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Resignation from OAS could be detrimental to Venezuela

Resignation from OAS could be detrimental to Venezuela

By Ariana Portalatin

May 1, 2017

Political protests in Venezuela reached a tipping point recently with the “mother of all marches” on April 19. Three people were killed as crowds protested their government’s failure to provide its c...

Trump cancels White House dinner, war on press rages on

Family ideals not only factor when deciding film ratings

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

March 6, 2017

President Donald Trump has called journalists “the most dishonest human beings on earth,” and despite this characteristically dishonest remark, the press has respectfully and consistently fulfilled...

FOX makes mistakes,  recognizes its faults

FOX makes mistakes, recognizes its faults

February 27, 2017

The Feb. 20 episode of "24: Legacy" covered the 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. hour of the 24-hour-long season. In one scene, U.S. government officials review footage of attacks a terrorist they are pursuing suppose...

America's 'Wild Card': The next four years with Trump

America’s ‘Wild Card’: The next four years with Trump

November 16, 2016

History was made Nov. 9 when, with 290 electoral votes, a president with no political or military service experience was elected to office. Without the political acumen that presidents usually enter into th...

SFS: Nationwide FAFSA change simplifies ‘tedious’ process

SFS: Nationwide FAFSA change simplifies 'tedious' process

By Campus Reporter

October 3, 2016

Students can now submit their 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid as soon as Oct. 1, according to a Sept. 27 email Student Financial Services sent to students.The new timeline allows stu...

Surviving the big pay off

By Maria Castellucci & Matt McCall Opinions Editor & Features Editor

October 27, 2014

Russell Harrison might never have paid off his student loans if he hadn’t had his debt consolidated.Upon graduating in 2008 from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, after receiving a bachelor’s of arts in music composition, he owed $40,000–50,000 in private and federal student loans. At the time, he was working at 7-Eleven and a Millworks furniture construction factory, operating heavy machinery. He worked mornings an...

How to; Prevent Yourself from Getting Sick

By Ahmed Hamad

October 22, 2012

With Chicago's temperature dropping faster this fall; the likelihood of getting sick got higher.  The Chronicle sat down with Mark Brticevich, Columbia's Fitness and Recreation Program Coordinator, and found out how you could stay away from the doctor's and pharmacy.

More tuition, less aid

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 22, 2012

As many students struggle to fund their college education, some activists and professors argue that the distribution of loan and grant money, along with limited access to entrance and exit counseling, is causing problems for students.An Oct. 11 report from the National Economic Research Association found that 40 percent of the 27,000 college students polled had not received any exit counseling regarding loan debt, which h...

Obama opportunity, Romney retreat

By Editorial Board

October 22, 2012

With the presidential election rapidly approaching, it is important for college students to understand how each candidate will handle higher education policy, particularly in the area of student financial aid.President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney have two very different views on the matter, and while the situation for college students during Obama’s first term hasn’t been ideal, his po...

Northwestern continues dominance, Loyola looks to bounce back

By Nader Ihmoud

October 18, 2012

Contributing Writer: Doug PitorakIt seems that no part of Chicago was left dry, and Rogers Park was no exception on Oct. 17.Like the unrelenting rain that engulfed Loyola Soccer Park all evening, the Northwestern University Wildcats men’s soccer team relied on a persistent offensive attack to defeatthe Loyola University Ramblers 2-0 and move to 10-2-2 on the season.Rainstorms like that often make for a sloppy game, but although ...

Leaders keep city commuters in Loop

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 7, 2011

The lack of sororities, fraternities and sporting events at Columbia may make it difficult to get involved around campus—especially if a student is a first-year commuter traveling to and from campus everyday.In an effort to build a sense of belonging and community for commuters, Columbia created its new Exploration Leaders program to connect those who live off campus to a strong student network that pursues engaging activitie...

Give debt relief, get votes

By Brianna Wellen

October 31, 2011

Those like me, with insurmountable amounts of debt and a lowermiddle class lifestyle on the horizon, have reason to celebrate.Thanks to President Barack Obama’s new programs, college graduates will now have monthly loan payments of 10 percent of their income rather than 15 percent, and loans will be forgiven after 20 years instead of 25. Not only that, but students who have taken out a mixture of direct federal loans and loan...

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