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Annual security survey: more reports or more crime?

Annual security survey: more reports or more crime?

October 9, 2017

On-campus rapes doubled last year while drug and liquor disciplinary referrals also increased, according to Columbia’s 2017 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Gathered during the 2016 calendar year reporting period and released Sept. 29 in a collegewide email, it listed six...

“Strong is the New Pretty” author Kate T. Parker will stop at Athleta, 3415 N. Southport Ave., April 5, as art of her nationwide book tour. 

Book shows girls embracing inner strength

March 27, 2017

The idea for photographer Kate T. Parker’s new book, she said, began with noticing her strongest shots were  those of her daughters being silly and wild. Wanting to share beauty, free of filters and...

Residents concerned about homeless in Altgeld Park

According to Illinois Sex Offenders Registry records, 13 registered sex offenders have a homeless shelter near Altgeld Park listed as their address, causing concern from locals.

By Eric Bradach

November 28, 2016

North Lawndale residents stopped using Altgeld Park in North Lawndale because of the large number of homeless people, said several locals alarmed by the recent uptick. The homeless, who spend their ni...

Mandatory minimums—right call for rape cases

September 19, 2016

In light of convicted rapist Brock Turner’s embarrassingly short prison stint, the state of California passed a bill Aug. 29 preventing those convicted of rape from receiving probation or shortened sentences. The law closes a loophole allowing lesser sentences to be handed down in cases involving an unconscious victim and mandates prison time for all rape convictions.Turner faced six years in prison, was sentenced to six mont...

Female genital mutilation illegal, but not eliminated

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Managing Editor

September 19, 2016

The U.K.’s failure to ever successfully prosecute a female genital mutilation case in a country where thousands of women are known to have undergone the procedure was declared a national disgrace by Br...

Demagogues can succeed, U.S. voters should notice

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Managing Editor

September 12, 2016

The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, made headlines in the United States when he insulted President Barack Obama by calling him a “son of a whore,” according to a Sept. 7 article from V...

Elizabeth Smart’s anti-porn crusade doesn’t show whole picture

Selena Cotte

By Opinions Editor

September 6, 2016

In 2002, 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped and repeatedly raped and abused for nine months before her kidnapper, Brian David Mitchell, was caught, and she was released. Instead of letting the tragedy co...

Students perform to promote sexual awareness | The Columbia Chronicle

October 2, 2015

Columbia had its third “Consent Rocks” concert Sept. 25 at the 623 S. Wabash Building to promote and educate students about sexual assault on- and- off campus. The concert featured Columbia’s own perform...

Bill Cosby allegations an important lesson for fans

By Managing Editor

December 1, 2014

Chicago comic Hannibal Buress sparked overdue outrage when Philadelphia Magazine posted a clip of his Oct. 17 bit online in which he called out comedian Bill Cosby for the growing list of rape allegations the famous actor has collected in recent years.While many of the allegations against Cosby have been public for years, the actor has managed to keep a lid on them and maintain his wholesome, sweater-wearing image.Until the...

Sound Off: ‘Ultraviolent’ Lana Del Rey footage serves no purpose

By Managing Editor

November 24, 2014

Lana Del Rey and Marilyn Manson fans were taken by surprise on Nov. 19 after a disturbing video featuring the artists leaked online. The video, directed by “Hostel” filmmaker Eli Roth, depicted a series of horrific scenes alluding to violence.The most alarming scene was a simulated rape of Lana by Roth, who is shown pressing her head down into a pillow and ends after he walks out of sight, cutting to a shot of the singer...

Producers continue to take advantage of ‘Crazy Kids’

By Managing Editor

October 20, 2014

Kesha and songwriter/producer Dr. Luke have dominated the headlines in the last week after the pop star filed a lawsuit against Luke on Oct. 14 for allegations of sexual, physical and verbal abuse, according to an Oct. 14 Billboard report. The 27-year-old star filed a 28-page complaint, which details alleged accounts of rape and mental torment by Luke along with other kinds of abuse the pop star says she experienced at Luke’s...

Obama campaign is right approach to sexual assault

By Editorial Board

September 29, 2014

President Barack Obama’s administration has launched a nationwide campaign to make a statement against sexual assault as the outcry against it on college campuses continues to grow.The It’s on Us campaign, launched Sept. 19, urges citizens to take a pledge vowing to intervene in situations where they suspect a sexual assault is about to take place on college campuses.The campaign focuses on raising awareness of the issu...

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