The Columbia Chronicle

Making murals, enticing communities

By Emily Ornberg

October 22, 2012

In a city famous for skyscrapers and el trains, colorful murals in Chicago’s neighborhoods create a sense of cultural community.Over the years, the Chicago Public Art Group has curated numerous thought-provoking murals, mosaics and sculptures that stand as milestones in Chicago’s public art journey. Now the group is preparing for its 40th anniversary this November.Maria Gaspar, an artist from CPAG and instructor at the S...

Waxwing Puzzle Co. mixes adventure and tourism

By Sophia Coleman

February 6, 2012

Investigate unknown tunnels, target strangers with squirt guns and become a spy in a matter of hours, all within the borders of Chicago.In the world of Waxwing Puzzle Co., participants can spend an evening or weekend on an adventure that takes them through hidden parts of the city. So far, three games that engage one’s inner sleuth—the Rabbit Hole, Ambush and Labyrinth—take place when a sufficient number of players ...

Columbia fitness classes free to be fit

By Nader Ihmoud

September 19, 2011

Students who want to get fit for free need to look no further. Begin the week learning self–defense followed by Vinyasa Yoga, and end the week doing Hip-Hop Hustle dance moves. Columbia now offers four free fitness classes for Columbia and Roosevelt University students, Monday through Friday. at 731 S. Plymouth Court.The college offered classes in previous years but this is the first time they will be held in a single spot....

Circus meets fitness

By Cristina Aguirre

January 31, 2011

They brave tightropes, swing upside down on the trapeze and twirl around long chiffon fabric, but these are not circus performers; these are everyday people working out in aerial arts fitness classes—a new exercise trend that combines physical strength, flexibility and mental reasoning in a class environment. With classes titled Aerial Conditioning and Technique and Aerial Fitness, people with normal day jobs are discoverin...

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