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Quidditch players participate in socially-distanced activities like individual shooting drills and a 40-yard dash.

Renegades sports make a comeback with a new biggest competitor — the coronavirus

October 16, 2020

With masks on, shoes tightly laced and sweat beading on their skin, team members run at the blow of a whistle. But, they all maintain their distance and avoid any form of physical contact, sanitizing their ...

Renegades e-sports 'Overwatch' captain passes the torch

Renegades e-sports ‘Overwatch’ captain passes the torch

March 2, 2020

Before Daniel "GatorDan" Wilgosiewicz transferred from Joliet Junior College to Columbia in 2019, he had never been on a competitive E-sports team. But when Wilgosiewicz, a junior filmmaking ma...

Founders of the Columbia Renegades Steppers Sean Studivant and Jade Rice

5, 6, 7, 8 … Renegades step onto campus

November 29, 2019

Drawing inspiration from African song and dance, stepping is a rhythmic, percussive form of dance that uses the body as an instrument. Developed chiefly in black fraternities and sororities at hi...

The Renegades Marching Band poses for a photo before performing at their first ever city parade during Arts in the Dark Oct. 19.

Arts in the Dark makes Halloween an artist’s holiday

October 21, 2019

Spectators flocked to the South Loop Friday to experience the Arts in the Dark parade, an event celebrating Halloween as an artist’s holiday. Featuring performers from across Chicago, Arts in the Dark l...

Renegades begin rebuild by launching rebranding campaign

Renegades begin rebuild by launching rebranding campaign

October 15, 2018

Columbia students may soon participate in flag football, tennis, badminton and baseball on campus as part of the Student Athletic Association’s rebrand. SAA held rebrand interest meetings, with specific meetings for flag football, tennis, badminton and baseball, during th...

EDITORIAL: New alert system gives president too much power

New alert system gives president too much power

By Editorial Board

October 1, 2018

The federal government will conduct its first nationwide test of a new emergency alert system called the “Presidential Alert” Oct. 3. The alert will send notifications to approximately 75 percent of cell...

Quidditch tournament ends with two losses, one win for Columbia

By Katy Duffy

March 8, 2018

Seven Columbia students sat crouched on one knee in front of a set of three hoops in Grant Park. When the whistle was blown, they began to run toward the center of the field while tucking a thin pole between their legs as the Quidditch game kicked off.Columbia's Renegades Quidditch team played a three-game tournament March 2 with losses against Loyola University Lumos Quidditch and Chicago United Quidditch Club, and a win a...

It’s time to teach LGBTQ history

It’s time to teach LGBTQ history

September 25, 2017

California’s Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful Education Act was passed during the 2011–2012 school year and requires the state’s public schools to teach LGBTQ-inclusive history. However,...

Wilde, the Renegades' new outdoors club, will begin organizing events for students in the Spring 2016 Semester, said Charlotte Klein, a junior photography major. 

Renegades go ‘Wilde’

December 4, 2015

The Renegades, Columbia’s athletic organization, will introduce its first club during the Spring 2016 Semester, according to Michael Sempek, a senior television major and Renegades president.The outdoo...

Featured Athlete: Kent Leng

By Sports & Health Reporter

May 11, 2015

Kent Leng, a senior business & entrepreneurship major, grew up with two passions: baseball and snowboarding. While he participated in both sports throughout his childhood, he ultimately chose to focus on snowboarding during his sophomore year of high school. After graduating high school in 2008, he spent a year in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and two years in Salt Lake City, Utah, producing snowboarding videos. Leng’s pass...

Jameson Swain makes a diving stop to second base and to get the out, tossing  the ball to first baseman Joe Walsh, in a game against DePaul University Baseball on April 18. 

Renegades drop the ball, hold heads high despite season of loss

April 27, 2015

The caps are now off for the Columbia Renegades baseball team as it wrapped up its spring season on April 25.The team got off to a rocky start this year, absorbing three losses in a series against Lewis Univer...

After three seasons, volleyball team still not set

By Sports & Health Reporter

April 27, 2015

Changes in leadership and a failed attempt to join a competitive league have contributed to a disappointing year on the sidelines for the Renegades volleyball team. The team was unable to play competitively this year. The Renegades joined the co-ed Players Sport and Social Group, but because the season’s first game occurred during Spring Break, the Renegades were no longer eligible to compete, according to Vinny Cavello,  ...

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