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Ally Durbin

Featured Athlete: Ally Durbin

February 9, 2015

Ally Durbin, a sophomore art + design major from Muncie, Indiana, will be leading Columbia’s newly formed softball team this spring with co-captains Alexis Knox and Cassidy Lucas. Durbin stepped up as ...

Renegades aim to kick off hockey and softball teams

By Abby Seitz

October 31, 2014

When Mike Sempek, a junior television major, became president of the Renegades in August, he had one goal in mind—to expand Columbia’s selection of sports.The Renegades held meetings Oct. 21 at The Loft in the 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building to gauge student interest in creating softball and ice hockey teams. At the meetings, Sempek recruited captains to lead the prospective softball and hockey teams through the next steps of c...

Sparky’s First Socks

By Contributing Writer

November 19, 2012

Ami Patel, junior Film & Video majorLegend has it that there’s an invisible being that lives within our dryers called the sock monster. It secretly steals our socks whenever we do the laundry, leaving our bare feet cold and neglected. The annoying part is that it doesn’t steal our socks in pairs, but one by one, breaking up each pair and leaving the other sock miserable and worthless. But did you know the sock monste...

Anti-Muslim sentiment reigniting the flames

By Ahmed Hamad

October 1, 2012

The recent release of anti-Islam movie "Innocence of Muslims" and anti-Muslim advertisements in New York City's subway system have caused rage among Muslims in the Middle East. The Chronicle interviewed local Muslims at the Downtown Islamic Center and CAIR (Council on American-Islam Relations) Chicago and asked for their reactions to it.

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...

Menace in NAGAAA World Series

By Nader Ihmoud

September 6, 2011

This year’s North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance Open Division Softball World Series was held in Chicago for the first time since 1983. Teams from 37 leagues across the country meet in a different city each year for the event, created in 1977.The World Series is grouped into four divisions based on level of play. According to the tournament’s website, Group A is the better of the groups and Group D is at a recreational level.The league is for both men and women, but is dominated ...

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