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The Student Athletics Association uses fitness center at 731 S. Plymouth Court and East West University. Both are not enough to accommodate the group’s needs, according to Coordinator of Fitness, Athletics & Recreation Mark Brticevich.

Student Athletics Association struggles to raise funds

December 12, 2016

Low enrollment and the resulting loss of funding has hit Columbia’s Student Athletics Association hard, and now the organization is trying to raise funds on its own to support SAA’s 11 sports teams. According to Coordinator of Fitness, Athletics & Recreation Mark Brtice...

Kick @$$ Self-Defense class teaches safety tips | The Columbia Chronicle

October 24, 2016

The office of Campus Safety & Security and other organizations collaborated to present the “Kick @$$ Self-Defense” class at the Library in the 624 S. Michigan Ave. Building Oct. 20.The interactive worksho...

Columbia: a campus divided

By Editorial Board

March 9, 2015

Columbia tends to reject change the way a transplant patient rejects a new organ: The immune system attacks the new organ and shuts it down. Although Columbia has not quite hit that point, students have been resistant to the onslaught of changes the college is undergoing.Many Columbia students would have a hard time naming college administrators and their job titles let alone what those jobs entail, so when budget cuts, depar...

Columbia has partnered with South Loop Strength & Conditioning to offer CrossFit, a hybrid exercise program.

Columbia gets ‘CrossFit’

February 23, 2015

CrossFit is in the running to be offered as a new fitness program for Columbia students this semester.The college is entering a trial partnership with the South Loop Strength & Conditioning CrossFit...

Decision fatigue fuels calorie cravings

Decision fatigue fuels calorie cravings

October 27, 2014

Self-control is an important element of dieting, but dietary habits may play a role in self-control.Cravings for high-calorie foods and the strength to resist them has been linked to the part of the brain known...

Columbia signed a contract with East-West University in March that will grant Columbia students access to the gym facility in The Flats residence hall, 819 S. Wabash Ave. Tim Gorski, vice president of the Renegades, a member of Columbia’s baseball team and a senior marketing communication major,  to ease scheduling conflicts at other fitness spaces.

Columbia contracts for more gym space

April 28, 2014

Less than a year after Columbia negotiated gym space at Roosevelt University’s Goodman Center, another neighbor is opening its courts to Columbia students. The college signed a contract with East-West University in late March that will allow Columbia students to live on seven...

Internet exercises get mixed reviews from fitness experts

Online workouts are not guaranteed to give desired results

By Zareen Syed

April 7, 2014

With the help of online gurus and free home-workout YouTube channels, fitness fiends can get exercise instruction and motivation from the comfort of their own homes.However, these increasingly popular on...

Bohemian immigrant John Dusek built Thalia Hall in 1892. Its design is reminiscent of the Romanesque architecture of the Prague Opera House. 

Big business, little Pilsen

February 24, 2014

Thalia Hall, one of Pilsen’s most historic buildings, is getting a rock ‘n’ roll makeover.The four-stem structure at 1807 S. Allport St. is slated to reopen its doors as a music venue in the first qua...

Upcoming theater season puts Chicago on Mainstage

By Ivana Hester

October 15, 2012

The curtain is rising on the Theatre Department’s 2012-2013 Mainstage Season, which will explore different Chicago themes.All of the plays have elements of satire and are linked to Chicago either by setting or contributor, said Albert Williams, a senior lecturer in the Theatre Department.“[The department] wanted this season to be about Chicago because we wanted to educate the public and our students about this wonderfu...

Columbia offers for-credit, non-credit fitness classes

By Kyle Rich

October 1, 2012

The fall semester is underway, and Columbia is again ensuring students have plenty of options for staying healthy and fit.The Office of Student Engagement offers a variety of weekly exercise classes for the mind and body at the Fitness Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court. As in previous years, they are free of cost. Columbia also offers similar classes for credit, which can leave some to wonder which option is best.Fall fitness cla...

Club sports relocated, more commitment needed

By Kyle Rich

September 24, 2012

Club sports at Columbia have taken a hit with the loss of the only available indoor practice space, the gym at the South Loop Elementary School, 1212 S. Plymouth Court. After the dual lease with Roosevelt University that allowed the gym to be shared expired at the beginning of the semester, the two colleges have parted ways. As Columbia looks for a new gym, commitment is now a factor, along with money.The challenges and resp...

New buildings threaten Renegades

By Lindsey Woods

March 12, 2012

There are usually casualties when a long-term relationship ends, such as favorite DVDs or a pair of the coziest sweatpants. In the case of Columbia and Roosevelt University’s athletic partnership, however, the losses are imminent even though the relationship remains intact.Roosevelt’s modern, mirrored building erected at 425 S. Wabash Ave., and the relatively unbroken ground of the lot at the southeast corner of Wabash ...

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