The Columbia Chronicle


E-cigarettes not just blowing smoke

By Katy Nielsen

February 14, 2011

They light up without lighters and people exhale what looks like smoke, but these cigarettes are tobacco-free and the smoke released is water vapor.Electronic cigarettes have received a lot of media attention lately, but few stores in Chicago sell the product, among them Mr. Smoke, 2250 N. Lincoln Ave., and 21st Century Smoking, 2516 N. Lincoln Ave. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has yet to approve the product.Accord...

Undead inspire the unfit

By HermineBloom

January 25, 2010

For those who feel threatened by a zombie apocalypse in 2012, learning how to scale walls and jump over large, urban hurdles are useful skills to acquire in the event of ending up in an epic, bloody scene out of a classic horror film.Rich Gatz, 28-year-old attorney and parkour practitioner, uses his fear of the undead as motivation when it comes to functional fitness, which is why he and his business partner Jesse Randall foun...

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