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Golden Perspectives: “How do you feel about the Chicago Teachers Union strike?”

Golden Perspectives: “How do you feel about the Chicago Teachers Union strike?”

Pablo Medina and Cecilia Hernandez
October 11, 2016
Filed under Golden Perspectives

Cynthia Mendoza: International graduate student - Mexico “I think that because they’re trying to defend their interests. If they feel that they deserve a better pay, then it is their right to protest or acknowledge what they are trying to say. I heard they were going to cut the budget...

Always read the fine print

Always read the fine print

Eric Rodriguez, Writer
October 11, 2016
Filed under Opinions

A new law has members of Congress rethinking their votes and has me rethinking my vote as well. Many members of both the House and Senate failed to consider the repercussions of a new law allowing individuals to sue countries for injuries resulting from war. Recently, members of Congress from both side...

School’s in: The Chicago Teachers Union strike

School’s in: The Chicago Teachers Union strike

Pablo Medina, Production Manager
October 11, 2016
Filed under Opinions

The teachers may be out, but the schools are staying on schedule for Chicago Public Schools. Though the members of Chicago Teachers Union will strike Oct. 11, CPS plans to keep the doors of public schools open for students to attend their regular schedules and have free breakfast and lunch for th...

Golden Perspectives

September 28, 2016
Filed under Golden Perspectives, Opinions

Trump: Tatiana Balogun: Student "I feel like if he becomes president the purge is going to happen for real, like the movie, is really going to happen. I feel like he had everything handed to him on a silver platter. He’s trying to make a 'Make America Great Again' and it’s just not going ...

Alicia Keys: Leading the charge for women to uncover their faces

Idoia Solano, Writer
September 28, 2016
Filed under Opinions

The following excerpt is from the letter written by Alicia Keys published by the feminist website “Lenny” and represents a historic change. It is by means of this letter that the artist takes a crucial step towards getting engaged with a new movement, a new era which stands up for the powerful moveme...

Big pharma and The epipen

Eric Rodriguez, Writer
September 28, 2016
Filed under Opinions

I remember when I was five years old and had my first severe asthma attack. I remember the intense gasping for air as my mother tried to calm me down while they helped me to the car because we didn’t have an inhaler. During the past few weeks, a judge, jury and executioner compiled of media c...

What’s left of the left?

Silvia Burian, Writer
September 28, 2016
Filed under Opinions

The 2016 election has not for one moment been a dull one. But, in this whirlwind of slander and polarized stances it can certainly get confusing. So let me break it down for you: left wing, right wing, liberal or conservative? What the heck does it all mean? Well, first things first. Just in case you...

Politicians and the scandals that define them

Melissa Johnson, Writer
September 28, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Former congressman Anthony Weiner was caught in a public scandal after he sent a sexually suggestive picture of himself and Anthony Jr. (as well as his toddler son) sprawled across a bed to a seemingly random woman on Aug. 28. Again. This is actually the politician’s third sex scandal since 2011, all of w...

‘Fish are Friends Not Food’ – Nor Toys

Cecilia Hernandez, Production Staff
September 28, 2016
Filed under Opinions

‘Just keep swimming, just keep swimming…’ If you grew up watching Disney’s animated films like I did, “Finding Nemo” could have been on your top five best-Disney-film list, along with “The Lion King”, “Toy Story”, and many of the Disney’s Princess films.  Little eight year-old...

#Bernout

#Bernout

Jeffrey Brown, Writer
June 21, 2016
Filed under Opinions

  It is the end of the road for Bernie Sanders. There are no more primaries to win, and no more delegates to collect. All that remains is the Democratic National Convention (DNC), which convenes on July 25 in Philadelphia. Sanders hopes to use the support he’s garnered so far to pressur...

Golden Perspectives: Voices of NEIU

Courtney Munson, Opinions Editor
May 24, 2016
Filed under Opinions

"What is it campus like during the Summer semester?" Angelica Hernandez Student Worker Last summer I was in a different space (department), so I didn’t see a lot of students. I’m new to the Pedroso Center, so I don’t really know how it’s going to be. I got to see a lot of new students last summer for o...

Insults Stronger than Bullets

Insults Stronger than Bullets

Pablo Medina, Production Editor
May 24, 2016
Filed under Opinions

It’s one thing to kill a person, but it’s another to sell the weapon used to murder that person in the public domain. According to the Associated Press, the auction for George Zimmerman’s weapon had been moved to the website United Gun Group after GunBroker.com took the original auc...