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13 Reasons Why: Trigger Warning

13 Reasons Why: Trigger Warning

By Grace Senior

April 11, 2018

Netflix announced March 21 a second season of "13 Reasons Why," adapted from Jay Asher's 2007 novel. The show's first season explored high school sophomore Hannah Baker's life and struggles that led to...

Ballot mishaps at primaries highlight third party struggle

Ballot mishaps at primaries highlight third party struggle

By Savannah Eadens

April 1, 2018

As the votes from the 2018 primary elections are finalized this week, the Illinois Green Party has brought attention to the challenges third party political groups often face.The Illinois Green Party cri...

Where there is Smoke— book gives voice to domestic violence victims

“Decisions” By Chantelle Branch gives voice to victims of domestic violence releasing Sept. 12. 

By Kendrah Villiesse

September 11, 2017

“Decisions,” a novel by Chantelle Branch that explores the struggles of being trapped in an abusive relationship, is having a book release party on its publishing date, Sept. 12 at City Lights, 6425 W. G...

Your voice, your vote | The Columbia Chronicle

February 8, 2016

Columbia’s organization Art+Activism set up a table with Illinois voter registration forms Feb. 2 in the 623 S. Wabash Ave. building. Every Tuesday throughout February, the group will have represent...

Voting is millennials’ civic duty

By Editorial Board

November 3, 2014

Despite the best efforts of the Democratic and Republican parties to attract voters for the looming Nov. 4 election, young voters are less likely to participate this year than in the 2012 elections. That is regrettable because this is a vital opportunity to make their voices heard.An April 29 Harvard University Institute of Politics poll found that only 23 percent of voters ages 18–29 plan to vote in the midterm elections. Th...

Common Ground, Columbia’s LGBTQ student group, advocated for preferred first name changes, which lets student change their first names on student IDs, email addresses and other college documents.

College adopts new gender-inclusive policies

April 28, 2014

After a year of outcry from LGBTQ students, administrators have finalized policies for gender-inclusive housing and preferred first name changes. As of Feb. 11, students can request to change their first name on Oasis, which will officially change their first initial on their email...

What’s in a name? Inconsistencies in the weed industry could mean inaccurate strain classification and bad bud

Strains

By Assistant Campus Editor

April 21, 2014

OG Kush, PurpleHaze, Grand-daddy Purp, Sour Diesel—these are the unconventional names of some of your local dispensary’s most popular weed strains, each promising its own unique experience. But accordi...

Fact checking trending in 2012

By Kaley Fowler

October 29, 2012

By Kaley Fowler and Charles Jefferson, Metro Editor and Contributing WriterFact checkers abound in the 2012 presidential election, and they are casting new light on polls and political statements in an effort to properly inform the public.According to Bill Adair, editor of the fact-checking website PolitiFact.org, verifying facts has become crucial in this year’s election because of the vast amount of available information....

Minority voters could impact 2012 election

By Kaley Fowler

October 15, 2012

The minority population could have a majority impact in determining the winner of the 2012 presidential election.According to Sarah Massey, spokeswoman for the nonpartisan voter advocacy website ProjectVote.org, the vote of minority citizens in swing states could potentially turn the tide of the popular vote despite the electorate’s predominately white make up.“In certain states like Ohio or New Mexico, which are considered ...

Englewood program seeks to register voters

By Charles Jefferson

September 10, 2012

A group of community organizations in the Englewood neighborhood are working together to encourage more residents to register to vote in the 2012 election with hopes of persuading President Barack Obama to visit the area.The Englewood Votes initiative, a nonpartisan campaign, aims to register 5,000 new voters and increase turnout for future elections.Sonya Harper, an organizer of Englewood Votes, said she believes a visit fr...

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