The Columbia Chronicle

IHSA plans for student athletes with disabilities

By Nader Ihmoud

April 23, 2012

Earlier this year, the Illinois High School Association’s Board of Directors created the Ad Hoc Committee to review increasing participation opportunities for student athletes with disabilities after the board received a letter requesting such a change from one of its member schools.According to Matt Troha, assistant executive director of the IHSA, the committee will bring its recommendations to the board, which will deci...

‘Sexting’ scandal needs more insight

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 28, 2011

School administrators have been making the news frequently these last few months, and not in a good way. Specifically they’ve been accused of condoning or performing scandalous acts, such as rape, sexting and harassment. Why some feel the need to do these things is unclear, but then again, it is hard for any mentally dysfunctional person to explain the logic behind touching and harassing other people.The Chicago Tribune recen...

NBA proves to be worse than Wall Street

By Samuel Charles

November 21, 2011

During the course of the last few months, few stories have received more attention than the Occupy Wall Street protests and the NBA lockout—two seemingly unrelated but surprisingly similar topics.In short, the OWS protesters are hell-bent on closing the spectrum of economic disparity in the U.S. Anyone who brings home more than $350,000 per year is in “the 1 percent.” According to OWS, they are the enemy of progress.Ye...

Some wards still in play

By Darryl Holliday

March 7, 2011

50th Ward considers changeThe race in the 50th Ward has been heating up ever since the Feb. 22 election. Alderman Bernard Stone, who won 37 percent of the ward vote, and Debra Silverstein at nearly 34 percent, have traded barbs and continue to make their case for why they should be chosen to represent the North Side neighborhood of West Ridge—one of the most diverse areas in the city.The 10-term alderman was first electe...

‘Stone’ review

By Contributing Writer

October 25, 2010

by: Sean LechowiczMarketed as your run-of-the-mill erotic thriller, director John Curran’s “Stone” is an excellent example of subdued fantasy filmmaking. This past decade ushered in the revitalization of the fantasy genre. Landmarks of the genre, like the “Lord Of The Rings” and “Harry Potter” films, predominate audience’s comprehension of what fantasy entails. However, “Donnie Darko” proves the genre isn’t ...

Chicago sees the big pictures

By Drew Hunt

October 18, 2010

127 Hours--3/5The new film from Danny Boyle,“127 Hours,” chronicles the plight of one Aron Ralston, and the filmmaker’s frenetic style has once again taken the place of adequate pathos—but because it was only a matter of time before somebody gave this story the big screen treatment, we can credit Boyle for at least being the quickest to the punch. You know Ralston’s story even if you don’t recognize the name—he...

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