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Freshman Connor Bleazard (left) and freshman Luis Cortes (right) in a practice match for the competitive online multiplayer game, Overwatch 2 on March 12.
CUC Esports Team Aims for a Growing Program
Van Gaetto May 8, 2024

In the corner of Krentz Center sits a hidden gem for students. Dim blue lights illuminate the room. Computer towers packed with popular games and powerful gaming hardware are stacked and aligned against the wall. This is the Esports Lab, which opened in 2023. The lounge is arranged for students...

Dr. Richard Fischer conducts the Wind Symphony in rehearsal on Feb. 8.
Wind Symphony Conductor Richard Fischer Celebrates 50 Years at CUC
Fatima Martinez

Richard Fischer first discovered his love for music listening to a record of Antonín Dvořák's "New World Symphony," a gift from his father, on the little stereo system in his childhood bedroom. Fischer listened to all four movements, but was especially...

Evalynn Berg and Maxine Bittner in their final rehearsal for the spring production of The Miracle Worker on April 10.
Artists of Concordia Theatre Performs 'The Miracle Worker' for 2024
Van Gaetto

The Artists of Concordia Theatre navigate racism and ableism through their performance of "The Miracle Worker," a play describing the true story of Helen Keller, the first deaf and blind person to earn a bachelor's degree in the United States, and her...

Concordia University Chicago Cougar Band members hold a sign to the opposing Concordia University Wisconsin womens basketball team.
Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor Leaving Concordia Invitational Tournament
Natalie Gallardo January 28, 2024

While this weekend marks the 71st annual Concordia Invitational Tournament (CIT), two of the four participating universities are pulling out...

Professor David Bates teaches in the classroom on April 28.
Why Do Some Professors Assign Homework Over Spring Break?
Anna Kuschel

As the bus left the hotel in Minnesota at 6 a.m. on day seven of the Wind Symphony's Spring Break tour, freshman Kierra Mohalley took out her...

The sandwich options that are available for students to pick from at the Lib Café (Photo Credit to Katie Vazquez)
Opinion: Sodexo's Limited Options

By Asia Lagrow Living on Concordia’s campus brings adventure after adventure to the lives of all residents; but what is an adventure without...