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Students play pickup games and interact with fellow students from other South Loop colleges at an open gym, hosted at Roosevelt University’s Goodman Center, 501 S. Wabash Ave. The open gym sessions run Monday–Thursday during the semester.

Open gym offers place for students to connect, compete

September 29, 2014

For the last three years, Columbia has collaborated with Roosevelt and East-West universities to host open gym sessions at fitness facilities that students from all three institutions can use. Columbia students benefit from this association because the East-West University facility...


Girl power: WNBA on the rise despite inequalities

September 22, 2014

 The 2014 WNBA finals have concluded and the TV ratings are up all across the board.After three games, the 2014 WNBA finals averaged 659,000 viewers per game across all three networks it broadcasts o...

NFL developmental league could better protect players

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

September 22, 2014

Some of the greatest college football players of the last decade have quickly gone from surefire first round picks to NFL washouts seemingly overnight. The NFL is still the only major sport without some type of developmental league, and players with ridiculous amounts of talent, athleticism and potential continue to be unfairly labeled as disappointments because they have no opportunity to develop their game to the fullest....

Toby Pechner, a junior marketing communication major, makes a sliding catch in the field at one of the team’s daily practices at Dunbar Park, 300 E. 31st St. 

New team, new chances

September 22, 2014

2014–2015 season, the Renegades baseball team leaders are hopeful the revamped squad can take on tough teams this season. Tim Gorski, a 2014 marketing communication alumnus, and one of three Renegade...

Viola Davis at the 48th festival

Columbia sponsors Chicago International Film Festival

September 22, 2014

The college is helping sponsor the Chicago International Film Festival for the fifth consecutive year. The festival, now in its 50th year of continuous growth, is set to take place Oct. 9–23 and feature more than 200 films from more than 60 countries with an expected attendance o...

Common stomach bacteria act as allergy allies

Common stomach bacteria act as allergy allies

September 8, 2014

As the number of people with food allergies rapidly climbs, researchers may have found an unexpected ally in the search for treatment: the microscopic bacteria that make their homes in our stomachs. Clos...

(Left to right) Sean Huber, Ian Farmer, Jake Ewald and Brenden Lukens of Modern Baseball, which charted on the Billboard 200 after the release of its second album You’re Gonna Miss It All. the band will appear at Riot Fest in Humboldt Park on Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. on the Revolt Stage.

Modern Baseball hits home run in pop-punk community

September 8, 2014

Guitarists Brendan Lukensand Jake Ewald founded Modern Baseball, an emo pop-punk band known for its eclectic style, in 2011 while they were still in high school. Bassist Ian Farmer and drummer Sean Huber l...

Fantasy Football

Fantasy football gets real

September 2, 2014

  For some, football is just a game. To others, football is a lifestyle— one that allows them the chance to manage a team of players they have never met. Just days away from the start of the 2014...

Redskins helmet

Redskins facing all-out blitz over ‘racist’ name

September 2, 2014

  The Washington Redskins’ name has been the subject of much debate in recent months, and everyone seems to have an opinion about it. Prominent sports figures such as CBS color commentator and f...

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...

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...

Women Who Yell

Women who yell debuts at Columbia

March 31, 2014

Columbia's campus will be filled with the sound of shouting women April 4 and 11 as a part of a student project titled “Women Who Yell.” Six students in a Writing and Rhetoric II Honors course, taught by Ames Hawkins, associate professor in the English Department, will create a...

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