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Have some school spirit

By Heather Scroering

September 25, 2012

My high school, an all-girls Catholic school, was often joked about by the all-boys schools in my hometown as being a “daycare” equipped with coloring books and crayons to keep us gals occupied. In reality, it was a challenging college prep school that truly pushed women who later became Ivy-Leaguers, Broadway actresses, accomplished sports players and more.Now, as a student at Columbia, I find myself hearing both insider...

Wildcats win Big Ten soccer opener

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 24, 2012

By: Doug Pitorak, contributing writerThe Northwestern University Wildcats men’s soccer team defeated the University of Michigan Wolverines 2-0 in its Big Ten opener Sept. 23 at Lakeside Field.For the Wildcats, the victory begins their quest to remain Big Ten regular season champions, a goal the team does not take lightly.“Every game is life or death in the Big Ten,” explained senior defender Jarrett Baughman, whose performance helped ...

Northwestern approves new athletic complex

By Kyle Rich

September 24, 2012

Northwestern University gained approval from its board of trustees Sept. 15 to build a massive athletic complex and renovate existing buildings at an estimated cost of $220 million.The new facility will feature space for the university’s annual student convocation, club and intramural sports, recreational activities such as yoga and aerobic classes, and practice and competition spaces for its athletic programs.The multipu...

South Side organization teaches youth media skills

By Chris Loeber

April 16, 2012

As mainstream media cast a negative light on underprivileged neighborhoods, a Chicago organization seeks to empower local youths by giving them a voice and highlighting positive contributions to their communities.Visions Blu Institute, a nonprofit organization that teaches media production skills to children and teens on Chicago’s South Side, is providing kids ages 9–18 with the knowledge and experience they need to tell th...

Log in, turn on, get off

By Trevor Ballanger

April 2, 2012

by Trevor BallangerAssistant Arts & Culture EditorSex only needs two partners to happen. Pornography, on the other hand, takes many more. While the industry isn’t as prevalent in Chicago as it is on the West Coast, voyeuristic Chicagoans may have unknowingly seen some of their favorite X-rated performers such as Lane Place, David Law and Gus Lewellen on the el train.Two years ago, hairstylist/photographer Place, 45, deci...

Shurna thing

By Emily Fasold

March 5, 2012

by Julius Rea, Contributing WriterJohn Shurna. The name resonates all over Northwestern University and with anyone attuned to college sports.In the hours leading up to the Wildcats’ Feb. 29 loss to the Ohio State University Buckeyes, reporters from The Daily Northwestern, North by Northwestern,, Comcast SportsNet Chicago and local newspapers and TV stations gathered and waited for Shurna at Welsh-Ryan Arena, 270...

Diamond in the Rough: The undocumented history of baseball at Columbia

By Lindsey Woods

February 27, 2012

Digging through Columbia’s archives, one finds hints of a baseball team: a brief mention in The Chronicle, a passing note on the website or just whispers in the hallway from students who know a friend of a friend who may have been on the fabled baseball team. But the championship flag of 2004 that once hung in the basement of the Alexandroff Campus Center, 600 S. Michigan Ave., has disappeared.The archives don’t tell the story ...

Wildcats lose third straight push for Big Ten Tournament

By Nader Ihmoud

February 27, 2012

The Northwestern University Wildcats’ women’s basketball team ended its regular season on a three game skid, after losing to the Michigan State University Spartans 76-57 at Welsh Ryan Arena, 2705 Ashland Ave., on Feb 26.The Wildcats’ freshman guard Morgan Jones didn’t start for only the second time this season, but played her usual 32 minutes. Northwestern was held to 28 percent from the field and was outscored 43-28...

Wildcats fall to Big Ten foe Penn State

By Nader Ihmoud

February 20, 2012

Head Coach Joe McKeown said he could use a four-leaf clover or rosary beads following the Northwestern University Wildcats’ third straight loss overall to the 18th-ranked Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions, 77-63 on Feb. 12.The Wildcats were celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day and supporting the fight against breast cancer by sporting pink uniforms, but Penn State put the game out of reach in the...

Maroons extend streak in sloppy fashion

By Nader Ihmoud

January 17, 2012

This season’s women of the University of Chicago Maroons basketball team won their 30th straight game on Jan. 9 at the Gerald Ratner Athletic Center against the Marian University Sabres of Fond du Lac, Wis., 63-52.The streak is currently the longest in Division III and has the Maroons ranked second in the nation, according Head Coach Aaron Roussell said he believes his team’s streak has been possible because of the women’s tena...

Crossing city lines

By Vanessa Morton

December 5, 2011

As Chicago residents anxiously wait for officials to unveil a new map that will determine the city’s political boundaries for the next 10 years, a series of public hearings are being held so aldermen can gain perspective from their communities on the current re-districting process.Alderman Danny Solis (25th Ward), chairman of the City Council’s Hispanic Caucus, led an open discussion at Velasquez Westside Technical Ins...

Northwestern wins Big 10/ACC Challenge game

By Nader Ihmoud

December 5, 2011

Northwestern University’s two freshman starters assisted the Wildcats in their first Big Ten/ACC Challenge win in five tries, beating the North Carolina State University Wolfpack 76-59.Morgan Jones and Karly Roser earned double doubles on Nov. 30, which helped the Wildcats overcome 29 turnovers and a late push by the Wolfpack.Down 13 points entering the second half, the Wolfpack held the Wildcats scoreless for nearly the first four ...

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