The Columbia Chronicle

Dania Mukahhal, a senior art + design major, and Ahmed Hamad, a 2014 alum, came together to hold a vigil with citizens and students on Feb. 11, at the Sculpture Garden, on the corner of South Wabash Avenue and 11th Street, after news of the brutal shooting that killed three Muslim students.

Responsive vigil for UNC shooting addresses Islamaphobia

February 16, 2015

In response to the three Muslim students who were shot and killed on Feb. 10 near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a vigil was held in the Sculpture Garden, on the corner of South Wabash A...


DIY devices jolt brain, improve function

November 17, 2014

For some, a cup of coffee is the best way to focus on work. But for Vincent Wood, a junior neuroscience major at the University of Pittsburgh, that extra jolt of energy comes from a different source.Wood use...

Faith-based organizations unite on campus

Faith-based organizations unite on campus

September 22, 2014

The college’s six faith-based organizations on campus plan to collaborate to establish a larger presence on campus this semester, and with the creation of the newest organization, the Muslim Student Association, the college now has groups that focus on the three major gl...

Going Against the Norm—Straight Edge

April 21, 2014

It has become a social norm for young adults to engage in typical college activities on the weekends such as smoking weed and drinking. A small percentage decide to rebel against that scene and forge a diff...

Anti-Muslim sentiment reigniting the flames

By Ahmed Hamad

October 1, 2012

The recent release of anti-Islam movie "Innocence of Muslims" and anti-Muslim advertisements in New York City's subway system have caused rage among Muslims in the Middle East. The Chronicle interviewed local Muslims at the Downtown Islamic Center and CAIR (Council on American-Islam Relations) Chicago and asked for their reactions to it.

Not your grandma’s game of ‘pHlip Cup’

By Sophia Coleman

September 12, 2011

The classic frat-house party game “Flip- Cup” just got a little more interesting.Now, thanks to comedy club pH Productions, every Friday at 10 p.m. audiences can compete with anyone—from a group of young-minded senior citizens to a team of horny cougars—in the quest to be“Flip-Cup” champion.Each Friday at Studio BE Theatre, 3110 N. Sheffield Ave., a fictional cast of characters tackles a host of obstacles and o...

Same sport, sled required

By Katy Nielsen

February 28, 2011

The puck drops and two players fight for possession. With hands armed with shortened hockey sticks, they steer across the rink with their upper bodies and slam into each other, all while strapped into sleds. Most of these playersare paraplegics.Sled or sledge hockey is a Paralympics sport, but the game follows the same rules as ice hockey. Every Wednesday and Sunday, the Rehab Institute of Chicago’s sled hockey team, the RIC...

Depiction of prophet not a radical move for TV show

By SpencerRoush

May 10, 2010

Throughout “South Park”’s 14-season-run on Comedy Central, the creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, have poked fun at nearly every major issue facing the United States, including taboos in society, religion, war and every other controversial topic they could think of.Viewers can always count on the show to push the envelope and produce racy material that is bound to offend someone, but that’s why people watch it.  T...

A culture of fear

By CiaraShook

November 16, 2009

Kim Powell presented images of the media’s portrayal of the Muslim population to a large turnout of students and faculty as they gathered in the Ferguson Auditorium on Nov. 11 for “Representations of Muslim and Islam: What is the Truth?”Critical Encounters invited Powell to Columbia as part of the Fact and Faith series to speak about common misconceptions about the Islam religion in Western culture. Powell, a profess...

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