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2019 ReneGala raises funds for student athletics

April 12, 2019

The Renegades held their second annual ReneGala, an event aimed to raise awareness and funds for student athletics on campus.

Upcoming theater season puts Chicago on Mainstage

By Ivana Hester

October 15, 2012

Filed under Campus

The curtain is rising on the Theatre Department’s 2012-2013 Mainstage Season, which will explore different Chicago themes.All of the plays have elements of satire and are linked to Chicago either by setting or contributor, said Albert Williams, a senior lecturer in the Theatre Department.“[The department] wanted this season to be about Chicago because we wanted to educate the public and our students about this wonderfu...

Campus community needs to let Columbia unite

By Editorial Board

April 30, 2012

Filed under Commentary, Editorial

Columbia’s spring semester was contentious for the campus community. The prioritization process has been an exhaustive evaluation of the college’s programs, and emotions have run high on all sides. Administrators in particular have faced serious criticism from students and faculty, and multiple conflicts, debates and arguments have erupted.But a recent argument between sophomore marketing communication major Toni Andrei...

Innocent until proven guilty

By Editorial Board

September 12, 2011

Filed under Editorial

As reported in this issue of The Chronicle, the number of wrongful convictions based on false confessions or mistaken witness identification is a serious problem in Illinois.The technological advances made in forensics make DNA testing nearly infallible, and it should be the primary source of evidence whenever possible.In some cases, however, DNA evidence is not uncovered during the investigation, so there is a justifiable ...

Renegades hopeful for recognition in upcoming year

By Lindsey Woods

September 6, 2011

Filed under Sports

Hidden in the back office at the Residence Center gym, 731 S. Plymouth Court, and intermixed with students being lectured in South Loop classrooms are the people who represent the feisty, rebellious spirit of Columbia athletics.The Renegades, a student-run athletics organization, are trying to redefine Columbia’s reputation in athletic arenas with club sports teams such as baseball, volleyball and Ultimate Frisbee, among ...

Fashion’s Night Out returns to Chicago

By Brian Dukerschein

September 6, 2011

Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

Vogue magazine launched Fashion’s Night Out in 2009 to aid the retail and fashion industries struggling in the grip of the recession. In New York City and 12 other international fashion capitals, stores and designers threw parties, fashion shows and special events that drew shoppers by the thousands.The following year, Vogue invited stores from 100 cities around the world to participate, including Chicago’s The Shops ...

Columbia athletics in bad shape

By Editorial Board

February 7, 2011

Filed under Commentary, Editorial

Columbia’s current athletics program is underfunded and unsupported by the college. Rather than having school-supported teams, the college relies on a number of intramural club sports teams to raise most of their funds through efforts such as bake sales, which can only yield very limited results. The teams are too busy with other obligations, such as finding and securing practice spaces, to raise substantial financial support. The...

Alumni exhibit raises breast cancer awareness

By Cristina Aguirre

October 11, 2010

Filed under Arts & Culture, Video

Vibrant colored boob prints and art work framed the wall, and a half-naked mannequin stands by the large window of Cafe Mestizo, 1738 W. Pilsen. In their first act of exhibitionism, four former Columbia students embraced femininity through Querida production's first event "Ella," an exhibit dedicated in female empowerment and hopes in raising awareness for breast cancer....

Funding raised for student fitness, athletics, recreation

By JeffGraveline

April 12, 2010

Filed under Sports

At Columbia, students are offered many options to occupy their time when not in class or doing homework. While there are a bevy of things to choose from, more and more students are committing themselves to competitive sports and working out through the Fitness, Athletics and Recreation office or the Columbia Renegades.The Fitness, Athletics and Recreation office at Columbia currently receives funding from the $40 student acti...

Artists can be athletes too

By Jazzy Davenport

April 12, 2010

Filed under Sports

AS I watched the controversy about DePaul University’s decision to hire Oliver Purnell last week, I could not help but think about Columbia’s sports programs, or lack thereof.Columbia is a school too often labeled as “just an art school full of nerdy art kids.” But I know I am certainly much more than that. I am not sure where the theory came from that art school kids don’t like anything besides art.  I personall...

Renegades create new game plan for upcoming year

By JeffGraveline

September 13, 2009

Filed under Sports

Using a new model of doing business and a more focused approach, the Columbia Renegades are ready to create change in the way Columbia and its students view sports. Fitness, Athletics and Recreation, the Columbia office that houses the Renegades, spearheaded efforts on and around campus this summer to get students involved in competitive athletics while representing Columbia.“I think this year is the deciding factor because...

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