The Columbia Chronicle

Art school community vs. State school Greek life

By Heather Scroering

January 30, 2012

Phi Delta Theta, Simga Phi Epsilon and Alpha Chi Omega may look like a foreign language to the average Columbia student, but thousands of college students across the nation speak this Greek and sport it any way they can.Columbia won’t be seeing any fraternities or sororities on campus any time soon. According to Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs, Columbia has a “no Greek letter community” policy. Having thes...

DePaul drops ball against ranked Georgetown

By Lindsey Woods

January 23, 2012

DePaul University dropped its fourth straight Big East matchup, falling to 10th-ranked Georgetown University, 83-75, on Jan. 17 at Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Road.The Blue Demons fought from behind for the majority of the game, going into the second half down 37–31 after a last-minute 3-pointer by guard Brandon Young, who had 16 points by the end of the night.Coming out of halftime, the Demons pressured the Hoyas def...

DePaul victorious in Big East thriller against Pittsburgh

By Lindsey Woods

January 17, 2012

With 17.2 seconds left, it didn’t look good for the DePaul Blue Demons men’s basketball team. They were still down 77-81 after a second-half come back against reigning Big East champions, the Pittsburgh Panthers.Then came Brandon Young.In those 17.2 seconds, he turned the game around with a 7-point streak for the Blue Demon’s first ever Big East win over the Panthers.“Brandon’s our hero,” said teammate Cleveland...

The art of ink: local tatoo parlor holds art show

By Brian Dukerschein

November 28, 2011

For many years, getting a tattoo meant going to a parlor, flipping through pages of standardized designs and letting some guy named T-Bone stick a needle in your arm. Now it involves collaborating with an artist who may just hold a degree, contributing to what some are calling the “art school generation” of tattoo professionals.Lee Leahy, owner of the Family Tattoo parlor at 2125 W. Belmont Ave., said many rising tattoo artist...

College Council votes to dissolve

By Lisa Schulz

November 7, 2011

Only one attendee objected to the discontinuation of the College Council that will take effect on Dec. 1—its self-proclaimed oldest member, Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs. A torrent of laughter followed a quick, baffled moment of silence before he announced that he was kidding.The College Council began dissolving the minute the meeting started on Nov. 4 in the Hokin Lecture Hall in the Wabash Campus Building...

Fall baseball season begins for Renegades

By Lindsey Woods

October 10, 2011

Columbia’s baseball team, the Renegades, has officially started its 2011–2012 fall season as of Sept. 9.The team played against Northwestern University’s club team, which plays in a different conference than the Renegades, who play in Division II, District V South of the National Club Baseball Association. Northwestern plays in Division I, Great Lakes West conference.“It was just an exhibition game, so we tried to get...

Student opinion on corporate donor wall

By Heather Scroering

October 10, 2011

The corporate donor wall, located in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. building lobby, has generated some buzz from students.According to Kim Clement, assistant vice president and director of campaign initiatives in Institutional Advancement, the wall—put up approximately a year ago—displays nearly 30 logos of corporations who donated $10,000 or more to the college’s “This Is Columbia’s Moment” campaign.“It’s meant to...

Spring Break Lives

By Darryl Holliday

September 12, 2011

The verdict is in.Spring break is saved, but students planning on taking J-Term courses in January will need to be open to changes due to the G-8 and NATO summits being held in the Loop in May 2012.The J-Term slot has been condensed from its usual three weeks down to two weeks. J-Term classes will now be held Jan. 3–14, with the number of hours spent in class varying depending on the number of credit hours offered.Spring ...

From Burlesque to Bookstores

By Gregory Cappis

September 6, 2011

After having a couple of drinks at a bar on South State Street, a man wakes up naked in an alley without his belongings. He has no recollection of the past several hours except for talking to a woman in a dark bar and drinking a strange-tasting cocktail.This was a common occurrence in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when the South Loop was known as the largest red-light district in the country. During the past 100 y...

Candlelight vigil held for recent teen suicides

By Meghan Keyes

October 11, 2010

Members and allies of the LGBTQ community gathered in DePaul’s Lincoln Park quad on Oct. 8 to honor teens who recently committed suicide because of harassment. Attendees held candles and listened quietly to speakers tell their stories and encourage people to action, even when the sound system failed and a megaphone was used instead.Nine people were honored during the vigil: Raymond Chase, 19; Tyler Clementi, 18; Cody Barker, 17; Ha...

Artists, activists unite for human rights

By Luke Wilusz

September 27, 2010

The citizens of Iraq are no strangers to atrocity. Crimes against humanity have been perpetrated there and around the world for years, yet many Americans are largely unaware anything is wrong. This week, a group of artists and legal activists will do its best to change that.The Iraq History Project Art Festival will run from Sept. 28 to Oct. 3 at DePaul University. The six-day series of events will include panel discussions, ...

Carlo-Tenant

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November 10, 2009

Mandy Marie Tenant and Jonathan Sandy Carlo, both of Davenport, Iowa, were married September 19, 2009, in Davenport. Her parents are Douglas and Kathy Tenant of Ashford, Ohio. His parents are Tom and Tracy ...

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