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‘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...

Columbia celebrates Earth with climate award

By Assistant Campus Editor

March 10, 2014

Columbia’s campus might currently be cold and dreary, but it has been selected as one of the leading green schools in the country.Columbia has been named a finalist as one of 20 U.S. colleges for the 2014 Climate Leadership Award from Second Nature, an organization whose mission is to sustainably transform higher education.Second Nature works with the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, an organization...

Vallera Charges Dropped

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 6, 2012

The disciplinary actions against Diana Vallera, P-Fac president and adjunct faculty member in the Photography Department, were dropped during a Nov. 15 meeting between the administration and Vallera, according to Nancy Traver, P-Fac spokeswoman and adjunct faculty member in the Journalism Department.As reported by The Chronicle Sept. 4, Vallera was to be disciplined by Columbia for claiming that the Office of the General C...

Steep competition in the Big Ten

By Nader Ihmoud

October 26, 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...

Faculty Senate holds second private meeting

By Heather Scroering

April 30, 2012

The Faculty Senate closed its doors to visitors for the second time in six weeks on April 27 to discuss its “concerns” about President Warrick L. Carter’s leadership. Prior to the meeting, sources said there would be a possible vote of no confidence in Carter., but the vote reportedly was not held.Chronicle reporters and other observers were asked to the leave the forum after committee reports and routine business w...

Cheer team to perform at Manifest

By Lindsey Woods

April 23, 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 ...

Illini win Big Ten, individual awards

By Lindsey Woods

April 16, 2012

The scores were close, and everyone knew it. After two-and-a-half hours of intense competition, the Big Ten title came down to the last event: the floor routine. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign freshman C.J. Maestas had just finished a near-perfect routine, and now the competition was up to redshirt senior Paul Ruggeri.Ruggeri had fallen twice on the high bar earlier in the day, an uncharacteristic mistake considering he ...

Backhand outfrisbees forehand

By Nader Ihmoud

April 2, 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...

College leaders need to get it together

By Brianna Wellen

November 14, 2011

Institutions across the country bring positive attention to their schools by highlighting the work of students. Here at Columbia, we have posters of scholarship recipients and successful alumni adorning our walls, and there are multiple showcases throughout the year for students to present their talents and achievements to the Columbia and South Loop communities.With some in our generation working so hard in their college y...

Talor-ed success for Penn State senoirs

By Etheria Modacure

March 27, 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 14, 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...

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