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EDITORIAL: Abortion must be accessible, not just legal

EDITORIAL: Abortion must be accessible, not just legal

February 28, 2019

The Trump administration announced a new rule Feb. 22 that will prevent any organization that provides abortions or abortion referrals from receiving Title X family planning funding unless they provi...

Morgan Rose shows off her bracelet after hitting the polls on voting day Nov. 6.

Illinois votes blue during 2018 midterm elections

November 10, 2018

Fresh off aweekend rally with former President Barack Obama, J.B. Pritzker defeated incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner during a strong night for local Democrats. Nationally, women and minority candi...

Editor's Note: High voter turnout Nov. 6 needed to restore political integrity

Editor’s Note: High voter turnout Nov. 6 needed to restore political integrity

November 5, 2018

Recent events throughout the nation highlight the importance of voicing your ideals Nov. 6. The number of horrific incidents reported within the past few weeks alone—including those involving racism,...

Carol Marin, an NBC Chicago journalist, moderated the attorney general candidate forum. 

Attorney general candidates address conflicts of interest, sexual harassment, gun violence

March 12, 2018

After Lisa Madigan announced she would not seek re-election in 2017, a plethora of candidates have entered the March 20 primary to succeed her. All 10 candidates met at a March 7 forum at the Union L...

Journalists, professors and researchers discussed Chicago's race-based political hierarchy during a Feb. 27 panel at the Chicago History Museum. 

Solving Chicago’s segregated political structure

March 7, 2018

Despite the absence of a majority racial group in Chicago, a clear, race-based political hierarchy dominates city politics, said Natalie Moore, a WBEZ South Side reporter, to a Chicago History Museum au...

After government shutdown, where is the line drawn?

By Editorial Board

January 29, 2018

A three-day government shutdown came to an end Jan. 22 after Congress passed a short-term spending bill, but the cause of the shutdown has yet to be addressed. The government shutdown began at midnight EST Jan. 19 because Senate Democrats refused to sign off on a bill that did not include protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program recipients. It seems honorable that Democrats risked their re...

Study: Majority of Chicago guns trafficked from out of state

Study: Majority of Chicago guns trafficked from out of state

By Jackie Murray

November 6, 2017

With Chicago struggling to solve its gun violence problem, a recent report shows the majority of guns used in crimes have been illegally trafficked from outside city limits.Released Oct. 29, the 2017 ...

Sia: a true artist, but threat to true artistry

By Managing Editor

January 25, 2016

When I first saw the viral music video for Sia's "Chandelier" in 2014, I was astounded. The video's carefully crafted moody visuals and the song's meticulously written and honest lyrics had me convinced of Sia's genuine artistry. Amid the growing hype surrounding the enigmatic singer underneath the signature platinum blonde wig, I even went as far as to praise her as "the savior of pop music" with my friends.Soon after, he...

Spike Mendelsohn’s restaurant brings ‘Good Stuff’ to Loop

Spike Mendelsohn’s restaurant brings ‘Good Stuff’ to Loop

February 16, 2015

With so many burger joints in Chicago, was there ever really a need for the Washington D.C. restaurateurs of Good Stuff Eatery, 22 S. Wabash Ave., to open shop in the city? Traditional burger and shake f...

SCOTUS fight for marriage equality must be fair

By Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2015

The Jan. 16 announcement that the Supreme Court will hear arguments about whether the 14th Amendment requires states to recognize same sex marriage is long overdue.The Supreme Court has shirked delivering a ruling since gay marriage first made its way to the court in 1972 when it dismissed Baker v. Nelson. Since then, it has avoided the issue, often relying on lower courts to dole out interpretations, resulting in a state patch...

Bruce Rauner defeated Gov. Pat Quinn Nov. 4, making him the first Republican governor in 12 years since George Ryan held office. Rauner's term begins Jan. 12, 2015.

Illinois react to Rauner’s gubernatorial win

November 10, 2014

Illinois voters elected millionaire Bruce Rauner to become the state’s next governor on Nov. 4, beating out incumbent governor Pat Quinn. Rauner will become the first Republican governor the state ha...

Columbia Professor Researches Retention Rates

Columbia Professor Researches Retention Rates

May 12, 2014

After four years of research, Pegeen Reichert Powell, associate professor in the English Department and director of programming for the Writing and Rhetoric courses, has published her first book “Retention and Resistance: Writing Instruction and Students Who Leave.” The boo...

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