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Surviving on the streets: Chicago supports panhandler population during pandemic

Surviving on the streets: Chicago supports panhandler population during pandemic

June 29, 2020

Editor's Note: This story was reported over the past three months. On the corner of Wabash Avenue and Washington Street downtown, Arthur Epps III sat on a cardboard box with a sign that read "anything help...

EDITORIAL: Historical campus buildings, student center deserve equal attention

By Editorial Board

September 24, 2018

The construction of the new student center is well underway with completion slated for late spring 2019. Students can witness the building’s construction. Over the past year, several campus buildings have been sold to help fund the center, such as the college’s share of the University Center, 525 S. State St., The Johnson Publishing Building, 820 S. Michigan Ave. and, most recently, 731 S. Plymouth Court. After it is bui...

Chicago creates basic income task force

Chicago creates basic income task force

September 21, 2018

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has created a task force to determine the viability of a guaranteed income program which would provide some Chicago residents a no-strings-attached monthly income.“If [Chicago gave] ...

Food box proposal a new low, even for Trump administration

By Editorial Board

February 26, 2018

President Donald Trump’s administration has gotten creative in exhibiting its disregard for the poor.A proposal in the administration’s budget request for the 2019 fiscal year would drastically affect low-income people’s access to and choice of food. About half of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients’ benefits would come in a “USDA Foods Package.” Recipients currently use a stored value card wit...

Asian Student Organization plans to discuss intersections within the Asian community on Feb. 20 in efforts to recognize the various identities that make up each individual. 

Asian Student Organization to hold meeting on intersectionality

February 19, 2018

The various identities, including ethnic, gender and sexuality, that are part of a person are not often discussed within the Asian community, but a campus organization is hoping to change that. To examine the relationship and intersectionality of those identities, Columbia’s As...

The LGBTQ culture and community coordinator, Asian-American cultural affairs coordinator and African-American cultural affairs coordinator positions are being replaced by two intersectional coordinator positions in the new Student Diversity and Inclusion Office.

New Student Diversity and Inclusion Office in search of new staff

October 30, 2017

The search for a director and coordinator is underway in the new Student Inclusion and Diversity Office as a short-handed staff continues to provide programming. Formerly known as the Multicultural Affairs Office, the SDI Office changed its name and unveiled its new location on 618 S...

Baby bison are expected to  be born at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinios, during April and May.

Roaming free: baby bison to join Fermilab family

May 1, 2017

Bison will soon roam 2,000 acres of restored Illinois prairie at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois, just as they did on the Pre-Columbian Great Plains. About 14 bison calves, raised at Fermilab for environme...

Humanitarian aid videos are getting rusty

Humanitarian aid videos are getting rusty

By Managing Editor

November 28, 2016

Everyone has seen the videos from humanitarian organizations featuring starving children in an unnamed sub-Saharan African country who can be fed for weeks for only a few dollars. These types of videos ha...

Video game “We Are Chicago” takes on social issues prevalent in Chicago’s South Side.

New video game depicts South Side stories

September 19, 2016

A new video game titled “We Are Chicago” will put South Side violence and poverty on the screens of gamers worldwide.The game, developed by Culture Shock Games, puts players into the shoes of Aaron, a...

Minimum wage increase cannot be business-focused

April 25, 2016

On April 14, minimum wage workers in Chicago and nationwide gathered to advocate for a $15 minimum wage, as reported April 18 by The Chronicle. The Fight for 15 movement, as it is called, has gained traction throughout the labor movement, and states such as California and New York have adopted plans to raise the minimum wage to $15 over a number of years.Chicago’s minimum wage is set to increase from $10 to $10.50 on Jul...

British artist Gillian Wearing’s new project is collecting window views from different countries. Fabrice Elikya Etudiant submitted a photograph from Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Worldwide window views shatter foreign stigmas through video project

February 29, 2016

Personal views can shape individual perspectives, but sharing those views might bring everyone new insights, British photographer Gillian Wearing said. Her latest visual art project showcases the colle...

Chef Driven Food Tours takes The Chronicle to Pilsen

May 11, 2015

Chef Driven Food Tours, a culinary tour designed, owned and guided by professional chefs, gave The Chronicle a personal tour of Pilsen. Chef Greg shows us Pilsen's hidden gems, starting with the neigh...

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