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Getting into the Swing

By Cristina Aguirre

November 30, 2009

Since the late 1920s, swing dancing has swung couples across the dance floor. Now, with the popularity of television shows like "Dancing with the stars," swing dancing is back in the lime light and you can find it here in Chicago.Studios like Big City Swing, 1012 W Randolph St., offers group classes, workshops, and private lessons for those interesting in swing and Lindy Hop dance lessons.Dave Rentauskas, senior dance instruc...

‘Gentlemen Broncos’ film review

By Cristina Aguirre

November 24, 2009

Directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), Gentlemen's Broncos brings vibrant imagery to the screen. Seventeen-year-old Benjamin Purvis (Michael Angarano) is a home-schooled, sci-fi geek who has a strong passion for writing. He attends a fantasy writer's conference, where established fantasy novelist Ronald Chevalier (Jemaine Clement) is a speaker and judge of an manuscript contest. Benjamin submits his book entry called Y...

Audio File with The Hue

By Cristina Aguirre

November 19, 2009

Some songs stick in a listener’s head because of their simplicity and charm, but that is not so with The Hue. The band’s complex interlace of dueling guitars and wordless verses sets the hook while its clear melodies keep listeners tuned in. The progressive four-person band features two guitarists, Jared Rabin and Marcus Rezak, drummer Brian Gilmanov and bassist Kyle Meyers. Three of the band members met at their alma mater...

‘The Men Who Stare At Goats’ Film Review

By Cristina Aguirre

November 19, 2009

A lovelorn Michigan reporter (Ewan McGregor) meets up with an ex-army psychic warrior (George Clooney) amidst the war in Iraq. Based on a true story, the film brings to light some of the strangest practices of our military. The Columbia Chronicle's Film Critic, David Orlikoff, reviews the dark comedy, The Men Who Stare At Goats.(Courtesy: Overture Films)...

Columbia’s Student Government Association travels to State Capital

By Cristina Aguirre

November 19, 2009

The Columbia College Student Government Association (SGA) traveled to Springfield in October to lobby government officals to reinstate the Monetary Award Program for spring 2010. SGA joined hundreds of Illinois college students in support of the MAP grant. This comes after funding was cut in half in an attempt to balance the state's budget. The Illinois House and Senate passed a bill to restore MAP grant funding for spring 2010....

‘Boondocks Saints II’ Film Review

By Cristina Aguirre

November 18, 2009

Written and directed by Troy Duffy, Boondocks Saints II: All Saints Day has the brothers back. The sequel to the 1999 indie film has Connor MacManus (Sean Patrick Flanery) and Murphy MacManus (Norman Reedus) in Ireland at their father's sheep farm until their uncle tells them they have been framed for murder of a Catholic priest. The boys must return to Boston in search of the suspects who framed them. The Columbia Chronicle's...

Question of the week: Is that Sammy Sosa?

By Cristina Aguirre

November 16, 2009

In a recent appearance at the Latin Grammys in Las Vegas, former Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa looked a little off character. His skin appeared to be lighter than usual. Sosa said in an interview with Univision reporter, Tony Dandrades that he has been using a face cream to rejuvenate his sun-damaged skin. The Columbia Chronicle's Multimedia Editor, Cristina Aguirre goes on the streets of Chicago to find out if people still recog...

Recapping Strikeforce/M-1: Fedor vs. Rogers

By JeffGraveline

November 11, 2009

The reign of “the Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko continues, but not without doubts about how much longer that reign will continue. Fedor was pushed into the second round of a fight for the first time since 2006 and at times looked vulnerable against underdog Brett Rogers at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, IL.Rogers’ heavy hands caught Fedor early, breaking and cutting his nose, before Fedor took the fight to th...

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