The Columbia Chronicle

Nittany Lions upset Hawkeyes on the mat

By Contributing Writer

March 14, 2011

by: Nadar Ihmoud, Contributing WriterThe University of Iowa Hawkeyes entered the 2011 Big Ten Wrestling Championships with momentum. They completed the 2010-2011 regular season with a conference championship and were favored to win the tournament crown.However, they ran into the Penn State University Nittany Lions, who upset them to win their first wrestling title in the school’s history and their first conference wrestling...

‘Coming out of the shadows’ rally at Daley Plaza

By Cristina Aguirre

March 14, 2011

Chicago's immigration rights advocates marched from Union Park to Daley Plaza on March 11 for "Coming Out of the Shadows: Undocumented. Unafraid. Unapologetic" rally. Advocates marched on the 5th anniversary of the pro-immigrant mega-marches of 2006. The Chronicle goes to Daley plaza and talks to a few Chicago youth who are coming out of the shadows....

Loyola stuns UIC at the buzzer

By Etheria Modacure

February 17, 2011

The University of Illinois at Chicago Flames (7-21, 2-14) has dealt with close defeats throughout this season. Losing to Loyola University (15-12, 6-10) on Feb. 16, added more turmoil to their season.With 4.6 seconds left, the Ramblers pushed the ball up court, and guard Courtney Stanley drained the game-winning three pointer at the buzzer in overtime.The Flames had just taken a two point lead, 66-64 when forward Dipanjot S...

Quinn wins, Republican race unsettled

By SpencerRoush

February 8, 2010

After a few surprises, a couple of close calls and low voter turnout for the Illinois primaries, some candidates are looking ahead to November, while others may have to wait several weeks to know if they should continue on the campaign trail.On Feb. 2, approximately 26 percent of Illinois’ registered voters went to the polls. There are a few reasons why analysts are saying the voter turnout was lower than previous years,...

Negative ads cause primary controversy

By SpencerRoush

February 1, 2010

With the Illinois primary a day away, more and more political advertisements are being broadcast on radio air waves and during nearly every  TV commercial break. Some candidates use advertisements to try to inspire people to support them so they can change Illinois and renew the economy, while others rely on negative information to smear their opponents.During this primary election season, many candidates have created negativ...

Blago’s trial may skew votes

By SpencerRoush

December 14, 2009

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s alleged unethical actions in the governor’s office have been at the center of political jokes since his arrest on Dec. 9, 2008. During the past year, Blagojevich has sat on the couch of almost every major TV talk show and he continues to make headlines.  But these headlines and his upcoming trial may be a hindrance to his fellow Democrats who are running for office next year, according to...

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