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Few students show interest in Winter Olympics

By Katy Duffy

February 26, 2018

The greatest challenge as a fan of the 2018 Winter Olympics at Columbia is finding someone who shares your interest, said Tori Levin, a sophomore American Sign Language-English interpretation major, who described discovering other Olympics fans as “few and far between.” Because sports fans on campus are rare, there are very few sports opportunities at Columbia. The Student Athletic Association lists seven active sports leagues on its website, bu...

From left, Luke Dyra, Mia Elliott, Taylor Smith, Ksenia Ivanova and Savannah Oakes were given seven months to complete the film, with shooting expected to start this coming August. 

Film showcases being queer 100 years ago

February 24, 2018

“Jack and Anna,” a graduate thesis film, showcases a queer relationship during the early 19th century and presents all of the issues of that period, including the fight of being with the person you love. Ksenia Ivanova, a second year graduate student in the Cinema and Televis...

The Windy City All-Stars played against the Milwaukee Bruisers, winning the first game of the season April 2.

Roller derby girls jam back to the top

April 22, 2016

The other girls were playing with Barbies and doing dress up, but Kristy Gregory was trying to outrun the boys on the school playground. Sometimes she would take them on in arm wrestling and sometimes won....

Lisa Beasley, Peter Kim and Aasia LaShay Bullock make up part of e.t.c.’s diverse new cast for the theater’s 40th residential stage revue, set to open in April. Katie Klein, Julie Marchiano and Scott Morehead complete the six-person cast.

New Second City e.t.c. cast puts diversity in spotlight

February 1, 2016

The sketch comedy community breaks the gender ratio norms in the newly announced cast for Second City’s 40th revue in its e.t.c. theater. The revue opens in mid-April.The currently untitled producti...

Don’t nobody give a #%*^ about swearing

By Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2014

My fascination with four-letter words and their variations began at age 3 with the words “fire truck.” I was just learning how to speak and my parents thought it was funny to make me say “fire truck.” Unable to enunciate, my garbled English made it sound like I was saying “f--k.” Adults thought it was hilarious and I loved the attention even though I had no idea why people were laughing.Much to my parents’ di...

Athlete Profile : Charles Tillman

By Kyle Rich

November 12, 2012

Age: 31College/Team: Chicago BearsCharles “Peanut” Tillman has been a crucial piece of the Chicago Bears’ record-breaking, history-making defense this year. Not only has Tillman racked up 37 tackles at the cornerback position in the first 10 weeks of the season, but he is a turnover machine who forces fumble after fumble and puts points on the board by running interceptions for touchdowns.Tillman recently set a care...

U of I flying high

By Lindsey Woods

February 13, 2012

Age makes no difference to the gymnasts on the No. 2–ranked University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign gymnastics team. On Feb. 4, the last day of the 2012 U.S. Winter Cup Challenge, the Fighting Illini qualified one redshirt senior and one true freshman to the U.S. National Team.Paul Ruggeri, the redshirt senior, and C.J. Maestas, the freshman, have both qualified for the national team before, but this victory is different. W...

Curling up in Chicago

By Lindsey Woods

November 21, 2011

In a cozy-looking wooden building tucked away in Northbrook, Ill., people throw stones, and shout and slide around on sheets of ice. They’re eating, drinking and chatting, as well, enjoying the company of friends and competitors. In other words, they’re curling.The season for the Chicago Curling Club is just beginning. Starting in mid-October, the club has begun hosting its weekly competitions, called bonspiels, and interc...

Fresh Moves to launch in May

By HermineBloom

April 25, 2011

For those living in the Austin and North Lawndale communities, “default food” is pizza or McDonalds, according to Shawn Jackson, who’s the principal at Spencer Technology Academy, 214 N. Lavergne Ave. and an Austin resident.“I’ve looked at the kids coming in, and a lot of them don’t even eat breakfast or they substitute [breakfast] with junk food,” Jackson said.To combat this inequity, a mobile market, known as F...

Special season over for quarterback

By Etheria Modacure

November 22, 2010

Trailing the University of Iowa Hawkeyes 17-14 with 4:08 remaining in the game, the Northwestern University Wildcats had the ball on their 9-yard line and needed a touchdown to take the lead. Junior quarterback Dan Persa marched the Wildcats down the field with an array of runs and passes.After the Wildcats were able to get to the Hawkeyes 20-yard line, Persa got the signals from the sidelines for the next play. He hiked ...

Incident results in no harm, no theft

By CiaraShook

September 7, 2010

An attempted robbery occurred on Columbia’s campus on Sept. 2 at approximately 8:27 a.m., in the lobby at 218 S. Wabash Ave.According to Martha Meegan, director of Campus Safety and Security, four men reached into the victim’s backpack and apparently intended to take her belongings before she drove them off. The woman was identified as Bernadette McMahon, associate vice president and chief information officer of Information Tec...

Recognition of community media

By The Columbia Chronicle

March 15, 2010

by Kwame ShorterContributing WriterJournalists and editors across the Chicago media landscape gathered for the Studs Terkel Community Media Awards benefit March 10 at the Chicago Cultural Center to praise journalists who have produced work reporting on underserved communities.The awards also allowed Community Media Workshop, a nonprofit organization partnered closely with Columbia, the opportunity to generate funds from its s...

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