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John Carter’ reimagined on screen

By Drew Hunt

March 5, 2012

Not unlike his cohort Brad Bird, Pixar mainstay Andrew Stanton has stepped out of the realm of animation and entered the world of live action. Disney’s adaptation of “A Princess of Mars,” the first novel in a pulp sci-fi series from novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs initially published in 1912, is his latest directorial effort.In the film, retitled simply to “John Carter,” the titular protagonist (Taylor Kitsch) is a for...

Interim provost ranks programs, proposes new departments

By Heather Scroering

March 5, 2012

The Center for Black Music Research has been at Columbia since 1983. Producing several publications, possessing a vast research collection of black music of the United States and African diaspora and host of many national and international conferences, the CBMR is one of a kind.However, while funding is becoming more pressing with the decline of enrollment and the rise of student debt, the CBMR is at risk of disappearing from...

Breathing life into literature

By Amanda Murphy

February 27, 2012

Beginning its journey almost a decade ago, northern Michigan’s Breathe Owl Breathe has had a long and fruitful musical career. The indie folk band has released multiple albums in its eight-year history, each showing varying degrees of the group’s talent and growth through the years. Taking their artistic abilities in a different direction, frontman Micah Middaugh, Trevor Hobbs and Andréa Moreno-Beals recently released a two-tr...

Refugee garden project revamps vacant lot

By Kaley Fowler

February 27, 2012

Moving to a new country and adapting to a foreign culture can be incredibly difficult. For many Chicago refugees, however, the transition will become easier through a new community project.The Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly, a program that helps refugees assimilate into U.S. culture and society, entered a three-year lease agreement with the city Feb. 15. CLESE will transform a vacant lot at 2954 W. Lawrence Ave...

Going the distance

By Emily Fasold

February 6, 2012

Chicago’s bike scene has exploded into the mainstream in recent years. As cycling lanes are constructed and new bike shops open up, bicycles are becoming increasingly common. But many Chicagoans have taken this trend to the next level by attempting long-distance, cross-country bike treks, redefining the phrase “road trip.”Columbia’s C4Cycling Association, which has 10 members, is part of this group.“In the 11 years that I’v...

Peavy’s return by opening day doubtful

By Etheria Modacure

February 19, 2011

Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy was on the mound in the top of the second inning on July 6, 2010. He threw a 2-2 pitch to Los Angeles Angels catcher Mike Napoli. The pitch was off the plate, but something else went wrong: Peavy detached his right shoulder muscle.After undergoing surgery, Peavy’s season was finished. His return to the pitching rotation by opening day is doubtful depending on whom you ask. If he does...

White Sox pick up option on Ozzie Guillen’s contract for 2012

By Etheria Modacure

January 21, 2011

White Sox fans won’t have to worry about seeing Ozzie Guillen manage any place else any time soon because the team picked up his option for 2012. Guillen has been the manager for the White Sox since 2004 and has won two division titles and a World Series championship on the South Side.General Manager Ken Willams, who helped land designated hitter Adam Dunn, re-sign first baseman Paul Konerko and catcher AJ Pierzynski, annou...

High Sox payroll has team ready to win

By Etheria Modacure

December 13, 2010

The White Sox missed the playoffs in 2010 for the second consecutive season. The team’s game attendance averaged 27,091 fans, ranking 17th overall in the Major Leagues. For 2011, more Sox fans will need to support the team at home to help pay for its recent additions.Adam Dunn agreed to a four-year, $56 million deal with the Sox on Dec. 3. Shortly after, the Sox were able to retain one of its most popular players in cat...

Konerko re-signs with the White Sox

By Etheria Modacure

December 10, 2010

Paul Konerko was prepared for life away from the South Side, but White Sox General Manager Ken Williams was unwilling to let the team’s captain and face of the franchise the past few seasons go too easily. After signing Adam Dunn and re-signing A.J. Pierzynski on Dec. 3, the White Sox fulfilled their top priority on Dec. 8 in Orlando, Fla.Konerko, 35, agreed to return to the team he has played with since 1999 and signed a ...

Sox get Dunn and A.J.

By Etheria Modacure

December 8, 2010

White Sox General Manager Ken Williams wasted no time acquiring the left-handed power hitter he desired during last season. The Sox signed Adam Dunn on Dec. 3 to a four-year, $56 million contract.The team also re-signed catcher A.J. Pierzynski to a two-year, $8 million contract after he was close to signing with another team.With Dunn, the Sox receive a player who is a .250 career hitter with 354 home runs. He hit .260 in 158 games...

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