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The eternal 9 to 5: Inside Chicago’s haunted businesses

By Alex Stedman

October 22, 2012

A ghost is not your average co-worker.While many people complain about irritable or uncooperative office mates, a ghostly presence on the premises leads to another crop of issues.Whether it’s dealing with scared employees or  reassuring customers spooked by spiritual distractions, some of Chicago’s most haunted establishments face an unearthly challenge.Naomi Blumberg is a curator at the Chicago History Museum who us...

Renegades soccer starts season with shutout

By Brandon Smith

October 22, 2012

With a victory already under its belt, the Renegades soccer team is optimistic this will be its best season to date.The team pulled off a 3-0 shutout victory Oct. 14 against the Irish Keepers club team. The Renegades hope the opener will set the tone for the rest of the season, team captain Juan Rangel said.“Last season, we had a really bad go at it,” he said. “But this year we have done a better job of organizing the ...

One on one with president Carter

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 15, 2012

After a bizarre turn of events between President Warrick L. Carter and Louise Love, interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, regarding her possible elevation to provost, Carter confirmed she has not been given the position after all.Following a meeting with Carter Oct. 3, Love told her provost council that she would be named provost, as reported by The Chronicle Oct. 8. However, she made the announcement before...

Chicago Theatre to host 2013 commencement

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 15, 2012

Commencement is still months away, but Columbia’s administration is already finalizing plans for the event.The May 2013 commencement ceremony will be held at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., for the second consecutive year, according to Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs. The college is also working on an agreement with the theater to host graduation for the next five years, he added.“We are returning to the...

Daily scores and schedules

By Nader Ihmoud

October 9, 2012

MLB Playoffs10/8 ScoresBaltimore Orioles 3 New York Yankees 2Winning pitcher: Wei-Yin ChenLosing pitcher: Andy PettiteSave: Jim JohnsonSeries: tied at 1-1St. Louis Cardinals 12 Washington Nationals 4WP: Lance LynnLP: Jordan ZimmermannSeries: tied at 1-1TODAYSan Francisco Giants @ Cincinnati RedsReds' starting pitcher: Homer BaileyGiants' starting pitcher: Ryan VogelsongTime: 4:30pmTelevised on TBSSeries: Reds lead 2-0Detroit ...

Olympian pulls Rutgers past DePaul on the road

By James Foster

October 8, 2012

The Rutgers University Scarlet Knights needed only an extra 39 seconds of playing time to defeat the DePaul University Blue Demons 1-0 on Oct. 5 at Wish Field.Less than a minute into the 10-minute overtime period, Rutgers’ junior forward Jonelle Filigno finally broke free of the stern Blue Demon’s defense, scoring her 10th goal of the season.“We didn’t track a runner into the box and they slipped a nice pass [to Filigno] and the kid that finished, she’s going to finish that chance,” said DePaul Blue Demons’ head coach Erin Chastain. “She’s that level of a player.”Filigno has played at the Olympics twice, most recently on Canada’s team when it won the bronze-medal in the 2012 London games. She appeared on the Olympic roster for the first time in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.The Blue Demons had a strong defensive plan for Rutgers’ star forward, keeping her quiet for the entire regulation.“We just tried to be physical and prevent [Filigno] from facing up and running at us because that’s where she’s really dangerous, and [we wanted to] limit her shot opportunities,” Chastain said. “I thought we did a good job [but] obviously we lost track of her on the [overtime] goal.”DePaul held the Canadian forward to only one-shot attempt during the first 90 minutes, but could not contain Filigno at all during the overtime period.Despite Chastain’s disappointment in her team’s effort during the “golden goal” period, she said they had a good game and did a great job of playing with energy early on.“That was our game plan, to come out with a lot of energy and intensity and to have a great start, and I thought we did that,” Chastain said.The Blue Demons’ head coach also credited her team’s fast start to the elementary school students in the stands. The DePaul Blue Demons athletic department offers free tickets and bus services to several games a year, including women’s basketball and men’s soccer games.Belmont-Cragin Elementary School, William F. Finkl Academy, Claremont Academy Elementary and Saint Clement School attended in the Oct. 5 game.“The energy and environment was really great for our girls and we’d love to have that many kids out at all our games, but its great that those schools were able to come out and support us and watch a soccer game,” Chastain said. “Hopefully [the children] will aspire to be like one of [the Blue Demons].”The Blue Demons have to regroup quickly for another Big East conference opponent Oct. 7, when Seton Hall visits Wish Field at 1 p.m.“All these games in the Big East are tough grinds, and the Sunday games are always hard,” Chastain said. “We recognize that we threw away a good opportunity to get points today, and we got to go out and get ‘em on Sunday.”

Student scores second on quiz show

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

October 8, 2012

For many students, finding the money to pay tuition and living costs is a persistent challenge. Applying for scholarships is a common strategy, but one student was recently given a more creative option.Sophomore journalism major Karen Herrejon placed second in the annual Hispanic College Quiz finals July 28, winning a $2,500 scholarship.The competition will air on NBC 5 at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 15  as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Herr...

Radio conference connects students

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 8, 2012

Despite last year’s difficult prioritization process, the Radio Department, which President Warrick L. Carter recommended for “combine/restructure resources,” is booming with activity.The 2012 Midwest Regional High School and College Radio Conference, hosted by the Radio Department Sept. 29 in the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building, brought together panels of alumni, teachers and industry professionals to speak to col...

One-on-One with Lupe Fiasco

By Dannis Valera

October 8, 2012

In his earlier performances as a junior in high school, Lupe Fiasco enjoyed being a showman and pumping up the crowd. During a talent show, he sat on stage with a notebook and pretended to write an already finished rap to keep his audience engaged.Less than a decade later, Fiasco still has the ability to keep the attention of a crowd. He did just that as he spoke with Columbia students Oct. 1 about his career, life and lat...

Lupe visits campus

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 8, 2012

In his earlier performances as a junior in high school, Lupe Fiasco enjoyed being a showman and pumping up the crowd. During a talent show, he sat on stage with a notebook and pretended to write an already finished rap to keep hisaudience engaged.Less than a decade later, Fiasco, 30, still has the ability to hold the crowd’s attention. He did just that when he spoke with Columbia students Oct. 1 about his career, life and late...

Faculty, staff have little say on new president

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 1, 2012

The composition of the advisory panel set up to recommend candidates to the board of trustees to be Columbia’s next president is heavily weighted with board members, giving little voice to the college’s faculty and staff, a Chronicleanalysis shows.According to bylaws approved by the board of trustees last spring that were not inserted in the faculty handbook, the panel will recommend two or three presidential candidate...

Let conversations begin

By Ivana Hester

October 1, 2012

Columbia’s Conversations in the Arts, will kick off Oct. 16 with a reunion of “La Bamba” cast members Esai Morales, Elizabeth Peña and Lou Diamond Phillips as part of Columbia Night at the Chicago International Film Festival the evening is presented on behalf of the School of Media Arts.This year’s CITA keynote speakers also include Debbie Allen, noted for her work on the TV show “Fame;” and broadcast journalis...

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