The Columbia Chronicle


‘Noah’ rocks the boat, nearly capsizes

April 7, 2014

Director Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan," Requiem for a Dream") has taken on a subject rife with controversy for his first big-budget blockbuster "Noah." A biblical epic is a risky project, and religion...

Steep competition in the Big Ten

By Nader Ihmoud

October 26, 2012

The college hoops regular season is roughly three weeks away from beginning, and there is no clear front-runner in the Big Ten.Five teams from the Big Ten have been ranked in USA Today’s preseason poll. The University of Indiana Hoosiers, who were ranked No.1 in the nation by the poll, are also voted by a panel of media as the favorites to win their conference.“The attention the team has gotten is good,” said Hoosiers...

Restaurants embrace spring summits

By Aviva Einhorn

March 5, 2012

Despite apprehension about school closings, violent protests and traffic jams, the upcoming G8 and NATO summits in May could bring unique attention to the city’s culinary community.Plans for Chicago’s Culinary Crossroads, a “dine-around initiative” created to celebrate the international climate surrounding the summits were announced Feb. 27 by the Illinois Restaurant Association during a meeting at the Union League Cl...

Robert Morris University Eagles women’s hockey team fly into postseason at No. 3

By Lindsey Woods

February 6, 2012

Robert Morris University’s women’s hockey team started this season fresh with new coaches, new captains and a new attitude.Losing forwards Mandy Dion and Danielle McCutcheon, two of the team’s top scorers from last season, hasn’t slowed the Eagles’ ratings, as the players are ranked No. 3 in the American Collegiate Hockey Association going into the postseason.“We had a little bit of a rocky start just getting the f...

Crossing city lines

By Vanessa Morton

December 5, 2011

As Chicago residents anxiously wait for officials to unveil a new map that will determine the city’s political boundaries for the next 10 years, a series of public hearings are being held so aldermen can gain perspective from their communities on the current re-districting process.Alderman Danny Solis (25th Ward), chairman of the City Council’s Hispanic Caucus, led an open discussion at Velasquez Westside Technical Ins...

Roosevelt revives athletic program

By Etheria Modacure

January 24, 2011

Students attending Roosevelt University were recently surveyed by the administration and asked what the college needed most on campus. Overwhelmingly, they concluded that athletics were missing from the formerly commuter-based school.With more students living on campus at University Center of Chicago, 525 S. State St., and the college needing an identity, the reinstatement of athletics was a no-brainer for Roosevelt. Afte...

Purdue unfazed by adversity

By Etheria Modacure

October 18, 2010

The Boilermakers of Purdue University didn’t show any signs of intimidation when the team started a redshirt freshman quarterback in its Big Ten opening game against the Northwestern Wildcats on Oct. 9.Under the bright lights at Ryan Field, the Boilermakers torched the Wildcats for 255 rushing yards, as Purdue capitalized on special team miscues by Northwestern for a 20-17 victory in front of 33, 847 attendees. The Wild...

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