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It’s go time

It’s go time

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

January 14, 2019


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Years have passed since the notoriously sexy, tongue-in-cheek Carl’s Jr. and GoDaddy commercials disgraced our television screens. For a while, these two companies dared to showcase images of scantily clad women showing off their pole-dancing capabilities or assaulting a cheeseburger while spra...

Trump’s business failings foretold the shutdown

Trump’s business failings foretold the shutdown

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

January 14, 2019


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On Dec. 11, President Donald Trump stated that he “would be proud” to shutdown the government in the name of border security, namely over funding for a border wall. One month later, Trump seems to have accomplished yet another feat in which he can be proud: forcing hard-working federal employees to ...

Politically inspired fashion is in this season

Politically inspired fashion is in this season

Jack Breslin, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


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Conservative political activist Candace Owens made false claims last month that Yeezy designer Kanye West was helping her design an anti-democratic clothing brand called Blexit, which would encourage black Democrats to turn Republican. West, who was notoriously conservative last month, now claims he...

Modern anti-semitism changes young Jews

Modern anti-semitism changes young Jews

Courtney Lewis, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


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At 13 years old, I didn’t have a care in the world. I was living with my family in the town of Deerfield, on Chicago’s North Shore, going to school, cheerleading practice, Deerfield Square after class – and synagogue. In heavily-Jewish, affluent Deerfield, I never thought twice about being Jewish....

Illinois’ price for power

Illinois’ price for power

Adam Webb, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


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When I was growing up in New Lenox, Illinois, I lived down the street from our mayor. In the scope of the national political machine, being the mayor of the village of New Lenox could be considered insignificant. But to a four-year-old boy, it was like having the president as a neighbor. I wanted noth...

Even after #MeToo and #TimesUp, rape culture still thrives in the United States

Even after #MeToo and #TimesUp, rape culture still thrives in the United States

Anna Malon, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


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When I was just 14-years-old, I gave a presentation on rape culture to my all-girls freshman class. I began my presentation by asking the fourth girl in every row to stand, lamenting the stark reality of sexual assault in our country with this simple visual—one in every four women in the United States...

Nigerian election presents pressing issues for Buhari

Nigerian election presents pressing issues for Buhari

Emmanuel Okirie, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2018


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Opposition parties in Nigeria have met up to shape a political alliance aimed at keeping President Muhammadu Buhari from winning a second consecutive term in next year's elections. Clement Adibe, a professor in DePaul’s political science department, said forming coalitions has been an ongoing issue...

Ignorance can’t be bliss

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

October 22, 2018


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After the UN's report that the Earth will greatly suffer from the devastating effects of climate change if action isn't taken on the gubernatorial level, people want to push the blame onto something other than themselves. We should blame ourselves for the internalized laziness when we have been presented...

Missing security in the deposit: Landlords can withhold security deposits justly, but are they always working within the law?

Missing security in the deposit: Landlords can withhold security deposits justly, but are  they always working within the law?

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

October 22, 2018


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When moving into a new apartment, the incoming tenant usually expects to play a little game of clean-up. The former tenant may have left without giving the mounds of dust on the ceiling fan a second thought and the landlord didn’t think to take care of it for you. Inside the refrigerator might be a...

We have just 12 years to save the Earth

We have just 12 years to save the Earth

William Hopper, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2018


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A catastrophic future isn’t far in our future, it’s steady and quickly approaching us. A 700-page report released by the United Nations’ climate science body says that we have only 12 years to make a change to our global energy infrastructure or risk dramatic consequences. Rising sea levels,...

Midterm election disconnection: College students want to vote but avoidable challenges stand between them and the ballot

Midterm election disconnection: College students want to vote but avoidable challenges stand between them and the ballot

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

October 15, 2018


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As with any election, low voter turnout plagues the nation because of wasted opportunities. In the 2016 presidential election, 42 percent of registered Americans did not vote, according to data compiled by the U.S. Election Project. The advantage to this is that it could help mobilize those who missed...

Has social media stunted our political understanding?

Has social media stunted our political understanding?

Nikki Roberts, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018


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Social media trends come and go. One week Facebook users are uploading videos of the Drake- inspired Kiki dance challenge, and the next they’re busy sharing memes about moths and lamps. For social media users whose primary sources of political news are sites like Twitter and Facebook, keeping up with...

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