The Columbia Chronicle

Teachers strike displaces students

By Kaley Fowler

September 17, 2012

As the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools battled over contract negotiations, approximately 350,000 students were displaced when the teachers strike wore on.On Sept. 10, unionized teachers took to the streets following months of unsuccessful contract negotiations between CTU and CPS officials. As of press time, the teachers and school board were slated to reach an agreement on Sept. 16.“[CTU and CPS] are wor...

Featured Athlete: Ben Manns

By Kyle Rich

September 17, 2012

Ben MannsCollege/Team: Columbia RenegadesAge: 21Achievements: Promoted to Renegades vice presidentBen Manns came to Columbia to study film and telecommunications. He became part of the Renegades when he and former Renegades Vice President Forrest Frazier set out to develop the college’s football program for. Frazier resigned last semester and Manns was promoted to vice president. He hails from Waukesha, Wis., and is a dieha...

Redline rivalry taken by the Blue Demons

By Nader Ihmoud

September 12, 2012

The University of DePaul Blue Demons men’s soccer team ended its three-game losing streak in exciting fashion as they defeated their Redline rival the Loyola University Ramblers 2-1 on Sept. 11 at Wish Field in Lincoln Park.Both teams started to play a more physical game late in the second half, but the Blue Demons kept their composure. During an injury time-out, following a heated exchange between the two teams, each te...

Occupy Chicago denounces 2012 presidential candidates

By Kaley Fowler

September 10, 2012

With election season in full swing, attacks against both major political parties are abounding. While many are typically critical of either Democrats or Republicans, a recent Occupy Chicago protest brought together a group of individuals who denounce both political parties.On Sept. 4, the first day of the Democratic National Convention, approximately 100 protesters gathered at the corner of Jackson Boulevard and LaSall...

Taste of Charleston in Chicago

By Alex Stedman

September 10, 2012

The East Coast seafood, fresh vegetables and fluffy rice of Lowcountry cuisine can cause mouthwatering reactions, but Chicago hasn’t had a restaurant featuring this distinctive genre, until now.Mark Steuer, executive chef The Bedford, is opening the highly-anticipated Carriage House restaurant Sept. 18 at 1700 W. Division St in Wicker Park. Though Chicago has its fair share of Southern cuisine from restaurants such as B...

Northwestern looks to stay sharp heading into ALC, NCAA tournament

By Nader Ihmoud

April 30, 2012

The Northwestern University Wildcats women’s lacrosse team begins postseason play in May, and after playing the toughest schedule in the league, the Wildcats are ready for whatever comes their way.When Northwestern enters the American Lacrosse Conference Tournament May 3,it will have already faced 12 ranked teams. As of press time, the Wildcats are 10-1 against ranked opponents. The team’s only loss came April 21 again...

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="

Journalists tell ‘Red Tails’

By Contributing Writer

March 5, 2012

by Tyler McDermottContributing WriterThe famed Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American fighter pilots who fought with distinction in World War II, epitomized the segregation that existed in the U.S. armed services. Depicted in “Red Tails”—the 2012 film directed by Anthony Hemingway and written by John Ridley and Aaron McGruder—the Airmen show what it means to be an African-American in warefare.The Columbia Colle...

Renegades avoid Hawks comeback

By Nader Ihmoud

February 20, 2012

The Renegades basketball team is undefeated and as professional as ever.The team defeated the Illinois Institute of Technology Hawks 83-74 Feb. 12, but for Head Coach Joseph Phillips, victory was not enough.Heading into the second half, the Renegades had a 19-point lead after a 9-0 run to end the first half. The dominance did not end there. The team eventually built a 30-point lead against the Hawks during the 20 minutes of...

Funds and spirits raised

By Lisa Schulz

October 31, 2011

Only at Columbia could a night of faculty and staff members voluntarily covered in face paint, fake mustaches and silly masks add up to one of the most productive scholarship fundraisers the college has ever had.Attendees participated in the third annual Faculty and Staff Scholarship fundraiser on Oct. 25 at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. The event included a silent auction, live music and dance, a talent s...

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