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Impeachment and Brexit, explained by Ireland and Chicago residents

Impeachment and Brexit, explained by Ireland and Chicago residents

February 4, 2020

Brexit and President Donald Trump's impeachment trial are the largest political events happening in Ireland and America, respectively, that could make history and have serious implications for the world-at-large. Brexit,...

SATIRE: U.S. Senate empty as senators run for president

SATIRE: U.S. Senate empty as senators run for president

April 1, 2019

Forty-eight Democrats were noticeably absent from the U.S. Senate this week, but rather than hitting Daytona Beach for spring break, they each hit the campaign trail to announce their bid for president. ...

Record female candidacies could make 2018 the ‘Year of the Woman’

Record female candidacies could make 2018 the ‘Year of the Woman’

May 7, 2018

The 2018 midterm elections have been dubbed as the “Year of the Woman,” reflecting the surge of women running for public offices nationwide. Nearly 60 percent more women declared their intention to run f...

Congress silences sex workers with anti-sex trafficking bill

Congress silences sex workers with anti-sex trafficking bill

By Tyra Bosnic

April 9, 2018

Congress has passed a bill that can potentially hurt those it is meant to protect, and it comes with a slew of other consequences.The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill March 21 meant to curb online...

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...

Health-care debate far from over after latest GOP bill fails

By Editorial Board

October 2, 2017

The latest Republican move to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act sunk like a stone last week. After three GOP senators voiced opposition to the Graham-Cassidy bill Sept.26, voting was cancelled because the legislation didn’t have the necessary 51-vote support. The ACA is safe for now. However, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, and Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, two of the bill’s authors, have vowed to continu...

Criminal justice reform bill has friends, foes on both sides

Criminal justice reform bill has friends, foes on both sides

By Caroline Bowen

March 27, 2017

As the cycle of violent crimes in the city continues, state lawmakers continue to push for policies that better combat gun violence. The latest initiative promotes longer sentences for repeat gun offend...

Sex Through The Decades

By Carolyn Bradley

February 16, 2017

There’s new information available every day so we can educate ourselves on virtually any subject. And that has led to more open discussions on a particularly hot topic: sex. People are slowly feeling more comfortable addressing sex  and related discussions.This wasn’t always the case. Until the mid-to-late 20th century, conversations on sex did not exist—or if they did, they were done in whispers. Noel Paul Hertz, owner of...

9/11 victims’ families should not be allowed to sue Saudis

9/11 victims’ families should not be allowed to sue Saudis

By Managing Editor

October 3, 2016

Congress overrode President Barack Obama's veto for the first time in his presidency, and it is hard to think of a worse occasion. After a 97-1 vote in the Senate and 348-77 in the House, a controversia...

Big Chicago provides big learning opportunities

Big Chicago provides big learning opportunities

June 23, 2016

Columbia will again offer "Big Chicago" courses as a first-year experience course for students after last year's courses received positive feedback and recognition of opportunities they afford students fo...

Students still without MAP for upcoming academic year

Students still without MAP for upcoming academic year

May 2, 2016

Illinois’ legislature announced April 22 that state funding would be allocated for higher education, but it is still unclear whether the money budgeted for Monetary Award Program funding could affect ...

Education bill should aid disadvantaged students

By Editorial Board

December 7, 2015

ince George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 into law, it has been heavily criticized by teachers, education leaders and parents for overtesting students, limiting teachers’ freedom to modify curricula and inadequately measuring student success. Lawmakers hope to revise NCLB through the Every Student Succeeds Act, released on Nov. 30. The House of Representatives and the Senate will vote on the Every Stu...

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