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America’s immigrants get the short end of the stick

Kimberly Rojas, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016

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There were 11.1 million undocumented immigrants in the United States in 2014. This number has been decreasing since 2009, according to the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. Almost two-thirds of these immigrants have been ...

College campuses experiences differ in aftermath of racial incidents

Megan Robinson, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016

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This semester the Columbia College campus was altered by a social media post that brought racial tension and the importance of sisterhood to the forefront. On Sept. 28, three freshman girls posted to Snapchat a picture of themsel...

Zeitgeist of campus community shift after election

Jerrica Thomas, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016

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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Since the general election in early November, racially or politically charged incidents have increased on college campuses across the nation. “November was pretty divisive,” Emily Fox, Columbia College ...

Eau Claire High seeks Columbia College partnership

Lauren Fleming, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016

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Eau Claire High School has requested to rekindle a relationship with Columbia College. ECHS is less than one mile down the road from Columbia College. However, the college receives only around five to 10 applications a year from E...

Trump offers Haley UN ambassadorship

Jerrica Thomas, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016

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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- President-elect Donald Trump nominated Gov. Nikki Haley to be the United Nations ambassador for the United States on Nov. 23, according to Melissa Quinn of Newsweek. Haley has accepted. Now it’s left for the Senate to confirm her as ambassador after the presidential inauguration...

CC students reflect on volunteering with the homeless

Melvonia Taylor, Co-Editor

December 5, 2016

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Two Columbia College students have been volunteering at Transitions Homeless Recovery Center during the 2016 fall semester. “I’ve always had the urge to give back,” said Jasmine Smith, sophomore political science major...

Ohio State shooting: What we know now

Megan Robinson, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016

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Abdul Razak Ali Artan drove a car into a crowd on the campus of Ohio State University and then proceeded to attack students and other bystanders with a butcher knife. Eleven people were injured and taken to the hospital, with one i...

NC voting laws still concern citizens after election

Jerrica Thomas, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016

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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The minority voter turnout for the 2016 general election was lower than the 2012 election partially because of voting laws in North Carolina and other southern states, according to NBC News. The Leadership ...

Christmas tree lights up Rockefeller Plaza

Bryn Blumenthal, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016

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On November 30th at 7 p.m., Rockefeller Plaza will light up with the 84th Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting event, featuring a 94-foot-tall Norway spruce. “The 2016 Rockefeller Center tree will be the second tallest Christmas ...

Macy’s hits its 90th Thanksgiving day parade celebration

Bryn Blumenthal, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016

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At 9 a.m. Thanksgiving day, millions of Americans turned on their televisions for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade through the streets of New York City. The parade traveled approximately 2.5 miles from 77th street and...

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