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“HUMANITY,” created by business & entrepreneurship graduate student Tyler Bradley, will be performed on Feb. 24 at 618. S Michigan Ave.  

Student created “HUMANITY” production to discuss social issues

February 20, 2017

“HUMANITY,” an original production that portrays social issues through dance, spoken word and American Sign Language, will have its first out-of-state performance at Columbia on Feb. 24. Tyler Bradley, a first year graduate student in the Business & Entrepreneurship Depar...

Presidency vs. Pregnancy— political climate brings uncertainty for women’s health

By Blair Paddock

February 13, 2017

Taking the pill is an automatic, mindless activity for many women. However, a new political administration may reduce access to birth control, bringing uncertainty to an habit that millions of women take for granted.The repeal of the Affordable Care Act, which mandated insurers cover birth control, and the de-funding of Planned Parenthood both threaten the accessibility of birth control.Despite these obstacles, Nicole Williams...

'Gloria' at The Goodman Theatre

Goodman’s ‘Gloria’ show brings new perspective to publishing industry

January 30, 2017

Dozens of students crowded  the seats, at the Goodman Theatre and anxiously waited for the darkly humorous but inspiring play “Gloria” to begin. Classical music filled the theatre as the curtain op...

The Chicago Women's March was forced to cancel the march portion of the event due to the unexpected volume of people. At an estimated 150,000 people, Chicago's rally was one of the largest in the country compared to the Women's March on Washington held Jan. 21 to oppose the inauguration of President Donald Trump. 

Chicago organizes largest Women’s March outside of DC

January 21, 2017

Signs read, “The future is still female,” “Women’s rights=human rights” and “Trans power” at the Women's March in Chicago.Despite the unseasonably warm weather, many were wearing “puss...

Emanuel: ‘Chicago is back on solid ground’

Mayor Rahm Emanuel pointed to the city’s lower budget shortfall after increasing taxes and fees during his budget address Oct. 11 City Council speech.

By Metro Reporter

October 17, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed the need for a balanced city budget by cutting costs, while replenishing Chicago Police Department forces, summer jobs programs and investing in the city’s youth at the same ...

‘Bubble zone’ ordinance serves valid need

September 6, 2016

Chicago’s controversial “bubble zone” ordinance is under attack by the Pro-Life Action League and the Live Pro Life Group, as reported Aug. 23 by The Chicago Tribune. The groups often protest in front of abortion clinics and sued the city to invalidate the law they say is unconstitutional. The law allows patients visiting medical facilities an 8-foot “bubble” of space between them and protesters once they are 50 ...

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...

The ‘Happenchance’ traveling WWII photography exhibit’s opening reception was held on Nov. 12 at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago at 500 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1450. 

WWII photo exhibit shows photographer’s humanity

November 30, 2015

“Happenchance,” a traveling exhibit from an Italian-American photographer documenting his experiences during World War II, is now on display at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, 500 N. Michigan Av...

Planned Parenthood bill denies women basic healthcare

By Editorial Board

September 28, 2015

In a 241-187 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Sept. 18 to temporarily suspend all funding to Planned Parenthood. The Senate rejected the bill, titled “Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015,” in a 52-47 vote on Sept. 24. The bill was intended to block federal funding to the family-planning organization and its clinics for one year unless the clinics discontinued their abortion services. According to the...

Sounds like independence

Sounds like independence

By Arts & Culture Reporter

February 16, 2015

In 2011, alternative-rock band The Maine was working on recording its third album, Pioneer, in a studio. According to guitarist Kennedy Brock, the album was recorded and presented as a final product to W...

Anti-abortion laws strip women of rights

By Maria Castellucci

November 10, 2014

Despite the Supreme Court’s ruling that women have the right to an abortion in the landmark Roe v. Wade case in 1973, many women still struggle to exercise this right.In Texas, a law passed in 2013 caused 32 clinics to close in October under additional abortion restrictions, leaving only eight abortion centers accessible to the more than four million women in the state, according to an Oct. 5 New Yorker report.Texas is one...

Homeless on public transit lack better options

By Opinions Editor

January 27, 2014

A conversation with any Chicagoan will inevitably yield a horror story or two about riding the Chicago Transit Authority, ranging from tales of pushy solicitors to unexplained, lengthy delays. But in the winter, some passengers have a more olfactory anecdote: the ripe smell of feces in train cars.The unwelcome stench is most common on the Red and Blue lines because homeless individuals are more likely to take shelter in the 24...

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