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Self-funded campaigns unethical

March 10, 2014

With the Illinois gubernatorial election only eight months away, criticism and promises from each candidate are growing louder. In the case of Republican frontrunner Bruce Rauner, the scrutiny reached new heights when statewide labor organization AFL-CIO filed an ethics complaint against him.The organization claimed it filed the complaint because Rauner violated the Illinois Procurement Code, which outlines what constitutes...

Chronicle staff earns top honor

Chronicle named best newspaper in Illinois

March 3, 2014

The Columbia Chronicle was named best in state and collected 18 other awards from the Illinois College Press Association Feb. 22. The Chronicle, which was categorized as a non-daily at a college...

Lying and creativity linked

Dishonesty increases creativity, study says

March 3, 2014

Society may frown upon dishonest behaviors, but two related Harvard studies have found that lying may increase creativity.The studies conducted in 2012 and 2013 measured the relationship between disho...

Sugar Daddy Issues

Sugar Daddy Issues

By Copy Chief

February 11, 2014

The first time I ever had sugar cubes was at a bris. If you don’t know what a bris is, it’s a traditional Jewish ceremony at which a baby boy is circumcised. I was 7 years old at the time and was too bu...

Editor’s Note: Prioritize student wellness

By Heather Scroering

November 5, 2012

While some at Columbia believe the college’s artistic nature is too unique to be compared to other institutions, there’s one issue that no college campus can deny—obesity.Almost 30 percent of American college students are overweight or obese, according to the American College Health Association, so it is no longer enough to live by the old proverb, “Early to bed, early to rise keeps you healthy, wealthy and wise....


By The Columbia Chronicle

October 22, 2012

by Heather Schroering, Editor-In-Chief and Ivana Hester, Assistant Campus EditorThe median annual income of recent Columbia graduates lags far behind that of other colleges’ alumni, nearly $7,000 below the national median for those in the arts and media fields and $5,000 below the median for all recent U.S. college graduates, a Columbia survey shows.In fall 2011, the college surveyed 2,500 Columbia alumni who graduated wit...

Northwestern continues dominance, Loyola looks to bounce back

By Nader Ihmoud

October 18, 2012

Contributing Writer: Doug PitorakIt seems that no part of Chicago was left dry, and Rogers Park was no exception on Oct. 17.Like the unrelenting rain that engulfed Loyola Soccer Park all evening, the Northwestern University Wildcats men’s soccer team relied on a persistent offensive attack to defeatthe Loyola University Ramblers 2-0 and move to 10-2-2 on the season.Rainstorms like that often make for a sloppy game, but although ...

How To: Save Money in Chicago

By Dannis Valera

October 1, 2012

When you live in a city like Chicago it can be bought sticking to your budget and being careful with your money. The Chronicle sat with Emily Easton, Director of New Student Programs and Orientation, and she gave some great tips in how you can save more money as opposed to spending it.

Stop printing money

By Tyler Davis

October 1, 2012

The U.S. State Department’s international aid agency, USAID, formed the Better than Cash Alliance, a partnership between private and public organizations that aims to move the global economy from paper money to digital banking on Sept. 19.The alliance, which includes organizations ranging from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Visa, hopes moving money online will create transparency and efficiency, something we should ...

More for my money

By Heather Scroering

September 10, 2012

Entering my final semesters at Columbia, I’ve realized how limited my time here is. Opportunities to take the fun classes I never had time for are running out. The truth is, I really love to learn, but I loathe wasting money.Unfortunately, several of the non-major courses Columbia has required me to take have felt like money-wasters. My freshman year of college, I found myself begrudgingly rereading the same novels for classes t...

Public funding, private brewing

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 4, 2012

The construction of a microbrewery in the Motor Row District has been approved by the Community Development Commission, a group that allocates tax increment financing funds. The brewery is the leading edge of the effort to cultivate a nightlife district on Chicago’s Near South Side.The Broad Shoulders Brewery is slated for 2337 S. Michigan Ave., one of many vacant buildings in the area. Construction of more restaurants, ba...

City cuts recycling costs

By Tim Shaunnessey

April 16, 2012

Although the city touts its recycling efforts, many Chicago residents find themselves without access to the service. By the end of 2013, however, the issue will be resolved thanks to money the city saved by stirring up competition.Since implementing a competitive bidding system for recycling services, Chicago has saved $2.2 million, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced April 5 at the Humboldt Park Boat House, 1400 N. Sacramento Ave. Th...

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