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Letter to the Editor: Nagasaki Remembrance by Stewart E. Brekke

August 26, 2021

The anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki resulting in the surrender of Japan in August 1945 ending WW2 has just passed. The public should know the origin of...

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Suicide: The Ultimate Intentional Last Action

Angie Ybarra, Writer August 26, 2021

We can only speculate why someone commits suicide.  They seemed so happy,  they seemed to have it all,  and it was so selfish of them to do this.  In some shape or form, we have our opinion on why...

The Hope Is Foundation Seeks to Empower Courageous Scholars at Northeastern Illinois University

The Hope Is Foundation Seeks to Empower Courageous Scholars at Northeastern Illinois University

May 14, 2021

CHICAGO — David D. Robertson, founder of Hope Is Foundation, a 501(c)(3) that promotes volunteerism, mentorship, access to health and wellness services, and strategic community partnerships to combat...

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Increasing the Firearm Purchase Age Could Increase Other Adulthood Milestones

Monty Stites, Editor In Chief April 20, 2021

Psychology professor Drew Westen of Emory University brought the Atlanta, GA based university into the spotlight as he made the case for a nation-wide increase of the firearm purchase age limit. In a Washington...

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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...


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

Joseph Harris, Writer 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....

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