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Now that the school year has officially started, Isaiah Moore and Angel Page Smigielski are waiting for further response from the administration regarding a tuition reduction.

Student organizers at a loss after meeting with administrators

September 9, 2020

After Columbia reversed its decision to increase tuition by 2%, as reported by the Chronicle July 2, some students still wondered if additional financial assistance would be provided with regard to tuitio...

Students petition for discounted tuition, organize protests

Students petition for discounted tuition, organize protests

July 14, 2020

When Laney Naling, a junior filmmaking major, read a July 2 email from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim that announced the college would be "lowering tuition," but later realized that tuition would not be lowe...

Members of the Chicago Tap Theatre perform in

Columbia alumnus featured in Sweet Tap Chicago show

March 1, 2019

Uniquely choreographed tap dancing is set to a mix of rock, soul and R&B for Chicago Tap Theatre's Sweet Tap Chicago show.Taylor Mallory, a 2010 music business alumnus, is the main vocalist and emce...

Ian Roozrokh, senior cinema arts and science major, created a petition in December to request the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee at the college to appoint a religious expert.

Student petition highlights diversity concerns at college

February 12, 2019

A change.org petition created by a student is close to reaching its goal of 200 signatures in support of more religious representation on campus, just as the college works to expand its Diversity, Equit...

Legislation could fill need for mental health assistance in Illinois schools

Legislation could fill need for mental health assistance in Illinois schools

April 28, 2018

During her senior year of high school, Amina Henderson-Redwan  was leading a peace circle at Gage Park High School on Chicago’s Southwest Side when she felt an anxiety attack coming on. As she tried to walk away, she said s...

Student creates petition following UC renovation complaints

Student creates petition following UC renovation complaints

April 23, 2018

Freshman interactive arts and media student Haley Phillips has created a Change.org petition asking for University Center residents to be compensated for stolen or broken items as well as for be...

The Woodlawn community gardens produce 1.5 tons of food annually for the First Presbyterian Church’s food pantry. 

Community garden debate sprouts in Woodlawn

April 9, 2018

Two community gardens in Woodlawn face an uncertain future, triggering uneasiness in the surrounding community.Residents and gardeners were notified March 17 that the 65th and Woodlawn community garden, ...

Protests break out in Puerto Rico as frustration grows

‘One Day at a Time’ shows continued success in new season

February 5, 2018

While Congress debated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and immigration policies, Netflix released its second season of “One Day at a Time” Jan. 26, a comedy about a lively Cuban-American ...

Progressive characters should be encouraged in ‘Roseanne’ reboot

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

By Ariana Portalatin

September 25, 2017

Fans of “Roseanne” are well aware that the TV show never shied away from tackling controversial issues during its run, with a fairly progressive view, so news that the reboot will include a gender fl...

Clashing Communities: Autistic and LGBTQ individuals fight for their right to be both

Clashing Communities: Autistic and LGBTQ individuals fight for their right to be both

September 11, 2017

The first time Cyree Jarelle Johnson thought about hiding their* autism was in the sixth grade. They knew that if they did not learn to hide it, Johnson’s life would become drastically different. What l...

The Mark Vend. Co. vending machines in Columbia buildings have QR codes and a telephone number to send in snack suggestions.  

Sugar tax, vending machines influence student diets

September 11, 2017

Columbia Students returned to school to find limited healthy options in vending machines and a new Cook County sugar tax. Farmer’s Fridge—a vending machine company that provided healthy options such as sandwiches and salads for students in Columbia’s 600 S. Michigan Ave. an...

New CPS curriculum aims to prevent repetition of dark history

By Editorial Board

September 11, 2017

This school year, Chicago Public Schools students will learn the basics: English, math and the shameful history of torture in the Chicago Police Department. As part of a reparations package, which City Council passed on May 6, 2015, CPS will now teach eighth-graders and high school sophomores about Jon Burge, a former CPD detective accused of using torture primarily on black men in his custody between the 1970s and 1990s to for...

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