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Fighting for a better future is vital amid political turmoil

By Editorial Board

November 27, 2017

During a tumultuous time in current events, it’s easy to worry about the country’s future.In a Nov. 1 poll by the American Psychological Association, 63 percent of 3,440 respondents said the nation’s future is a source of stress. Those results are understandable. Americans have seen violent demonstrations by white nationalists and counter protesters, an ongoing feud on Capitol Hill over health care and multiple dev...

Album Review: ‘reputation’ by Taylor Swift

Album Review:  ‘reputation’ by Taylor Swift

By Lauren Carlton

November 20, 2017

After transitioning from country to pop in 2014, followed by a three-year break from the public eye and releasing new music, Taylor Swift dropped her sixth studio album, reputation, Nov. 10. This was th...

CTA increases service on Far South Side

CTA increases service on Far South Side

By Metro Reporter

September 19, 2016

More frequent bus routes have come to Chicago’s Far South Side neighborhoods, according to a Sept. 2 press release from the mayor’s office announcing six bus routes that have started offering more rel...


Transformative Tattoos—using body art to heal mental and physical scars

February 15, 2016

Each piece of body art has a backstory. It may have been the result of a desire to get a matching tattoo with a childhood friend or the product of an impulsive decision.Increasingly, women are using ta...

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...

Students want revisions to Columbia’s sexual assault policy

April 7, 2014

Approximately 12 students from various student organizations gathered in the second floor lobby of the 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building April 1 to discuss the formation of a new student committee that would addr...

New plan, cultural overhaul

By Alex Stedman

October 29, 2012

The first new Chicago Cultural Plan since 1986 was released Oct. 16 after six months of public outreach, four months of collaboration and more than 50 meetings.The plan, published by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events as a 48-page document, seeks artistic and cultural growth of the city’s communities, as reported by The Chronicle Feb. 20. It is divided into four categories: Planning Culturally, Policies, Pla...

Athletes not only ones being exploited

By Lindsey Woods

October 22, 2012

Most graduating college students entering the job market will find themselves working for free. It has become commonplace for companies to shamelessly exploit desperate undergrads who will do anything they can to beef up their résumés.While I don’t agree with this practice, it’s a reality for many young people. Internships provide valuable job experience and are often the best way to break into the job market, even if...

Oscar loser still a winner

By Drew Hunt

April 23, 2012

When it comes to the Academy Awards, few categories are as controversial as Best Foreign Film. For starters, “Best Foreign Film” is something of a misnomer, as the award is seen more as recognition for the country as a whole, not for the film itself. Included in this year’s crop of nominees was Canada—a most curious selection—represented by the Montreal-set and –produced “Monsieur Lazhar.”Mohamed Fellag plays the titula...

Festival at Gene Siskel showcases rare films

By Brian Dukerschein

September 12, 2011

Chicago cinephiles have the rare opportunity to view 14 classic films nearly lost to history with the return of the University of California at Los Angeles’ Festival of Preservation at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.The festival showcases the work of the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s preservation and restoration program, which has been restoring worn and damaged films since 1977. The archive launched the bi...

Racism in the 21st century

By SpencerRoush

March 28, 2011

Young generations are growing up in a society more tolerant of races, genders and lifestyles than at any time previously. But banishing racism from our society’s cultural repertoire has proven unattainable, even for those young people who’ve witnessed more tolerance than any other generation in recent memory.It’s easy to forget racism is rampant among youth while attending Columbia because of its diversity. I’m su...

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