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Lacrosse trying to make a comeback

Lacrosse trying to make a comeback

March 9, 2015

With the help of a new captain, the Renegades lacrosse team is planning to gain traction on and off the field this year. Reintroduced to the Renegades roster last spring, the team fell apart after the pr...

Dry campus a wet blanket

By Editorial Board

February 16, 2015

Columbia proudly touts itself as a “dry campus”—drinking, possessing or distributing alcohol is strictly prohibited on campus and at college-sponsored events held off campus, unless the college’s administration approves otherwise. While the college’s dry campus policy means well, it is a laughable and barely enforceable policy at best.The Chronicle in no way condones underage drinking or providing alcohol to minors...

Super Bowl XLIX: Seahawks, Patriots and sharks?

By Sports & Health Reporter

February 9, 2015

Super Bowl XLIX went down in history Feb. 1 with a record-breaking 114.4 million viewers tuning in to see some good old-fashioned football,  highly-anticipated commercials and compelling halftime entertainment. The New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks played some valiant football, but the Seahawks could not pull through (in the fourth quarter) due to what is quickly becoming known as one of the worst calls in Super...

‘Pats’ try to let air out of ball flap

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass in the first half against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. (Sam Riche/MCT)

By Sports & Health Reporter

February 2, 2015

The New England Patriots have once again been ensnared in an alleged cheating scandal, using intentionally deflated footballs . Following accusations that the team had under-inflated balls in the American...

Sports fans: Da Bears and da bees

By Copy Chief

January 26, 2015

Somebody had to give da Bears da talk, and it wasn’t da coach.Face it, the Bears were beyond underwhelming this year. Contrary to what the majority of Bears fans might be saying, it was not entirely because of poor coaching, though.Don’t get me wrong, I am not praising the 2014–2015 Bears coaching staff, but since the league and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision on the Ray Rice controversy earlier in the s...

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...

Budget cannot soldier through renovation

March 17, 2014

Chicago’s finances are in dire straits, but even in the face of the looming budget shortfall, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is dreaming up expensive renovations for Soldier Field. Clearly, the reality of Chicago’s fiscal difficulties has not hit him hard enough.Emanuel said in a press briefing following the March 5 City Council meeting that he wants to draft a 5,000-seat expansion of Soldier Field in an attempt to host the Super B...

TV alumnus creates Super Bowl Commercial

By Alyssa Medina

February 19, 2014

For Mike Cullen, a 2013 television alumnus, Super Bowl Sunday was more than just a game; it was a stepping stone in his career all because of a 30 second Doritos commercial, viewed by 111.5 million football fans.Doritos’ “Crash the Super Bowl” is an annual contest that encourages consumers to submit their own 30-second commercial advertising the brand of nacho cheese-flavored tortilla chips. Contestants have the chance to wi...

Caffeine enhances memory, study shows

Caffeine enhances memory, study shows

February 3, 2014

It is not news that caffeine is used as a resource for staying awake and alert. But new findings suggest that it is not just an energy booster—it may also aid memory.According to a study published Jan...

Super Bowl Predictions

By Doug Pitorak

January 28, 2013

by: Doug Pitorak and Nader IhmoudFor the first time in NFL history, two brothers are the head coaches of opposing Super Bowl teams. John and Jim Harbaugh, who coach the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers, respectively, will give new meaning to the term ‘sibling rivalry’ when their teams face off in front of the entire world Feb. 3. In similar fashion, The Chronicle has pitted two Sports & Health staffers agai...

Women’s lacrosse gets second chance

By Lindsey Woods

March 5, 2012

One Columbia freshman has more than lint in her pocket. She also cradles the remnants of a failed endeavor and the drive and hope for a more successful enterprise.That pocket, of course, being the one in her lacrosse stick.Sarah Kotnik, freshman double major in marketing communication and American sign language, has the ball rolling on restarting a women’s lacrosse team with the Renegades. Although the athletics departm...

Westboro church’s ignorance not excusable

By Trevor Ballanger

February 20, 2012

I’ve always felt a sense of pride for who I am and where I come from, though at times it wasn’t easy. Some may think that being gay and coming from a highly religious family in southern Iowa would be rough, and they would be right.But in a lot of ways I was luckier than I realized at that time. There has always been a strong support system of friends and family around me, and I’ve never had trouble being protected whe...

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