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Character Focused Instead of Color Blind

Monty Stites, Editor In Chief April 20, 2021

What is it to be “color-blind?” Taken literally, it means not being able to distinguish certain colors from one another. Color-vision blindness is wholly different from what is meant by those who say...

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President Biden, Setting The Stage For Limiting Rights

Monty Stites, Editor In Chief April 20, 2021

President Joe Biden delivered remarks indicating his belief that our constitutional amendments are not concrete while announcing his plans for increased gun control in a White House Rose Garden briefing...

Amanda Gorman recites her inaugural poem, The Hill We Climb, during the 59th Presidential Inauguration ceremony in Washington, Jan. 20, 2021. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took the oath of office on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. (DOD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Carlos M. Vazquez II)

Amanda Gorman Poet Laureate: Words Have Meaning

Angie Ybarra, Writer March 9, 2021

Ask yourself, are you brave enough?  Amanda Gorman’s words echo what is in our hearts, on our minds, and pushing our characters into action. Are we brave enough to save the United States’ democracy? ...

Christopher J. Schneider: Body Cameras Alone Will Not Lead to Police Reform Across Illinois

Christopher J. Schneider March 9, 2021

Governor Pritzker recently signed House Bill 3653 (HB 3653), a sweeping police reform bill into law. Also called the Police and Criminal Justice Reform bill, the legislation, among other things, requires...

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Opinion: Proportionality, Not Popularity, is the Path to Reform

Monty Stites, Editor In Chief February 26, 2021

When, in 2020, President Joseph Biden Jr. won Georgia by under 12,000 votes, he gained all of Georgia's 16 electors. In the 2016 election former President Donald Trump won Wisconsin by less than 23,000...

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Opinion: Finding Solace in Sensory Deprivation

Ryland Pietras, Managing Editor February 23, 2021

Recently, I again had the pleasure of being totally deprived of my senses. An absence of color illuminated my vision. My body was weightless and felt as if I was floating in some nebulous structure. Not...

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Opinion | What the Trump Era Taught Us About Personal Accountability in America

Joseph Harris, Production Editor January 26, 2021

As America transitions from former President Donald Trump to President Joe Biden, personal accountability is a rare commodity missing from the character of the average individual. Personal accountability...

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Georgia, Peach, or Pit? Depends On What Side Of The Aisle You Are On

Angie Ybarra, Writer January 8, 2021

Georgia is among one of the largest U.S. states east of the Mississippi River and one of the original 13 colonies. The Senate run-off races of 2021 will shape our entire country for the foreseeable future....

Opinion: Pandemics and Infodemics, A 2020 Dilemma

Opinion: Pandemics and Infodemics, A 2020 Dilemma

Omar Delgado, Writer December 22, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across the world, people are searching for answers now more than ever. Everyday people scour the internet for anything that can make them feel safer, and more...

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Opinion: “Are you Ready for Civil War?” Donald Trump, supporters keep fighting defeat as nation moves pass Dec. 14 Electoral College vote.

Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor December 22, 2020

Q[Anon] followers frequenting far-right forums depict themselves as a crusade comparable to George Washington’s Continental Army. Means adopted to ensure that President Donald Trump remains in the White...

Letter to the Editor by Shirley Garcia

Letter to the Editor by Shirley Garcia

December 2, 2020

To the Editor: I am a student currently attending Northeastern Illinois University and I want to bring to your attention the crucial issue of neighborhood poverty. Neighborhood poverty is a serious...

Four Illinois counties to vote on secession from Chicago. What if they succeed?

Four Illinois counties to vote on secession from Chicago. What if they succeed?

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief May 16, 2020

Shelby County, Ill., voted Thursday to include a question on the November ballot examining whether the Land of Lincoln should eject Chicago from Illinois. Shelby County becomes the fourth county to include...

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