The Columbia Chronicle

Election results already under scrutiny

By Tyler Davis

November 6, 2012

Lately, we’ve been hearing that the results of today’s election may be so contested that the election won’t be decided by the end of the night, or even a few days after. Claims of voter fraud and questionable polling practices are already popping up.As of 10:20 a.m., the election fraud hotline 1-866-OUR-VOTE has received more than 26,000 calls, according to a tweet from the hotline. Various voting problems are being...

Oshwa ‘transmits’ independence

By Emily Ornberg

September 4, 2012

“Having a crush/ Man it’s bliss/ I just feel like ripping my face off.” Combining multi-layered rhythms, looped vocals and punchy lyrics, Alicia Walter, senior music major, performed under the moniker Oshwa in January 2011, and it grew into a band as she recruited drummer and senior music major Jordan Tate; guitarist and junior audio arts and acoustics major Michael Macdonald; and bassist Michael Noonan.Just before ...

Waxwing Puzzle Co. mixes adventure and tourism

By Sophia Coleman

February 6, 2012

Investigate unknown tunnels, target strangers with squirt guns and become a spy in a matter of hours, all within the borders of Chicago.In the world of Waxwing Puzzle Co., participants can spend an evening or weekend on an adventure that takes them through hidden parts of the city. So far, three games that engage one’s inner sleuth—the Rabbit Hole, Ambush and Labyrinth—take place when a sufficient number of players ...

Far to host Wii Fit Night

By Nader Ihmoud

November 14, 2011

The end of the semester is approaching, and students can find themselves overwhelmed by school-related stressors. Columbia’s Fitness, Athletics and Recreation group is inviting students to Wii Fit Night to forget their worries.FAR will host the event on Nov. 17 at The Loft in the 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building, from 6 – 8 p.m. Event Coordinator Megan Smith said there will be only one Wii game console available. Two to fou...

How to: Throw a Frisbee

By Cristina Aguirre

April 18, 2011

Chicago's parks and beaches are starting to fill up with active twenty-something's, and one way to get in on the exciting action now is to learn how to throw and catch a Frisbee. Wesley Jerden, Columbia Renegades' ultimate frisbee captain shows us a few ways on how to throw a frisbee. The Chronicle's Assistant Health & Fitness Editor Katy Nielsen presents us a "How-to."

Circus meets fitness

By Cristina Aguirre

January 31, 2011

They brave tightropes, swing upside down on the trapeze and twirl around long chiffon fabric, but these are not circus performers; these are everyday people working out in aerial arts fitness classes—a new exercise trend that combines physical strength, flexibility and mental reasoning in a class environment. With classes titled Aerial Conditioning and Technique and Aerial Fitness, people with normal day jobs are discoverin...

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