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Veterans face hurdles when seeking access to medical marijuana

Veterans face hurdles when seeking access to medical marijuana

By Jermaine Nolen

October 22, 2018

Illinois military veterans are being left behind  in the  war on opioid addiction, even though Illinois permits doctors to recommend medical marijuana as an alternative to other drugs. Post-traumatic stress disorder—...

Title IX resources available to students

Title IX resources available to students

October 2, 2018

With raised awareness and emphasis on allowing survivors to be heard as a result of the Me Too movement, more allegations of sexual abuse are revealed every day. Students have resources such as Title IX, as well as outside options, to help them if they were to be abused. “A l...

Lizzie Borden musical gives patriarchy the ax

Lizzie Borden musical gives patriarchy the ax

November 14, 2017

After the grisly bodies of her father and stepmother were found in their family home Aug. 4, 1892, Lizzie Borden went to trial for their ax murders. The case infamously ended in acquittal and was never ...

Initiative closes gap in CPS college courses

Initiative closes gap in CPS college courses

By Savannah Eadens

November 6, 2017

Annually, about 650,000 high school students nationwide fail to receive the education they deserve when others their age are doing college-level work, said Sasha Rabkin, chief programs officer at Equal ...

Mandatory minimums—right call for rape cases

September 19, 2016

In light of convicted rapist Brock Turner’s embarrassingly short prison stint, the state of California passed a bill Aug. 29 preventing those convicted of rape from receiving probation or shortened sentences. The law closes a loophole allowing lesser sentences to be handed down in cases involving an unconscious victim and mandates prison time for all rape convictions.Turner faced six years in prison, was sentenced to six mont...

Ex-felons’ voting rights must be protected

May 2, 2016

Virginia just added 200,000 newly eligible voters to its voting population right in time for the 2016 presidential election, according to an April 22 NPR article.An executive order by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe restored the voting rights of felons who have served their time in prison and are now on parole or probation. The order also allows released felons to run for public office and serve on a jury or as notaries, accordi...

Career Center  to merge job programs  for better service

Career Center to merge job programs for better service

February 15, 2016

The Portfolio Center will merge with the internship program and the Student Employment Office, forming the new Career Center June 1 to create a centralized career development system. “This is a big, diff...

Outdated tampon tax must be eliminated

February 8, 2016

States nationwide offer tax exemptions for items that are deemed essentials. However, one item is not exempt that might cause about 50 percent of the population an undue financial burden. Tampons, and other forms of menstrual protection, are treated as nonessential items and are taxed in 40 states, according to a June 3, 2015, article from Fusion.com.Legislation introduced in Utah, California, New York and Virginia has sp...

Library accepts donations to waive fines

Library accepts donations to waive fines

December 7, 2015

Students can get out of paying overdue library fines by donating to the library's holiday food drive.According to Columbia's website, the library will waive up to $20 in overdue library fines for stude...

Featured Artist: Levi Sherman

Featured Artist: Levi Sherman

April 28, 2014

Levi Sherman, a graduate interdisciplinary book & paper arts student, is using his letterpress printing expertise to research, write and create a series of books about Colombian coffee culture. In addition to receiving Columbia’s Aiko Fellowship for his work, Sherman trav...

Presidential race still tight

By Tyler Davis

November 6, 2012

The presidential race is very close in the key battleground states of Florida and Virginia.The polls in Virginia officially closed at 7 p.m. Eastern Time, but anyone still in line will be allowed to vote, which could delay the states results for a few hours, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.“We don’t know if [the election] will be as close as 2000,” said Gerry Kern, editor in chief of The Chicago Tribune, on the newspapers online election video stream. “We are prep...

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