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Thousands gather to protest ICE raids

July 13, 2019

Crowds gathered Saturday in Daley Plaza to protest raids by Immigrant and Customs Enforcement that are reportedly beginning Sunday, as ordered by President Donald Trump. After initially delaying the raids, Trump gave the go-ahead Friday to deport immigrants with outstanding removal orders in an attempt to target criminals, but Trump's critics s...

Dancing with digital death

Dancing with digital death

May 4, 2018

Through a nondescript set of doors, down a drab side street lies “Gun Ballet,” an explosive art exhibition nestled neatly inside the Video Game Art Gallery.The gallery, located at 2418 W. Bloomingdal...

Few students show interest in Winter Olympics

By Katy Duffy

February 26, 2018

The greatest challenge as a fan of the 2018 Winter Olympics at Columbia is finding someone who shares your interest, said Tori Levin, a sophomore American Sign Language-English interpretation major, who described discovering other Olympics fans as “few and far between.” Because sports fans on campus are rare, there are very few sports opportunities at Columbia. The Student Athletic Association lists seven active sports leagues on its website, bu...

Ugly politics: Jabs at Trump’s looks will not create change

Ugly politics: Jabs at Trump’s looks will not create change

February 19, 2018

On Feb. 7, President Donald J. Trump boarded Air Force One on a fatefully blustery day. The wind lifted his thinning hair off his head, exposing a large bald spot beneath. Shortly after, the ruthless ...

Fighting for a better future is vital amid political turmoil

By Editorial Board

November 27, 2017

During a tumultuous time in current events, it’s easy to worry about the country’s future.In a Nov. 1 poll by the American Psychological Association, 63 percent of 3,440 respondents said the nation’s future is a source of stress. Those results are understandable. Americans have seen violent demonstrations by white nationalists and counter protesters, an ongoing feud on Capitol Hill over health care and multiple dev...

Album Review: ‘reputation’ by Taylor Swift

Album Review:  ‘reputation’ by Taylor Swift

By Lauren Carlton

November 20, 2017

After transitioning from country to pop in 2014, followed by a three-year break from the public eye and releasing new music, Taylor Swift dropped her sixth studio album, reputation, Nov. 10. This was th...

Intro to intersectionality: All women deserve our attention

Intro to intersectionality: All women deserve our attention

By Tyra Bosnic

October 30, 2017

A teenage girl who migrated to the U.S. from Central America has finally been allowed her right to an abortion, and her case exemplifies the need to make feminism intersectional. The 17-year-old girl,...

Athletes have home-field advantage protesting Trump’s comments

Athletes have home-field advantage protesting Trump’s comments

By Tyra Bosnic

October 2, 2017

As the national anthem played in football stadiums across the country Sept. 24, NFL players displayed solidarity and brotherhood on the sidelines unlike any team huddle. At Soldier Field, Chicago Bears...

Obama encourages next generation in welcomed return home

Obama encourages next generation in welcomed return home

April 24, 2017

Former President Barack Obama returned to his adoptive home April 24 for his first public appearance since leaving the White House. At the University of Chicago, where Obama previously taught constitutio...

US cannot be casual about increasing airstrike casualties

US cannot be casual about increasing airstrike casualties

By Arabella Breck

April 3, 2017

As many as 200 civilians have been killed in airstrikes in Mosul, Iraq, in recent weeks, including a strike March 17 that may have killed more than 100 people. These could be some of the highest death to...

Famine victims should not be victims of bad politics

Famine victims should not  be victims of bad politics

By Arabella Breck

March 6, 2017

One week after the South Sudanese government and U.N. declared a state of famine in South Sudan, there are reports of Sudanese people eating water lilies to stay alive, according to a Feb. 28 Al Jazeera a...

Rauner, it’s time to get confrontational about ACA repeal

By Editorial Board

February 27, 2017

In a Feb. 13 letter, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky led Democratic senators in the Illinois House of Representatives to urge Gov. Bruce Rauner to fight the repeal of Obama’s Affordable Care Act, an item high on President Donald Trump’s agenda.Trump began the task on Jan. 20, by signing an executive order requiring federal agencies to minimize “burdens” imposed by the ACA was although no immediate plan to deal with the e...

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