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Laws in 2017 aim for equality and protection

Laws in 2017 aim for equality and protection

By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief

January 5, 2017

Filed under Carousel, Columns

Hundreds of new laws are set to go into effect in Illinois in 2017, but two especially stood out. F... Read more »

Guest Column: A letter to my immigrant parents

By Angeles Coss

December 2, 2016

Filed under Columns, Letters to the Editor, Perspectives

A Letter to My Immigrant Parents Dear Mom and Dad, I don’t blame you for anything that you’ve done. Leaving everything behind, family, loved ones and friends. You two left everything behind for us, your kids. You guys both came to a country, a country that was a stranger to you both; a country that involved a new lan... Read more »

Gender stereotypes: Why are they still here?

Gender stereotypes: Why are they still here?

September 21, 2016

Women can vote, but they cannot be masculine. Men can cook, but they cannot be feminine. It is 2016,... Read more »

Brock Turner released early from jail after sexual assault

Brock Turner released early from jail after sexual assault

September 13, 2016

Brock Turner, the Stanford rapist, who was only required to serve three out of his six month sentence a... Read more »

Gender neutral bathrooms raise controversy

Gender neutral bathrooms raise controversy

By Emily Wissemes, Reporter

May 17, 2016

Filed under Carousel, Columns, Perspectives

The Obama administration ordered every public school in the United States to allow transgender students t... Read more »

Teachers should get more than a week of appreciation

Teachers should get more than a week of appreciation

By Hector Cervantes, Perspectives Editor

May 12, 2016

Filed under Carousel, Columns, Perspectives

The first week of May is National Teacher Appreciation Week which praises teachers for their service and ... Read more »

Heat of the moment doesn’t excuse offensive language

Heat of the moment doesn’t excuse offensive language

April 30, 2016

Competition promotes motivation, determination, and perseverance to overcome any challenge thrown at a perso... Read more »

Blackhawks do well with new roster

By Pantera Mewing, Contributing Writer

March 3, 2016

Filed under Columns, Perspectives, Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks made some substantial roster additions over the weekend. Gaining Christian Ehrhoff, LA Kings; Thomas Fleischmann, Montreal Canadiens; Dale Weise, Montreal Canadiens; and Andrew Ladd, Winnipeg Jets; who played on the 2010 championship team. In trade the Blackhawks gave up Marko Dano, Philip Danault, ... Read more »

Loss of “second father” difficult on family and friends

By Emily Wissemes, Reporter

January 22, 2016

Filed under Columns, News, Perspectives

John Jaloway was not a person to shake your hand when he first met you. He was a hugger and always has been. When I first met John about eight years ago, I went to shake his hand. He looked at me with a face, you know that face you give someone, and immediately pulled me in for a hug. From then on, he was like a second father.... Read more »

Consistency lacking with constant conference changes

Consistency lacking with constant conference changes

January 19, 2016

As a three sport athlete, I can say that I’ve competed against at least a 100 schools. A single cross-c... Read more »

Trump’s plan to ban Muslims eliminates his chances to be taken seriously

Trump’s plan to ban Muslims eliminates his chances to be taken seriously

December 18, 2015

“Make America great again,” is Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign sloga... Read more »

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