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Supporters rally in solidarity  of Chinatown businesses  negatively affected by  coronavirus fears

Supporters rally in solidarity of Chinatown businesses negatively affected by coronavirus fears

February 26, 2020

With the global coronavirus epidemic gradually worsening as the number of cases climb worldwide, many Asian-owned businesses in Chinatown are losing customers as some people are associating the coronavir...

Coronavirus epidemic is fueling  discrimination toward Chinese students

Coronavirus epidemic is fueling discrimination toward Chinese students

February 17, 2020

When  Anna Lee Ackermann, a junior interdisciplinary documentary major, was taking the Red Line, she noticed a middle-aged man staring at her from the other side of the train car. “I was trying to mind ...

Editor’s Note: The college must do more to combat coronavirus discrimination

Editor’s Note: The college must do more to combat coronavirus discrimination

February 16, 2020

During my freshman year of college, unidentified people drew swastikas in the Dwight Lofts’ graffiti room. In response, the college sent out an email to students—not even identifying it as anti-S...

#MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke talks about taking control of the narrative

#MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke talks about taking control of the narrative

January 30, 2020

When social justice activist Tarana Burke first coined the term “me, too” in the 2000s, it was not intended to raise global awareness for victims of sexual assault. “It was about creating emp...

EDITORIAL: If Americans cannot count on their president to set a good example, they must do so themselves

EDITORIAL: If Americans cannot count on their president to set a good example, they must do so themselves

August 17, 2019

On Saturday, Aug. 3, Curt James Brockway, 39, was arrested at a Montana county fair and rodeo and charged with assaulting a 13-year-old boy who did not remove his hat during the national anthem. B...

Students tackle anti-blackness in Asian-American culture

Students tackle anti-blackness in Asian-American culture

February 21, 2019

Editor's Note: The term “N-word” is used in this article, referring to a student’s personal experience discussed during an on-campus event. The Chronicle does not condone or promote the use of ...

Starbucks isn’t the problem, America is

By Editorial Board

April 28, 2018

Fitting the stereotypes put on many of its customers, Starbucks is the performative ally that says it’s against racism as it gentrifies neighborhoods.After two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks April 12 for not ordering anything from the store while waiting for a friend, the coffee chain was the target of demonstrations, protesting discriminatory treatment that was obvious even to loyal patrons. The scr...

Supporting Austin bombings’ victims means addressing racism

By Editorial Board

April 2, 2018

After mass violence, do we remember the victims or the perpetrators?A string of bombings beginning March 2 in Austin, Texas, terrorized the community. Of the seven explosive devices authorities connected to suspect Mark Anthony Conditt, three detonated in East Austin, home to the majority of the city’s black and Latino residents. The first three bombs were hand delivered to the victims’ homes, killing two men and injuring o...

Partnership with 1871 advertises opportunities

Partnership with 1871 advertises opportunities

February 25, 2018

Columbia and technology center 1871 have partnered for an advertising and public relations course designed to provide students with professional experience and samples for their portfolios. 1871, located at 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, was founded in 2012 to support Chicago’s...

Compassion for Syrians cannot be conditional

Compassion for Syrians cannot be conditional

By Tyra Bosnic

February 19, 2018

When was the last time you cared about Syria? Was it the last time you saw an injured Syrian child on Twitter? Do you ever think about the thousands dead and millions displaced?While we are choosing to ...

‘Heathers’ reboot isn’t diverse, it’s insulting

‘Heathers’ reboot isn’t diverse, it’s insulting

By Tyra Bosnic

February 5, 2018

One of the greatest tropes of film and television history centers on the underdogs who fight the oppressors. Embodying historic resistance to fascism, the rebels in “Star Wars” rise up against the...

Students take home national retail competition scholarships

Students take home national retail competition scholarships

February 5, 2018

Two Columbia student teams won first and second place in the National Retail Federation student competition, receiving thousands of dollars in scholarships. The NRF collaborates with STORY, a retail company in Manhattan that likens itself to a magazine, continually reinventing it...

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