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Going the distance: student athletes struggle to balance sports, academics

September 17, 2018

Kylie Fong, a senior nursing student at Grand Canyon University, wakes up at 4:30 a.m. for her “Clinical” course.  After she finishes her hospital shift, she goes to golf practice, which lasts between three and five hours. By the end of the week, Fong will have spent a...

Hospitality union workers strike for new contract

Hospitality union workers strike for new contract

September 7, 2018

Hospitality and food service union workers in Unite Here Local 1 went on strike Friday, demanding, among other things, expanded healthcare for full-time employees.Strikes outside the Palmer House Hilton,17 E...

Student Gaby Rodriguez started a GoFundMe campaign to help people affected by Hurricane Maria in her hometown in Puerto Rico.

Student takes action for Puerto Rico

October 23, 2017

Gabriela Rodriguez, a senior business and entrepreneurship major, is raising funds for relief efforts for her hometown of Villalba, Puerto Rico, after it was ravaged by Hurricane Maria. Rodriguez, who moved to Chicago to attend Columbia, said she felt helpless after she heard abo...

Abigail Riechman

Featured Athlete: Abigail Riechman

March 16, 2015

Abigail Riechman, a freshman dance major, is an active member of the Renegades POMS team. She began dancing at age 3 because her mother signed her up for classes against her will, and she said she despis...

Featured Athlete: Gabby May

Gabby May

By Sports & Health Reporter

March 2, 2015

Gabby May, a senior English major at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is the captain of the women’s gymnastics team. In addition to previously serving as a co-captain. May has been the UIC Fema...

Ally Durbin

Featured Athlete: Ally Durbin

February 9, 2015

Ally Durbin, a sophomore art + design major from Muncie, Indiana, will be leading Columbia’s newly formed softball team this spring with co-captains Alexis Knox and Cassidy Lucas. Durbin stepped up as ...

Graphic cigarette warning labels reduce smoking rates

Cigarettes

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

November 24, 2014

In an effort to reduce cigarette consumption, Canada became the first country to mandate graphic warning labels depicting the negative effects of smoking on cigarette packaging in 2001. Since then, the co...

Barber trims a customer's hair inside Bobby Dee's.

Athlete perseveres toward ownership

September 8, 2014

Despite growing up poor in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, international basketball star Bobby Dixon used his early struggles as fuel to take over a local business.Dixon currently runs Bobby Dee’s...

Athlete Profile: Tyler Vinezeano

Athlete Profile: Tyler Vinezeano

By Copy Editor

September 2, 2014

TYLER VINEZEANO, A senior cinema art + science major, has two passions: volleyball and film. When he isn’t editing clips of his latest project, he is practicing for his next volleyball game on the court a...

Current opportunities

April 4, 2014

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The Miracle Machine

Still waiting for miracle

March 17, 2014

Turning water into wine was considered a miracle until the invention of a wine-making machine suggested it could be done without the help of divine intervention. This invention, as it turns out, was a h...

Athlete profile, Vanessa DiBernardo

By Brandon Smith

October 15, 2012

Age: 20College/Team: University of Illinois Fighting IlliniAchievements: Named Player of the Week by The Big Ten, Top Drawer Soccer and College Sports Madness.The Big Ten, Top Drawer Soccer and College Sports Madness have all recently dubbed Vanessa DiBernardo, center midfielder for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaignwomen’s soccer team, Player of the Week after she helped her team defeat Michigan State with a ...

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