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Take a break, enjoy your everyday life

Abigail Carlin, Columnist

April 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I have had a pretty good week. Actually, I have had an incredible month. Friendships with faculty and peers are flourishing, I received two substantial scholarships, two weeks ago I was in Cincinnati presenting some of my research, and, while maybe not as fun as those previously mentioned, I started a new job...

Apology letter to Mother Nature

Kennedy Nolen, Columnist

April 3, 2018


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Hey, Mother Nature. It’s me, Kennedy. I have a few things to tell you that I need to get off my chest on behalf of (most) humans. I know for hundreds and thousands of years, we humans have caused some damage to you. Pollution in all aspects like air, water and land pollution from factories, vehicle...

Extremism is on the rise

Colin Roberts, Copy Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

There has been a disheartening rise in religious, as well as ideological, extremism in America. You can see it in the comment sections of Facebook. You witness it when someone you once respected uses the word “crisis actor” or when a church advocates a political platform “in service of almighty...

Setbacks are not the end of the world

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

April 2, 2018


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Two weeks ago, I had to drop a class I was taking this semester. Was I disappointed? That is an understatement. I was incredibly upset about this. Here I was, finally on track with school, and now this has set me back (hopefully not enough to prolong graduation next year). For about a week, I was...

You do not have to celebrate holidays with family

Abbey Whittington, Columnist

April 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

With each passing holiday comes the strange feeling of choosing to stay at what I consider my current home: Charleston, instead of returning to what our townies like to call “Kankabourbly.” The word combines three towns in which I grew up in: Kankakee, Bourbonnais and Bradley. I have not celebrated...

Take this month to be aware

Carole Hodorowicz, Opinions Editor

April 1, 2018


Filed under Columns

April is more than a 30-day salute to rainy forecasts, the Easter bunny and allergies. It is also Autism Awareness Month, a full 30 days representing the mystery, complexity and diversity behind the cognitive disorder. But for more than 3.5 million individuals in America, autism is a...

A bad relationship: The U.S and the Middle East

Colin Roberts, Contributing Writer

March 28, 2018


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After seeing some pictures of the war in Yemen, I wanted to write on the U.S’s long relationship with the Middle East. Many think it started that fateful day in September. And it’s true, 9/11 is when most people started paying attention to the region. But in truth, the CIA had been around the Mi...

Review: ‘Love Simon’ misses the mark

Abby Carlin, Contributing Writer

March 28, 2018


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I was excited to see “Love Simon.” A cheesy romance with the face of two queer people? I was so ready. However, “Love Simon” was not an endearing coming out story for two queer folk in a suburban high schoo. It was a misleading portrayal of two outed stories, one tragic and the other romantic....

We need answers and we need them now

Kennedy Nolen, Columnist

March 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

There are so many strange things and inventions on this planet. I think about them a lot, so get ready for a lot of mind blowing things you’ve probably never thought of:  1. Balloons: A rubber expanding circle filled with someone’s breath. Why are these a thing to celebrate someone’s birthd...

Companies try to fit in with millennial’s experience economy

Angelica Cataldo, Columnist

March 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

We live in an experience economy. Don’t know what that is? Ask a millennial. CNBC, Forbes Magazine and even the New York Times have recognized that selling an experience is much more beneficial than just selling a product. The term “experience economy” was coined in 1998 by business writers ...

Reflect on, learn from your mistakes

Abbey Whittington, Columnist

March 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I went into a leadership position with a list of expectations and came out learning a lot of things I did not plan for. Some might say this is because I did not follow every step I mapped out; others might say there is not one direction your leadership should take you, but many. And through every...

Spring forward, take advantage of weather

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

March 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

As spring arrives, I am reminded of the beauty of the Earth and the smells of nature. Finally, we can say goodbye to seasonal depression and look forward to six months or so of being outside in nice weather. Although the past few days have been dreary outside, I know that will soon fade away and we...

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