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What is a student center without students?

April 11, 2016

While the state continues to function without a budget, Illinois colleges must choose whether or not to fund students’ Monetary Award Program grants for a second academic year.  These state-funded grants for low-income students can make or break their ability to attend college at all.Some schools, such as the Illinois Institute of Technology, are seeking repayment of funds advanced in Fall 2015, while wealthier schools, su...

Rauner chooses lottery winners over students

February 22, 2016

Illinois has been without a functioning state budget since July 1, 2015, and as a result, many state-funded program recipients have suffered.One such program is the Monetary Award Program, which provides grants for Illinois residents who demonstrate financial need and are attending Illinois-approved colleges, according to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.These students have been unable to receive the grants they were pr...

New CPD training might be too little too late

February 8, 2016

Throughout the last few months, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Police Department have faced great scrutiny, including an investigation of CPD by the U.S. Justice Department for the shootings of civilians by police officers and the system that allows these tragedies to be repeated.Emanuel announced Jan. 28 that 12,000 Chicago police officers and 911 dispatchers will undergo eight hours of training on responding appropria...

State takeover will not fix CPS

February 1, 2016

On Jan. 20, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, along with Illinois Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno and Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin, proposed a state takeover plan for Chicago Public Schools, according to a Jan. 20 Chicago Sun-Times article. The proposed takeover plan includes replacing the current mayor-appointed school board, weakening the Chicago Teachers Union’s bargaining power and allowing CPS to file...

Angie McMahon, executive director at Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport Ave., said if the “50 Shades of Grey in 50 Minutes” show does well, it might return after the second run of “Porn Minus Porn.”

New comedy show gives ‘Fifty Shades’ a cold shower

November 23, 2015

Comedy lovers can witness a live retelling of “Fifty Shades of Grey” sans the sex scenes at Under The Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport Ave., as a holiday spin-off of the theater’s popular show “Porn Min...

Genetic variety in gut critters tied to disease

Genetic variety in gut critters tied to disease

By Sports & Health Editor

February 23, 2015

The human gut is a teeming locus of bacterial enterprise. This ever-changing clump of activity—our gut microbiome—spans the length of the stomach and intestines and is colonized by trillions of microb...

Taylor Martin

Featured Athlete: Taylor Martin

February 2, 2015

Taylor Martin, a freshman journalism major who plays center field and catcher for the Renegades, picked up a baseball at the age of two and fell in love with the sport. An avid follower of the Chicago Cubs ...

Rauner Supporters reason their Vote | The Columbia Chronicle

November 10, 2014

Republican voters give their reasons for choosing Governor elect Bruce Rauner and supporting his nomination given the issues of the minority vote and economics in this years election.Video By: Christian ...

Rauner defeats Quinn in governor’s race

By Copy Chief & Opinions Editor

November 4, 2014

With exuberant cheers and a resounding 4-point lead, Republican candidate Bruce Rauner won the race for Illinois governor on Nov. 4. At the campaign reception at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago, the cheers began when 88 percent of the precincts reported back with Rauner in the lead. A supporter waved a hand-drawn portrait of Rauner and his wife in the air, and people pressed in close around the stage w...

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