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‘Wrestfriends’ makes a space for female fans to share their love for wrestling

‘Wrestfriends’ makes a space for female fans to share their love for wrestling

November 13, 2019

There are not many women who rule the wrestling fandom, but two local women are using their social media platform to promote their passion. Last November, cousins Teti Chavez and Columbia alumna Iridian F...

‘Abortion is just one piece of the puzzle’: Poets highlight reproductive justice

‘Abortion is just one piece of the puzzle’: Poets highlight reproductive justice

July 25, 2019

In a tiny, packed room in Wicker Park, a woman stands on stage and has to pause her performance. It is not stage fright that stops her, though, it is laughter—hard laughter. And the audience is lau...

Hackers beware: women are coding

Hackers beware: women are coding

March 4, 2019

The cybersecurity field is made up of only 20 percent women, but a Chicago-based training program is dedicated to changing that.  Due to the increase in cyber crimes from September 2017 to August 2018, there were 313,735 cybersecurity job openings in the U.S., according to a study by Cy...

Women’s workspace to spread its ‘wings’

Women’s workspace to spread its ‘wings’

February 15, 2019

The Wing, a women-focused workspace, is set to open a Chicago location, its first in the Midwest, this year.The Wing has been active since October 2016 and has approximately 6,000 members in five location...

Kim on enrollment: ‘We’ve taken it on the chin’

Kim on enrollment: ‘We’ve taken it on the chin’

February 5, 2019

Columbia is nearly half the size it was 10 years ago, but President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim and Vice President of Enrollment Management Michael Joseph introduced a 5-year plan Jan. 29 to get enrollment back...

Blue Christmas: How to provide support for those affected by the holidays

Blue Christmas: How to provide support for those affected by the holidays

December 5, 2018

The holidays are here. Christmas lights have sprung up on every street and State Street is flooded with shoppers. While some people may see this as “the most wonderful time of the year,” not eve...

Bystanders must derail sexual harassment on CTA

Bystanders must derail sexual harassment on CTA

December 3, 2018

In September, CBS reported a woman sexually assaulted on the Blue Line at the Cicero stop. The anonymous woman got off the train at the next stop to escape the man.A male passerby stepped up and gave h...

Glossier pops up to highlight Chicago diversity

Glossier pops up to highlight Chicago diversity

September 4, 2018

A new pop-up shop in the West Loop by New York-based Glossier showcases diverse artwork to give Chicago customers an interactive experience of the company.Glossier has become a notable name in the beaut...

Going organic in the bedroom

Going organic in the bedroom

February 12, 2018

Women around the globe use products such as tampons, pads, lube and condoms to protect and take charge of their bodies. But are these products doing more harm than good.Cotton is considered the world...

Artists ‘takeover’ campus to promote ‘Freshman’

Artists ‘takeover’ campus to promote ‘Freshman’

November 13, 2017

Collaborative duo Jason Maek & Zaena visited Columbia Nov. 7 for a Campus Takeover event by Shuffle Presents as part of a promotional tour supporting the Dec. 31 release of their album Freshman.  Rosey Denton, the booking director of Shuffle Presents, an events subsidiary of...

Women, diversity needed across all galaxies

Women, diversity needed across all galaxies

By Savannah Eadens

October 30, 2017

As Galen Erso is interrogated by Director Krennic in the opening scenes of the 2016 “Star Wars” anthology standalone “Rogue One,” Galen’s wife, Lyra, is killed by one of Krennic’s death troopers. Au...

Racial discrimination case against college continues

Racial discrimination case against college continues

October 23, 2017

Vaun Monroe, Former professor in the then-Film and Video Department sued the school Aug. 10, claiming racial discrimination played a role in his 2013 tenure denial. The complaint, which also names former Department Chair Bruce Sheridan as a defendant, alleges discriminatory treatment...

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