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Israeli elections demonstrate democracy despite final outcomes

By Sports & Health Reporter

March 30, 2015

Israelis visited the polls on March 17 to exercise their right to vote as citizens of the only true democracy in the Middle East. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of Israel’s right-wing Likud Party, was elected for a fourth term as prime minister, much to the dismay of progressive Israelis and Jews worldwide, though the left-leaning Zionist Union and its leader Isaac Herzog—Netanyahu’s main opposition—...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Mayoral candidates lack time, plan to fix racial segregation

By Managing Editor

February 9, 2015

Chicago’s hyper-segregated neighborhoods quickly became a topic of discussion during the first mayoral debate of 2015, which took place on Feb. 4 and was broadcast on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight.” Mayoral candidates incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Bob Fioretti (2nd Ward), Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García and businessman Willie Wilson attended the forum hosted by Phil Ponce.Candidates shared their...

Tape collectors keepin’ it reel

By Arts & Culture Reporter

January 26, 2015

Walking into a local thrift shop, a casual shopper may pass an old cassette player and a stack of tapes and think nothing of it. In 1975, when boomboxes featuring cassette decks were introduced to U.S. consumers, the cassette became the go-to source for portable music listening until being all but completely phased out by CDs in the mid-’80s. Although still a popular medium for alternative music junkies, it seems like the cassette...

Israeli DJ shows culture outside news coverage

Israeli DJ shows culture outside news coverage

November 17, 2014

Israeli DJ Eyal Rob visited the college Nov. 11 to give a master class on the music scene in his hometown of Tel Aviv, and the art of sampling traditional media in new music. Rob said a major par...

Conversations on academic freedom return to Columbia

Conversations on academic freedom return to Columbia

October 13, 2014

Several dozen Illinois residents filled Ferguson Hall, 600 S. Michigan Ave., on Oct. 8 for a panel discussion on academic freedom. Hosted by the college’s chapter of Students for Justice in Pa...

Non-dominant hand influences thumb’s evolution

Non-dominant hand influences thumb’s evolution

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

September 29, 2014

Throughout early human history, the development of tools such as hand-axes, flints and flakes is believed to have influenced the evolution of culture and anatomy.In a Sept. 6 study published in the Journ...

Cappleman, CTA hold meeting to talk plans for Wilson Red Line station| The Columbia Chronicle

September 22, 2014

Alderman James Cappleman of the 46th ward, and representatives from the Chicago Transit Authority held a meeting at Harry S. Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson Ave., to discuss plans for the reconstruction ...

Professor calls academic freedom into question

Professor calls academic freedom into question

March 31, 2014

To adjunct history professor Iymen Chehade, reducing the number of sections of his course “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” from two to one was an attempt by Columbia’s administration to silence him, violating his academic freedom. To Steven Corey, chair of the Humanities, H...

On behalf of the Campaign to Respect Academic Freedom at Columbia College: Palestine is No Exception

On behalf of the Campaign to Respect Academic Freedom at Columbia College: Palestine is No Exception

March 31, 2014

This letter was sent by Iymen Chehade to The Chronicle on behalf of the Campaign to Respect Academic Freedom at Columbia College: Palestine is No Exception. Columbia College Interim Provost Louise...

Soccer has no borders

Soccer has no borders

By Media Relations Editor

March 3, 2014

Athletes are students of the game they play. Practice facilities serve as a classroom where they can learn and hone their craft, and, though it seems silly to say, no one’s safety should be in quest...

Stick to your roots

Stick to your roots

By Media Relations Editor

January 27, 2014

As a lifelong follower of sports, I’ve been strongly influenced by sports coverage. This week I am baffled like never before by an international soccer story that I have been following closely since mi...

Cameras catch speed

By Gregory Cappis

November 14, 2011

It’s all about the children, according to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.Both houses of the Illinois General Assembly have approved a bill that would allow speed cameras to be placed within 1/8 of a mile of schools and parks. Current red-light cameras could be converted to monitor speed, and mobile monitoring units could be put in priority zones, if Governor Pat Quinn signs the legislation. The cameras would ticket motorists traveling...

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