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Chicago is more than murder and mayhem

Chicago is more than murder and mayhem

February 5, 2018

Chicago has a reputation of being a city of violence and anarchy resembling scenes in the film “The Purge” with buildings on fire, a soundtrack of gunshots and bodies littering every street corner.  This exaggerated image has bee...

Violent tragedies affect future generations

Violent tragedies affect future generations

November 13, 2017

There is nothing like waking up to the news of a tragic killing when you’re still reeling from the previous week’s mass murder.The recent shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, which left 26 people dea...

Harvey’s aftermath is a lesson in long-term support

By Editorial Board

September 11, 2017

Atefter its assault on Texas beginning Aug. 25, Hurricane Harvey left a lifetime’s worth of ruin in its wake. Fifty lives were swept away by the storm’s wrath, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott estimated the storm caused up to $180 billion in damages. With at least 100,000 homes affected by the storm, some families don’t know when, if ever, they will be able to return home. Young adults, like those who make up Columbia’...

Artists time travel to the ‘80s with ‘Imagined Interiors’

Artists time travel to the ‘80s with ‘Imagined Interiors’

March 27, 2017

It begins with brunch, then it continues with cruises around Chicago to concoct creative conversations. Next is the setup, styling and photographing of a room imagined to be Barb Holland’s, from the Emmy-winn...

Hispanics and Latinos are not all Mexicans, but all deserve respect

Hispanics and Latinos are not all Mexicans, but all deserve respect

By Photo Editor

October 3, 2016

Almost every Latino or Hispanic person has dealt with being asked,“Are you from Mexico?” It’s infuriating for them to explain they are Latino, Hispanic or even Spanish, and not necessarily Mexica...

Youth should be taught rights, police should be taught respect

September 12, 2016

The state of Illinois requires all high school students to attend driver’s education courses, and in August, the state passed a law requiring the lessons to include information on how to behave when pulled over by police.  A curriculum is in the works, which all driving and public schools must implement in the 2017–2018 academic year.The lead organizer of Chicago’s Black Lives Matter chapter, Kofi Ademola, told DNA...

Virtual reality documentary film shown at Feminist Film Festival | The Columbia Chronicle

April 25, 2016

Executively produced by Planned Parenthood, “Across the Line” is a documentary film with fiction elements that provides a virtual reality experience of a woman’s journey for a legal abortion. The fi...

From alleyways to galleries

By Arts & Culture Editor

March 14, 2016

A crumpled bag of Cheetos, some balled-up t-shirts and maybe a PlayStation. In the mess of a student’s dirty dorm room, one icon shines through the clutter: a concert poster from a favorite band.“The concert poster represents a tangible connection to part of their identity,” said Dan MacAdam, illustrator and founder of Crosshair Silkscreen Printing and Design. “They can put it up in their room and display it to their frie...

Sounds like independence

Sounds like independence

By Arts & Culture Reporter

February 16, 2015

In 2011, alternative-rock band The Maine was working on recording its third album, Pioneer, in a studio. According to guitarist Kennedy Brock, the album was recorded and presented as a final product to W...

Anti-abortion laws strip women of rights

By Maria Castellucci

November 10, 2014

Despite the Supreme Court’s ruling that women have the right to an abortion in the landmark Roe v. Wade case in 1973, many women still struggle to exercise this right.In Texas, a law passed in 2013 caused 32 clinics to close in October under additional abortion restrictions, leaving only eight abortion centers accessible to the more than four million women in the state, according to an Oct. 5 New Yorker report.Texas is one...

Climate policies gain steam after march, summit

Climate policies gain steam after march, summit

September 29, 2014

THE ISSUE OF climate change continues to garner attentionworldwide following the Sept. 21 People’s Climate March and Sept. 23 UN Climate Summit in New York City. Research on global environmental issues concer...

Getting wasted

By Managing Editor

March 17, 2014

This past Saturday in observance of St. Patrick's Day, hoards of drunk bros, wide-eyed tourists and everyone claiming to be Irish for the day flocked downtown at 9:30 a.m. to gawk at the annual dyeing of the Chicago River. While staring at a massive accumulation of neon green liquid may be a good time for some—I've never felt compelled to spend my Saturday sleep-in time watching drunkards cheer for colored water—the scien...

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