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Multiple armed robberies near Student Center

Multiple armed robberies near Student Center

September 21, 2019

A string of at least six robberies near the new Student Center have students and local shopkeepers on high alert. Pandit Pahtak, store manager at the 7-Eleven, 801 S. State St., said he was cleaning ...

Crime advisories not  effective, students say

Crime advisories not effective, students say

May 3, 2019

After Rebecca Casey, a junior communication major, had someone attempt to steal her purse on campus Feb. 13, she immediately went to security guards in the 33 E. Ida B. Wells Drive Building to report 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...

Superintendent Johnson: CPD will continue technology programs, training reforms

Superintendent Johnson: CPD will continue technology programs, training reforms

April 16, 2018

Following a historic period of violence, the Chicago Police Department has been rolling out reforms, new equipment and training initiatives for the last two years to better prepare officers to handle situ...

Could it happen here? How Columbia ensures student safety

Could it happen here? How Columbia ensures student safety

February 26, 2018

In the wake of the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting that killed 17 students and faculty and injured many others, a national outcry for gun regulation raises social and political questions. But locally, the most important is: How safe is Columbia from a similar tra...

Sexual assaults on North Side raise safety questions

Sexual assaults on North Side raise safety questions

October 9, 2017

Stay-at-home mother Jocelyn Costlow was walking her six-month-old son in a stroller in Lincoln Square Aug. 14 when she was allegedly sexually assaulted by an unknown man. Local women have reported a strin...

Annual security survey: more reports or more crime?

Annual security survey: more reports or more crime?

October 9, 2017

On-campus rapes doubled last year while drug and liquor disciplinary referrals also increased, according to Columbia’s 2017 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Gathered during the 2016 calendar year reporting period and released Sept. 29 in a collegewide email, it listed six...

Columbia student grows in the music industry

Columbia student grows in the music industry

September 18, 2017

Growing up in a suburb outside of Detroit, Anna Agosta sang her first solo in her school’s annual Christmas concert at 5 years old. Since that performance and many others, the 21-year-old boasts numerous achievements, including her April 20 first place victory at Columbi...

Book shows girls embracing inner strength

Book shows girls embracing inner strength

March 27, 2017

The idea for photographer Kate T. Parker’s new book, she said, began with noticing her strongest shots were  those of her daughters being silly and wild. Wanting to share beauty, free of filters and...

Safety first: Should government regulate sex toys?

Safety first: Should government regulate sex toys?

February 9, 2016

The world of sex toys can be big and scary to a novice—it’s easy to grab the cheapest vibrator available and think it will suffice. However, not knowing the origin and composition of the sex toys yo...

Approach to campus safety should reach all students

By Editorial Board

October 19, 2015

Freshman year is many students’ first time living alone in a major city, presenting a unique set of challenges.Staying safe in Chicago goes beyond walking with a group of friends after dark and keeping valuables out of sight. In the past, first-year and transfer orientation sessions included an optional 20–30 minute lecture that provided information about staying safe while navigating city life. This year, the college t...

Army veterans sell Afghan saffron in Chicago

Army veterans sell Afghan saffron in Chicago

October 12, 2015

Kimberly Jung and Emily Miller have a lot in common­­—U.S. Army service in Afghanistan, education at West Point and Harvard—and are now business partners.Jung and Miller are two of the co-founders of...

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