The Columbia Chronicle


Doctors should prepare patients for post-treatment troubles

By Brandon Smith

November 19, 2012

Even when Cancer treatment is a “success,” a survivor’s life is often never the same.A recent study funded by the National Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than one-third of 12.6 million cancer survivors will have physical or mental health problems post-treatment. A report of the study said it is estimated that 3.3 million survivors have poor physical health an...

Renegades host first athletic film festival

By Lindsey Woods

March 19, 2012

Some think of sports as art and of athletes as artists, with their bodies as the paintbrush and the field as their canvas. But combining more traditional models of art and athletic style is never an easy feat. The Columbia Renegades are always looking to do just that, and their latest endeavor aims to showcase sports on the big screen.The Renegades are currently accepting submissions for their first Athletic Film Festival, inspired b...

Disabling fraud

By Vanessa Morton

November 29, 2011

An increase in illegal use of placards to park in spots for the disabled has caused Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his administration to propose a new ordinance that could help stifle the ongoing activity.The mayor introduced the ordinance on Nov. 16, during a City Council meeting. The plan would include an increase in fines and penalties to Chicago motorists caught displaying stolen, fraudulent or changed placards.“The abuse of th...

Same sport, sled required

By Katy Nielsen

February 28, 2011

The puck drops and two players fight for possession. With hands armed with shortened hockey sticks, they steer across the rink with their upper bodies and slam into each other, all while strapped into sleds. Most of these playersare paraplegics.Sled or sledge hockey is a Paralympics sport, but the game follows the same rules as ice hockey. Every Wednesday and Sunday, the Rehab Institute of Chicago’s sled hockey team, the RIC...

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