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Galahad brings combat to Columbia

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

September 15, 2014

The Renegades have added another team to their collective, bringing a new game and new opportunities to Columbia College. The organization, called Galahad, was established Sept. 2 under the Belegarth Medieval Combat Society, in which participants fight with foam-padded weapons while wearing medieval and fantasy-themed clothes and gear. Carleigh Fleming, a junior art+ design major student who started Galahad, said particip...

Athlete Profile: Andrea Dunn

Athlete Profile: Andrea Dunn

By Assistant Sports & Health

September 15, 2014

ANDREA DUNN, A sophomore art + design major, began playing tennis when she was 4 years old. Her dad and sisters played throughout their lives, which is what led Dunn to pick up a racket. Dunn had to ...

Sophomore Tom Fertsch showcased his musical talent at the Student Programming Board's Big Mouth event on Sept. 4.

Renegades, SPB host first Big Mouth event

September 8, 2014

Dozens of students lined the hallway outside of the 618 S. Michigan Ave. building’s Stage Two on Sept. 4 as they waited to see if they would be one of 12 students chosen to perform at the first Big Mouth of the Fall 2014 semester. Big Mouth, an open mic series held throughout...

Athlete Profile: Tyler Vinezeano

Athlete Profile: Tyler Vinezeano

By Copy Editor

September 2, 2014

TYLER VINEZEANO, A senior cinema art + science major, has two passions: volleyball and film. When he isn’t editing clips of his latest project, he is practicing for his next volleyball game on the court a...

Renegades prepare for upcoming season

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

September 2, 2014

As the Fall 2014 semester begins, the Renegades athletic organization plans to add more sports teams, strengthen current teams and increase student involvement with new marketing strategies. Mike Sempek, president of student athletics, said the Renegades board will include Scott Wilson, vice president of student athletics, Michael Kutsick, lacrosse team captain, and Ryan Miller, baseball outfielder. “I want to spread the w...

Risk of air collisions spurs action from FAA

Risk of air collisions spurs action from FAA

May 12, 2014

Barely averted airplane collisions at O’Hare International Airport have prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to implement air traffic changes to reduce safety risks, despite increased noise surround...

Athlete Profile: William Montes

Athlete Profile: William Montes

By Sports & Health Editor

May 5, 2014

William Montes, captain and goalie of the Renegades co-ed soccer team and junior creative writing major, said his mom, a soccer coach, pushed him to join a soccer league at 3 years old. With a love for...

Athlete Profile: Toby Pechner

Athlete Profile: Toby Pechner

April 28, 2014

Toby Pechner, second basemen and sophomore marketing communication major on the Renegades baseball team, started playing baseball when he was 5 years old. Despite his love for the sport, Pechner put his...

Society must be blunt about weed effects

By Campus Editor

April 21, 2014

As you read this, many teens and young adults are tumbling down from their 4/20 highs. However, most adolescents are blissfully unaware of the impact of puffing pot. Contrary to the stereotype that only stoners skip class to puff and pass, it is common for high school officials to find athletic and high-achieving students smoking, according to an April 11 article in the Contra Costa Times. As more teens and young adults develop a re...

Ken Dunn Collects Chicago’s Compost

April 14, 2014

When excess food spoils or goes to waste, it is moved to landfills, producing methane and accelerating climate change—unless it is composted. Ken Dunn, president and founder of Resource Center, a no...

Student complaint system needs revision

April 7, 2014

When a student has a personal disagreement with a professor, the two should ideally sort it out themselves —however, that does not always happen. As reported March 31 by The Chronicle, such was the case when a student complained last semester about Humanities, History & Social Sciences professor Iymen Chehade’s “The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict” class.The student, who considered content of Chehade’s class biased, compla...

‘Real’ women in ads still airbrushed stereotype

By Assistant Metro Editor

April 7, 2014

Some clothing brands have recently strayed from using pencil-thin, traditionally beautiful women to model their clothing with campaigns that attempt to portray “real” women. However, one brand’s campaign subtly reinforces the stereotype that smart women aren’t typically associated with beauty.Online retailer Betabrand replaced supermodels with models who double as Ph.D. holders or doctoral candidates in their spring “sm...

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