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Student group plans benefit to help ailing Chicago girl

By Contributing Writer

December 3, 2012

By Tyler Eagle, Contributing WriterColumbia’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America will partner with Be The Match, a national nonprofit dedicated to finding donors for bone marrow and stem cell transplants, for an event to help find a bone marrow match for Nyiah Young, a 7-year-old Chicago native with sickle cell anemia.The event will be held Dec. 5 in the Wabash Campus Building, 623 S. Wabash Ave., ...

Minnelli musical dazzles chicago

By Trevor Ballanger

November 26, 2012

Her mother took audiences over the rainbow in “The Wizard of Oz,” she sang and danced her way to an Oscar for her part in the 1972 film “Cabaret” and today Hollywood veteran Liza Minnelli is giving Chicago the old razzle-dazzle as the inspiration for a new play titled “WeThree Lizas.”While Minnelli doesn’t actually make an appearance in the production, which runs through Dec. 23 at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 ...

Growing sustainable design

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

November 26, 2012

Alyson Beaton, assistant professor in the Art & Design Department, has a growing repertoire of eco-conscious talents. In addition to being an illustrator, letterpress printer and production designer for her own letterpress business, Grow Studio, Beaton will pioneer a new course in fall 2013.The class, Integrated Studio,  is geared toward art & design juniors and seniors and will combine media such as interior archi...

Neuroscience advances highlight emotional network in brain

By Brandon Smith

November 12, 2012

New research suggests that the brain has a physiological switch that toggles between one of two cognitive modes at any given time.The study, published in the October issue of the science journal NeuroImage, may give crucial insight as to why the brain often fails to be both empatheticand analytical.The report answers some questions—while raising many more—about two dominant networks of the brain, known as the default mode...

Wildcats lose another late lead

By Nader Ihmoud

November 10, 2012

ANN ARBOR-The Northwestern University Wildcats lost for the third time this season, despite having a lead in the fourth quarter during each of those games.This time, the University of Michigan Wolverines mounted a comeback, forced overtime, and ultimately defeated the Wildcats 38-31. The Wolverines scored on the first drive of the extra period and their defense forced a turnover on downs to seal the win at Michigan Stadiu...

4,000 Iraq war-stricken voices heard in exhibit

By Alex Stedman

November 5, 2012

As those dealing with the tragedies of the Iraq war find ways to express their distress, one Chicago artist took the initiative to turn the emotions of more than 4,000 people into art.Jennifer Karmin, an artist, poet and adjunct faculty member in the English Department, has written a poem titled “4000 Words 4000 Dead,” a four-year project composed of submissions from soldiers, veterans and civilians. She has performed the pie...

Editor’s Note: Prioritize student wellness

By Heather Scroering

November 5, 2012

While some at Columbia believe the college’s artistic nature is too unique to be compared to other institutions, there’s one issue that no college campus can deny—obesity.Almost 30 percent of American college students are overweight or obese, according to the American College Health Association, so it is no longer enough to live by the old proverb, “Early to bed, early to rise keeps you healthy, wealthy and wise....

35th Chicago Marathon breaks records, sprains heels

By Emily Ornberg

October 15, 2012

The Chicago Marathon celebrated its 35th anniversary Oct. 7 with 200,000 safety pins, 45,000 participants, 1.7 million spectators and 1.1 million cups of Gatorade.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="https://columbiachronicle.com/soundslides/chitown_marathon/soundslider.swf" width="550" height="440" targetclass="flashmovie"][/kml_flashembed]The race started in Grant Par...

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.http://youtu.be/yxSrVb-OYhg...

Redline rivalry taken by the Blue Demons

By Nader Ihmoud

September 12, 2012

The University of DePaul Blue Demons men’s soccer team ended its three-game losing streak in exciting fashion as they defeated their Redline rival the Loyola University Ramblers 2-1 on Sept. 11 at Wish Field in Lincoln Park.Both teams started to play a more physical game late in the second half, but the Blue Demons kept their composure. During an injury time-out, following a heated exchange between the two teams, each te...

Happily unhealthy: A case study of sports fans

By Lindsey Woods

April 30, 2012

The fragrant, distinct smell of spicy buffalo wings, the familiar crack of a beer being opened, face paint and foam fingers can only mean one thing: It’s game time.The game day activities many fans relish are undoubtedly unhealthy, but new research published in The Sport Journal suggests that poor eating and drinking habits may extend beyond game day.According to the study co-authored by Daniel Sweeney, a professor at the ...

Academic Team presents report

By Dannis Valera

April 16, 2012

After making their report available online, the Academic Prioritization Team presented their report in an open presentation to the Columbia community at Film Row Cinema. After the presentation, the team hosted a Q&A session where attendees could ask the team members directly about the report.http://youtu.be/Kxa3OOhnD5A

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