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Column: Trump’s Kenosha statements are false

Logan Raschke

September 1, 2020

President Donald Trump defended Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old charged with murder who is accused of fatally shooting two people and injuring one at Kenosha, Wisconsin during a violent demonstration, while simultaneously spreading misinformation about what happened in the first place. If anyone wa...

Column: 10 years of another indie rock masterpiece

Ryan Meyer

August 31, 2020

I’m a month behind on this one, but Aug. 2 marked the 10th anniversary of an indie rock masterpiece that will be discussed for decades to come and is regarded as a cornerstone of sophisticated, lush rock music. I’m speaking, of course, of “The Suburbs,” by Canadian band Arcade Fire. It’s th...

Column: A look at the 2020 presidential candidates

Zach Bray

August 31, 2020

Last week, the Democratic National Convention nominated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to be president and vice president. Kamala Harris was a 2020 candidate for president before dropping out three months before the primaries started due to lack of campaign motivation and support. Both candidates ran...

Column: RNC shows that white people need to wake up

Lindsey Ulrey

August 31, 2020

I know everyone was trying to survive the first week of school during the Republican National Convention and may have missed it, so I’ll go ahead and sum it up for you. There was the normal bashing of Democrats and their values, as well as messages supporting Trump’s Care Act and how he’s dealin...

Column: RNC full of misleading claims, rhetoric

Marguerite McHale

August 27, 2020

This week the Republican National Convention started Monday with Thursday night being the concluding ceremony. This follows the Democratic National Convention that was held the week before. The Republican’s week had a theme for each day, making Monday the “Land of Heroes.” The rest of the days were dubb...

Column: Billionaire wealth is getting ridiculous

Destiny Blanchard

August 27, 2020

The world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, just became worth more than $200 billion. The founder of Amazon.com gets most of his wealth from Amazon stock. Many criticize his (and other billionaires’) extreme wealth as unethical, as his rise to be a centi-billionaire likely meant the exploitation of the labor ...

Column: Reach out to struggling friends this fall

Logan Raschke

August 26, 2020

College students around the U.S. must feel like the weight of the world is on their shoulders. Crippling student debt, rapid changes in classroom formats, paying full price for general declines in education quality, isolation, depression, anxiety and a hex of other issues are plaguing students. T...

Letter from the Editor: Some changes to expect this semester

Adam Tumino

August 26, 2020

Many changes have been made all across campus this semester to deal with COVID-19, and many more changes are likely to happen throughout the fall and into the spring. Events have been canceled, all fall sports have been postponed and many classes have once again been moved online or taken hybrid forms...

Column: Celebrating great album’s anniversary

Ryan Meyer

August 25, 2020

Turn On the Bright Lights, New York band Interpol’s debut album, came out on August 20, 2002. This past Thursday marked the 18th anniversary of its release. This is my favorite album of all time and arguably one of the best rock albums of the century so far. The fact that it was the band’s debut...

Column: Do not resist the weirdness

Karina Delgado

August 25, 2020

Let's be straightforward, this is a weird time. Let's stop trying to make life feel ‘normal’ again. It’s my senior year and I feel like I got pushed into the pool with no warning, I’m trying to swim back up and grab some oxygen. Eastern pushed me into the pool. I had to move back to Charlest...

Column: Laptop shortage will affect school year

Logan Raschke

August 24, 2020

School districts around the nation are in desperate need of laptops to facilitate virtual learning. This laptop shortage could cause irreparable harm to students’ remote educations if shipment delays continue. The global leaders of computer companies, Lenovo, HP and Dell, have informed school distric...

Column: Cubs, White Sox rivalry getting good

Adam Tumino

August 24, 2020

As a Chicago Cubs fan, I should probably be nervous after watching the White Sox beat up on the Cubs for the first two games of the crosstown series this past weekend. But I am somewhat surprised to find that I am not nervous at all. I’m actually pretty excited. It is about time that both Chicago...

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