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Interim Chair of the Communication and Media Innovation Department Suzanne McBride’s “Covering Politics: 2016 Presidential Election” course students said they were able to better understand objective political reporting.  

‘Covering Politics’ students talk caucuses, primaries

April 1, 2016

Journalism students from Chair of the Communication and Media Innovation Department Suzanne McBride’s “Covering Politics: 2016 Presidential Election” course were able to report in the shoes of politi...

Sex ed should be inclusive, accurate

February 29, 2016

Young people today can access pornography more easily than accurate and informative sex education, and Congress’ continued monetary support of abstinence-only sex ed programs does little to remedy the situation.President Barack Obama’s 2017 budget proposes zero funding for a program run by the Department of Health and Human Services that previously awarded $10 million in grants a year to abstinence-only sex education p...

Your voice, your vote | The Columbia Chronicle

February 8, 2016

Columbia’s organization Art+Activism set up a table with Illinois voter registration forms Feb. 2 in the 623 S. Wabash Ave. building. Every Tuesday throughout February, the group will have represent...

Budget crisis likely to turn students, businesses away

By Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2016

As tensions surrounding the Illinois budget stalemate continue to build, concerns for the future of higher education in the state are gaining momentum. Questions regarding the delayed disbursement of state-funded grants and scholarships like the Monetary Award Program Grant have escalated into queries of the validity and strength of colleges and universities operating in a state that hasn’t had a functional budget for m...

Psychiatry’s drug habit fails patients

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 16, 2015

Psychiatry—now a booming industry as well as a trusted, supposedly empirical science—first developed as a medical specialty in the early 1800s. Its purpose was the treatment of those severely disoriented individuals who were confined to sanitariums and mental asylums. We would now recognize that these patients suffered from conditions that are largely medical, such as dementia, brain tumors or seizures.It wasn’t until ...

Boehner’s resignation symbolizes sorry state of bipartisanship

By Editorial Board

October 5, 2015

In the last four years, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) has trudged through multiple debt ceiling battles, two of the least productive Congresses in history and a government shutdown.Boehner announced his resignation from Congress Sept. 25. His resignation, effective Oct. 30, is not due to an electoral defeat or in response to a scandal—his announcement can be attributed to the lack of bipartisanship in the Ho...

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...

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...

Voting is millennials’ civic duty

By Editorial Board

November 3, 2014

Despite the best efforts of the Democratic and Republican parties to attract voters for the looming Nov. 4 election, young voters are less likely to participate this year than in the 2012 elections. That is regrettable because this is a vital opportunity to make their voices heard.An April 29 Harvard University Institute of Politics poll found that only 23 percent of voters ages 18–29 plan to vote in the midterm elections. Th...

Alcoholic Youth Pt. 2: Life Continues | The Columbia Chronicle

October 6, 2014

Alcoholic Youth Pt. 2: Life Continues brings real life stories of those who have been effected by alcoholism. What they went through and how they continue to conquer their disease.Video By: Christian D. H...

Senator Levin has had enough

By Evan Thomas

August 14, 2014

By Carl Levin, Contributing WriterCarl Levin is the longest-serving U.S. Senator in Michigan's history. Born in Detroit, Levin is a Harvard alum, steadfast Democrat and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services. Earlier this year, he announced that he will not seek re-election in 2015, effectively ending his now 36 years in office. But sentimentality, he says, hasn't infected him just yet. Instead he seems entirely ...

Marques Jones, a senior cinema art + science major, has launched his rap career by the stage name Nick Astro. He will perform as one of eight student headliners at Manifest on May 16 and is currently working on his second independent project, an EP titled Light Skin With That Afro, which will drop this summer.

Featured Artist: Marques Jones

May 12, 2014

Marques Jones, a senior cinema art + science major better known by his stage name Nick Astro, began his rap career by branding himself as that “light skin with that afro.” Growing up li...

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