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Wildcats thrash Coyotes, ready for Big Ten home opener

By Nader Ihmoud

September 24, 2012

The University of South Dakota Coyotes couldn’t stop the Northwestern University Wildcats, resulting in a 38-7 defeat at Ryan Field Sept. 22.The game got out of hand early, as Northwestern scored touchdowns on each of its first two drives and scored 28 points during the first half. Venric Mark, the Wildcats junior starting running back, led the way with three rushing touchdowns and a 100-yard rush heading into the second half...

US of CC votes on raises, contract extension, negotiations

By Alexandra Kukulka

September 24, 2012

The United Staff of Columbia College voted Sept. 18 on a Memorandum of Understanding to accept a temporary agreement with the administration.The directive stated that the US of CC will receive a 3 percent salary increase, retroactive to Sept. 1, and a contract extension of one year until Sept. 1, 2013. The union accepted the offers with a majority vote, according to Michael Bright, US of CC president and a staff member in the ...

Illinois man indicted on domestic terrorism charges

By Kaley Fowler

September 24, 2012

A 19-year-old man from Hillside, Ill., charged with purchasing a car bomb from an undercover FBI agent, was indicted by a grand jury Sept. 20 on domestic terrorism charges.According to court records, Adel Daoud was arrested Sept. 10 after he bought a bomb from the federal agent and allegedly tried to set it off outside a bar in the South Loop.The grand jury indicted him on charges of attempted use of a weapon of mass d...

Police superintendent addresses concerned students regarding citywide violence

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 17, 2012

by Kaylee Fowler, Metro Editor & Mark Minton, Assistant Metro EditorIn response to Chicago’s growing violence epidemic, a group of high school students affiliated with Columbia drafted letters to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy expressing their fears and offering solutions to the problem. On Sept. 13, McCarthy met on campus with some of the students who voiced their concerns.The students are i...

Campus building gets a ghostly facade

By Ivana Hester

September 17, 2012

Renovations to the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building are coming to an end, and the innovative facade is almost complete.The new design features a ghostly image replicating the original terra-cotta front designed by William Carbys Zimmerman in 1913. Close inspection reveals the design is composed entirely of miniature birds etched into glass panels.According to Alicia Berg, vice president of Campus Environment, it was 2004 alumnus...

Student heads jury in Peterson trial

By Alexandra Kukulka

September 17, 2012

In his striped V-neck shirt and jeans, Eduardo Saldana, a 22-year-old junior radio major, has the appearance of a typical college kid. He goes to school, plays video games, watches sports and runs a blog. Saldana is also from Bolingbrook, Ill., a fact that led him to become part of a trial that drewnational attention.Saldana was the jury foreman, or head juror, for the Drew Peterson trial.  Peterson was recently found guilty ...

Faith community calls for gun registration

By Mark Minton

September 17, 2012

Approximately 40 Chicago clergymen gathered at St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron St., on Sept. 7 to compile signatures on a petition to increase gun control.The petition, part of a project called Pass the Bill, is being enacted by the Chicago Clergy Coalition, an interfaith group of religious leaders. The CCC aims to draw attention to Chicago’s increasing gun violence and pass the Certificate of Handguns Registration Act whe...

Wildcats ride defense, stay undefeated

By Nader Ihmoud

September 17, 2012

The Northwestern University Wildcats did not score a touchdown until their 100th offensive play of the game, but the 15 points they scored prior were all they needed against the Boston College Golden Eagles on Sept. 15 at Ryan Field.Northwestern didn’t need much offensive help because of their stellar defensive play against the Golden Eagles rushing attack. Boston College collected negative four yards rushing headed into t...

Chicago teachers take to streets

By James Foster

September 13, 2012

Members of the Chicago Teachers Union went on strike Sept. 10 for the first time in 25 years. The week leading up to Sept. 9's negotiation deadline brought rallies around the city in support of the union's demands. This week, teachers and their allies have been picketing in front of schools and participating in marches through downtown streets.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="t...

Science and Mathematics Department begins second year of program

By Ivana Hester

September 10, 2012

Thanks to the addition of a new Bachelor of Arts major, Columbia graduates may have their artistic works restored by fellow alumni  100 years from now.The art and materials conservation major was launched by the Science and Mathematics Department in fall 2011 to instruct students on how to preserve and protect deteriorating pieces of art.This is Columbia’s first science major and the only one of its kind in the Midwest, acc...

Quarterback tandem does it again for Wildcats

By Nader Ihmoud

September 10, 2012

Similar to the season opener, the Northwestern University Wildcats needed more than one quarterback to help lead them to another thrilling victory.The rain fell exponentially during the Northwestern home opener at Ryan Field, 1501 Central Street, as the Wildcats finally began to make offensive plays late in the fourth quarter that helped seal a 23-13 win over the Vanderbilt University Commodores.Although Northwestern Head Coa...

Marina City survives Windy City

By Alex Stedman

September 10, 2012

From stolen equipment to trying to maintain friendships among six young men, Marina City has already experienced its share of hardships in the music industry.The group persevered to win second place at last year’s Biggest Mouth, a competition featuring Columbia musicians, played two shows at the House of Blues and performed at Michigan’s Rockapalooza. Though the group is primarily described as pop–punk, they said they...

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