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Election results already under scrutiny

By Tyler Davis

November 6, 2012

Lately, we’ve been hearing that the results of today’s election may be so contested that the election won’t be decided by the end of the night, or even a few days after. Claims of voter fraud and questionable polling practices are already popping up.As of 10:20 a.m., the election fraud hotline 1-866-OUR-VOTE has received more than 26,000 calls, according to a tweet from the hotline. Various voting problems are being...

Sister cities shared traits spark cultural dialogue

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 22, 2012

A recent celebration of Pakistani art underscored how members of Chicago’s cultural associations are trying to forge a relationship between the international community and the city.In 1960, Chicago welcomed Warsaw, Poland as its first sister city, which led to the creation of the Chicago Sister Cities International program. Since then, 27 additional cities have joined the ranks.One of Chicago’s newer sister cities, Lahore,...

Far to host Wii Fit Night

By Nader Ihmoud

November 14, 2011

The end of the semester is approaching, and students can find themselves overwhelmed by school-related stressors. Columbia’s Fitness, Athletics and Recreation group is inviting students to Wii Fit Night to forget their worries.FAR will host the event on Nov. 17 at The Loft in the 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building, from 6 – 8 p.m. Event Coordinator Megan Smith said there will be only one Wii game console available. Two to fou...

Plymouth gym becomes center of health and fitness

By Nader Ihmoud

September 6, 2011

Columbia students can now successfully follow in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s footsteps after renovations have given school fitness classes a permanent location. Emanuel recently finished The Sprint, a shorter version of the Chicago Triathlon, with a time of one hour and 36 minutes. He finished ninth out of 80 in his age group of 50 year olds.What used to be a design workshop was turned into a fitness room this past summer. Located beneath ...

Costumes crave creativity

By BenitaZepeda

October 25, 2010

It’s that time of year again where Facebook statuses will be updated and profile pictures will display images of people’s costumes from Halloween weekend. Several of these costumes will be generic—the sexy cop, nurse, firefighter or vampire. What this consumer holiday is missing is originality.Sure, there are several costumes that are deemed “original,” but there isn’t enough of that creativity to get me excited. S...

Keep fit and fatten GPA

By TaylorGleason

September 21, 2009

Every day, Natalie Roman is booked from nine in the morning to ten at night; she works 20 hours per week for the Department of Exhibition and Performance at Columbia while enrolled full-time as a music business major. She hardly has time to cook for herself, but thankfully she has a roommate with whom she can share the burden.This kind of schedule is familiar to most students who have plenty of tests, quizzes and projects to ...

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