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‘Noah’ rocks the boat, nearly capsizes

‘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 25, 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...

LGBT History Month celebrated for the first time

By Dannis Valera

October 7, 2012

For the first time in Columbia history, LGBT History Month is being recognized and celebrated by the LGBTQ Office of Culture and Community.Joy Conway, the coordinator of the office, started planning for the month since the summer. This will be the first time the office gets their own month-long celebration like the other offices in Columbia’s Multicultural Affairs Office.“I thought that it would be fitting for us to hav...

Cheer team to perform at Manifest

By Lindsey Woods

April 22, 2012

Music and dance are not new to Manifest, but the Renegades cheerleading squad will combine the two with traditional cheer-style tumbling to bring additional spirit to this year’s campuswide celebration on May 4.This is the first year the Renegades squad will perform at Manifest. Its routine will kick off at 2 p.m. on the stage located in the Nexus Lot at the corner of South Wabash and East Balbo avenues.“We have stunts ...

Backhand outfrisbees forehand

By Nader Ihmoud

April 1, 2012

Ultimate Frisbee defenders should force opponents into forehand throws, according to “Throwing Techniques for Ultimate Frisbee,” a study published in Volume 15 of The Sports Journal.Evan Winograd, a mechanical engineering student at Washington University in St. Louis, conducted the study to find out if any Ultimate Frisbee techniques were more advantageous than others.“There had been research done on pretty much eve...

New laws can’t stop cyber bullies

By Gabrielle Rosas

January 17, 2012

Most people have probably heard sad stories of cyber bullying, ending in self-harm or suicide. In most cases, the harm could not be prevented because of the will of an angry student and the accessibility of the Internet. For the past few years, new laws have been passed across the country to make the consequences of cyber bullying harsher, but this will not be enough.On Jan. 1, House Bill 3281 took effect in Illinois schools. T...

NCAA football scandals reveal flawed system

By Lindsey Woods

September 11, 2011

When scandal after scandal rocked college football this summer, I was highly disappointed, but I can’t say I was surprised.I’m from Columbus, Ohio, so when The Ohio State University lost Coach Jim Tressel and several star players in a scandal involving free tattoos and improper benefits, it hit close to home. It was shocking to some, but anyone who has ever heard Terrelle Pryor defend Michael Vick shouldn’t be surpris...

Talor-ed success for Penn State senoirs

By Etheria Modacure

March 26, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS—The Penn State University locker room stood silent as players sat at their lockers,  contemplating how close they were to upsetting Ohio State University in the Big Ten Championship game onMarch 13.The season, which was full of surpassing preseason expectations for the Nittany Lions, came to an abrupt halt in the final game of the Big Ten season at the Conseco Fieldhouse.After reaching its first conference championship game in the ...

Ohio State wins Big Ten championship

By Etheria Modacure

March 13, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS- Ohio State University began the season 23-0 and expectations for them winning the national championship accelerated. After winning the Big Ten regular season championship, the Buckeyes players still had another goal to accomplish, win the tournament this weekend.The Penn State University Nittany Lions were the only team standing in the Buckeyes’ way in Big Ten tournament championship game. After defeating Pe...

Big Ten Men’s Basketball 2010-2011

By Etheria Modacure

November 8, 2010

With the NCAA Men’s Division I basketball season about to kick off, the Big Ten conference is ahead of most of its competition, with five schools ranked in the top 25 ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll. The conference hopes to send a handful of schools to the NCAA Tournament in March as it remains one of the most competitive leagues in college basketball.The Big Ten leads all conferences with three teams ranked in the top 10 of the...

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