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Fly to fitness with trapeze

By Marco Rosas

May 9, 2011

Trapeze School New York opened its fifth U.S. location at the Belmont Harbor in Chicago on May 1. Classes have up to 10 students and are open to the public until October. TSNY is located at 3158 Lakefront Trail at Belmont Harbor. The school is open every day from May through October.  The Chronicle's Assistant Health & Fitness Editor, Katy Nielsen, takes you to all the aerial action.Check class availability and information...

Columbia’s Biggest Mouth brings on the talent

By Cristina Aguirre

May 2, 2011

Columbia’s best musical talent took the stage at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., on April 27 for the annual Biggest Mouth competition, organized by the Student Programming Board. Thirteen bands and performers took the stage, all vying for a cash prize and other rewards.Three judges declared the winner to be Carbon Tigers, a five-piece indie rock band. Along with the band’s $5,000 prize, they were awarded studio time at Rax Trax...

Ladies wrestle arm in arm

By Cristina Aguirre

April 25, 2011

Lady arm wrestlers dressed as bananas, strawberry shortcake and Abraham Lincoln strutted around a dimly lit bar playing up their wrestler personas and collecting money for charities while an arm wrestling battle took place on stage. It was a combination of improvisation and athleticism on April 15 at Joe’s Bar on Weed Street, 940 W. Weed St., which housed the Ninth Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers event, one of four ...

Manifest Preview 2011

By Cristina Aguirre

April 25, 2011

Columbia’s Office of Student Affairs, in coordination with the Arts, Entertainment and Media Management Department, presented a sample of what student work will be showcased at Manifest 2011 on May 13. Four musical acts—three bands and a DJ—took the stage at the 1104 Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., with hopes of garnering excitement for Columbia’s annual urban arts festival. A class taught by Mecca Perry, who is associ...

How to: Throw a Frisbee

By Cristina Aguirre

April 18, 2011

Chicago's parks and beaches are starting to fill up with active twenty-something's, and one way to get in on the exciting action now is to learn how to throw and catch a Frisbee. Wesley Jerden, Columbia Renegades' ultimate frisbee captain shows us a few ways on how to throw a frisbee. The Chronicle's Assistant Health & Fitness Editor Katy Nielsen presents us a "How-to."

“This is a good story”

By Cristina Aguirre

April 18, 2011

Chief Executive Officer Lewis A. Jordan of Chicago Housing Authority, gives a CHA resident relocation update on Thursday.  The update is entitled “The Plan for Transformation: An Update on Relocation.”  The plan gives analysis of the movement patters, whereabouts and income of the 25,000 families using public housing during the groundbreaking Plan for Transformation that started back in October of 1999.  Though CHA...

End of an era in 50th Ward

By Cristina Aguirre

April 11, 2011

Having lost the bid for re-election to what would have been his 11th term, Alderman Berny Stone (50th Ward) said he still has some things he wants to say about Chicago and the changing face of its City Council.Stone was drawn into a run-off race in the Feb. 22 general election after nearly 40 years representing the 50th Ward. On April 5, the longest-serving alderman in the City Council lost his seat when challenger Debra Silverstein took nearly 62 percent of the vote. Stone won 38 percent of the 9,629 ballots cast, according to the Chicago Board of Elections.

Brother, sister duo brings the country to Columbia

By Cristina Aguirre

April 11, 2011

Their passion for country music is what brought brother and sister, Aby and Tessa Gutierrez to start performing together since high school. From Franksville, Wisconsin, the duo came to Columbia to study Music. Tessa, a freshmen Vocal Performance major and Aby, a sophomore Music Business major, have performed all over Columbia, such as Acoustic Kitchen and on Wed. April 27th at the Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., for Biggest Mout...

Mapmaker releases new album

By Brianna Wellen

April 11, 2011

Blending equal parts rock, pop and funk with strong jazz influences, the members of Mapmaker have a sound outside the typical college garage band genre. Saxophone and clarinet riffs play alongside guitar and drum solos. After finding their stride playing a steady rotation of local music venues, such as the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., and Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., they released their second full-length album ...

McDonald’s All-American games return to Chicago

By Cristina Aguirre

April 4, 2011

The 34th annual McDonald’s High School All-American game returned to Chicago for the first time since 1982 when it was held at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Ill., currently named the Allstate Arena. The game wasn’t the only event held here in Chicago with select boy and girl high school basketball players. On March 28, the Powerade Jamfest was held at Chicago State University which consisted of a skills competition, 3-p...

Red hot fashion at Columbia

By Cristina Aguirre

April 4, 2011

Students of different disciplines from all around the college joined together for one cause—promoting AIDS awareness. Columbia helped kick off the first Red Dress Party in Chicago by organizing and hosting a fashion show to preview the national event, scheduled to take place later this month. The national and annually held event raises money and heightens the understanding of AIDS and HIV in the world. The event was held on...

Creatures in toyland

By Cristina Aguirre

April 4, 2011

Forces of good and evil reside in countries like Hot Dog Kingdom and Pantslyvania, guarded by the protectors in Ninja Town. In another world, furry six-legged creatures, known as FluffyYukYuks, chomp through everything they can get their teeth on, with loyal FluffyBooBoos and FluffyBadBads by their sides. With scenes and storylines derived from the imaginations of artists, the fictitious characters enter the world in the form o...

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