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Female athletes need their time in the spotlight

Female athletes need their time in the spotlight

April 14, 2018

Female athletes are included in halls of fame and are instrumental to sports history, yet their athletic ability is sometimes questioned and their talents are often hidden.In an April 5 practice session, ...

Ballot mishaps at primaries highlight third party struggle

Ballot mishaps at primaries highlight third party struggle

By Savannah Eadens

April 1, 2018

As the votes from the 2018 primary elections are finalized this week, the Illinois Green Party has brought attention to the challenges third party political groups often face.The Illinois Green Party cri...

Activism shown during ‘VMAs’ should not be temporary

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

By Ariana Portalatin

September 5, 2017

Although social media labeled the 2017 MTV "Video Music Awards" as dull and more boring than previous years, politics and activism took center stage. Many celebrities took the opportunity at the Aug. 27 awards...

Andrew Bailes posed for a photo with Liz Anderson after his April 5 performance of “The One-Woman No-Show.”

‘One-Woman’ show not a solo act

April 20, 2015

Local comedian and writer Liz Anderson is currently staging her one-woman show, “The One-Woman No-Show,” and the only catch is that she is not in the show.“The One-Woman No-Show” is an eight-p...

Fans use formulas, bracketology

March Madness

By Sports & Health Reporter

March 9, 2015

Sports fans are filling out brackets to predict which teams will make it through the 63-game tournament to ultimately win the NCAA basketball championship this year. Some compete in March Madness bracket ch...

Political leaders gather April 2 for a panel discussion and press conference on decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana to keep minor charges off of permanent records at Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave.

Lawmakers push weed decriminalization

April 21, 2014

With medical marijuana recently legalized in Illinois, some lawmakers are advocating lower criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of the drug. Political leaders gathered April 2 at Roosevelt...

Obama delivers acceptance speech

By Kaley Fowler

November 7, 2012

Just as the crowd began to relax after hours of celebrating President Barack Obama's re-election, the lights in McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, dimmed, and a short film about Obama's personal struggles, political ideology and family values began. The audience cheered consistently from scene to scene and instantly exhibited a surge of enthusiasm once the film was replaced by upbeat songs, once again taking to si...

DePaul University basketball may be bouncing back to Chicago

By Kyle Rich

October 15, 2012

After decades of having its athletes travel 15 miles from campus for home games, DePaul University has finally recognized the need for closer quarters.Mayor Rahm Emanuel and DePaul officials recently hinted that the university may move its main basketball facility back to the city from its current location  at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. According to Greg Greenwell, director of athletic communications at DePaul, th...

Another shot for men’s basketball

By Lindsey Woods

November 14, 2011

Men’s basketball teams at Columbia have a history of fouling out and collapsing after problems like transportation arise. But one Columbia freshman is determined to revive the historically tumultuous program.Brian Byrd, music major and co-captain of the basketball team, is shooting for a Renegades men’s basketball team to start this semester and is optimistic about the interest thus far.“I’ve seen the passion in a lot ...

Student filmmakers showcased in New Visions Festival

By Lisa Schulz

September 12, 2011

Columbia’s Film and Video Department has joined with the Music Department to create the New Visions Film Festival, in which the work of nine film students will be showcased in the Recital Hall of the Sherwood Community Music School, 1312 S. Michigan Ave., on Sept. 29.Other hosts of the event are the Sherwood and the Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance, a South Loop and South Side community organization.Adjunct Film and Video faculty member Jeffrey Jon Smith, also curator of the program, will host the 90-minute-long showing in the 10...

Welcome to the Final Four

By JeffGraveline

April 12, 2010

During the weekend of April 3-5, the National Collegiate Athletics Association took over Indianapolis to hold the conclusion of the men’s basketball season, the Final Four. Following a season full of freshman sensations, great plays and unexpected upsets, the men’s basketball teams from West Virginia University, Duke University, Michigan State University and Butler University traveled to Lucas Oil Stadium to crown anational c...

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