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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...

The World is a Beautiful Place… moves into ‘foreign’ territory

The World is a Beautiful Place… moves into ‘foreign’ territory

October 2, 2017

David Bello, vocalist for The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid To Die, once existentially crooned “Just trying to find a way out to a city so big/That it is bound to keep your s...

Ivanka Trump needs to take herself out of the equation

Ivanka Trump needs to take herself out of the equation

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

September 25, 2017

While on “The Dr. Oz Show,” Ivanka Trump, senior adviser and daughter of President Donald Trump, told Dr. Oz, “With each of my three children, I had some level of postpartum depression.” “It w...

Betsy DeVos won’t prevent sexual assault, but Columbia can

By Editorial Board

September 18, 2017

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos confirmed that her department seemingly has no interest in preventing sexual assault on college campuses. She announced Sept. 7 that the Department of Education is rescinding former President Barack Obama administration’s guidelines on sexual assault in higher education institutions. The guidelines use the agency’s authority under Title IX—an amendment to the 1964 Civil Rights Act that ext...

‘¡Sí, Se Puede!’ opens at Glass Curtain Gallery

‘¡Sí, Se Puede!’ opens at Glass Curtain Gallery

September 5, 2017

“¡Sí, Se Puede!” is an exhibit featuring the work of eight artists inspired by the archives of Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta and their work with the United Farm Workers Movement that opened Sept. ...

Sexual assault must be addressed regardless of circumstances

Sexual assault must be addressed regardless of circumstances

By Arabella Breck

April 24, 2017

Cases of sexual assault and gender-based violence in South Sudan increased by 64 percent in 2016 compared with 2015, said Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and U.N. Resident and H...

Lawmakers eliminating time-frame protection for child sex offenders

Lawmakers eliminating time-frame  protection for child sex offenders

By Eric Bradach

March 27, 2017

Those who suffered sexual abuse and assault as children decades ago may soon be able to obtain justice by having their victimizers prosecuted. State Sen. Scott Bennett, D-Champaign, introduced Senate Bill ...

Famine victims should not be victims of bad politics

Famine victims should not  be victims of bad politics

By Arabella Breck

March 6, 2017

One week after the South Sudanese government and U.N. declared a state of famine in South Sudan, there are reports of Sudanese people eating water lilies to stay alive, according to a Feb. 28 Al Jazeera a...

Residents concerned about homeless in Altgeld Park

Residents concerned about homeless in Altgeld Park

By Eric Bradach

November 28, 2016

North Lawndale residents stopped using Altgeld Park in North Lawndale because of the large number of homeless people, said several locals alarmed by the recent uptick. The homeless, who spend their ni...

Student and faculty veterans discuss transitioning into college

Student and faculty veterans discuss transitioning into college

November 11, 2016

Like many military members, Columbia's student veterans are only honored once a year on Veteran's Day. Yet veterans struggle with the effects of military service all year round, many for the rest ...

Student project combats sexual assault violence

Student project combats sexual assault violence

October 10, 2016

Leah Zeiger, a senior dance major, along with other college students, founded a project intended to bring attention to sexual assault and dating violence that some experience in middle school, high school ...

Mandatory minimums—right call for rape cases

September 19, 2016

In light of convicted rapist Brock Turner’s embarrassingly short prison stint, the state of California passed a bill Aug. 29 preventing those convicted of rape from receiving probation or shortened sentences. The law closes a loophole allowing lesser sentences to be handed down in cases involving an unconscious victim and mandates prison time for all rape convictions.Turner faced six years in prison, was sentenced to six mont...

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