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Trump vs. Biden: How did we get here, America?

Trump vs. Biden: How did we get here, America?

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2020

In a harrowing rehash of the 2016 general election, Americans are once again presented with a false choice, forced to select between two uninspiring leaders with a history of alleged sexual misconduct. When...

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Chronicling Joe Biden’s vendetta against recreational drug use

Rachel Willard, Arts & Life Editor April 17, 2020

Joe Biden’s stance on cannabis and recreational drug use is not only prehistoric but also needlessly hinders the United States’ ability to resolve substance abuse-related issues. Biden, whose well-documented...

Northeastern Illinois Universitys halls remain empty as the university transitions to online instruction

Instructors are grading students on their ability to teach themselves. Just end the semester.

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief April 8, 2020

Northeastern Illinois University’s decision to move forward with the remainder of its spring semester is a clear acknowledgment that the grade matters more than the instruction that precedes it.  After...

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Tame Impala releases reimagined version of ‘The Slow Rush’ amid global pandemic

Rachel Willard, Arts & Life Editor April 6, 2020

Tame Impala, the Australian-based psychedelic rock project founded by Kevin Parker, recently took to youtube to release The Slow Rush In An Imaginary Place, a reimagined version of his latest album. A...

Opinion | Gavin Newsom commutes convicted child murderers, goes too far left

Opinion | Gavin Newsom commutes convicted child murderers, goes too far left

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief March 31, 2020

On Monday afternoon, California Gov. Gavin Newsom commuted the prison sentences of 21 state prison inmates over fears surrounding the transmission of coronavirus COVID-19. Fourteen of the 21 sentences...

Lane: How coronavirus COVID-19 affects oil demand, prices

Lane: How coronavirus COVID-19 affects oil demand, prices

Daniel J. Lane, Writer March 30, 2020

As oil prices plummet to levels unseen since the late 20th century, commuting students at Northeastern Illinois University rejoice. But like other campuses across the globe, NEIU remains shuttered “for...

The dilemma surrounding online-only education

The dilemma surrounding online-only education

Daniel J. Lane, Writer March 26, 2020

In response to the current coronavirus pandemic, 272 institutions of higher learning in the United States have either closed or gone online-only, according to Bryan Alexander of Georgetown University The...

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Opinion | Breaking down the effect “Bernie Bros” have on Sanders’ campaign

Daniel J. Lane, Writer March 22, 2020

With 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign reeling, detractors of his coalition are blaming his fall from Democratic frontrunner to distant second on what some consider pro-Sanders...

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OPINION: Biden suffers from cognitive impairment. Here’s how that affects the Democrats.

Daniel J. Lane, Writer March 13, 2020

“There are definitely moments,” Democratic senator (and then-presidential candidate) Cory Booker told CNN viewers last fall, “when you just wonder.” Booker was referring to former Democratic vice...

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OPINION: Mike Bloomberg should not run as an Independent

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2020

Following a disappointing result on Super Tuesday, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg suspended his presidential campaign. However, while Bloomberg campaign’s abandoned its political ambitions,...

OPINION | America should retain and reform the electoral college

Montgomery Blair March 10, 2020

The president-elect has lost the popular vote but won the Electoral College four times in U.S. history. The first two occurred in 1876 and 1888. More recently, Al Gore and Hillary Clinton won the popular...

OPINION | As a minority voter, I can’t vote Republican. Here’s why.

OPINION | As a minority voter, I can’t vote Republican. Here’s why.

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2020

As a biracial man, I cannot bring myself to vote Republican in the 2020 election. Perhaps I turned my back on the Republican Party when the leader of modern conservatism pardoned and endorsed Sheriff Joe...

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