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‘ONE TRIBE’ celebrates Columbia’s diversity

By Cristina Aguirre

September 27, 2010

Columbia's Multicultural Council, Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs brought together an evening of diversity. Four of Columbia's student organizations--Black Student Union, International Student Organization, Latino Alliance and Asian Student Organization--united to celebrate diversity on campus with the first annual "ONE TRIBE" event at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave. The event brought forth performances, music, "Pi...

Urban Assault Ride brings pedal to the medal

By Cristina Aguirre

September 20, 2010

The Urban Assault Bike Ride is a national event that combines a bike race, a scavenger hunt course and festival into one. Beginning in Austin, Texas, in 2003, the Urban Assault Bike Ride is now in 13 U.S. cities with 7,000 riders from across the country participating in the event this year. The race includes different checkpoints throughout the city with different obstacles participants must past before finishing the race. Some ...

Sports Hall of Fame honors Chicago’s best

By Cristina Aguirre

September 20, 2010

White Sox legend Frank Thomas and Duke University's head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski were inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame held at Hawthorne Race Course, 3501 S. Laramie Ave., in Cicero, Ill., on Sept. 15. Assistant Health and Fitness Editor Etheria Modacure brings you exclusive interviews with Thomas and Krzyzewski.

Little Village Environmental Justice Organization ‘toxic’ education

By Cristina Aguirre

September 13, 2010

The Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) works with the community to improve environmental conditions around the area. The Chronicle takes you on one of their Toxic Tours in Little Village, where they educate people about the toxic presence lurking in their backyards, as well as an insight of The Crawford Coal Generating Station, 3501 S. Pulaski Road. It's one of Chicago's only coal-burning power plants besid...

Paratriathletes are up for the three-part challenge

By Cristina Aguirre

September 7, 2010

More than 8,500 triathletes competed in the 28th annual Life Time Fitness Chicago Triathlon on Aug. 29. The Chronicle talks to a few paratriathletes who are up for the three-part challenge of swimming, biking and running.For more information on the 2010 Chicago Triathlon, visit chicagotriathlon.com

Agony of triathlon, joy of competition

By Etheria Modacure

September 7, 2010

Swimming, biking and running are ways of exercising many find rewarding, but doing all three on the same day along Lake Michigan can be challenging. This didn’t deter more than 8,500 Olympic, paratriathlon, elite, amateur and first-time triathletes from competing in the 28th annual Lifetime Fitness Chicago Triathlon on Aug. 29.From elite athletes to local law enforcement and military personnel, participants gave their full eff...

Convocation revamped

By Shardae Smith

September 7, 2010

Stilt walkers, jugglers and unicyclists entertained an estimated 3,200 freshman and 500 upperclassmen on Sept. 2 at Grant Park during this year’s New Student Convocation, an annual celebration that welcomes new students to the college.But this year’s event came with changes, allowing incoming students to become a part of the event.Buttons were distributed to new students and they were encouraged to wear them for the fir...

New Student Convocation 2010 brings new changes

By Cristina Aguirre

September 7, 2010

The fall semester kicked off with the annual new student Convocation at Grant Park. The Office of Student Engagement separated organizations, events and services this year by housing them under several tents giving new and transfer students better navigation to suit their interests. From dancing to freebies and food, The Chronicle takes you there....

San Diego Comic-Con 2010 Summer Coverage

By Cristina Aguirre

September 7, 2010

Chicago has it’s own share of comic and pop culture conventions like Wizard World and C2e2, but it doesn’t compare to the 41st annual San Diego Comic-Con International held on July 22-25. Costume-goers packed the exhibit halls and panels, all hoping to get exclusive merchandise, autographs or meet with their superhero idols. The Chronicle traveled to San Diego to bring you exclusive coverage of the geeky convention....

Youth programs aim to combat Chicago violence

By Cristina Aguirre

May 3, 2010

West side Chicago youth centers, such as Umoja Student Development hopes to keep kids off the streets and combat the violence within its own neighborhoods. In the wake of Chicago Public school student Derrion Albert's fatal beating at Fenger High School in Chicago's south side, the Obama administration called forth a press conference in October of 2009. There, they addressed youth violence as a national issue. The Chronic...

New line of miniature robots creates buzz

By Cristina Aguirre

April 26, 2010

Toy company Senario launched a new line of miniature, remote-controlled robots called Zibits. The Chronicle speaks with Creative Director, Brian Katzel during the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, C2E2, to learn more about the little collectible robots.For more information on Zibits, check out Senario.com

‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’ film review

By Cristina Aguirre

April 26, 2010

For more than eight years, Los Angeles-based filmmaker Thierry Guetta went to the streets of America and Europe to film the secretive world of graffiti. He set out to locate world-renowned graffiti artist Bansky. After attempting to befriend him, Banksy turned the tables on Guetta with the camera. Named as "the world's first street art disaster movie," the documentary exposes the creators of street art. The Chronicle's film...

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