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OPINION: Violent criminals: They’re just like us

OPINION: Violent criminals: They’re just like us

By Jay Berghuis

February 9, 2019

From Netflix releasing the documentary series “The Bundy Tapes” Jan. 24 to Zac Efron’s new film “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” which premiered at Sundance Jan. 26, Ted Bundy is ev...

Health education is not the same as body shaming

Health education is not the same as body shaming

By Samantha Conrad

December 12, 2018

With the body positivity movement gaining more acceptance, people are becoming more confident and happy with their bodies, no matter the size or shape. However, many body positivity advocates glorify obe...

Tax forms: Salaries and revenue increase, contributions decrease

Tax forms: Salaries and revenue increase, contributions decrease

December 10, 2018

Columbia revenue was on the rise in the 2016 reporting year, but so were the college’s personnel costs. Columbia reported higher revenue and net assets for its 2016-2017 fiscal year, according to recently-released IRS 990 tax forms, but the gains came with a decrease in contribut...

Stop associating Ariana Grande with Mac Miller’s death

Stop associating Ariana Grande with Mac Miller’s death

By Samantha Conrad

September 17, 2018

The Sept. 7 death of rap icon Mac Miller generated a variety of reactions from the public, as celebrity deaths usually do. Some mourned his death, alleging the cause as a drug overdose. One of the most  ups...

Divvy expands rides with 36 new stations

Divvy expands rides with 36 new stations

By Madison Keller

September 10, 2018

Divvy expands rides with 36 new stations access throughout the city by installing 36 new bike stations in River North, Englewood, Ukrainian Village and the Near West Side neighborhoods.The first statio...

State department to probe visa seekers’ social media

State department to probe  visa seekers’ social media

By Blaise Mesa

April 9, 2018

International visitors who are seeking to reside in the U.S. but not immediately immigrate may soon have to turn over huge amounts of personal information, including social media handles, old phone numbe...

Aldermen push for minority representation in O’Hare project

Aldermen push for minority representation in O’Hare project

By Blaise Mesa

March 26, 2018

While plans for the $8.5 billion O’Hare International Airport expansion are in development, City Council’s Black and Latino caucuses are pushing for increased minority representation in job contract...

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...

Security breach affects employees, family members

Security breach affects employees, family members

March 12, 2018

A data security breach resulted in the disclosure of the names and Social Security numbers of Columbia employees and their family members on IRIS, the college’s internal website. The college learned Feb. 15 that SharePoint, the search portal application used to apply for the Tu...

Governor candidates divulge plans for reducing student debt

Governor candidates divulge plans for reducing student debt

March 5, 2018

The race for Illinois governor has become a crowded and heated contest. The eight-candidate field to claim the Republican or Democratic ticket has triggered a plethora of attack ads—not just between...

Dolls like me: Creating dolls that break the mold

Dolls like me: Creating dolls that break the mold

January 29, 2018

Yelitsa Jean-Charles remembers when, as a child, she cried when her parents gave her a black doll because the doll wasn’t white, and that she used to place scarves on her own head to pretend she had lon...

Ex-DNAinfo reporters discuss closure, future

Ex-DNAinfo reporters discuss closure, future

By Jackie Murray

November 27, 2017

Jessica Cabe moved across the country from Aspen, Colorado to Chicago in September to take her dream job. Just two months later, she and all her coworkers found themselves unemployed when the beloved hype...

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