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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...

Fast food blues

By Emily Fasold

April 16, 2012

It is no secret that greasy fast foods like burgers, french fries and fried chicken are bad for human health, but new research has found that they are also linked to depression.The study, published March 15 in the Public Health Nutrition journal and conducted by researchers at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Spain, found that regular fast–food consumers were 51 percent more likely to develop depression than ...

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...

Girls got game

By Cristina Aguirre

March 28, 2011

The local gaming organization dedicated to female video gamers, Sugar Gamers and Female Gamers Alliance Network (FGAN) wants you to forget the guys and join them in a fight....Street Fighter that is. The Chronicle talks with ladies behind the organizations and they show you what they are all about.For more information about Sugar Gamers and FGAN go to and

New exhibit brings blog to life

By Luke Wilusz

September 13, 2010

In a building full of bone saws, scalpels, antique X-rays and other artifacts from the bygone days of medical history, an art gallery is the last thing one might expect to see. However, that’s not to say it feels out of place. In fact, it’s difficult to imagine a better home for Vanessa Ruiz’s “Street Anatomy” exhibit.The exhibit debuted Sept. 3 with an opening reception in the fourth-floor gallery of the Internation...

A ‘Wii’ bit of bar games

By WilliamPrentiss

September 28, 2009

Barflies are finding a new way to play at their favorite dives, but it involves more movement than a game of darts. (Of course, people can rent PDC World Dart Championship 2009 if they’re feeling lethargic.)Bars like The Ashland, 2824 N. Ashland Blvd., have adopted the tiny white box, the Nintendo Wii, as their next big thing. The video game console has cropped up in a variety of bars around Chicago because its motion con...

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