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Athlete Profile: Toby Pechner

Athlete Profile: Toby Pechner

April 28, 2014

Toby Pechner, second basemen and sophomore marketing communication major on the Renegades baseball team, started playing baseball when he was 5 years old. Despite his love for the sport, Pechner put his...

‘Discovering the Beating Path’ a road trip success

By Ivana Hester

November 26, 2012

The post-treatment stories of cancer survivors are often left untold, but one Columbia student and his crew are trying to change that with a documentary about survivors and how the positivity they feel is often overshadowed by negative media.Evan Bartlett, a junior film & video major and cancer survivor, is working on “Discovering the Beating Path,” a documentary that took the crew across the country this summer and is now ...

Duckworth defeats Walsh for 8th District

By Contributing Writer

November 6, 2012

by Elizabeth EarlContributing writerIn a tight, nationally-viewed race, Tammy Duckworth defeated Republican incumbent Joe Walsh in the Congressional Race for 8th District 56 percent to 45 percent. Duckworth who is bilingual, is the first Asian-American to represent Illinois in Congress.“I am proud to be your servant in Congress,” Duckworth said in her victory speech. “All Americans should be served by their government....

High-fashion Halloween

By Emily Ornberg

October 22, 2012

This year, Fuzzy tigers, sequined skeletons and polka-dotted monsters making their Halloween debut are chic enough to have been displayed on a runway.This Halloween, customers at Chicago Costume, 1120 W. Fullerton Ave., have been more original and fashionable than in previous years, said Courtland Hickey, the store’s general manager.“There’s a big crossover between fashion and costumes, and the trend is going toward...

Manifest 2012 ‘pedal-powered’

By Heather Scroering

April 9, 2012

In a few weeks, the main topic of conversation is likely to shift from prioritization, with its many listening forums and layers of recommendations, to the college’s largest and most attractive event of the year, Manifest.This year’s celebration, pushed forward one week to May 4 because of the NATO summit, will see more than 75 showcases, a pedal-powered amusement park and countless other exhibitions featuring the work ...

Keep guns off campus

By Editorial Board

September 19, 2011

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law on July 8 that allows licensed citizens to carry a concealed gun anywhere except a few public places, such as hospitals, police stations and prisons. Beginning on Nov. 1, the Wisconsin Department of Justice will issue weapons permits for $50 that are good for five years.One place that is noticeably absent from the off-limits list is college campuses. It is understandable if ...

Chicagoans join protests in Madison

By Cristina Aguirre

February 8, 2011

Tens of thousands of people braved the snow and freezing rain, packed inside the Wisconsin state capitol building, surrounding Gov. Scott Walker’s office, banging drums and shouting chants like, “Talk to us” and “We are Wisconsin” over potential union rights changes.The protests, which have been ongoing for more than two weeks, began when Walker introduced his budget repair bill that would limit unions’ collec...

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