The Columbia Chronicle

John Carter’ reimagined on screen

By Drew Hunt

March 5, 2012

Not unlike his cohort Brad Bird, Pixar mainstay Andrew Stanton has stepped out of the realm of animation and entered the world of live action. Disney’s adaptation of “A Princess of Mars,” the first novel in a pulp sci-fi series from novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs initially published in 1912, is his latest directorial effort.In the film, retitled simply to “John Carter,” the titular protagonist (Taylor Kitsch) is a for...

Interim provost ranks programs, proposes new departments

By Heather Scroering

March 5, 2012

The Center for Black Music Research has been at Columbia since 1983. Producing several publications, possessing a vast research collection of black music of the United States and African diaspora and host of many national and international conferences, the CBMR is one of a kind.However, while funding is becoming more pressing with the decline of enrollment and the rise of student debt, the CBMR is at risk of disappearing from...

Police should need warrants for GPS vehicle tracking

By Luke Wilusz

May 2, 2011

The U.S. Justice Department is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to grant it the right to attach GPS tracking devices to suspects’ cars without warrants. The request is part of an appeal of an August 2010 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington, D.C., circuit.The court overturned the 1983 conviction and life sentence of a cocaine dealer based on the lack of police warrants for a tracking device in his vehicle. T...

Peavy’s return by opening day doubtful

By Etheria Modacure

February 19, 2011

Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy was on the mound in the top of the second inning on July 6, 2010. He threw a 2-2 pitch to Los Angeles Angels catcher Mike Napoli. The pitch was off the plate, but something else went wrong: Peavy detached his right shoulder muscle.After undergoing surgery, Peavy’s season was finished. His return to the pitching rotation by opening day is doubtful depending on whom you ask. If he does...

White Sox pick up option on Ozzie Guillen’s contract for 2012

By Etheria Modacure

January 21, 2011

White Sox fans won’t have to worry about seeing Ozzie Guillen manage any place else any time soon because the team picked up his option for 2012. Guillen has been the manager for the White Sox since 2004 and has won two division titles and a World Series championship on the South Side.General Manager Ken Willams, who helped land designated hitter Adam Dunn, re-sign first baseman Paul Konerko and catcher AJ Pierzynski, annou...

In Guillen’s own words

By Jazzy Davenport

March 1, 2010

March is here, which means the warm and sunny days of springtime are near. But the coming of March is the sign of something greater, and not just March Madness—it is the start of spring training.Both the Cubs and White Sox reported to Arizona to start spring training. The Cubs reported to Mesa and the Sox to Glendale. There have been many changes to both clubs, including Frank Thomas’ retirement from the Sox and the Cubs...

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