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“Strong is the New Pretty” author Kate T. Parker will stop at Athleta, 3415 N. Southport Ave., April 5, as art of her nationwide book tour. 

Book shows girls embracing inner strength

March 27, 2017

The idea for photographer Kate T. Parker’s new book, she said, began with noticing her strongest shots were  those of her daughters being silly and wild. Wanting to share beauty, free of filters and...

The Black Arts Movement and Beyond | The Columbia Chronicle

March 6, 2017

Students, leaders and community members gathered at The University of Chicago Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., on March 2 to hear renowned poet, author and educator Haki Madhubuti read excerpts from his boo...

SUE reveals answers millions of years after death

SUE reveals answers millions of years after death

October 17, 2016

SUE, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found, had her right arm removed Oct. 6 to help scientists discover more about what T. rex’s arms were used for, and why they were so small.Carmen...

Global Girls unite girls and boys ages 8 to 18 and teaches them theatrical performance, communication and emotional maturity skills. 

South Side after-school program promotes positive youth learning

April 18, 2016

A small, old white building with a maroon awning on Chicago’s South Side appears to be vacant from the street view. But a look behind its closed doors reveals a bustling interior.Walls are lined with pi...

It’s OK to love your selfie

By Copy Editor

October 26, 2015

About 20 young women from the Alpha Chi Omega sorority at Arizona State University attended a Sept. 30 Diamondbacks baseball game in Phoenix when two MLB announcers mocked the girls for taking selfies. “That’s the best one of the 300 pictures I’ve taken of myself today,” one announcer said as some of the girls’ images were placed on the screen for a television shot. “Hold on, gotta take a selfie with the hot dog,...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel listened to residents’ concerns over the city’s budget during town hall meetings the week of Aug. 31.

Chicago speaks out on budget at mayor’s town hall forums

September 8, 2015

Surrounded by heavy security, Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed an unwelcoming crowd at his final town hall budget meeting on Sept. 3. Many in attendance booed Emanuel as he invited residents to voice t...

Wildcats lose another late lead

By Nader Ihmoud

November 10, 2012

ANN ARBOR-The Northwestern University Wildcats lost for the third time this season, despite having a lead in the fourth quarter during each of those games.This time, the University of Michigan Wolverines mounted a comeback, forced overtime, and ultimately defeated the Wildcats 38-31. The Wolverines scored on the first drive of the extra period and their defense forced a turnover on downs to seal the win at Michigan Stadiu...

Winter looming for Chicago’s homeless

By Kaley Fowler

October 22, 2012

Chicago’s homeless population will soon face extreme temperatures and exposure to the elements, causing shelters citywide to increase services and open their doors to larger crowds.Some shelters have begun collecting additional blankets, clothing and food to prepare for increased occupancy. According to Kevin Morrissey, director of development at the Franciscan House of Mary & Joseph, the public should express greater c...

Sports could be the solution

By Lindsey Woods

October 1, 2012

An NBA player, a priest and a gang member walk into a church. Actually, there were multiple NBA players and gang members, and though this may sound like the start of a twisted joke, it is actually the start of a heartwarming story that took place here in Chicago on Sept. 22.Roaming the streets of some of Chicago’s infamous neighborhoods can be deadly, but it is an everyday reality for some city residents. Enter the Rev. Michael Pfl...

Powder Puff Reschedules Tournament

By Nader Ihmoud

October 10, 2011

Challenges continue to follow Renegades’ sports at Columbia, but this time, participation is not the issue.Powder Puff, the all-girls football program, is in the process of rescheduling its tournament, originally supposed to take place on Oct. 14 at Grant Park. The event was canceled because the field is being resodded, and a permit was not given to the program. Grant Park’s restoration is the result of Lollapalooza’...

Soccer is back

By Nader Ihmoud

October 3, 2011

The Columbia Renegades have added indoor and outdoor co-ed soccer teams to the list of sports available at Columbia.The teams were added during meetings held the week of Sept. 26 after several students volunteered for leadership positions, according to Kevin Hartmann, president of the Renegades.“Soccer’s always been a sport that’s had a lot of interest at Columbia, but we’ve never had a student really step up to ta...

Women’s Basketball is Back at Columbia

By Nader Ihmoud

September 19, 2011

Serina Breezer attended Columbia’s women’s basketball meeting mid-afternoon on Sept. 14 to rekindle a lost relationship she had with basketball. Breezer, a senior theater major and 11-year veteran of the sport, has played the game since she was nine—in high school and at Triton Community College—before transferring to Columbia.“Since this is an art school, I expected no sports, but then I saw that Ulisa [Blakely, captain for the...

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