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McCormick Place, Obama supporters rejoice

By Kaley Fowler

November 6, 2012

President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term in the White House, beating opponent Mitt Romney after a lengthy and heated battle.Screams erupted from the crowd at McCormick Place as several news organizations pegged Obama victorious in Ohio, a key swing state, which gave him enough electoral votes to secure the presidency.According to network projections, the only swing state Romney won was North Carolina, despite making Election Day...

Faith groups oppose Obamacare mandate

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

October 29, 2012

Hundreds of protestors gathered in the Loop Oct. 20 to voice opposition to the Affordable Care Act’s Health and Human Services Mandate, which requires all employer health care plans, including some religious organizations, to provide female employees with free birth control, sterilization and emergency contraceptives.Approximately 100 rallies were organized nationwide by the Stand Up for Religious Freedom Coalition. The ralli...

Concert survey categorizes concert-goers

By Emily Ornberg

September 17, 2012

Are you a Plugged-Indie or a Tag-Along?Bandsintown, a Facebook and smartphone concert discovery application, commissioned a survey through Insight Strategy Group with noteworthy results regarding the ticket buying habits andpsychological tendencies of live music fans.Julien Mitelberg, CEO of Bandsintown and its parent company, Cellfish Media, said the survey was occasioned by a lack of data concerning how consumers find concer...

Chicago teachers take to streets

By James Foster

September 13, 2012

Members of the Chicago Teachers Union went on strike Sept. 10 for the first time in 25 years. The week leading up to Sept. 9's negotiation deadline brought rallies around the city in support of the union's demands. This week, teachers and their allies have been picketing in front of schools and participating in marches through downtown streets.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="t...

Proposal for third airport should be axed

By Editorial Board

April 9, 2012

For years, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has advocated for a third airport in Chicago’s South Suburbs near the town of Peotone. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has instead pushed for a fourth runway at O’Hare International Airport as part of his $7.3 billion infrastructure plan. He told the Chicago Sun-Times that “O’Hare’s capacity will grow by the size of Midway’s total capacity.” In response, Jackson once again argued that ...

College Assembly to unify campus

By Heather Scroering

December 12, 2011

Opportunities for students, staff and faculty to work together on a college campus can be rare. However, the creation of the College Assembly is doing just that by bringing the community together to create change.The College Assembly is an “information sharing” committee consisting of constituents of student, full- and part-time faculty and staff bodies, which will meet throughout each semester to discuss both internal and ...

Cameras catch speed

By Gregory Cappis

November 14, 2011

It’s all about the children, according to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.Both houses of the Illinois General Assembly have approved a bill that would allow speed cameras to be placed within 1/8 of a mile of schools and parks. Current red-light cameras could be converted to monitor speed, and mobile monitoring units could be put in priority zones, if Governor Pat Quinn signs the legislation. The cameras would ticket motorists traveling...

Occupy Chicago 2011: Michigan Avenue Protest

By Brent Lewis

October 12, 2011

A rush hour protest erupted from five different parts of the loop. All with different agendas, but with the overall same goal, to create change in the city of Chicago. Members of unions, Occupy Chicago and many other organizations flooded the streets of Chicago, October 11, 2011, from five different areas all to meet up at the Art Institute's Modern Wing.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstal...

Chicago May Day Rally 2011

By Cristina Aguirre

May 7, 2011

Hundreds of people marched from Union Park to Daley Plaza for the traditional May Day rally, a protest march to support immigration reform. Many local organizations from the GLBT, Justice without Borders, the Immigrant Youth Justice League, Latinos Progresando,etc,. joined in on the rally. Photos by Armando Silva.

‘Coming out of the shadows’ rally at Daley Plaza

By Cristina Aguirre

March 14, 2011

Chicago's immigration rights advocates marched from Union Park to Daley Plaza on March 11 for "Coming Out of the Shadows: Undocumented. Unafraid. Unapologetic" rally. Advocates marched on the 5th anniversary of the pro-immigrant mega-marches of 2006. The Chronicle goes to Daley plaza and talks to a few Chicago youth who are coming out of the shadows....

D.C. goes crazy for sanity

By Contributing Writer

November 2, 2010

by Heather McGraw, contributing writerTaking a 17-hour bus ride from Chicago to Washington, D.C. for a satirical three-hour political rally might not be considered sane, but for Mesum Norat it was a necessity.“I’m just an average guy who works Monday through Friday, goes home, goes to sleep, then wakes up in the morning and reads all these newspapers, which are all about the hate. When I heard about this rally, I’m l...

College publishes first marketing journal

By Shardae Smith

October 25, 2010

The college’s Marketing Communication Department recently published its first edition of “The Journal of Need and Want,” a look at life in the consumer world through a collection of short stories, journal entries, poems and letters submitted by Columbia students, faculty, staffand alumni.As a child, Margaret Sullivan, chair of the Marketing Communication Department, knew advertisers wouldn’t get far if they didn’t l...

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