blew their big chance

By Editorial Board

February 28, 2011

Rahm Emanuel became Chicago’s next mayor with a blowout victory in the Feb. 22 election, taking 55 percent of the vote, compared with a mere 24 percent by runner-up Gery Chico. However, in a disheartening display of voter apathy, only 41 percent of registered Chicago residents participated in that decision.At a time when millions of people across the Middle East take to the streets and fight for a right to vote, it’s sad t...

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