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NCAA can’t continue to take advantage of players

NCAA can’t continue to take advantage of players

By Jackie Murray

March 27, 2017

The brackets, the bets, the heartbreak and the Cinderella stories—so many dramatic elements make up the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s March Madness tournament, a battle of the best Divi...

Beauty Bar, a small venue in Chicago, painted the words

‘Fine art’ definition looms over court case

September 6, 2016

Two small Chicago venues are trapped in a legal battle that has ignited a debate about the definition of “fine art,” and the resolution will determine whether the owners owe years of taxes.  The Cook ...

Notable Native: Jesseca Rhymes

In 2016, Jesseca Rhymes, coordinator of Never Go Without, spent her second consecutive year collecting feminine hygiene products for homeless women 

By Metro Editor

April 4, 2016

Jesseca Rhymes, for the second consecutive year, has asked for donations of feminine hygiene products instead of birthday presents. Rhymes said she got inspired to start the organization Never Go Withou...

Outdated tampon tax must be eliminated

February 8, 2016

States nationwide offer tax exemptions for items that are deemed essentials. However, one item is not exempt that might cause about 50 percent of the population an undue financial burden. Tampons, and other forms of menstrual protection, are treated as nonessential items and are taxed in 40 states, according to a June 3, 2015, article from Fusion.com.Legislation introduced in Utah, California, New York and Virginia has sp...

A new student group wants fair trade products, like tea, chocolate and coffee, sold at Columbia food stalls, such as the one located at 623 S. Wabash Ave.

New Student Group Wants “Fair Trade” Status For College

February 8, 2016

Three undergraduate students in Fashion Studies programs are forming an organization that will aim to make Columbia a “Fair Trade College.” The group is part of a citywide student coalition working...

Joy Thornton, an access services assistant at the library, said the library staff wanted to make it easier on students at the end of the semester by allowing them to donate canned goods from their cupboards to waive their library fines.

Library accepts donations to waive fines

December 7, 2015

Students can get out of paying overdue library fines by donating to the library's holiday food drive.According to Columbia's website, the library will waive up to $20 in overdue library fines for stude...

Rising city rent prices hurt students, artists

By Editorial Board

September 28, 2015

Chicago has always enjoyed a reputation for being one of America’s largest cities still offering a lower cost-of-living and affordable rents. However, Chicago was recently ranked the seventh most expensive city in the world by the Swiss global financial firm UBS. Tokyo and Paris  trailed Chicago, while New York City topped the list. The rankings, published every three years, evaluate 71 international cities based on t...

Aaron Wolf enjoys spending his time outside. He runs his own company called Adventures Accessed.    

Notable Native: Aaron Wolf

September 14, 2015

Aaron Wolf grew up in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, where he spent most of his childhood outdoors. After studying business at DePaul University, Wolf knew he did not want to spend his time in an office cubicle bu...

Notable Native: Jessica Droste Yagan

Jessica Droste Yagan

By Sarah Martinson

March 16, 2015

Jessica Droste Yagan, CEO of Impact Engine, is all about changing the world.Impact Engine is a tech company that helps startups earn a profit by solving environmental and social issues. In a 16-week accel...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Mayoral race continues with promises, campaign strategies

By Natalie Craig

March 9, 2015

As between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, the continuation of the mayoral race brings new campaign advertisements, strategies and promises.The race is closer now with only two candidates left in the running after Emanuel was forced into a runoff election Feb. 24 when he failed to receive 50 percent of the vote plus one single vote. Garcia, who won more than 33.9 percent o...

Airbnb listing

Airbnb subjected to Chicago Hotel Accommodations Tax

February 16, 2015

Airbnb–a website that allows people to rent out apartments for short or extended stays–will start charging customers the Chicago Hotel Accommodations Tax on Feb. 15 to meet revised regulations. Airbnb...

Chicago citizens primed for ‘Amazon Tax’

Amazon

By Metro Reporter

February 9, 2015

With the grace period for a new law having ended Feb. 1, Amazon will now be collecting sales tax from Illinois customers. Revisions made to the state Use Tax Act now mandate that out-of-state retaile...

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