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The youth vote faces ‘enormous’ challenges in 2020. Columbia is helping to save it.

The youth vote faces ‘enormous’ challenges in 2020. Columbia is helping to save it.

July 10, 2020

Over the span of a few months, Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin has had to re-imagine Columbia’s voter outreach initiatives three times—once to expand the effort, once after a global pandemic hit campus and o...

EDITORIAL: Listen to the voices of Hong Kong protestors

EDITORIAL: Listen to the voices of Hong Kong protestors

September 1, 2019

It is a core-shaking feeling to know you may wake up one morning to find your rights stripped away. In Hong Kong, protesters primarily aged 15–30 have been protesting to protect their rights since March. ...

At Heaven on Seven, 111 N. Wabash Ave., a portion of every meal’s cost will be donated during Dining Out For Life April 26 to TPAN in the hopes of preventing HIV.

Restaurant event aids in HIV awareness

April 20, 2018

After a three-year absence from Chicago, the international fundraising campaign Dining Out For Life will hit bars and bistros again to raise funds in support of HIV and AIDS prevention.The April 26 event pa...

Student Financial Services works to improve customer service

Student Financial Services works to improve customer service

April 16, 2018

Student Financial Services will contract with a new vendor to improve customer service on the toll-free consultation line and online chat services for students. Acting on the student feedback that they received about the customer service lines, Columbia will begin outsou...

The coins collected in the meters will go towards the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.

‘Changing Youth’ one cent at a time

October 16, 2017

While on vacation in Florida three years ago, 10-year-old Ava Santos-Volpe stumbled upon a yellow parking meter that was dedicated to provide help to the homeless.After Tracy Baim, Windy City Times pub...

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City youth caught in the crossfire, bear scars of gun violence

February 27, 2017

A lack of counseling for children who have experienced trauma can cause them to become “numb to their emotions,” said Waldo Johnson, a professor in the School of Social Service Administration at th...

Pit bull ban suspension small step in right direction

Ariana Portalatin

By Campus Reporter

October 10, 2016

Montreal’s controversial pit bull ban took effect Oct. 3 but was suspended the same day by a Quebec judge, while a legal challenge from Montreal’s SPCA—an animal welfare group—is pending, accordin...

Shelters, such as You Can Make It Family Shelter in the Englewood neighborhood, have been taking steps to help the city’s large homeless population since the start of Chicago’s five-year housing plan in 2014 

Large-scale homeless shelter coming to Humboldt Park

September 19, 2016

New housing for homeless youth and families is coming to Humboldt Park, according to a Sept. 9 announcement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Sol Flores, executive director of the organization heading the project, La ...

Frankie Cosmos released its acclaimed sophomore album Next Thing, April 1.

Frankie Cosmos ready to be your ‘Next Thing’

April 25, 2016

Greta Kline—better known by her stage and band name Frankie Cosmos—is a prolific artist by any appellation. With more than 40 releases between her previous persona Ingrid Superstar and the current ...

No time limit on justice when adults molest minors

April 18, 2016

Former Speaker of the House, Congressman from Illinois and Yorkville High School wrestling coach Dennis Hastert has been convicted of illegally structuring bank withdrawals to pay for the silence of one of his alleged sexual abuse victims, according to an April 8 New York Times article. Federal investigators discovered that Hastert was withdrawing large sums of money, which were used to pay off a former student. The prosecutio...

Global Girls unite girls and boys ages 8 to 18 and teaches them theatrical performance, communication and emotional maturity skills. 

South Side after-school program promotes positive youth learning

April 18, 2016

A small, old white building with a maroon awning on Chicago’s South Side appears to be vacant from the street view. But a look behind its closed doors reveals a bustling interior.Walls are lined with pi...

Task force prescribes more paid sick days

Working Families Task Force Recommendation graphic

By metro editor

April 11, 2016

The city of Chicago’s Working Families Task Force released its recommendations April 4 for more paid sick leave, paid family and medical leave and considerations of measures that will increase schedule ...

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