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Ultimate season for Frisbee team

By Contributing Writer

November 28, 2011

by Kaitlyn MattsonContributing WriterFrisbees are sailing into the lives and hearts of Columbia students.The Renegades’ Ultimate Frisbee team is just getting started with its new yearlong season, and despite the coming sleet, ice and snow, frisbees will be flying, even if the team has to move its games indoors. So says Wesley Jerden, founder and captain of the Ultimate Frisbee team and senior marketing communication maj...

Renegades host competition for new logo

By Lindsey Woods

November 28, 2011

Columbia sports are getting a makeover, courtesy of Columbia students.The Renegades have offered the student body a chance to submit the best redesign of the old logo, which has been used since the creation of the organization in 2006, according to Kevin Hartmann, president of the Renegades.“We’ve been wanting a new logo for a while now,” said Abby Cress, vice president of the Renegades. “The old one is really out...

Students defeat staff in semiannual volleyball match

By Lindsey Woods

November 21, 2011

Columbia padded their record against the staff team, 2-5, after the semiannual staff versus student volleyball match on Nov. 14.In three sets, the student team, which consisted of seven Renegades volleyball players and seven students not volleyball team members, defeated the staff team in a close competition. The match was played with volley scoring, and both teams had enough players to rotate in from the bench.The staff’s...

Another shot for men’s basketball

By Lindsey Woods

November 14, 2011

Men’s basketball teams at Columbia have a history of fouling out and collapsing after problems like transportation arise. But one Columbia freshman is determined to revive the historically tumultuous program.Brian Byrd, music major and co-captain of the basketball team, is shooting for a Renegades men’s basketball team to start this semester and is optimistic about the interest thus far.“I’ve seen the passion in a lot ...

Scene set for student staff volleyball game

By Nader Ihmoud

November 7, 2011

Trash-talking is usually discouraged between students and staff, but both sides have been playfully poking fun at each other in preparation for the semi-annual staff versus student volleyball game hosted by the Renegades.The event, scheduled for Nov. 14 from 6 – 8 p.m., has historically favored the staff team. Of the four games played so far, the staff has taken three, according to Abby Cress, vice president of the Renegad...

Renegades improve, softball team still winless

By Nader Ihmoud

October 24, 2011

Drinking beer and listening to “Jock Jams” propelled the Isotopes, the Kurtis Production-based softball team, to a 17-11 victory over the Renegades on Oct. 18 at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St.The Renegades failed to win their second game of the season, which was called four and a half innings into the game after the league’s 55-minute time limit was exceeded. The Renegades were plagued by defensive errors, but their off...

Final cuts made, team set

By Nader Ihmoud

October 17, 2011

The Columbia Renegades women’s basketball team is alive.Eight girls participated in the women’s basketball tryouts on Oct. 11  at South Loop Elementary School, 1212 S. Plymouth Court, and nine potential players attended the Oct. 12 tryouts, four of whom attended the previous day’s tryout. The team will feature 12 players, and final roster decisions were released on Oct. 15.Both tryouts had similar turnouts, but the t...

Fall baseball season begins for Renegades

By Lindsey Woods

October 10, 2011

Columbia’s baseball team, the Renegades, has officially started its 2011–2012 fall season as of Sept. 9.The team played against Northwestern University’s club team, which plays in a different conference than the Renegades, who play in Division II, District V South of the National Club Baseball Association. Northwestern plays in Division I, Great Lakes West conference.“It was just an exhibition game, so we tried to get...

Trader Joe’s

By Sara Mays

September 12, 2011

Trader Joe's opened it's first store in the South Loop at, 50 East Roosevelt Road , Friday, September 9, 2011. The opening was not received with open arms by everyone with a few protestors demonstration against the opening of Trade Joe's.  Slideshow by Sara Mays[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="https://columbiachronicle.com/soundslides/Trader%20Joes/soundslider.swf" width="500" heigh...

Renegades hopeful for recognition in upcoming year

By Lindsey Woods

September 6, 2011

Hidden in the back office at the Residence Center gym, 731 S. Plymouth Court, and intermixed with students being lectured in South Loop classrooms are the people who represent the feisty, rebellious spirit of Columbia athletics.The Renegades, a student-run athletics organization, are trying to redefine Columbia’s reputation in athletic arenas with club sports teams such as baseball, volleyball and Ultimate Frisbee, among ...

Solar panels: not for looks, for environment

By Stephanie Saviola

May 2, 2011

“Ugly” and “hideous” are just some of the words residents of Oradell, N.J., are using to describe the newest addition to their tree-lined suburban streets.Solar panels have been appearing all across New Jersey as part of a $515 million solar panel project investment by PSE&G—a public service electric and gas company—which mandates that 23 percent of the state’s energy must come from renewable sources by 2021, ...

Details surfacing in Buckingham fire

By Samuel Charles

April 25, 2011

A fire that struck one of Columbia’s residence halls was caused by a pan of cooking grease, according to the Chicago Fire Department. No one was injured, and the majority of damage was confined to the kitchen.The stovetop fire in The Buckingham, 59 E. Van Buren St., broke out at approximately 10 a.m. on April 16 in room 1104. The fire was discovered by one of the room’s residents, junior journalism major Fallon Glick. ...

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