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Stay-at-home mandates can put stress on couples living together 24/7.

Rocky relationships and Erotic Isolation: the Chronicle’s guide to love during a pandemic

April 27, 2020

Stay-at-home mandates have left no love life untouched, from single people struggling to meet others from their living room to couples struggling to adjust their relationships within the new normal. With...

Indigo Finamore and Manae Hammond, of Chicago-based power duo Oux, fell in love when they became bandmates.

Close-knit queer DIY music scene serves as experimental space

February 6, 2020

Manae Hammond softly kissed Indigo Finamore’s shoulder, sitting inches away, gazing and smiling as she intently listened to Finamore describe the couple’s dynamic, not only in their relationship but...

Assault affects every day

By Grace Senior

February 15, 2019

I first experienced sexual assault at 16 years old, and I stayed in the relationship for almost two years after the fact. I didn’t realize I had been experiencing sexual assault until three months after the relationship ended, and even then I had no idea how to handle it.I did not know how to tell the people I was close to that I didn’t want them to hug me or even pat me on the shoulder; sometimes those well-meaning gest...

OPINION: Comparing marginalization perpetuates inequality

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 31: Gina Rodriguez of the television show 'Jane the Virgin' speaks during the CW segment of the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 31, 2019 in Pasadena, California.

By Kathryn Williams

February 1, 2019

On Jan. 22, "Jane the Virgin" actress Gina Rodriguez addressed criticism for past anti-black comments on Sirius XM’s "Sway in the Morning." Rodriguez described the backlash as devastating because “...

Stop jumping into relationships

Stop jumping into relationships

By Halie Parkinson

October 29, 2018

Whether you swipe right on Tinder, scroll through social media or tackle the hook-up culture, the concept of dating surrounds us.We are constantly watching celebrities leap into new relationships, the ...

Recognizing discrimination can help end violence against trans people

EDITORIAL: Recognizing discrimination can help end violence against trans people

October 22, 2018

Ciara Carter, a transgender woman of color, was killed in Garfield Park Oct. 3. She was the 22nd trans person known to have been murdered this year and the second trans woman of color killed in Chicago s...

The rules have to change with the times

The rules have to change with the times

March 26, 2018

The world changes. Even though it doesn’t change as quickly or as often as many of us would like, there are few things that are the same as they were a few decades or even a couple years ago. And as the world changes around us, Col...

Politicians are supposed to unify, not divide

North Dakota journalism students are missing out

November 6, 2017

A Native-American professor at the University of North Dakota resigned after his multiple lecture series proposals about the controversial Dakota Access pipeline were shot down, stripping away exceptional educati...

Alumni association president bids farewell, looks back fondly

Joan Hammel, current president of Columbia’s Alumni Association and a 1986 television alumna, said she wanted to foster relationships and networking opportunities at the college.

By Campus Reporter

May 9, 2016

After holding the position of president of Columbia’s Alumni Association for four years, Joan Hammel, a 1986 television alumna, will leave the post at the end of the Spring 2016 Semester.Hammel said...

Adult film director Michael Lucas speaks during an April 23 screening of his film, “Undressing Israel.”

Porn mogul, documentarian tells of Israel’s LGBTQ scene

April 27, 2015

Noted adult film director Michael Lucas, founder and CEO of Lucas Entertainment, one of the world’s largest gay pornography companies, visited the college April 23 to showcase a different side of his...

How we learn about sex and relationships

Sex education influences teens’ knowledge, activity

March 30, 2015

Let’s talk about sex. Young adults learn about sex from a handful of different sources, but research suggests teachers rather than parents are now the most common givers of “the talk” for adolesc...

Top highlights of 2011–2012

By Heather Scroering

April 30, 2012

Blueprint prioritization process:The yearlong prioritization process, which the college implemented last June to re-allocate funds and evaluate the strength of every academic and business program within the college, has been the talk of the campus all year. Two committees of faculty and staff members­—one focusing on academics, the other on business—were created to guide the process. No program escaped scrutiny, as each ...

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