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Biggest Mouth 2012

By Sara Mays

April 20, 2012

Columbia's annual Biggest Mouth took place at The Metro, 3730 N. Clark, on April 18. The band Otis came in first place receiving a price of $3,000. Marina City took second place taking the winnings of $1,500. The audience choice pick was the band Pete & Nick who won a $500 prize.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="https://columbiachronicle.com/soundslide/Biggest_Mouth_2012/sound...

Story Week tells another chapter

By Lisa Schulz

April 2, 2012

Hundreds of people swarmed Columbia’s campus and sponsors’ venues to sit back and listen to the fictional stories, conversations, concerts and advice from faculty and featured authors.The 16th annual Story Week Festival of Writers encompassed 21 events from March 18–23 in locations throughout Chicago. Discussion topics ranged from gender differences in literature, Q-and-A sessions, music, publishing tips and more under t...

Diamond in the Rough: The undocumented history of baseball at Columbia

By Lindsey Woods

February 27, 2012

Digging through Columbia’s archives, one finds hints of a baseball team: a brief mention in The Chronicle, a passing note on the website or just whispers in the hallway from students who know a friend of a friend who may have been on the fabled baseball team. But the championship flag of 2004 that once hung in the basement of the Alexandroff Campus Center, 600 S. Michigan Ave., has disappeared.The archives don’t tell the story ...

Wildcats fall to Big Ten foe Penn State

By Nader Ihmoud

February 20, 2012

Head Coach Joe McKeown said he could use a four-leaf clover or rosary beads following the Northwestern University Wildcats’ third straight loss overall to the 18th-ranked Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions, 77-63 on Feb. 12.The Wildcats were celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day and supporting the fight against breast cancer by sporting pink uniforms, but Penn State put the game out of reach in the...

Synchronized Skating in Chicago

By Lindsey Woods

January 30, 2012

After hockey players congratulate each other on their games while filing out of the ice rink at 10 p.m. on a Tuesday night, the sound of skates scratching the ice can still be heard.As the janitor cleans the bleachers, a core group of athletes stay on the ice to practice. They have no pads and no helmets, just trust in each other’s abilities. There is no puck and no net. Just eight Northwestern University women skating to the ...

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...

Fall baseball season begins for Renegades

By Lindsey Woods

October 10, 2011

Columbia’s baseball team, the Renegades, has officially started its 2011–2012 fall season as of Sept. 9.The team played against Northwestern University’s club team, which plays in a different conference than the Renegades, who play in Division II, District V South of the National Club Baseball Association. Northwestern plays in Division I, Great Lakes West conference.“It was just an exhibition game, so we tried to get...

Northwestern critics miss the point

By Editorial Board

March 14, 2011

Northwestern University human sexuality professor John Michael Bailey came under fire in recent weeks for an after-class demonstration he held on Feb. 21. The optional demonstration involved a naked woman onstage being brought to orgasm multiple times by a mechanical sex toy. Approximately 120 students attended—all legal adults who were warned of the demonstration’s explicit nature and consented to be there. The risqu...

Wildcats defeat Illinois 71-70

By Etheria Modacure

February 7, 2011

The Northwestern University Wildcats didn’t need much effort from its leading scorer, John Shurna defeating the University of Illinois Fighting Illini 71-70 on Feb. 5 in Evanston. The Wildcats (14-8, 4-7) were led by senior guard Micheal “Juice” Thompson who scored a game-high of 22 points against Illinois (15-8, 5-5).Shurna, who sat out during the Wildcats previous game against Ohio State University on Jan. 29 after suf...

Equality for women can be attained through awareness

By Meghan Keyes

November 8, 2010

I grew up in a Christian household that was part of a non-denominational church. The world I lived in and the scope of my knowledge was limited, positively and negatively, by the views of the church. The church preached basic Christian values, yet we rarely dealt with tough topics. I knew nothing of gender inequality before college.Now, I consider myself a feminist. I believe women should be equal to men, regardless of what part of...

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...

Magic turns muggle

By Colin Shively

November 16, 2009

A new trend of sports is taking flight at Northwestern University. Like most sports, it has balls, goals and teammates—yet unlike all other traditional sports found at colleges and universities, these games are played on broom sticks, and a little imagination.Marc Bourgeois, a sophomore at Northwestern, is in the beginning efforts to create a coed Quidditch team at the school where the Residential College Board has already ho...

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