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Players on the 2010 Renegades lacrosse team practice in Grant Park The Renegades are trying to revive the now-defunct lacrosse club, holding interest meetings Feb. 19 and 22.

Renegades hopeful about lacrosse venture

January 27, 2014

Almost 10 years ago, the Columbia Renegades had an active, competitive lacrosse team that played in a club league against schools such as Northwestern, DePaul, Northern Illinois universities and the univ...

Columbia offers for-credit, non-credit fitness classes

By Kyle Rich

October 1, 2012

The fall semester is underway, and Columbia is again ensuring students have plenty of options for staying healthy and fit.The Office of Student Engagement offers a variety of weekly exercise classes for the mind and body at the Fitness Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court. As in previous years, they are free of cost. Columbia also offers similar classes for credit, which can leave some to wonder which option is best.Fall fitness cla...

CTA railcars should stay in spotlight

By Editorial Board

January 30, 2012

New Chicago Transit Authority train cars, paid for with $1.14 billion of taxpayer money, were pulled from the Pink Line in December 2011 after CTA authorities found quality defects in a crucial part provided by the parts supplier to the new cars’ manufacturer.The CTA is making the mistake of concealing aspects of the quality testing process from the public. If Chicago is truly striving for transparency and an improved e...

‘Crowd in a barrel’

By Darryl Holliday

September 6, 2011

Even in a room full of taxpayers and city politicians, the point had trouble getting across.The second of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s two scheduled town hall meetings last week, billed as a public forum on the forthcoming 2011 city budget, went much like the first—vented frustrations, complaints and the occasional congratulatory cheer—all moderated with a hint of disorder.Emanuel fielded questions from the audience on a variety of to...

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