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Tale of two twirlin’ girls

Tale of two twirlin’ girls

By Lauren Carlton

February 12, 2018

LAUREN CARLTON: Two years ago, I had the opportunity to take a pole dancing class as part of a school project and I loved it. I don’t know why it took so long for me to get back into it, but I’m ...

Ariel Pink shows strange on stage

Ariel Pink shows strange on stage

February 23, 2015

On a night when Sleater-Kinney’s reunion show had just as much star power, Chicago’s rock misfits flocked to Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., for the sold-out performance of lo-fi rocker Ariel Pink...

How to stay fit and healthy this year

January 26, 2015

Losing weight and taking care of your body is hard work, but three Chicago trainers sat down with The Chronicle to discuss how people can get fit and stay healthy.How to reach the trainers:Nnamdi Ugbaj...

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...

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 ...

Starbucks under fire from activists get no love on V-Day

By Chris Loeber

February 13, 2012

When faced with a divisive issue, it is sometimes best to roll with the punches—if only to keep the peace. If my girlfriend gets into an argument with my friend regarding politics or religion, I might refuse to take a stance on the issue because I would like to continue dating my girlfriend and I would rather not sleep on the couch. At the same time, I do not want my friend to tell me that I have broken the “bro code...

Circus: the new workout

By Katy Nielsen

January 31, 2011

They brave tightropes, swing upside down on the trapeze and twirl suspended by long chiffon fabric, but these are not circus performers; these are everyday people working out in aerial arts fitness classes—a new exercise trend that combines physical strength, flexibility and mental reasoning in a class environment.With classes titled Aerial Conditioning and Technique and Aerial Fitness, people with normal day jobs are dis...

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