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Last minute heroics help Wildcats draw even with Musketeers

By Nader Ihmoud

August 26, 2012

The Northwestern University Wildcats men’s soccer team opened its season Aug. 25 with a draw against the Xavier University Musketeers on its home turf, Lakeside Field, 2247 N. Campus Drive.All hope seemed lost for the Wildcats until goalkeeper Tyler Miller sailed a ball into Musketeer territory, resulting in a foul and penalty kick for Wildcats midfielder Chris Ritter.“I really didn’t know anything or what would happe...

Turkey: A window into the eastern world for NATO

By Contributing Writer

May 15, 2012

By Austin MontgomeryAfter joining NATO in 1952, Turkey has become responsible for providing a key link between the western NATO members and the Muslim world.With a population that is 98 percent Muslim, Turkey is also one of the only predominantly Muslim countries with a westernized democratic style. With long term goals ranging from integrating all of the western Balkan and Euro-Atlantic countries to providing government ...

Faculty Senate holds second private meeting

By Heather Scroering

April 29, 2012

The Faculty Senate closed its doors to visitors for the second time in six weeks on April 27 to discuss its “concerns” about President Warrick L. Carter’s leadership. Prior to the meeting, sources said there would be a possible vote of no confidence in Carter., but the vote reportedly was not held.Chronicle reporters and other observers were asked to the leave the forum after committee reports and routine business w...

Cheer team to perform at Manifest

By Lindsey Woods

April 22, 2012

Music and dance are not new to Manifest, but the Renegades cheerleading squad will combine the two with traditional cheer-style tumbling to bring additional spirit to this year’s campuswide celebration on May 4.This is the first year the Renegades squad will perform at Manifest. Its routine will kick off at 2 p.m. on the stage located in the Nexus Lot at the corner of South Wabash and East Balbo avenues.“We have stunts ...

Illini win Big Ten, individual awards

By Lindsey Woods

April 15, 2012

The scores were close, and everyone knew it. After two-and-a-half hours of intense competition, the Big Ten title came down to the last event: the floor routine. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign freshman C.J. Maestas had just finished a near-perfect routine, and now the competition was up to redshirt senior Paul Ruggeri.Ruggeri had fallen twice on the high bar earlier in the day, an uncharacteristic mistake considering he ...

South Side organization teaches youth media skills

By Chris Loeber

April 15, 2012

As mainstream media cast a negative light on underprivileged neighborhoods, a Chicago organization seeks to empower local youths by giving them a voice and highlighting positive contributions to their communities.Visions Blu Institute, a nonprofit organization that teaches media production skills to children and teens on Chicago’s South Side, is providing kids ages 9–18 with the knowledge and experience they need to tell th...

Wildcats’ guard takes charge

By Nader Ihmoud

March 5, 2012

While Karly Roser said no one has inspired her to play, her drive to make her dad, McMaster University basketball great, Dave Roser, proud is what motivates her on the court.Roser, 18, has worked hard this season to better her game so she can compete with the tough competition that comes with being a Division I athlete.“I just always wanted to get better for my dad because he taught me everything I know,” she said.Roser h...

Big Ten and Big East Tournament predictions

By Lindsey Woods

March 5, 2012

The Big Ten Tournament:Lindsey Says...The Michigan State University SpartansThe Spartans finished the season strong (13-4 in the Big Ten and 24-6 all season) and dominated the Big Ten for the past couple of weeks. But momentum won’t be the only thing propelling them to a win in the tournament.While the East Lansing lads may not have as ostentatious an offense as the Ohio State Buckeyes or Indiana, their defense will shut ...

St. Baldrick’s Annual Head Shaving Fundraiser

By Sara Mays

February 23, 2012

St. Baldrick's held their annual head shaving fundraiser at University of Illinois Hospital, 1740 West Taylor on Feb. 23. Brave and willing volunteers had their heads shaved by children cancer survivors and patients of University of Illinois Hospital.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="https://columbiachronicle.com/soundslide/St__Baldrick_s_Head_Shaving/soundslider.swf" widt...

Women should “man up” in the workplace to keep up with male co-workers

By Gabrielle Rosas

February 6, 2012

My father is the most successful man I know. He is one of the top executives in the multi-million dollar environmental consulting field. He’s 51 years old and works out religiously at the gym every day of the week. He has always seemed so much more confident and wealthy than I could ever hope to be. But he always pushed me, sometimes to the point of anger. When I was little, he used to ask me, “Gabs, are you a man or a ...

Recycling Program cuts events

By Heather Scroering

January 30, 2012

You may have seen them cleaning out paper, plastic and aluminum can collection bins. You may have purchased one of their recycled, screen-printed T-shirts. Those who work for the Recycling Program are doing the dirty work and educating students all over campus.But with the prioritization process cracking down on programs, some, including recycling, could be restructured, reorganized or consolidated, according to the Progra...

Maroons extend streak in sloppy fashion

By Nader Ihmoud

January 17, 2012

This season’s women of the University of Chicago Maroons basketball team won their 30th straight game on Jan. 9 at the Gerald Ratner Athletic Center against the Marian University Sabres of Fond du Lac, Wis., 63-52.The streak is currently the longest in Division III and has the Maroons ranked second in the nation, according toD3hoops.com.Maroons Head Coach Aaron Roussell said he believes his team’s streak has been possible because of the women’s tena...

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