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EDITORIAL: Columbia theater must set a better example

EDITORIAL: Columbia theater must set a better example

April 29, 2019

A play called “HOME/LAND” was performed March 13–23 on campus in partnership with the Albany Park Theater Project; since its run, accusations of racism and whitewashing—where white characters ...

EDITORIAL: ‘Us’ exemplifies power of authentic representation

EDITORIAL: ‘Us’ exemplifies power of authentic representation

April 5, 2019

In 2016, Only 1.4 out of 10 lead actors in films were people of color, even though people of color represented 38.7% of the population that year, according to UCLA’s 2018 Hollywood Diversity Rep...

The Chronicle honored during National College Media Convention

By Ariana Portalatin, Editor-In-Chief

October 31, 2018

The Chronicle took home multiple awards during the National College Media Convention, hosted by the Associated Collegiate Press Oct. 27 in Louisville, Kentucky. The Chronicle received an award for its 2018 Manifest guide and an individual award for a separate Manifest advertisement. Zoë Haworth, a 2018 graphic design alumna and Art Director for the 2017-2018 academic year, received an award for a Semester in LA a...

EDITORIAL: We cannot trust a system that does not represent us

EDITORIAL: We cannot trust a system that does not represent us

October 8, 2018

Article III of the Constitution states that Supreme Court Justices “shall hold their offices during good behavior,” a clause which has long been interpreted to mean justices will serve for life. The...

Proposed LGBT history bill triggers controversy

Proposed LGBT history bill triggers controversy

By Blaise Mesa

April 22, 2018

Elementary school students could soon learn about LGBT history if legislation to incorporate the subject into public school classes is approved. Introduced Feb. 16 by state Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chi...

Female athletes need their time in the spotlight

Female athletes need their time in the spotlight

April 14, 2018

Female athletes are included in halls of fame and are instrumental to sports history, yet their athletic ability is sometimes questioned and their talents are often hidden.In an April 5 practice session, ...

Ballot mishaps at primaries highlight third party struggle

Ballot mishaps at primaries highlight third party struggle

By Savannah Eadens

April 1, 2018

As the votes from the 2018 primary elections are finalized this week, the Illinois Green Party has brought attention to the challenges third party political groups often face.The Illinois Green Party cri...

Kickstarters and ‘Lemonade’ stands

Kickstarters and ‘Lemonade’ stands

March 26, 2018

Flipping through comic books as a child, Gabi Mendez, a first year graduate student at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, never found relatable characters. As a queer person of color, Men...

Let’s continue to show diverse characters in children’s media

Let’s continue to show diverse characters in children’s media

March 22, 2018

So far, 2018 has proven to be a strong year for diverse movies. With historic releases such as  “A Wrinkle in Time” by director Ava DuVernay, the first woman of color to direct a live-action film with...

Second-wave feminist movement presented in comics

Second-wave feminist movement presented in comics

March 12, 2018

The comic book industry has made some significant progress with better female representation of characters and creators, but there is still room for improvement, said Emily Decker, executive assistant to the vi...

More steps taken toward broader representation in Theatre Department

More steps taken toward broader representation in Theatre Department

March 12, 2018

Although the Theatre Department is taking steps toward becoming a more diverse organization, there are still concerns about levels of representation and inclusion after the department terminated a p...

Celebration commemorates faculty work, honors deceased faculty

By Dyana Daniels

March 11, 2018

Since its start two years ago, Columbia’s annual publication celebration has become essential to the faculty who participate. Members of the full- and part-time faculty and their families and friends met Feb. 28 at 600 S. Michigan Ave. to recognize the written work of faculty collegewide.More than 60 staff members submitted work for the event, which was organized by the Office of Research and Development. The works we...

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