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Revival of athletics at Roosevelt University

By Cristina Aguirre

January 24, 2011

Students attending Roosevelt University were surveyed by administration and asked what the college needed most on campus. Overwhelmingly, they concluded athletics was missing from a formerly commuter-based school. With more students living on campus at University Center, 525 S. State St., and the college needing a great identity, athletics being reinstated was a no-brainer for Roosevelt. After a 22-year absence, athletics retur...

Chicago Public School students juke for success

By Cristina Aguirre

December 13, 2010

Footwork and Juke are two Chicago-style dance forms popular with the city’s urban youth. A Columbia student inspired by tragedy found a way to incorporate the dance into an education-related program with an organization called The Juke Institute. Junior arts, entertainment and media management major Quiana Edmond co-founded The Juke Institute in 2009 and now looks for a free-standing home for the organization. The progra...

‘Dexter’ star motivates students

By Cristina Aguirre

December 12, 2010

High school and Columbia students filled the Hokin Hall,623 S. Wabash Ave., to have a conversation with actress April Lee Hernández. Presented by the Multicultural Affairs Office, Hernández , a Latina film actress, gave a motivational speech and interacted with students. She starred in Freedom Riders, ER, and most recently as part of the ensemble cast on the fifth season of Showtime's award winning series DEXTER. The Ch...

Columbia’s Got Talent

By Cristina Aguirre

December 6, 2010

“Columbia’s Got Talent,” a talent show organized by the Faculty and Staff Scholarship Initiative, was put on to assist Scholarship Columbia efforts. More than a dozen acts performed at Stage Two of the 618 S. Michigan Building, 618 S.Michigan Ave., on Dec. 2 in an effort to raise money for Columbia students.Performers hoping to raise money included a juggler, poet, interpretive dancers and musicians from different depar...

Patti Smith visits, inspires

By Cristina Aguirre

December 6, 2010

Singer/songwriter Patti Smith, came to Columbia on Nov. 30 as part of the Conversation in the Arts series,where she spoke to students about what inspired her book and her hopes for the new generation. Smith gave students a special performance and jammed with a student band on stage. The Chronicle got an exclusive interview with the Godmother of punk....

College Football Showdown at Wrigley

By Cristina Aguirre

November 29, 2010

The final score of the last football game played at Wrigley Field on Dec. 13, 1970 was Chicago Bears 35, Green Bay Packers 17. Thirty-nine years, 11 months and seven days later, football returned Nov. 20 to the field on Clark and Addison Streets. Northwestern University played host to the University of Illinois in the teams’ 104th rivalry meeting. This was the first time the two colleges played at Wrigley Field since 1923.The ...

Behind the class: Stage Combat

By Cristina Aguirre

November 29, 2010

Much practice goes into all the cinematic fight scenes you see in action flicks. One class at Columbia, teaches you the art of stage combat and how it's really done. Artist in Residence and Fight Master with the Society of American Fight Directors, David Woolley, takes the Chronicle into his classroom and shows us some moves.

Harry Potter’s Quidditch games come to life

By Cristina Aguirre

November 22, 2010

Students running around with broomsticks, shouting out words like "snitch" and "quaffle" is becoming a common sight on campuses. College students across the nation have proved that the Quidditch is not just a sport for wizards.Quidditch was a mere fictional game in the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling, but 2005, the game was brought to life by a group of college students at Middlebury University in Vermont. It involves ...

Over 20 years of Flamenco dancing

By Cristina Aguirre

November 22, 2010

Chiara Mangiameli has been dancing nationally and internationally for the past 20 years and also is part of the world music ensemble Las Guitarras de España. Mangiameli recently performed at the International Fair on Nov. 16 as part of International Education Week. The Chronicle talks to Mangiameli about Flamenco dancing and where you can attend classes.For more information about how you can attend classes, go to www.lama...

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ Film Review

By Cristina Aguirre

November 22, 2010

In “Deathly Hallows Part I,” Harry, Ron and Hermione (played by Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson, respectively) are tasked with destroying what are known as horcruxes—objects that house the fragmented soul of the series’ main villain, Lord Voldemort. Once they complete the task, Voldemort can finally be vanquished and everyone can live happily ever after. The Chronicle's film critic, Drew Hunt, reviews...

Students run for Mary Blood Ball king, queen

By Cristina Aguirre

November 15, 2010

Students created viral self-promotions to become the next king or queen of the annual Mary Blood Ball, an event honoring and celebrating Columbia's founder, Mary Blood. An arts, entertainment and media management class sponsored "Upper Crust: King and Queen" on Nov. 8 at the Quincy Wong Center for Artistic Expression, 623 S. Wabash Ave., where students got a chance to run by creating videos promoting themselves for the throne...

‘The Next Three Days’ film review

By Cristina Aguirre

November 15, 2010

In the film “The Next Three Days,” Laura Brennan (Elizabeth Banks) is arrested and found guilty for murdering her boss. She’s given a life sentence without parole, but, of course, insists she’s innocent. After it becomes apparent Laura will never be freed from prison, her husband John (Russell Crowe) tasks himself with breaking her out and fleeing the country with their young son in tow. The Chronicle's film critic,...

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