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Renegades baseball gears up for Spring season

Renegades shortstop Victor Gonzalez makes a catch. The team will begin the Spring 2015 season in April.

By Sports & Health Reporter

February 2, 2015

The Renegades baseball team is thawing from winter break and getting ready for its upcoming Spring 2015 season. Corbin Merriman and Toby Pechner, two of the three co-captains of the baseball team, are excited and op...

College finds ‘Niche’ with diversity ranking

College finds ‘Niche’ with diversity ranking

January 26, 2015

In early January, Niche, a website that provides reviews and expert insight about schools and other organizations, released a ranking of colleges based on their excellence in campus-wide diversity, and Co...

Cubs vs. Sox

Cubs, Sox clash in new exhibit

November 24, 2014

There may be no greater rivalry between Major League Baseball teams that share the same city than that of the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox. The rivalry has lasted since the teams first took t...

Notable Native: Brian Posen

By Managing Editor

November 10, 2014

Brian Posen said he has redefined himself every 10 years—first as a performer, later as a director and now as a teacher who only buys local art that costs $20 or less. Posen, an actor and director in Chicago for more than 20 years and an adjunct faculty member in the Theatre Department at Columbia, currently serves as the head of Beginning Improvisation at The Second City as well as the artistic director at Stage 773, a venue i...

Taylor Swift takes on New York in hit new song

By Managing Editor

November 3, 2014

Taylor Swift’s latest album release has elicited excitement from fans new and old, but some are questioning what might be going on behind the scenes in terms of her marketing tactics.Swift’s bubbly new album, 1989, dropped on Oct. 27 and was expected to sell 1 million copies in its first week—just like the pop singer’s two previous albums—according to a same-day New York Times report.Despite the lack of support from forme...

Producers continue to take advantage of ‘Crazy Kids’

By Managing Editor

October 20, 2014

Kesha and songwriter/producer Dr. Luke have dominated the headlines in the last week after the pop star filed a lawsuit against Luke on Oct. 14 for allegations of sexual, physical and verbal abuse, according to an Oct. 14 Billboard report. The 27-year-old star filed a 28-page complaint, which details alleged accounts of rape and mental torment by Luke along with other kinds of abuse the pop star says she experienced at Luke’s...

All numbers for league dues provided by Renegades team captains.

Not all funds and games

October 6, 2014

Despite the college allocating $8,000 to the Renegades for its yearly budget, student athletes still have to pay large fees out-of-pocket to keep the teams operating. The tennis, baseball and volleyball te...

Toby Pechner, a junior marketing communication major, makes a sliding catch in the field at one of the team’s daily practices at Dunbar Park, 300 E. 31st St. 

New team, new chances

September 22, 2014

2014–2015 season, the Renegades baseball team leaders are hopeful the revamped squad can take on tough teams this season. Tim Gorski, a 2014 marketing communication alumnus, and one of three Renegade...

Return of the Champions

Return of the Champions

September 8, 2014

Residents of a Chicago community often plagued by violence have found pride in its Little League team, Jackie Robinson West. Based on the South Side, the team recently gained fame when it won the U.S...

Athlete Profile: Toby Pechner

Athlete Profile: Toby Pechner

April 28, 2014

Toby Pechner, second basemen and sophomore marketing communication major on the Renegades baseball team, started playing baseball when he was 5 years old. Despite his love for the sport, Pechner put his...

High school students vote for the first time

March 10, 2014

A new law passed in July 2013 mad Illinois the 20th state to allow 17-year-olds to vote if they will be 18 at the time of the general election. To celebrate their new democratic freedom, 30 students from...

Car-free streets not worth the hassle

February 24, 2014

As Chicago’s downtown population continues to grow, community groups have raised questions about how to balance city planning with residential life. The Active Transportation Alliance, an organization that lobbies for bicycle and pedestrian resources, has proposed shutting down portions of major streets to make way for car-free, bike- and pedestrian-friendly areas.While the ATA may have residents’ best interests at heart...

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