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Chicago native extends Wolves winning streak to three games

By Nader Ihmoud

October 18, 2012

Contributing Writer: Joshua LindseyChicago native and Chicago Wolves’ defensemen Zach Miskovic propelled his team to victory against the Peoria Rivermen with a game-winning overtime goal  Oct. 17.This 3-0 start marks the first time since the 07’-08’ season that the Wolves have started off the season winning three games in a row.“I was excited,” Miskovic said. “Obviously it’s my home town and my parents and ...

New ballpark to benefit North Side

By Kyle Rich

October 15, 2012

Ground was broken for a North Side ballpark Oct. 11 that will provide area residents needed access to a playing field.The new Kerry Wood Cubs Field, located in Clark Park, adjacent to Lane Tech High School, 2501 W. Addison St., has been in the planning stages for seven years, according to former Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood, who said he wanted to sponsor a ballpark in Chicago even though he has also played in Cleveland ...

Energy efficiency key to global city

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 15, 2012

Chicago-based design firm Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill Architecture has completed the investigative phase of its ambitious plan to decarbonize the Loop by making buildings more energy efficient.The initiative is a response to the city’s call for a plan to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2030. If the firm receives approval from city officials, its plan could reduce carbon emissions 20 percent by the year 2020 and 80 ...

Conforming to music

By Emily Ornberg

October 15, 2012

Popular music might only be as trendy as the people who market it.According to the findings of a 2010 study published in the neuroscience journal NeuroImage, many adolescent music purchases are based on the fear of social rejection.“Adolescence is notoriously a time for inadequacy and superiority,” said Jerry Weichman, a clinical psychologist and adolescent specialist at the Hoag Neurosciences Institute in Newport Beach,...

Tattoos, ink-corporated: How permanent tattoos may (temporarily) alter your career

October 8, 2012

Fashion designer Julia Handleman has made her dreams come true. For several years she climbed the corporate ladder, designing for The North Face, Old Navy and Land’s End. And she did it all with visible henna-inspired tattoos across her face, neck, hands and arms.Ink is now showing up in the next generation of white-collar lawyers, accountants and business executives. Thirty-six percent of 18–25-year-olds and 40 percent of 2...

Lupe visits campus

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 8, 2012

In his earlier performances as a junior in high school, Lupe Fiasco enjoyed being a showman and pumping up the crowd. During a talent show, he sat on stage with a notebook and pretended to write an already finished rap to keep hisaudience engaged.Less than a decade later, Fiasco, 30, still has the ability to hold the crowd’s attention. He did just that when he spoke with Columbia students Oct. 1 about his career, life and late...

These seats are taken

By Sophia Coleman

September 17, 2012

The front rows of fashion shows have always been coveted by high-profile magazine editors, A-list celebrities and designers. However, in the last couple years, this closed circle has opened up to popular bloggers and reality TV stars.While it is unsurprising that mindless television and the Internet have diluted the high sanctity of a fashion show, I find it disappointing that people who have taken the quick and easy route t...

New CFO talks previous job experience, plans for future budget

By Sophia Coleman

June 28, 2012

Columbia is in the midst of many changes, not the least of which is that it has a new chief financial officer. On May 22, Ken Gotsch was named the vice president for Business Affairs and CFO, replacing interim CFO Patty Heath.Gotsch has an extensive background in college budgeting, having served as CFO and vice chancellor of finance for the City Colleges of Chicago since 2005. Prior to that he was CFO of the Los Angeles Unified...

CTA starts Red Line North renovations, temporarily closes some stations

By Lindsey Woods

May 29, 2012

Chicago Transit Authority Red Line riders will have to allow for a couple extra commuting minutes, as several Red Line stations will be closing temporarily starting June 1. The closures come as the CTA starts its $86 million project aimed at improving some of the older Red Line stations, according to a press release.The station rehabilitations are a part of the CTA’s Red Line Capital Investments initiative, announced las...

NATO Protesters Clash with Police

By Brent Lewis

May 23, 2012

NATO protesters began their largest march of the NATO summit, Sunday, May 20, 2012 underneath the Pertillo Band Shell in Grant Park which led them to the cross section of Michigan and Cermak, where things became tense between the police and protesters. A small series of clashes took place between police and protesters, leaving many protesters injured and even bloody in some cases.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="1...

Farmers market coming to Prairie District

By Kaley Fowler

April 30, 2012

As summer approaches, Chicago will host numerous farmers markets. Some locations are staples of the outdoor market scene, while others, such as the Wheeler Mansion Market, will debut this year.Wheeler Mansion, 2020 S. Calumet Ave., is a historic boutique hotel located in the South Loop’s Prairie District. The mansion will hold its first market from 4 – 8 p.m. June 6. The market will open every Wednesday through Oct. 31....

‘If you can play, you can play’: New initiative teams up with NHL to support gay athletes

By Lindsey Woods

April 9, 2012

Locker rooms are known for two things: sweatiness and shenanigans. But for gay athletes, they can be a place of shame and exclusion.Eric Berndt, Chicago Dragons rugby player and openly gay athlete, said he experienced “casual homophobia” in the locker rooms during his time competing at both the University of Chicago and in high school.“In both situations, casual remarks about who’s an ‘F-word’ and ‘this is s...

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