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COLUMN: Hot take the field

COLUMN: ‘Hot take’ the field

Kierstyn Budz, Columnist February 19, 2024

So, I will be honest, I think the Super Bowl is over-hyped. I know, I know. “Kierstyn you are crazy, football is the best sport and the Super Bowl is the best event of the year.” I just do not...

Chloe Proffitt

COLUMN: Body image within athletes

Chloe Proffitt, Sports Reporter February 15, 2024

When it comes to athletics, how far would one go to achieve their goals? As an athlete, one will do the unthinkable to achieve their standards. For me and many other athletes, our mind creates a hypothesis...

Staff profile for Sia Deykoontz.

COLUMN: Music for those Valentine’s Day emotions, from a radio DJ

Sia DeyKoontz, Photo Editor February 14, 2024

Valentine's Day is all about love. It is a way of celebrating the relationships we have with people. It is traditional to send a card, often anonymously, to a person one is romantically involved with...

Alli Hausman

COLUMN: Great Value water: More than a water; a friend

Alli Hausman, Copy Chief February 13, 2024

Earlier this week, I had to pull an all-nighter to finish a paper.   I had worked a 10-hour shift that day and needed to get the story done before noon the next day. Like your average college student,...

Zaria Flippin

COLUMN: Voss water is the best water brand

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor February 13, 2024

You cannot tell me all water tastes the same. Water has such a specific taste to it depending on what brand of water you drink. When I was little, I didn’t really care about what water I drank: my only...

Jason Farias

COLUMN: Don’t reduce King’s legacy

Jason Farias, Columnist February 9, 2024

If you reduce your consideration of Black history and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. to just February, you miss the celebration’s point entirely.  Early versions of Black History Month, first...

Dan Hahn is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: The hope for ethical clarity in terms of use

Dan Hahn, Columnist February 8, 2024

People frequently share passwords to online subscription services without second-guessing the ethics behind their decision. Much of the phenomenon pertains to end user license agreements, which most...

Zaria Flippin

COLUMN: Women in sports media are also women in sports

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor February 7, 2024

Happy national women and girls in sports day! I’ve known for a while that working in the sports field is something I’ve wanted to do. Ever since I made the decision to make this my living and pursue...

EDITORIAL: Should you trust the mystic, weather-predicting rodent?

EDITORIAL: Should you trust the mystic, weather-predicting rodent?

Editorial Board February 5, 2024

Groundhog Day is a celebration celebrated on Feb. 2 every year. The celebration's main focus is on a wise, ancient groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil. Every year, they drag Phil out a of deep winter's...

COLUMN: The reality we live in in an age with school shootings

COLUMN: The reality we live in in an age with school shootings

Ellen Dooley, Opinions Editor February 5, 2024

It is not an uncommon occurrence to see school-wide active shooter or intruder drills take place.  While it is not seen often at the collegiate level, we see it in our elementary, middle and high schools....

COLUMN: Do people read books anymore?

COLUMN: Do people read books anymore?

Kierstyn Budz, Columnist February 4, 2024

As someone who aspires to be an author, the question of whether literature will be around in the future hangs heavy. In my grad classes, we have talked about the future of books and how people have...

Jessica Nantes, a senior TV and video production major plays pickleball with her sister and friends and at the outside Lantz Arena tennis courts Tuesday evening.

COLUMN: Pickleball is fun

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter February 3, 2024

One sport that many people seem to not understand how it can be fun is pickleball. It has a weird name, and many people look at it as just tennis. However, pickleball is so much fun if you just try...

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