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© Columbia College Chicago

By Cari Mirretti

Flames. Fireworks. A Giant wolf head.
Just an everyday occurrence at a Chicago Wolves game. The Vancouver Canucks’ AHL affiliate doesn’t let the men on skates provide all the entertainment. Before the game starts, fans are greeted with quite the heated player introduction. Players skate out onto the ice underneath a larger-than-life version of their wolf logo, glowing green eyes included. And what’s a giant wolf head without some fire? Flames shoot out on both sides, while fireworks fly into the air of the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.


Don’t call her a lady- she’ll f*ck you up.
Meghan McKinney, 21-year-old Columbia College Chicago student, is a football coach. Point blank. Period. The 4-foot-11, 125-pound, brazen brunette just accepted the position of Graduate Assistant Football Coach at Robert Morris University.


A slightly different game plan

By Cassandra Norris
Priced out
By Dan Hyland

The industry has become extremely popular in the past decade due to the internet’s convenience. Websites like StubHub, Ticketmaster and Vivid Seats are able to offer tickets from ticket brokers, season ticket holders and fans for every game. In the past, people would have to know a ticket broker to get tickets to a sold-out event.

Second city surfing
By Greg Cappis

It started in 1985 with a surfboard imported from Florida.
Jim Hoop, a lifeguard with the Chicago Park District at the time, had been trying to surf for years. Hoop and his friends went body surfing and even tried surfing on a rowboat. They would wear helmets to protect them from the hard boat when they would take a spill.

Don't hate the player, fix the game

By Etheria Modacure

As fans continue to pour money, time and energy into their favorite sports team, league or player, there are some people who believe that professional and amateur games are fixed and some of the biggest stars in the four major leagues are protected.


Howl of a night