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Happily unhealthy: A case study of sports fans

By Lindsey Woods

April 30, 2012

The fragrant, distinct smell of spicy buffalo wings, the familiar crack of a beer being opened, face paint and foam fingers can only mean one thing: It’s game time.The game day activities many fans relish are undoubtedly unhealthy, but new research published in The Sport Journal suggests that poor eating and drinking habits may extend beyond game day.According to the study co-authored by Daniel Sweeney, a professor at the ...

One Tribe’s Tunnel Of Oppression 2012

By Estefania Martinez

February 20, 2012

The Columbia Chronicle got a sneak peak into the planning of One Tribe's, "Tunnel Of Oppression," event. The event aims to activate your senses and call attention to every day injustices that happen in our world. "Tunnel Of Oppression" will be held on March 14 and 15 in Multicultural Affairs - 618 S. Michigan, 4th floor.

Trading privacy for ‘security’

By Luke Wilusz

February 13, 2012

The Transportation Security Administration recently announced that it would be expanding its Pre-Check program that allows certain passengers a chance to bypass some of the more time-consuming security measures at airports. The TSA has been testing the program for a few years, and it is set to expand it to several more national airports, including O’Hare, by the end of March.Pre-Check is designed to allow the TSA to focus o...

Exhibit reveals 62-year-old underwear

By Lisa Schulz

February 6, 2012

Mannequins stand tall and confident in antique lingerie, luring Michigan Avenue passers-by to sneak a peek through dressing room blinds to ogle a skin-deep selection of historic apparel offered by the Fashion Studies Collection.“Undressed: Women’s Unmentionables of the 1950s and ’60s” will be on display until March 1 in the first floor lobby of the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. Girdles, slips, bras, skirts, corset...

‘Silly fouls’ assist in Wildcats Wild Win

By Nader Ihmoud

January 23, 2012

Freshman guards Karly Roser and Morgan Jones’ first game against their interstate rival, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s FightingIllini, turned into a nail-biter.The Northwestern University Wildcats lost a 10-point lead in the closing minutes of the second half but came out on top after Roser was fouled with two seconds remaining in the Jan. 16 game.Roser’s last-second free throw put the Wildcats up 59-...

Cab drivers seek industry update

By Kaley Fowler

January 17, 2012

Both Chicago taxi drivers and city officials agree that the city’s taxi industry is overdue for an update. But which aspects of the industry that update should address is where agreement between the two parties ends.On Dec. 14, in an effort to “increase safety and bring Chicago’s taxi fleet into the 21st century,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Anthony Beale (9th Ward) introduced a series of proposed changes to Ch...

DePaul victorious in Big East thriller against Pittsburgh

By Lindsey Woods

January 17, 2012

With 17.2 seconds left, it didn’t look good for the DePaul Blue Demons men’s basketball team. They were still down 77-81 after a second-half come back against reigning Big East champions, the Pittsburgh Panthers.Then came Brandon Young.In those 17.2 seconds, he turned the game around with a 7-point streak for the Blue Demon’s first ever Big East win over the Panthers.“Brandon’s our hero,” said teammate Cleveland...

Donors recognized at luncheon

By Alexandra Kukulka

December 12, 2011

Scholarship recipients stood on every other step of the spiral staircase leading to the second floor, greeting visitors. On the second floor, a lunch was prepared for all to enjoy while students and administrators thanked and honored special guests.The first Students First Scholarship luncheon took place on Dec. 6 in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. Students, alumni, scholarship donors, administration and Columbia’s Bo...

Put faces to dollars

By Brianna Wellen

December 5, 2011

Once again, Columbia’s top paid staff members have been revealed, and once again, I am rethinking my career choice. President Warrick L. Carter’s annual pay is approximately 10 times more than I hope to make after college, if I’m lucky. While I’d like to imagine that the daily duties of those top 10 are grueling tasks causing them to give their heart, soul and plenty of overtime into creating the best environment ...

Stopping hunger

By Lauryn Smith

December 5, 2011

One in six people residing in Cook County does not know where his or her next meal is coming from. According to data collected by the Greater Chicago Food Depository, 845,910 people in the county need assistance affording food.The GCFD has partnered with the city of Chicago in a campaign to fight hunger. The “One City, One Food Drive,” which began on Nov. 21 and ends on Dec. 16, is an initiative to collect donations and ...

Stand strong in protests

By Brianna Wellen

November 28, 2011

I often find myself glamorizing the protests that took place in the ’60s and ’70s opposing the Vietnam War. What I wouldn’t give, I thought, to be among the crowds and riots, being arrested for my beliefs, standing up in the face of tear gas and making a difference! Of course, in these imaginary time-travel situations, I am never in as extreme danger as those who were harmed at actual protests, such as the shooting at...

Wolf pack back in Chicago

By Lindsey Woods

November 28, 2011

The Chicago Wolves came back home after a four-game winning streak to face the San Antonio Rampage on Nov. 19. Unfortunately, the home-ice tripped the team up, ending a season-high streak in a 3-4 battle against the same team that showed up the players at the season opener in Texas.Outshooting the Rampage 24-9 in the last two periods wasn’t enough to bring the Wolves back from a deficit of three unanswered goals at the end of ...

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