The Columbia Chronicle

New students dance their way through Convocation

By Tessa Brubaker, News Editor

September 4, 2018

New Student Convocation welcomed freshman to Columbia with a party in Grant Park, during which thousands of bubbles floated in the air, balloons flew high, student organizations stood behind tables filled with activities and souvenirs and everyone danced to music. Students had the opportunity to meet new people, eat free food,  learn about the college, listen to live performances and signup for student organizations bef...

McDonald’s Youth Opportunity  Initiative to launch in Chicago

McDonald’s Youth Opportunity Initiative to launch in Chicago

September 4, 2018

McDonald’s announced its Youth Opportunity Initiative to help combat unemployment, and Chicago has been selected as the first location.According to an Aug. 22 press release, the initiative aims to r...

Society must be blunt about weed effects

By Campus Editor

April 21, 2014

As you read this, many teens and young adults are tumbling down from their 4/20 highs. However, most adolescents are blissfully unaware of the impact of puffing pot. Contrary to the stereotype that only stoners skip class to puff and pass, it is common for high school officials to find athletic and high-achieving students smoking, according to an April 11 article in the Contra Costa Times. As more teens and young adults develop a re...

Fighting anaphylaxis one student at a time

Fighting anaphylaxis one student at a time

March 31, 2014

The prevalence of allergic reactions among youth in the U.S. is increasing, leaving school nurses and officials looking for new ways to help combat the dangerous anaphylactic responses.The presence of...

New fitness center offers winter haven for athletes

By Brandon Smith

November 24, 2012

A new fitness center, located directly across from The Dwight Lofts, opened Oct. 23 and offers a new workout facility for students who are serious about fitness.Lacuna Fitness, 645 S. Clark St., is more of a training facility for athletes than a recreation center for casual members, according to owner Chris Spurlock. The gym is currently not open to the public to purchase memberships, but students can sign up to work with ...

“The Third Man” revived at Music Box Theatre

By Drew Hunt

November 28, 2011

As part of its ongoing Weekend Matinee series, The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., is screening “The Third Man,” a classic noir directed by Carol Reed, written by Graham Greene and starring Orson Welles. The 1949 film stands as one of the masterpieces of post-war cinema, emerging at a time when most of Europe was still decimated by the effects of World War II.Ethereal cinematography and a decidedly bleak, p...

Stepping up the running routine for race

By J_Howard

October 3, 2010

The 26.2-mile Bank of America Chicago Marathon is less than a week away. Thousands of participants will gather in Grant Park looking to push themselves to the limit, physically and mentally, on Oct. 10.In preparation for the run, participants must train for months in advance by making not only personal investments, but financial investments in shoes and equipment to achieve their goals.“Right now, we’d hope they were pr...

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