The Columbia Chronicle

“Lemonade Summer,” by Gavi Mendez, is a comic book consisting of seven stories with characters representing  LGBTQ  people of color. 

Kickstarters and ‘Lemonade’ stands

March 26, 2018

Flipping through comic books as a child, Gabi Mendez, a first year graduate student at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, never found relatable characters. As a queer person of color, Men...

Super Gonorrhea

By Emily Fasold

January 23, 2012

Contracting gonorrhea has never been a welcome experience, but a new, untreatable strain of the disease that surfaced in Japan has made it even more problematic.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that a new strain of gonorrhea, a disease once easily treated with antibiotics, has evolved into a “superbug” that is unresponsive to all known treatments.“This is an enormous public health issue because ...

New tools for Chicago’s literary community

By Luke Wilusz

November 29, 2010

Chicago has a large, thriving literary community with an abundance of blogs, zines, reading series and other assorted events to support it. Now the city is stepping up to provide local writers with two new resources to help them further their careers.On Nov. 9, the city of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs debuted two new websites— and a new literary section at—w...

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