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Brent Seabrook to undergo three surgeries, placed on long-term injury reserve

Matthew Rago, Managing Editor

December 26, 2019

The Chicago Blackhawks placed defenseman Brent Seabrook on long-term injury reserve (LTIR) Thursday after announcing that Seabrook would miss the remainder of the 2019-2020 regular season. Seabrook, who helped pioneer the 'Hawks to three Stanley Cup Championships in a five-year span between 2010 and 2015, is scheduled to undergo...

All Time Low celebrates the 10-year anniversary of ‘Nothing Personal’ in Chicago

All Time Low celebrates the 10-year anniversary of ‘Nothing Personal’ in Chicago

December 23, 2019

When All Time Low released "Nothing Personal" in July of 2009, the album operated as a modernized interpretation...

BREAKING: White Sox sign Dallas Keuchel to three-year contract

Matthew Rago, Managing Editor

December 21, 2019

The Chicago White Sox signed left-handed starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel to three-year contract, $55.5 million dollar option with a vested fourth year option. The 2015 Cy Young winner spent the 2019 season with the Atlanta Braves, going 8-8 with a 3.79 ERA and a 1.367 WHIP. After failing to attract the type of free agent...

Revisiting the Nomar Mazara trade

Matthew Rago, Managing Editor

December 18, 2019

Last week, the Chicago White Sox traded their former #6 prospect Steele Walker to the Texas Rangers in exchange for right fielder Nomar Mazara, setting White Sox twitter ablaze. White Sox fans immediately rejected the move as narrow-sighted and inconsequential, criticizing Mazara's inability to hit left-handed pitching while...

Rick Hahn’s five worst free agent signings

Matthew Rago, Managing Editor

November 20, 2019

White Sox’ fans celebrate general manager Rick Hahn as the man who finally convinced team owner Jerry Reinsdorf to abandon mediocrity in favor of a long-awaited rebuild. Since 2012, Hahn’s negotiating abilities have routinely netted the White Sox top prospects in return for middling exports, placing the White Sox in a prim...

The dire state of Chicago sports

Matthew Rago, Managing Editor

November 19, 2019

The year is 2004. George Bush is the President of the United States of America.  Alicia Keys’ “If I Ain’t Got You” wins Billboard’s Song of the Year award. Mark Zuckerberg launches Facebook from his Harvard dormitory. The St. Louis Blues’ Joel Quenneville wins his 300th game as a head coach. 2004 was also th...

The Bulls need more out of Lauri Markkanen and Co.

Matthew Rago, Managing Editor

November 1, 2019

The Bulls need more production out of their core players. Lauri Markkanen, Otto Porter Jr. and Wendall Carter Jr. were supposed to comprise a playoff-caliber core for the Chicago Bulls. Instead, they’ve each played well below their respective ceilings in the early stages of the 2019-20 NBA season. From the moment the ...

Professional sports, unprofessional conduct

Professional sports, unprofessional conduct

October 8, 2019

America has a history of valuing social status, physical appearance and talent over morality. High-prof...

White Sox of the future: first base

White Sox of the future: first base

September 24, 2019

The White Sox have an abundance of talent at first base. This season, José Abreu made history at the...

Holy Trinity review

Holy Trinity review

September 24, 2019

Holy Trinity possesses a vibrant, diverse color palette both literally and figuratively, but leaves ...

Chicago’s New Mayor

Edwin Gramajo, Opinions Editor

May 28, 2019

In April 2019, Lori Elaine Lightfoot (Democrat) was elected mayor of Chicago after a runoff election. Lightfoot was sworn in as mayor on May 20, 2019 at the Wintrust Arena. According to Mayor Lightfoot’s official website, “as mayor, she will work to create opportunity for every Chicagoan—regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orie...

HIV/AIDS: the epidemic is far from over

HIV/AIDS: the epidemic is far from over

April 27, 2019

  The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency virus (AIDS) claims lives by th...

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