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A letter to my grandparents: “Thank you, but please forgive me”

A letter to my grandparents: “Thank you, but please forgive me”

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Columns

I consider myself very lucky to have had, who I consider, the most generous and loving grandparents. I was 6 months old when I was put on a plane and sent to Mexico to live with my grandparents. I was the second, and last, generation they raised. When I was 9, my grandma passed away and at the age of 1...

A belated “thank you”

A belated “thank you”

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in chief

November 21, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Columns

Life is extremely difficult at times. I have had my fair share of hardships and challenges thrown at me by life or people. During those times, it seemed like the world was coming to an end. I truly struggled. My motivation and determination were drained out of me and there were times when I nearly gave up, when...

A coming out story, alternatively titled, it does get better.

A coming out story, alternatively titled, it does get better.

By Grace Schumann, Reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Columns, Perspectives

In honor of National Coming Out Day, Oct. 11, here is my story. It was the morning of June 25, 2016. It was a sunny Monday morning, the week after Father’s Day. The sun hadn’t quite come up yet and the heat of the day hadn’t quite set in yet. My morning started out hopeful, with a news alert th...

Taking out the saint from St. Patrick’s Day

Taking out the saint from St. Patrick’s Day

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor

March 15, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Columns, Perspectives

St. Patrick's Day in America is a celebration of alcohol, the color green, and awful Irish accents. Is that really a proper celebration? According to Time, the holiday was created in 1631 to celebrate the priest St. Patrick who, according to legend, had a lot of luck converting pagans to Christiani...

Trump utilizes Hitler’s fascist tactics

Trump utilizes Hitler’s fascist tactics

By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief

February 27, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Columns, Perspectives

Mark Twain once said, "History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes." Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler may not be exact replicas of one another, but they sure do rhyme. But both Trump and Hitler's rhetorical marginalization of groups, lifestyles, and political beliefs correlate in a way. ...

Don’t let Valentine’s Day get you down

Don’t let Valentine’s Day get you down

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor

February 6, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Columns, Perspectives

Love has a very complex definition. According to science, love is a happy chemical party that occurs in our brains. It is the activation of various parts in our cerebrum as well. But, according to others, this definition does not truly describe or define the feeling of love. Some might even s...

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. Finally, after years of going to Walgreens and spending $25 for two boxes of feminine hygiene products, the elimination of taxes on those commodities has been lifted. According to WGN, an update t...

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 count...

Gender stereotypes: Why are they still here?

Gender stereotypes: Why are they still here?

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Carousel, Columns, Perspectives

Women can vote, but they cannot be masculine. Men can cook, but they cannot be feminine. It is 2016, so why do these stereotypes still exist? Gender stereotypes have existed for a long time. They are like any racial or religious stereotypes, hurtful and not at all accurate. “Gender stereotype...

Brock Turner released early from jail after sexual assault

Brock Turner released early from jail after sexual assault

By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief

September 13, 2016


Filed under Carousel, Columns, News

Brock Turner, the Stanford rapist, who was only required to serve three out of his six month sentence after being found guilty of brutally assaulting a woman behind a Dumpster, was released recently because of “good behavior.” Turner was arrested Jan. 18 after two male students came across him on top of...

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 to use whatever bathroom matches their chosen gender identity. North Carolina has tried to pass House Bill 2 which, according to CNN, is a statewide policy banning individuals from using public ba...

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 dedication to the field of education. Yet, the way teachers are paid and treated somehow does not correlate to their hard work ethic the teachers display in their jobs. According to www.pay...

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