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Opinion: Former inmates deserve to have their voting rights respected, not canceled

Opinion: Former inmates deserve to have their voting rights respected, not canceled

March 16, 2020

Rehabilitation is supposedly the point of incarceration, but this process is often lost as inmates are stripped of their personhood and become subjects of the state. After they have served their sen...

Opinion: Having a twin is a life-long journey

Opinion: Having a twin is a life-long journey

March 15, 2020

"BFF" is an acronym used to describe our forever best friends. For me, it’s a term I have never used for anyone in my life because my standard for a best friend was set very high by someone that surp...

Opinion: Police sanctioned violence on CTA

Opinion: Police sanctioned violence on CTA

By Margaret Smith, Opinions Editor

March 7, 2020

Gun violence in Chicago doesn’t only exist in a few sectioned-off neighborhoods, it doesn’t just happen in dark, tucked-away alleys or between citizens whose names will soon become part of the endless,...

Opinion: Mask on, mask off: the duality of being black

Opinion: Mask on, mask off: the duality of being black

February 29, 2020

The first time I attended college, I went to Oglethorpe University, a small private school in Atlanta, Georgia. Similar to Columbia, it was a “PWI,” or predominantly white institution, and because ...

Opinion: Stop buying video games from companies that rip you off

Opinion: Stop buying video games from companies that rip you off

By Nick Forsythe, Staff reporter

February 23, 2020

Video games are one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the world, providing a sense of immersion and escape. More than 164 million American adults played video games and the industry raked in ...

Opinion: Reading between the lines is crucial in the 2020 election season

Opinion: Reading between the lines is crucial in the 2020 election season

By Camilla Forte, Deputy Director of Photography

February 11, 2020

“We know who got us to this point,” said Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang from the stage at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Isadore and Sadie Dorin Forum. “It was not the media comp...

Editorial: How do you navigate the gray area of consent?

Editorial: How do you navigate the gray area of consent?

By Editorial Board

February 8, 2020

In crafting the Chronicle’s Sex Issue, it was pivotal to have a conversation on an issue that cannot be separated from the subject of sex. Thus, every Chronicle staffer was asked to anonymously respond to q...

Opinion: Demonizing sex workers does nothing for society

Opinion: Demonizing sex workers does nothing for society

By Margaret Smith, Opinions Editor

February 7, 2020

Before triple-X websites, gentlemen’s clubs and the Levee District of Chicago, there were always sex workers. When you read the words “sex work” what do you think? Of scandalous women? Somethin...

Opinion: Dear, Kobe…

Opinion: Dear, Kobe…

January 29, 2020

Dear Kobe, I was 11 years old when I first saw you. I had just moved to my first foster home and was a nervous wreck. I didn’t know what to make of my situation. I was angry, frightened and had no...

Opinion: It is OK to pause the hustle

Opinion: It is OK to pause the hustle

By Justin Anderson, Photojournalist

January 25, 2020

Bright blue light drowns out a darkness that should otherwise engulf the room at an early hour like this. Two sets of hands furiously type away—one on a class assignment, the other on a personal project...

Opinion: Christmas and consumerism cannot go hand-in-hand

Opinion: Christmas and consumerism cannot go hand-in-hand

December 1, 2019

The red bows on jewelry boxes, colored lights decorating store mannequins, giant Christmas trees in every corner of the mall—you have to admit, the holidays are a visually attractive time of the year. ...

Opinion: This Thanksgiving, check your privileges at the door

Opinion: This Thanksgiving, check your privileges at the door

November 17, 2019

By the time you finish reading this, I can’t promise that you will suddenly be the most “woke” person in the room when it comes to racial discrimination and other systematic forms of oppression a...

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