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EDITORIAL: Funding for disability resources is essential

EDITORIAL: Funding for disability resources is essential

April 7, 2019

The Department of Education, backed by President Donald Trump, proposed cutting funds for the Special Olympics in the 2020 budget. This decision was rightfully faced with bipartisan outcry. In response...

Trump proposed 2020 budget could be end of subsidized loans

Trump proposed 2020 budget could be end of subsidized loans

March 22, 2019

Freshman game art major Dayanara Ocampo and her family are scared to take out student loans. But because her family is paying for her sister's medical bills, she may soon have no choice. The p...

Columbia alumnus featured in Sweet Tap Chicago show

Columbia alumnus featured in Sweet Tap Chicago show

March 1, 2019

Uniquely choreographed tap dancing is set to a mix of rock, soul and R&B for Chicago Tap Theatre's Sweet Tap Chicago show.Taylor Mallory, a 2010 music business alumnus, is the main vocalist and emce...

EDITORIAL: Abortion must be accessible, not just legal

EDITORIAL: Abortion must be accessible, not just legal

February 28, 2019

The Trump administration announced a new rule Feb. 22 that will prevent any organization that provides abortions or abortion referrals from receiving Title X family planning funding unless they provi...

Darkroom fundraiser looks to keep the light on  at Museum of Contemporary Photography

Darkroom fundraiser looks to keep the light on at Museum of Contemporary Photography

February 28, 2019

The Museum of Contemporary Photography will host its annual Darkroom fundraiser Feb. 28 in an effort to bridge its funding gap. The event will honor an acclaimed Moroccan-born photographer and feature an artist auction plus cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Retired ...

EDITORIAL: Communities, Congress must work together during shutdown

EDITORIAL: Communities, Congress must work together during shutdown

January 15, 2019

The longest federal government shutdown in history began Dec. 22 after congressional failure to pass a budget for the fiscal year. The shutdown is largely blamed on either Trump demanding funding for a S...

Navy Pier’s Spinning with Singles event brings speed dating to new heights

Navy Pier’s Spinning with Singles event brings speed dating to new heights

October 15, 2018

First dates are nerve wracking, especially from 200 feet in the air. Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., is hosting its third annual Spinning with Singles event Oct. 17, with speed dating rounds conducted on the ...

Study abroad updates underway

Study abroad updates underway

October 8, 2018

Columbia’s Global Education office is trying to diversify travel opportunities for education abroad to better integrate global experiences into curriculum. Global Education is responsible for all centralized international activity, including the Education Abroad prog...

One classroom’s experience during presidential alert system

One classroom’s experience during presidential alert system

October 5, 2018

The buzzing and beeping of cell phones rang throughout the otherwise silent "Introduction to Journalism" classroom Oct. 3. It was a historic disruption for adjunct professor Peter VonBuol and his students. The Federal Emergency Management Agency sent the very first ...

EDITORIAL: New alert system gives president too much power

EDITORIAL: New alert system gives president too much power

By Editorial Board

October 1, 2018

The federal government will conduct its first nationwide test of a new emergency alert system called the “Presidential Alert” Oct. 3. The alert will send notifications to approximately 75 percent of cell...

EDITORIAL: Arming teachers makes schools more dangerous, not safer

By Editorial Board

September 4, 2018

A student opens their backpack on the first day of school to find textbooks, highlighters and pencils. Somewhere in a classroom, a teacher opens their desk drawer to find a gun.  This may become our reality. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is considering allowing states to use federal funds to buy guns for educators, as reported Aug. 22 by The New York Times. Because weapon purchases are not specifically prohibited in the...

OPINION: McCain stood up to Trump, but did not stand up for the marginalized

OPINION: McCain stood up to Trump, but did not stand up for the marginalized

By Jay Berghuis

September 4, 2018

In the wake of John McCain’s death from glioblastoma Aug. 25, headlines have defined his legacy: a “maverick,” according to Rolling Stone; a man with “a rare sense of honor,” according to NBC;...

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