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Mark Kelly, who has worked at the college for more than three decades, is stepping down to work as the commissioner of the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

Mark Kelly accepts city job, exits college after 32 years

July 7, 2016

Mark Kelly, Columbia’s longest-serving administrator and one of the most well-known higher-ups among students. has accepted a position with the city of Chicago and is stepping down as vice president o...

Sexist comments show Kasich is no GOP savior

By Associate Editor

April 25, 2016

At an April 15 town hall in Watertown, New York, a woman in her first year of college at St. Lawrence University asked GOP presidential candidate John Kasich what he would do as president to protect women like her from sexual harassment and assault, according to a Politico article published the same day.Kasich initially responded with sympathy for sexual assault victims, even pointing out he has teenage daughters, but his wa...

New York Times endorsement means nothing for Clinton

By Associate Editor

February 8, 2016

As some political experts and voters may have expected, Hillary Clinton took home a victory Feb. 1 at the Iowa Caucus. Unexpectedly, she won by the slimmest of margins—49.9 percent to Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders’ 49.6 percent. Just days before, The New York Times had announced its greatly anticipated endorsements for the presidential primaries. Clinton went into the caucus with the Times’ support in tow, as sh...

The innocence of Michael Bay: a review of ‘13 Hours’

“13 Hours” depicts the Benghazi attack of 2012.

By Film Critic

January 25, 2016

Michael Bay strives to get back to his roots—however flimsy those may be—with “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” a grueling and supposedly true-to-life representation of the 2012 attac...

Common Ground, Columbia’s LGBTQ student group, advocated for preferred first name changes, which lets student change their first names on student IDs, email addresses and other college documents.

College adopts new gender-inclusive policies

April 28, 2014

After a year of outcry from LGBTQ students, administrators have finalized policies for gender-inclusive housing and preferred first name changes. As of Feb. 11, students can request to change their first name on Oasis, which will officially change their first initial on their email...

What’s in a name? Inconsistencies in the weed industry could mean inaccurate strain classification and bad bud

Strains

By Assistant Campus Editor

April 21, 2014

OG Kush, PurpleHaze, Grand-daddy Purp, Sour Diesel—these are the unconventional names of some of your local dispensary’s most popular weed strains, each promising its own unique experience. But accordi...

Outcome hinges on undecided, experts say

By The Columbia Chronicle

November 5, 2012

This presidential election has proved to be the most expensive in American history, and both candidates have spent a lot of time and money trying  to persuade undecided voters in key swing states.Undecided voters are the most important demographic in the 2012 election, according to Claudia Telles of Chicago Votes, an organization that educates 18–35-year-olds on the importance of voting.Telles noted that some voters who ar...

Fact checking trending in 2012

By Kaley Fowler

October 29, 2012

By Kaley Fowler and Charles Jefferson, Metro Editor and Contributing WriterFact checkers abound in the 2012 presidential election, and they are casting new light on polls and political statements in an effort to properly inform the public.According to Bill Adair, editor of the fact-checking website PolitiFact.org, verifying facts has become crucial in this year’s election because of the vast amount of available information....

Obama opportunity, Romney retreat

By Editorial Board

October 22, 2012

With the presidential election rapidly approaching, it is important for college students to understand how each candidate will handle higher education policy, particularly in the area of student financial aid.President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney have two very different views on the matter, and while the situation for college students during Obama’s first term hasn’t been ideal, his po...

Minority voters could impact 2012 election

By Kaley Fowler

October 15, 2012

The minority population could have a majority impact in determining the winner of the 2012 presidential election.According to Sarah Massey, spokeswoman for the nonpartisan voter advocacy website ProjectVote.org, the vote of minority citizens in swing states could potentially turn the tide of the popular vote despite the electorate’s predominately white make up.“In certain states like Ohio or New Mexico, which are considered ...

Voters blew their big chance

By Editorial Board

February 28, 2011

Rahm Emanuel became Chicago’s next mayor with a blowout victory in the Feb. 22 election, taking 55 percent of the vote, compared with a mere 24 percent by runner-up Gery Chico. However, in a disheartening display of voter apathy, only 41 percent of registered Chicago residents participated in that decision.At a time when millions of people across the Middle East take to the streets and fight for a right to vote, it’s sad t...

Despite threats, “Alaska Women Reject Palin” rally held

By By Wikinews

December 12, 2009

Anchorage, Alaska — A group calling itself "Alaska Women Reject Palin" held an anti-Sarah Palin rally Saturday, despite receiving threatening phone calls last week. Palin is the vice presidential candidate, running with John McCain, on the Republican ticket in the American presidential election to be held on Nov. 4.On Wednesday, the group sent a press release to the local media about the rally. The press release, a copy of which was obtained by Wikinew...

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