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PGA Tour offers cash advances to pro golfers ranked in top-150

PGA Tour offers cash advances to pro golfers ranked in top-150

Daniel J. Lane, Writer
March 28, 2020
Filed under Sports

A March 27 memo written by Senior Vice President and Chief of Operations of the PGA Tour Tyler Dennis outlines a PGA Tour decision allowing golfers ranked No. 1-150 to take a cash advance of up to $100,000 in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Golf Digest announced Saturday morning. “Play...

It’s time to postpone Wrestlemania

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Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
March 28, 2020
Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports

When Drew McIntyre deposited Roman Reigns over the top rope to win the 2020 Royal Rumble, it was a crowning achievement for the once-embattled superstar. Previously anointed by WWE CEO Vince McMahon as a “future World Champion,” McIntyre’s long and arduous journey featured trials and tribulation...

REPORT: Key performer withdraws from Wrestlemania

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Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
March 26, 2020
Filed under Sports

WWE superstar Roman Reigns will not compete at Wrestlemania 36, according to Ryan Satin Pro Wrestling Sheet. Reigns was scheduled to contest Goldberg for the Universal Championship. The four-time WWE  champion reportedly balked at the prospect of competing at Wrestlemania in consideration of his...

The dilemma surrounding online-only education

The dilemma surrounding online-only education

Daniel J. Lane, Writer
March 26, 2020
Filed under Opinions

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 ad hoc effort put together by Alexander, a senior scholar at Georgetown University, shows how,...

Examining NEIU’s pass/fail policy

Examining NEIU's pass/fail policy

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
March 26, 2020
Filed under News

Following Northeastern Illinois University's decision to suspend face-to-face instruction for the remainder of its Spring semester, NEIU students began circulating a petition demanding that the school offer pass/fail options. In response, the university extended its existing pass/fail option to April...

Public packs Chicago lakefront, Mayor Lightfoot shuts down access

Public packs Chicago lakefront, Mayor Lightfoot shuts down access

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
March 26, 2020
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Following a Wednesday afternoon press conference where Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot condemned Chicagoans ignoring Illinois’ “stay-at-home” order, Lightfoot ordered the closing of Chicago’s lakefront, the Chicago Riverwalk and The 606 trail. The decision comes after video surfaced of Chicagoans co...

To grade or not to grade: how NEIU, others struggle over pass/fail grading

To grade or not to grade: how NEIU, others struggle over pass/fail grading

Daniel J. Lane, Writer
March 25, 2020
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Citing such reasons as imminent job loss, the inability to access essential laboratory time and a generally high level of stress, students at Northeastern Illinois University this week joined a global student movement demanding that schools worldwide go to pass/fail grading for the rest of the academic ye...

Examining the pros and cons of living in The Nest

Examining the pros and cons of living in The Nest

Jack Poskus, Writer
March 24, 2020
Filed under Arts & Life

From an aesthetic standpoint, The Nest at Northeastern Illinois University offers an ideal living arrangement for any college-aged student. Yet too many of The Nest’s occupants--and perhaps the university as a whole--the complex has been less than a roaring success from the moment it debuted in 2016...

Ranking the White Sox’ best leadoff options

Ranking the White Sox' best leadoff options

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
March 22, 2020
Filed under Sports

With Spring Training on hiatus amid growing concern surrounding coronavirus COVID-19, the White Sox' return to relevance has been temporarily postponed. However, with an abundance of tantalizing pieces jockeying for position in the newly-renovating White Sox lineup, it will be interesting to see who...

Gov. Pritzker issues ‘stay-at-home’ order effective Saturday

Gov. Pritzker issues 'stay-at-home' order effective Saturday

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
March 20, 2020
Filed under News

Amid growing concern surrounding the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a stay-at-home order effective Saturday at 5 p.m. Illinois becomes the third state to implement a stay-at-home measure, joining New York and California. "My bedrock has been to rely upon sci...

NHL hopes to resume after suspending season

NHL hopes to resume after suspending season

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
March 18, 2020
Filed under Sports

After pausing the regular season last Wednesday following the emergence of novel coronavirus COVID-19, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman hopes to resume the NHL season, according to NHL.com The decision to postpone the NHL season followed a positive coronavirus diagnosis for Rudy Gobert of the NBA's Utah...

BREAKING: Joe Biden projected to win Illinois Democratic primary

BREAKING: Joe Biden projected to win Illinois Democratic primary

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
March 17, 2020
Filed under News

Update 10:07 p.m.: Joe Biden is the projected winner of Arizona, according to NBC. Biden cruised to a relatively easy sweep of the March 17 primaries, claiming Florida, Illinois and Arizona. Gov. Mike DeWine postponed the Ohio primaries amid concerns surrounding the coronavirus COVID-19. Biden handily defeated...

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