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MeToo founder Tarana Burke speaks during a Q&A session at Northwestern's MLK Dream Week event Monday, Jan. 27.

#MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke talks about taking control of the narrative

January 30, 2020

When social justice activist Tarana Burke first coined the term “me, too” in the 2000s, it was not intended to raise global awareness for victims of sexual assault. “It was about creating emp...

Student worker Lauren VanReken recreates a mural by Gloria Talamantes as part of the exhibition in the back room of the Glass Curtain Gallery, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.

‘¡Sí, Se Puede!’ opens at Glass Curtain Gallery

September 5, 2017

“¡Sí, Se Puede!” is an exhibit featuring the work of eight artists inspired by the archives of Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta and their work with the United Farm Workers Movement that opened Sept. ...

Canvas receives positive feedback

Canvas receives positive feedback

September 5, 2017

The college is transitioning to a new learning management system after receiving positive feedback about the system’s use during the summer. Many courses are set to use the platform starting this semester. The college signed a contract to use Canvas to improve its delivering o...

Carousel Kings to bring ‘Charm’ to the city

Carousel King released Charm City Feb. 10 and will visit The Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road in Berwyn, Illinois for its

By Kendrah Villiesse

February 13, 2017

David Alexander, vocalist in Carousel Kings, always dreamed about being in a band. In 2008, when Alexander was 18, he decided to create pop-punk band Carousel Kings with his friends.The Lancaster, Penn...

Columbia hosted panel discusses importance of street art | The Columbia Chronicle

May 9, 2016

Columbia and the Wabash Arts Corridor committee hosted a panel of street artists May 5 at the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building. The event, entitled “Big Walls in a Big City: Imagining the Future of Publ...

March for life vs. March for Lies | The Columbia Chronicle

January 25, 2016

Two organized marches regarding abortion started in front of Federal Plaza, 50 W. Adams St., on Jan 17.  March for Life, a Washington D.C. based organization, is the largest gathering of pro-life supp...

Actress Lena Dunham is one of many creative industry professionals who was chosen speak at the Chicago Humanities Festival.

Chicago Humanities Festival celebrates 25th anniversary

October 20, 2014

The Chicago Humanities Festival is set to take place Oct. 25–Nov. 9 at Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and in multiple downtown locations.Corrina Lesser, associate director of Progr...

Members of Straightedge at Columbia, the college’s straight edge group, pose with the X symbol. The letter “X” or “XXX” is often used to represent the movement on straight edge clothing and memorabilia.

Life on the edge

April 21, 2014

Many college students sneak alcohol past residence hall security guards and cover the vents in their dorm rooms to contain the smell of weed on the weekend, but within that haze is a group of students ...

Going Against the Norm—Straight Edge

April 21, 2014

It has become a social norm for young adults to engage in typical college activities on the weekends such as smoking weed and drinking. A small percentage decide to rebel against that scene and forge a diff...

Keep encouraging parent involvement in education

By Editorial Board

November 12, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Oct. 30 that 70 Chicago public schools have teamed up with Walgreens to give cards worth $25 of store credit to parents who pick up their children’s report card and participate in parent-teacher conferences.The participating schools have had problems maintaining parental involvement, according to an Oct. 30 press release from the mayor’s office.Some headlines are calling the program bribe...

Special Olympics founded, grows in Chicago

By Kyle Rich

October 29, 2012

Chicago is known for Al Capone and the devastating fire of 1871, but it is also the birthplace of a positive historic movement that began more than four decades ago.The city hosted the first International Special Olympics Summer Games at Soldier Field in July 1968, at which more than 1,000 athletes with mental disabilities from the United States and Canada gathered to compete in swimming and track andfield events.Mayor Rah...

Protestors pack downtown Chicago

By Contributing Writer

October 12, 2011

by Aviva Einhorn, Contributing WriterAn estimated 7,000 chanting protestors jammed Monroe Street on the evening of Oct. 10 to denounce economic inequality in full view of a wine and cheese reception hosted by the futures trading industry in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago.The rally climaxed during an afternoon in which separate protests were held at five downtown Chicago locations, each targeting different de...

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