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Female genital mutilation illegal, but not eliminated

Female genital mutilation illegal, but not eliminated

By Managing Editor

September 19, 2016

The U.K.’s failure to ever successfully prosecute a female genital mutilation case in a country where thousands of women are known to have undergone the procedure was declared a national disgrace by Br...

Demagogues can succeed, U.S. voters should notice

Demagogues can succeed, U.S. voters should notice

By Managing Editor

September 12, 2016

The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, made headlines in the United States when he insulted President Barack Obama by calling him a “son of a whore,” according to a Sept. 7 article from V...

Need for safe spaces go over U of C administration’s head

Need for safe spaces go over U of C administration’s head

By Copy Editor

August 30, 2016

A letter to the University of Chicago's incoming class of 2020 sent Aug. 24 from the Dean of Students, John Ellison, stated the university would not tolerate the use of intellectual “trigger warnings” o...

‘Hamilton’ brings revolution to Chicago

‘Hamilton’ brings revolution to Chicago

May 9, 2016

Chicago theater fans “will not throw away their shot” when the groundbreaking blockbuster musical “Hamilton” starts its national tour in the Windy City Sept. 27 at the PrivateBank Theatre, 18 W. Mon...

Sexist comments show Kasich is no GOP savior

By Associate Editor

April 25, 2016

At an April 15 town hall in Watertown, New York, a woman in her first year of college at St. Lawrence University asked GOP presidential candidate John Kasich what he would do as president to protect women like her from sexual harassment and assault, according to a Politico article published the same day.Kasich initially responded with sympathy for sexual assault victims, even pointing out he has teenage daughters, but his wa...

No time limit on justice when adults molest minors

April 18, 2016

Former Speaker of the House, Congressman from Illinois and Yorkville High School wrestling coach Dennis Hastert has been convicted of illegally structuring bank withdrawals to pay for the silence of one of his alleged sexual abuse victims, according to an April 8 New York Times article. Federal investigators discovered that Hastert was withdrawing large sums of money, which were used to pay off a former student. The prosecutio...

Students deserve clarity on sexual assault resources

By Editor-in-Chief

April 11, 2016

With the month of April marking Sexual Assault Awareness Month nationwide, the college has scheduled several events to spread awareness of the problem of sexual violence on campus.Although these educational efforts are well-intentioned, the events and exhibits alone are not enough to combat the prevalent problem across college campuses.As reported in the story on Page 9, a recent allegation of a campus sexual assault is cur...

Students frustrated with progress of sexual assault case

Students frustrated with  progress of sexual assault case

By Opinions Editor

April 11, 2016

As Columbia hosts collegewide events throughout April in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the college has allegedly allowed a sexual assault complaint filed Feb. 1 to go without a hearing, wh...

Chicago’s HOMME  duo gets home-y

Chicago’s HOMME duo gets home-y

February 29, 2016

Chicago-based HOMME is slithering its way through the city’s music scene with its self-titled debut album, released Nov. 13. Friends Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart, who both sing and play instruments,...

Females in comedy industry tackle sexual harassment

Females in comedy industry tackle sexual harassment

By ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

February 8, 2016

When Caroline Sabatier went to the police to report her harassment by a male authority figure from her improv group, she did not receive much help. The Chicago comedian realized she needed to take matte...

Cosby charge not exactly victory for women

By Associate Editor

January 25, 2016

Comedian Bill Cosby was charged Dec. 30 with second-degree aggravated indecent assault of Temple University basketball coach Andrea Constand, whom he allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted in 2004 in his Philadelphia home.The news of his arrest caused nation- wide celebration from rape victim advo- cates as well as dismay among Cosby supporters. While entertainers, including director Judd Apatow and comedian Amy Schumer , expressed jo...

CTA’s anti-harassment campaign right on track

By Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2015

Columbia’s urban campus often serves as the first introduction many students have to public transportation. Some students come from other cities on the east or west coast with their own public transportations systems, but many of the college’s community members experience metropolitan public transportation for the first time when they move to Chicago. Experiences are at times entertaining or humorous navigating the Chica...

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