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Interdisciplinary collaboration presents first-ever poetry slam

Interdisciplinary collaboration presents first-ever poetry slam

December 8, 2014

Nine poets competed for best poet of the night at Columbia’s first-ever poetry slam. Madison Zielinski, a freshman creative writing major, won over the judges and took first place at the Dec. 4 contest held ...

Featured Athlete: Connor McCluskey

Featured Athlete: Connor McCluskey

October 20, 2014

Connor McCluskey, a sophomore audio arts & acoustics major, is captain of the college’s Quidditch team. Quidditch, an invented sport featured in J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series, has begun to...

Broom, broom: Quidditch comes to Columbia

Broom, broom: Quidditch comes to Columbia

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

October 13, 2014

Break out the broomsticks—the Renegades is adding quidditch to its sports roster for the first time this fall semester. Derived from the “Harry Potter” book series, quidditch is a co-ed contact...

Turning a positive into a negative

Turning a positive into a negative

February 17, 2014

Seven years ago, the only thing Rashid Bashir, leading developer and head of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his researchers needed to revolutioni...

Quest for Quidditch World Cup

By Sophia Coleman

March 18, 2012

Chicago may have to start planning for a new kind of summit and cast a Protego Horribilis spell, because, around this time next year, there could be tens of thousands of diehard Harry Potter fans coming together to watch the 2013 QuidditchWorld Cup.What was once a sport reserved for wizards is now a full-fledged international sport modified for Muggles.Started in 2005 by Xander Manshel and Alex Benepe, two students at Middlebu...

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