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Opinion | Lizzo is judged by her behavior, not her race or sex

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief December 17, 2019

Grammy Award nominee Lizzo sparked controversy when she appeared at the Staples Center for the Los Angeles Lakers' matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves. From the front, her outfit was nondescript,...

Black Wednesday

Frannie Mendoza, Editor-in-Chief December 3, 2019

The earliest record of the term “Blackout Wednesday” surfaced on the internet back in 2014 and most millennials that have been of legal drinking age for the past decade or so, would probably know what...

America’s desensitization to mass shootings

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief December 3, 2019

Editor's Note: Since we published this article three days ago, America has endured two more high-profile mass shootings. On Dec. 4, a shooting spree at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard left three dead,...

Lifeline for the lazy

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief December 3, 2019

As students, we have all taken part in a collective sigh of exasperation when the teacher announces an upcoming group project. More often than not, an explanation centering around the need to foster team...

Infographics by Frannie Mendoza

No Angels here: Victoria’s Secret is out

Karina Bran, Writer December 3, 2019

You might have heard of the famous Victoria’s Secret that is televised annually, with past performances by artists such as Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Fall Out Boy and Halsey. This year...

The era of vanity, insecurity and narcissism

The era of vanity, insecurity and narcissism

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief November 19, 2019

Social media has infected our view of social interaction.  On one hand, we are indefinitely connected to one another, essentially living online without pause. On the other, we have become so disconnected...

Language learning

Diane Bou Khalil, Writer November 19, 2019

Whether I am at work, bumping into neighbors, getting to know my classmates or even just watching TV, I have noticed that Spanish seems to be a common language everywhere I go, particularly here in Chicago. I...

Followers, follow

Emily Clemecki, Writer November 19, 2019

The next time you are in a crowded public setting, try this experiment: Stop walking and stand still with your gaze studiously fixed on one point in the sky. Sooner or later, you will be joined by others,...

Intolerance runs rampant in the White House

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief November 19, 2019

White House Senior Policy Advisor Stephen Miller pushed white nationalist literature, mourned the loss of Confederate symbology following Dylann Roof’s murderous rampage and shared racist narratives...

A revolutionary end of year for many

Diane Bou Khalil, Writer November 19, 2019

It has been a revolutionary end to 2019 as the world has witnessed large protests emerge in Oct. across the nations of Iraq, Lebanon and Chile, and watch as protests in Hong Kong continue since March 2019.  Why...

My personal practice in pronouns

My personal practice in pronouns

Grace Yu, Campus Life Editor November 5, 2019

I don’t want people to make assumptions about who I am. I may look like a middle-class Asian American woman who is good at math, bad at driving (“bad” at driving), studious, quiet and, for the most...

Chicago Teachers Union strike

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief November 5, 2019

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) decided to go on strike in pursuit of higher compensation, smaller classroom sizes and increased access to academic and counseling resources. In response, the City of Chicago...

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