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2020 Presidential Debates are over; two politicos weigh in on their effectiveness

2020 Presidential Debates are over; two politicos weigh in on their effectiveness

October 30, 2020

Dick Simpson has followed debates dating back to John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, and in his five decades of experience watching politics, he said this year's face-offs were the worst. "None have b...

Going the distance: Students cross Illinois borders to ensure their votes are counted

Going the distance: Students cross Illinois borders to ensure their votes are counted

October 30, 2020

Senior musical theatre major Allie Magee and her partner Blake Kolesa, a Loyola University Chicago law student, drove 18 hours from Chicago to Magee’s hometown in Rockwall County, Texas. But, this ...

Endorsement: Biden is a beacon of empathy in a sea of political unrest

Endorsement: Biden is a beacon of empathy in a sea of political unrest

October 30, 2020

In the middle of a pandemic and with climate change nipping at our heels, remembering the individuals who comprise our country is more important now than ever. That is why the Chronicle is endorsing ...

A thumbs-up of approval from a first-time voter excited to participate in the democratic process.

‘This is the first time’: Rohingya-Americans in Chicago cast their ballots

October 28, 2020

On a cool afternoon in late October, Abdul Jabbar packed his van with around 15 people and made his way to Warren Park. He was among other Rohingya-Americans and supporters on a mission to cast their ...

Review: 'Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm' is the perfect time capsule for 2020's nonsense

Review: ‘Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm’ is the perfect time capsule for 2020’s nonsense

October 28, 2020

Movie sequels made more than a decade after their predecessor often lack justification for existing. But the aptly titled film, "Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm,” created by actor Sacha Baron Cohen, manage...

Bikers from Ride to the Polls cruise down Van Buren Street to their first stop at Union Station.

Chicago motorcyclists ‘Ride to the Polls’ to encourage voting

October 26, 2020

Rumbling engines cut through the brisk morning air as more than a dozen bikers gathered to take part in Ride to the Polls, a voter mobilization effort organized by Black Girls Ride, Engines for Change ...

Final presidential debate: Less raucous, more repetitive

Final presidential debate: Less raucous, more repetitive

October 23, 2020

After the infamous debacle that passed for the first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden, the Commission on Presidential De...

As Election Day gets closer, experts weigh in on the legitimate threats to voting and scare tactics used in campaigns.

MoCP virtual panel explains the indicators of voter suppression

October 12, 2020

As Election Day creeps closer, voters, politicians and pundits speak increasingly of voter suppression and voter fraud. At a recent panel discussion at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, experts ...

Juniors and seniors in high school, and college students, are encouraged to apply to be election judges for the November general election, as many in Illinois will not return because of their age puts them at risk for the coronavirus.

Looking for a way to get involved in the November election? Be an election judge

August 31, 2020

When Jeromel Dela Rosa Lara and his mother became U.S. citizens in 2017, Lara was already looking forward to voting and assisting in the U.S. democratic process. Since then, Lara, a sophomore at Harvard Un...

US of CC President and engineer in the Radio Department Nick Hoeppner said the union is working with college administrators to categorize the large number of job titles currently used to denote full-time staff positions.

US of CC, administration bargain to simplify job titles

May 1, 2017

A committee of full-time staff members will work with college administrators to reclassify staff positions based on information gathered in a long-awaited job titles study. The study produced a job classification structure that will help administration and individuals assess career m...

Xenophobia, intolerance cannot be rebranded

Turns out, you can pick your family

By Arabella Breck

May 1, 2017

The close of the first round of the French presidential election has left two candidates to vie for citizens' votes in the runoff election May 7. Holding the lead after the first round is Emmanuel Macron,...

Five panelists, each representing  a department or organization from the college, offered students and faculty their perspectives on the 2016 election results at the Nov. 29 College Assembly.  

Assembly addresses post-election concerns

December 5, 2016

Onye Ozuzu, dean of the School of Fine & Performing Arts, recalled her 7-year-old son crawling into her bed on Election Night and asking whether their family was going to have to leave the country when it became clear Trump was going to win. Having to address student and facu...

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