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House bill could help transgender and undocumented students

House bill could help transgender and undocumented students

May 31, 2019

Some transgender and undocumented students have difficulty acquiring government funding to pay for higher education, but an Illinois House bill could make it easier. The Retention of Illinois St...

Successes celebrated on International Women’s Day

Successes celebrated on International Women’s Day

March 16, 2018

Women are thriving.With the accomplishments of women in 2017 and so far this year, there was much to celebrate on U.N.-recognized International Women’s Day March 8 and more to look forward to. While the li...

CityKey ID needs everyone to unlock Chicago opportunities

By Editorial Board

March 5, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Chicago plans to launch its municipal ID program this month, and residents will have the most accessible form of activism readily available to them.The Chicago CityKey Program, which city officials began developing in October 2016, will provide an alternative to residents who are often unable to obtain government-issued identification. The homeless, undocumented or recently incarcerated will finally be able to use the “...

Student forum discusses possible program merger

Student forum discusses possible program merger

September 25, 2017

Students and faculty were able to comment on a possible merger between the advertising and advertising art direction majors under the Communication Department during a Sept. 18 open forum held for Columbia students to receive information. Invitations were sent out via email to st...

Trust Act aims to make Illinois a ‘sanctuary state’

Trust Act aims to make Illinois a ‘sanctuary state’

By Savannah Eadens

September 11, 2017

Filed under Metro

The federal government’s recent announcement that it is terminating the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program is a significant deviation from efforts at the Illinois state and local levels to prot...

Student workers are not pennies to be pinched

Student workers are not pennies to be pinched

September 11, 2017

Several students are out of jobs they thought they had lined up for the Fall 2017 Semester. As reported on the Front Page, three of Columbia’s Open Labs have closed unexpectedly, leaving some student...

City leaders propose ideas to support ‘black futures’

City leaders propose ideas to support ‘black futures’

February 15, 2016

More than 400 high school students from across Chicago packed into the Jones College Prep High School auditorium Feb. 6 for the Youth Voice Congress, where students met with their peers and elected officia...

Third Coast Review looks to fill gap left by Gapers Block hiatus

Third Coast Review looks to fill gap left by Gapers Block hiatus

January 25, 2016

Chicago’s arts and culture scene has gotten a little less specialized, thanks to the “indefinite hiatus” of local news site Gapers Block.Founded in 2003 by Andrew Huff, Gapers Block has been one...

Story Week ends without proper communication of its conclusion

By Editor-in-Chief

November 23, 2015

Filed under Campus, Editor's Note

“Author the culture of your time,” is one of many slogans Columbia repeatedly touts at its orientations and open houses, but what serves as arguably the biggest opportunity for students to do just that has been quietly canceled. Freshmen and transfer students, along with Chicago’s devoted literary community, will miss one of Columbia’s most celebrated events this spring. For the last 19 years, Columbia students a...

Gender-specific colleges should be gender inclusive

May 5, 2014

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

As American society slowly becomes more inclusive of the LGBTQ community, the inevitable conflicts between existing policies and personal needs will arise. In the case of gender-specific colleges, the struggle is how and when to admit transgender students.While women’s colleges may have reservations about admitting someone outside the biological definition of female, there should be a place for transgender women because they ...

Illinois Dream Fund aids undocumented students

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

November 5, 2012

Filed under Metro

Undocumented students CAn now apply for college scholarships through the Illinois Dream Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting students who don’t have U.S. citizenship.The commission charged with raising money for the Dream Fund was formed in February and has raised  $500,000, according to the Associated Press.It will award scholarships of up to $2,000 for students at two-year colleges and $6,000 for students who are at...

Force of football: Sting of postseason loss last fall is motivation for success this year

By Lindsey Woods

April 30, 2012

Filed under Health & Tech, Sports

It is hard to forget the sting of a poignant loss, especially a season-ending one. Athletes have been known to either dwell on these moments or use them as motivation to never feel that kind of devastation again.The Chicago Force, the city’s women’s tackle football team, is choosing the latter.During the 2011–2012 season, the Force completed an undefeated regular season only to have its national championship dreams ...

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