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OPINION | Is mainstream rap harming minority youth?

Jack Poskus, Campus Life Editor February 25, 2020

In today’s age of mainstream music, it’s apparent that one genre has an upper-hand on the rest, essentially monopolizing the airwaves in the process. Of course, said genre goes by a number of different...

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OPINION | We should have open borders in the south

Ankush Vyas, Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2020

A number of immigration issues have surfaced during President Donald Trump’s presidency. Many of these issues--such as border security, the construction of a wall on the southern border, detainment,...

Opinion: The Democrats are going to lose the 2020 election. Heres why.

Opinion: The Democrats are going to lose the 2020 election. Here’s why.

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief February 11, 2020

On the surface, the Democratic Party had a strong case when it initiated an investigation into President Donald Trump’s alleged quid pro quo with Ukraine. A whistleblower reported ethical violations...

Opinion | It’s time we punish false accusations

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief February 11, 2020

With so many high-profile cases of false accusations surfacing, the public’s trust in victim narratives is at an all-time low. Society has been conditioned to view victims with an increasingly critical...

Opinion: We are hosting them, why aren’t we attracting them?

Joseph Palomares, Writer February 11, 2020

Northeastern Illinois University hosted the annual Regional Chicago Public High School Science Fair on Jan. 17 at Alumni Hall.  As a transfer student in my second semester at NEIU, I believe the purpose...

Opinion | Social media must monitor harmful content

Earnest Beeson, Writer January 28, 2020

On March 15, 2019, Brenton Harrison Tarrant committed the worst mass shooting in New Zealand in the last 20 years. On that fateful day, he opened fire on two mosques, killing 51 people and injuring another...

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Opinion | Trump impeachment at a standstill.

Montgomery Blair, Writer January 28, 2020

The Senate impeachment trial of President Trump began with a debate and vote on the rules of impeachment on Jan. 21. As with every vote on amendments to the rules proposed by Democratic lawmakers, the...

Different Angles of the Same View: WWIII

DeShawn Clay, Writer January 26, 2020

As the world celebrated the new decade, President Donald Trump ordered the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, major general of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. According to Trump, his actions were...

The idea that gay teenagers are openly promoting who they are without fear of social consequence is a beautiful development.

Opinion | Rejecting discrimination against LGBTQ+ community

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief January 14, 2020

As a straight male, I do not understand the social standards and norms of the LGBTQ+ community. I do not understand the concept of same-sex attraction or dressing in drag. I don’t pretend to understand...

Opinion: Real Reason Behind A Smile

Jamiyha Williams, Writer January 14, 2020

In the social, professional and political realms, women are perceived as friendly and easy to approach. We always have smiles on our faces regardless of circumstances, but the problem is that we are socialized...

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Opinion | Trump’s economy is an extension of Obama’s

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief January 14, 2020

When under scrutiny, President Donald Trump often champions his flourishing economy. In fact, falling back on his economic achievements, which Trump claims have led to the “greatest” economy in American...

Opinion | El Hefe’s legal defense is disgusting

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief January 1, 2020

In what has devolved into a case of victim blaming, lawyers representing El Hefe Super Macho Taquiria in River North contend that a woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted in an alley behind the bar...

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