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Opinion: I’m not a ‘nontraditional’ student, I am authentic

Opinion: I’m not a ‘nontraditional’ student, I am authentic

November 10, 2019

The National Center for Education Statistics defines nontraditional students as meeting one of seven characteristics: delayed enrollment into postsecondary education, attends college part time, works full t...

Faculty Senate weighs ‘confusing’ prospect of eliminating C minus grade

Faculty Senate weighs ‘confusing’ prospect of eliminating C minus grade

October 15, 2019

The Faculty Senate is weighing eliminating the C minus grade collegewide. Some say the change would bring uniformity to grading, while others argue it could diminish the value of a passing grade. Ilya Levinson...

Student loses $2,000 in Columbia Outlook email phishing scam

Student loses $2,000 in Columbia Outlook email phishing scam

October 7, 2019

A Columbia student lost $2,000 in September after falling victim to one of several alleged dog walking job scams circulating among the school’s Outlook accounts, causing Columbia administrators to...

‘A Wolf Comes at Night’ goes to Hollywood

‘A Wolf Comes at Night’ goes to Hollywood

September 29, 2019

One night, on a small ranch in 1980s Illinois, two children and their grandfather are forced to defend their livelihood as a wolf wreaks havoc on the family farm. Directed by 2018 cinema art and science a...

Graduate assistants feel ‘blindsided’ over change in pay

Graduate assistants feel ‘blindsided’ over change in pay

September 23, 2019

Five days prior to the start of the Fall 2019 semester, graduate assistants received an unexpected notice of a change in their pay. At a department meeting held in Spring 2019, graduate assistants ...

Faculty Senate concerned about new student course planner

Faculty Senate concerned about new student course planner

August 23, 2019

During the first Faculty Senate meeting of the Fall 2019 semester, the senate voiced concern over a new student academic planner planned for Fall 2020. The academic planner, uAchieve, is a tool f...

Student apologizes for racist message after Twitter backlash and response from college

Student apologizes for racist message after Twitter backlash and response from college

August 21, 2019

Editor’s Note: The term “N-word” is used in this article, referring to a student’s direct messages sent to a Pilsen business. The Chronicle does not condone or promote the use of this term ...

462 days before the 2020 election, young people are already fired up

462 days before the 2020 election, young people are already fired up

July 30, 2019

With many young voters incited by President Donald Trump’s political agenda and a diverse field of Democratic candidates, an increase in political engagement from young voters could impact the 2020...

House bill could help transgender and undocumented students

House bill could help transgender and undocumented students

May 31, 2019

Some transgender and undocumented students have difficulty acquiring government funding to pay for higher education, but an Illinois House bill could make it easier. The Retention of Illinois St...

Alumni visitation policy change ‘giant middle finger’ to graduating students

Alumni visitation policy change ‘giant middle finger’ to graduating students

May 16, 2019

Current and former students are enraged by a policy change from the college requiring alumni to have a scheduled appointment before entering campus buildings, effectively cutting off access they once t...

Internships can be minefields for unsuspecting students

Internships can be minefields for unsuspecting students

April 26, 2019

Marley Molkentin, junior multimedia photojournalism major, had trouble getting paid for a recent internship after she “stupidly didn’t sign any type of contract.”  During her time at Columbia, Molkentin gained...

SATIRE: Blaise Mesa’s lost ‘MTV Cribs’ audition tape

April 1, 2019

Long before his time at The Chronicle, Managing Editor Blaise Mesa attempted to earn his rise to spotlight on "MTV Cribs." While we will never know what could have been, The Chronicle scoured its countless...

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