The Columbia Chronicle

Tim Gorski

By Brandon Smith

December 10, 2012

After this fall season, Tim Gorski, a junior marketing communications major, will step down as co-captain of the baseball team to become secretary of the Renegades.A native of La Grange, Ill., Gorski came to Columbia three years ago to study public relations.Gorski said one of his favorite hobbies is working out and staying fit, and writing is his creative release. Though he is relinquishing his co-captain title on the baseba...

4,000 Iraq war-stricken voices heard in exhibit

By Alex Stedman

November 5, 2012

As those dealing with the tragedies of the Iraq war find ways to express their distress, one Chicago artist took the initiative to turn the emotions of more than 4,000 people into art.Jennifer Karmin, an artist, poet and adjunct faculty member in the English Department, has written a poem titled “4000 Words 4000 Dead,” a four-year project composed of submissions from soldiers, veterans and civilians. She has performed the pie...

Renegades decide on revisions

By Nader Ihmoud

April 30, 2012

The Renegades organization has been growing for some time, and according to Vice President Forrest Frazier, many felt this year was “the year.” After realizing it wasn’t, the Renegades now look to the 2012–2013 school year for big things to happen for Columbia sports.According to Frazier, the organization is looking to introduce more events next semester, such as three-on-three basketball and four-on-fourvolleybal...

Discussing baseball with Bowman

By Lindsey Woods

April 16, 2012

If there is one sports team at Columbia that students know, it’s the baseball team. Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs, has been known to bring up the Renegades baseball team during freshman tours and orientation speeches, never forgetting to mention the championship they won in 2004.Despite its relative anonymity, the team still plays and has just started its spring season. Although The Renegades lost their o...

Maroons relocate offensive identity

By Nader Ihmoud

April 9, 2012

Self-doubt has caused the University of Chicago Maroons baseball team to perform less well than they did a year ago.The Maroons led the nation in hitting last season but did not execute with the same offensive outburst during this season’s first 16 games. But in the team’s 15-5 victory over the Benedictine University Eagles April 4 at J. Kyle Anderson Field, South Cottage Grove Avenue and East 55th Street, the Maroons ...

Home run journalism

By Trevor Ballanger

March 12, 2012

by Trevor BallangerAssistant Arts & Culture EditorThe smell of popcorn and beer wafts over the bleachers. The roar of the crowd heightens as the lights over the stadium flicker to life. As the scoreboard details the progress of the team, one thing is clear. Chicago is nuts about baseball.Chicagoans are often torn between local rivals the White Sox and the Cubs, which is why Solomon Lieberman, a designer and journalist, ...

Diamond in the Rough: The undocumented history of baseball at Columbia

By Lindsey Woods

February 27, 2012

Digging through Columbia’s archives, one finds hints of a baseball team: a brief mention in The Chronicle, a passing note on the website or just whispers in the hallway from students who know a friend of a friend who may have been on the fabled baseball team. But the championship flag of 2004 that once hung in the basement of the Alexandroff Campus Center, 600 S. Michigan Ave., has disappeared.The archives don’t tell the story ...

Fall baseball season begins for Renegades

By Lindsey Woods

October 10, 2011

Columbia’s baseball team, the Renegades, has officially started its 2011–2012 fall season as of Sept. 9.The team played against Northwestern University’s club team, which plays in a different conference than the Renegades, who play in Division II, District V South of the National Club Baseball Association. Northwestern plays in Division I, Great Lakes West conference.“It was just an exhibition game, so we tried to get...

Details surfacing in Buckingham fire

By Samuel Charles

April 25, 2011

A fire that struck one of Columbia’s residence halls was caused by a pan of cooking grease, according to the Chicago Fire Department. No one was injured, and the majority of damage was confined to the kitchen.The stovetop fire in The Buckingham, 59 E. Van Buren St., broke out at approximately 10 a.m. on April 16 in room 1104. The fire was discovered by one of the room’s residents, junior journalism major Fallon Glick. ...

Renegades baseball ready for new season

By JeffGraveline

March 15, 2010

After months of winter waiting, baseball season has finally arrived in Chicago. The weather is warm enough for teams across the city to take to the fields and dugouts to play America’s pastime once again. Even here at Columbia, the Renegades men’s baseball team picked up its bats and gloves, ready to begin the new season.Since the beginning of the spring semester, the baseball team has been busy working out at the 731 S. ...

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