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Editorial: Feeling helpless at work should not be the norm

Editorial: Feeling helpless at work should not be the norm

By Editorial Board

January 25, 2020

It is not hard to determine what makes an unhealthy working environment: long hours, a sense of powerlessness and high stress with low reward. What is more difficult, however, is attempting to rectify that...

New Facebook software could save lives

New Facebook software could save lives

December 11, 2017

A new Facebook artificial intelligence software could be a critical tool to lower suicide rates, according to mental health experts.The social network giant has created a new system that will scan pos...

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

By Ariana Portalatin

December 4, 2017

Since the Grammys’ Album of the Year award was first offered, 10 black artists have won the award: Stevie Wonder in 1974, 1975 and 1977; Michael Jackson in 1984; Lionel Richie in 1985; Quincy Jones in 1...

CPD video series sheds light on police suicide

CPD video series sheds light on police suicide

October 9, 2017

In honor of Suicide Awareness Month, the Chicago Police Department—which has the nation’s highest suicide rates—released a video on its Facebook page Sept. 29 showing the on-the-job pressures police ...

District 12 Cmdr. Ed Kulbida addressed recent shootings, one of which occurred the afternoon of Feb. 3 on Chicago Avenue, at a Feb. 6 community meeting.

West Town demands answers for surge in violent crimes

February 13, 2017

Leah Bindig was walking through the front door of her business, Aeslin Pup Hub, five minutes prior to shots being fired Feb. 3, outside 1810 W. Chicago Ave.  Had the bullet been 25 feet north, it would...

Indian education must value progress

Turns out, you can pick your family

By Arabella Breck

February 6, 2017

Education is one of the most important opportunities that people can have. However, in India, students who opt to take sociology courses may be learning from a textbook that cites "ugliness and handic...

Experimental suicide prevention workshop guided by Susan Imus | The Columbia Chronicle

April 4, 2016

In memory of a young woman who took her own life, the Shannon Hardy Making Connections program seeks to educate schools and universities about suicide warning signs and body-mind awareness. Susan Imus,...

The office of Student Health and support created a stronger conversation about mental health with the Feb. 23 session on suicide awareness and prevention. 

Student Health encourages students to discuss mental health

February 26, 2016

A Feb. 23 suicide awareness session garnered scant attendance from students, faculty and staff, but the Office of Student Health and Support is working to create new methods to raise awareness about s...

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Metra on track to make major changes

February 1, 2016

Dramatic new safety technology, along with better, more comfortable seats with cupholders and armrests are on the horizon for Columbia students who commute to school aboard Metra trains. But there’s a ...

Community program wards off crime in Uptown

By Jordan Watkins

December 14, 2015

Despite colder temperatures and neighborhood political issues, some Uptown residents are still taking to the streets to combat the neighborhood's crime.The Positive Loitering initiative, which came to Uptown in 2009, involves community members who gather at local street corners or walk through parks to deter criminals in those areas.“It’s a very simple program,” said Uptown resident Richard Thale, who coordinates th...

Norton cannot save you now

By Office Assistant

April 20, 2015

Making a found-footage film is a surefire cheap way to scare the pants off of an audience and simultaneously irritate those of us who are sickened by the very notion of shaky-cam. “Unfriended” seeks to a...

According to the American Lung Association, 19.4 million metric tons of nitrogen oxides are released into the air annually via manmade sources, such as burning fuels.

Utah air pollution linked to increased suicide risk

March 2, 2015

It has been well established that exposure to air pollution can contribute to a range of health concerns such as respiratory inflammation, cardiovascular disease and cognitive impairment, especially in younge...

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