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Candidates eye Congressional seat a month before midterms

By Blaise Mesa

October 9, 2018

Only a month away from the midterm elections, candidates for the 7th Congressional District prepare for the final vote.Incumbent Danny Davis was first elected as a Congressmen in the 7th District in 1996, and has been re-elected 10 times. He is opposed by Craig Cameron, the Republican candidate.The 7th Congressional District reaches as far west as Bellwood, as south as West Englewood and as north as the Loop and Magnificent Mile.Davis ...

Essential oils should not replace modern medicine

Essential oils should not replace modern medicine

October 8, 2018

As I’m typing this, I’m diffusing essential oils. Orange and patchouli—my favorite blend—engulf the room as my diffuser blinks in colors from blue to green to purple. It smells amazing and brings a ...

Pills, patches, shots! Oh my! New male contraceptives may not be available anytime soon

Pills, patches, shots! Oh my! New male contraceptives may not be available anytime soon

By Blaise Mesa

February 12, 2018

Despite the popularity of condoms, new birth control products for males could be on the market, but not anytime soon, according to Logan Nickels, director of operations and programing at Male Contracepti...

Going organic in the bedroom

Going organic in the bedroom

February 12, 2018

Women around the globe use products such as tampons, pads, lube and condoms to protect and take charge of their bodies. But are these products doing more harm than good.Cotton is considered the world...

Chicago Black Restaurant Week brings bucks to black businesses

Chicago Black Restaurant Week brings bucks to black businesses

By Mayan Darbyshire

February 11, 2018

Black restaurant owners are gearing up for the third annual Chicago Black Restaurant Week, a celebration of black-owned restaurants.The celebration runs Feb. 11–18—the second week of Black History Month...

You are what you eat: the health benefits of cooking

You are what you eat: the health benefits of cooking

November 27, 2017

After moving away from home, junior theatre major Kendall Baklor started cooking for herself but said it is difficult to balance as a full-time college student, especially when it is easier to...

Mental illness cannot be immediate reasoning when tragedy strikes

Mental illness cannot be immediate reasoning when tragedy strikes

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

October 9, 2017

After Stephen Paddock opened fire on thousands of fans at an Oct. 1 country music festival, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds, many speculated whether Paddock had been diagnosed with a mental illn...

Breast cancer exhibit wants you to ‘Take Care’

Breast cancer exhibit wants you to ‘Take Care’

September 18, 2017

Inside a gallery, a large installation hangs as a tribute to a mother and hospice worker fighting for quality healthcare.Known for its exhibitions and partnerships with nonprofit organizations, the Weinberg/Newton Art Galle...

New treatment gives second chance to leukemia patients at U of Chicago

New treatment gives second chance to leukemia patients at U of Chicago

September 11, 2017

The University of Chicago Medical Center is one of the first hospitals to offer a new cancer treatment that is giving late-stage leukemia and lymphoma patients another chance for remission. A pediatric acu...

Temporary leadership in HHSS Department questioned by faculty member

Temporary leadership in HHSS Department questioned by faculty member

September 5, 2017

After serving two years as the Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Department's acting chair, Erin McCarthy was named interim chair June 1, a position she is set to hold until a permanent chair is found. McCarthy said she thinks she was selected for the position to provide a...

Student winners announced for WAC Mural Contest

Student winners announced for WAC Mural Contest

May 8, 2017

Junior art and art history major Melanie Vazquez never painted murals before entering Columbia’s second WAC Mural Contest. Encouraged to enter by a professor in the Art and Art History Departm...

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ is not being a prop

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ is not being a prop

By Managing Editor

January 23, 2017

Universal Pictures' newest heartwarming, family movie "A Dog's Purpose" had all the potential to be the next "Marley & Me" or "Turner & Hooch." The trailer perfectly portrayed the bond between...

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