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Here’s to the Class of 2021

Here’s to the Class of 2021

Conor Van Santen, Opinion Editor May 2, 2021

Well, we’re reaching the end of the line: our college careers are almost over. Graduation and the “real world” loom in the not-to-distant future. Some of us will probably grow apart over the next...

The Cold War is Creeping Back

The Cold War is Creeping Back

Steven Lum, Staff Writer May 2, 2021

It seems that the world is back to its good old Cold War shenanigans. Russia rapidly mobilizes its troops, the West and its allies scramble to ready what forces they can and Russia quickly withdraws those...

It’s Time to Make the Switch...to a Menstrual Cup

It’s Time to Make the Switch…to a Menstrual Cup

Penelope Gardner , Staff Writer May 2, 2021

My favorite fold is the double seven, but not in terms of origami. No, the double seven is actually a way to insert a menstrual cup. While I know the non-menstruating people of TikTok and Twitter just...

When Activism Goes Too Far

When Activism Goes Too Far

Anastasia Hanonick, Staff Writer May 2, 2021

In recent years, actress and singer-songwriter Demi Lovato has taken on the role of social activist as she openly spoke out about her struggle with substance abuse, eating disorders and LGBTQ+ issues....

Where Greek Life Goes Wrong

Where Greek Life Goes Wrong

Anastasia Hanonick, Staff Writer April 25, 2021

If I were to travel back four years and tell sixteen-year-old me that I would join a sorority in college, I would’ve laughed in my own face. At the time, I hated the idea of being surrounded by so much...

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Mozart, Einstein, Picasso and now…Carlsen?

Penelope Gardner, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

Chess is an intellectual and strategic game that millions of people across the globe play. Almost everyone knows what chess is and sort of how to play it, but do you know who the world chess champion...

Inside the Dark Minds of Abusers

Inside the Dark Minds of Abusers

Anastasia Hanonick, Staff Writer April 18, 2021

Many would argue that abuse is a subjective term, but I truly do not believe so. Abuse is any sort of intentional mistreatment or disrespect towards another person. That’s it. The path people take to...

The Church is Right, Being Gay is Totally a Choice: A Satirical Take on the Vatican’s Recent Announcement

The Church is Right, Being Gay is Totally a Choice: A Satirical Take on the Vatican’s Recent Announcement

Daniel Bernas, Staff Writer April 13, 2021

On Monday, March 15, the over 10.7 million LGBTQ adults in the U.S. alone were “blessed” with news that the Vatican had released a long overdue statement on the same-sex marriage in the church. While...

The News and Me

Conor Van Santen, Opinion Editor April 7, 2021

Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, I was constantly bombarded with news and information about the happenings of the city. My dad habitually turned on the local news every night after he got home from...

What is Purity Culture and Why it is Extremely Damaging To Young Girls and Women

What is Purity Culture and Why it is Extremely Damaging To Young Girls and Women

Anastasia Hanonick, Staff Writer April 7, 2021

Many of us have heard of the Christian YouTube channel GirlDefined, which is run by sisters Bethany Beal and Kristen Clark. Another figure who has recently made her way into YouTube algorithms is...

When Rhetoric Matters

When Rhetoric Matters

Jakob Benedetti, Contributor April 1, 2021

A year of the pandemic, while giving us many hopeful examples of human resilience and ingenuity, has also extracted a great toll on American society. Aside from the obvious physical and financial toll...

Playdates and the Pandemic

Playdates and the Pandemic

Anastasia Hanonick, Staff Writer April 1, 2021

The pandemic has been rough for us all. Regardless of who you are, you were probably negatively impacted by the unfortunate turn of events caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. You were likely met with difficulties...

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