The Columbia Chronicle

Wildcats cruise past Tigers

By Nader Ihmoud

November 13, 2012

A dominant first half performance by the Northwestern University Wildcats allowed them to cruise to a 79-49 victory against the Texas Southern University Tigers at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Nov. 13.On opening night, Wildcats' senior forward Drew Crawford, scored a game high 20 of the team's 43 points and single handily out scored the Tigers in the first half. The Wildcats built a 29 point lead headed into the second half, 43-14....

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...

South Side organization teaches youth media skills

By Chris Loeber

April 16, 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...

Log in, turn on, get off

By Trevor Ballanger

April 2, 2012

by Trevor BallangerAssistant Arts & Culture EditorSex only needs two partners to happen. Pornography, on the other hand, takes many more. While the industry isn’t as prevalent in Chicago as it is on the West Coast, voyeuristic Chicagoans may have unknowingly seen some of their favorite X-rated performers such as Lane Place, David Law and Gus Lewellen on the el train.Two years ago, hairstylist/photographer Place, 45, deci...

Chicago schools in desperate need of longer school days

By Editorial Board

March 19, 2012

Chicago Public Schools’ battle over a seven-and-a-half-hour school day rages on, and a group of 19th Ward parents and guardians are fighting back.The group has asked the Chicago Board of Education to implement a survey of parents and guardians that would be handed out with their child’s report card asking them how many hours they think their child should spend at school.Parents argue that an across-the-board extension o...

Contention about adjunct contract a disgrace

By Editorial Board

March 12, 2012

Columbia’s administrators and its part-time faculty union, P-Fac, which have been at odds for the last two years regarding contract negotiations, have not held formal bargaining sessions since Oct. 28, 2011, according to college officials.Unfortunately, each side has a different explanation for why the negotiation process is at a standstill and each is blaming the other. This delay in the negotiation process is not only...

‘Bath salts’ abuse on the rise

By Emily Fasold

March 5, 2012

When a patient high on bath salts was brought in for care, Dan Lustig, vice president of Clinical Services at Haymarket Center, a Chicago drug and alcohol treatment clinic, could not believe his eyes.“Their behavior mimicked schizophrenia,” Lustig said. “They were hallucinating and displaying extremely violent behavior. Calming this person down was next to impossible.”“Bath salts,” the name of an analog drug that mim...

Shurna thing

By Emily Fasold

March 5, 2012

by Julius Rea, Contributing WriterJohn Shurna. The name resonates all over Northwestern University and with anyone attuned to college sports.In the hours leading up to the Wildcats’ Feb. 29 loss to the Ohio State University Buckeyes, reporters from The Daily Northwestern, North by Northwestern,, Comcast SportsNet Chicago and local newspapers and TV stations gathered and waited for Shurna at Welsh-Ryan Arena, 270...

Federal government leaves Chicago to fend for itself

By Editorial Board

March 5, 2012

The G8 and NATO summits are approaching Chicago in full force, and the city is taking every possible measure to prepare. The summits are estimated to cost $40 million–$65 million, all of which the city promised in January would not be paid for with taxpayer money.But city officials recently went back on that promise and admitted that Chicago has not received any federal funds to cover the summits, even though the city has a...

Student projects awarded Weisman

By Alexandra Kukulka

February 20, 2012

The student film you have been working on is almost complete.  All that is left to shoot is the final scene and then edit. Then you realize you don’t have enough money to hire an editing team to help you. After all the hard work you put into the project, giving up is not an option.In an effort to support academic endeavors like this, the Albert P. Weisman Award funds student projects up to $4,000. The award was established...

Signs for change?

By Aviva Einhorn

January 23, 2012

Homeless people in downtown Chicago are turning in their homemade signs for a less traditional badge as they begin to hold white, laminated pieces of computer paper reading “Homeless” or “Please help.”The Homeless Signs project is responsible for the circulation of these new labels. Created by Christopher Devine and David Rauen, the project aims to help panhandlers to better solicit the attention of passersby, but so...

New laws can’t stop cyber bullies

By Gabrielle Rosas

January 17, 2012

Most people have probably heard sad stories of cyber bullying, ending in self-harm or suicide. In most cases, the harm could not be prevented because of the will of an angry student and the accessibility of the Internet. For the past few years, new laws have been passed across the country to make the consequences of cyber bullying harsher, but this will not be enough.On Jan. 1, House Bill 3281 took effect in Illinois schools. T...

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