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Ride-share drivers protest City Hall for higher wages

Ride-share drivers protest City Hall for higher wages

May 9, 2019

About 50 Chicago-area ride-share drivers for Uber, Lyft and other companies picketed outside of City Hall demanding higher wages, better security for drivers and more efficient communication from their bosse...

Corporations struggle to do what health-care system won’t

By Editorial Board

March 12, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Uber launched Uber Health on March 1, a new form of non-emergency medical transportation.The new service allows patients to schedule rides to and from medical appointments hours before or up to 30 days in advance. Providers who order the rides do so through an online dashboard, and patients receive a text message or phone call for information about their trip, making rides accessible to those without  smartphones.Lyft Conci...

Honoring Billy Graham dishonors those he marginalized

Honoring Billy Graham dishonors those he marginalized

By Miranda Manier

March 5, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

On Feb. 28, the late evangelical Rev. Billy Graham, who acted as a spiritual confidante for 12 presidents from Harry Truman to Barack Obama and was known as “America’s pastor,” became the fourth private ...

Historic Johnson Publishing building sold, Plymouth to follow

Historic Johnson Publishing building sold, Plymouth to follow

November 28, 2017

Formerly home to Ebony and Jet magazines before being purchased by Columbia in 2010, the Johnson Publishing Building has been sold to 3L Real Estate, a Rosemont-based group that mainly handles mul...

Columbia alums: ‘Oh, the places you’ll go’

Columbia alums: ‘Oh, the places you’ll go’

September 25, 2017

Lena Waithe, a 2006 television alumna, made history Sept. 17 by becoming the first black woman to win an Emmy award for outstanding comedy writing in a television series. Though definitely the most ...

Living in a box: the millennial housing squeeze

Living in a box: the millennial housing squeeze

September 18, 2017

One would be hard-pressed to fit a bed, kitchen, bathroom and all their belongings into a Chicago parking space, but some renters could if they had to.In the world of micro-apartments, walls shift to re...

Child neglect masked as pranks for YouTube fame

Child neglect masked as pranks for YouTube fame

By Ariana Portalatin

September 18, 2017

Filed under Arts & Culture

Michael Martin begins a video with three of his five children explaining a game he wants them to play called “Bottle Flip Slap,” which requires the kids to play against each other and take turns fli...

Protesters ask Duckworth, Durbin to reject EPA nominee

Protesters ask Duckworth, Durbin to reject EPA nominee

January 30, 2017

“Hear us: we reject the EPA-elect,” chanted protesters downtown Jan. 25, who voice their concerns with Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt.“[Pruitt] has...

‘Siri, do everything!’ The future of the interconnected world

‘Siri, do everything!’ The future of the interconnected world

November 28, 2016

Like something out of “WALL-E,” smart gadgets and gizmos are poised to invade every aspect of life, leaving some fearful of a dystopian nightmare and others excited for an automated future. While n...

Covert shutdown of faculty support and technology development

By Letter to the editor

November 28, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Just before this semester started, the college dismantled CiTE, firing its entire staff. This center was the sole hub of faculty support. The “T” and the “E” stood for Teaching Excellence. Its commitment was to help teachers help students. The center’s absence is felt by teachers every day and the effect on our students must be discussed. As things stand now, if a teacher hadn’t already mastered the learning mana...

Chicago should take the wheel on driverless cars

September 26, 2016

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

In a trope as old as time, technology is progressing faster than people are ready for it. Driverless cars are now a real possibility, being tested in markets as close as Pittsburgh by Uber as a possible replacement for its current driver-based service. Chicago aldermen Edward Burke (14) and Anthony Beale (9), whom The Chicago Sun-Times proclaim to be some of the “most powerful” in the city according to its Sept. 14 a...

New York composer makes bid to become fine arts dean

New York composer makes bid to become fine arts dean

March 7, 2016

Stefania de Kenessey was a sophomore in high school when her dad found her reading a New York Times article about students who felt unchallenged and bored with school—exactly how she felt. That is when...

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