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AP Test + Final = Overkill

Danny Kilrea, Copy editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

The beginning of May is a stressful time for students because it marks the beginning of AP exams. It is the culmination of all the material learned over the past two semesters. A lot of hard work and late nights goes into these exams to reach the score of a precious “5.” After the tests are over,...

Brand name diploma?

Sheridan Spiess, Pulse editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

If you speak to any high school student preparing to apply to or choosing a college, you will hear the “horror” they endure applying to eight-plus schools while having no idea where they want to go. Some even admit to not really caring whether or not they are accepted into many of the schools they...

Why Nationalism is on the Rise

Henry Groya, Reporter
April 4, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion

When Donald Trump won the presidency on Nov. 8, not only did it become apparent that Americans were in shock, but the world as well. Trump ran on an anti-establishment platform advocating for the implementation of nationalistic policies such as building a wall along the American-Mexican border, stopping...

Katie Palermo, Photo editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion

Starting on Feb. 4, I embarked on a Utah ski trip with 28 fellow cancer survivors from Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois. The program is held by Children’s Oncology Services (COSI), which provides pediatric cancer patients and survivors programs such as summer camps, dude ranches, whitewater...

Law and Order: DJT

Thomas Atseff, Opinions Editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The recently-elected President Donald Trump has often called for a return of law and order to the country. Although these calls involve fiery rhetoric that seems dangerous for specific minority groups in America, the president is right, perhaps unintentionally, that America currently lacks a sense of...

Un-American

Un-American

Danny Kilrea, Copy Editor
February 10, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion

President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily barring refugees from predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States has been halted again by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Feb. 9. This was a small step in the right direction. As I keep reflecting on the immigration ban, I can...

Why march?

Why march?

Juliana Halpin, Managing editor of online content/social media content
January 27, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Online Photo Galleries, Opinion, Top Stories, Uncategorized, Videos

On Jan. 21, over one million men and women participated in the women’s marches across the nation. While there was an outpour of support there was also and overwhelming amount of hate aimed at “rabid feminists” and the “creeping global emasculation of my [the male] gender,” as British journal...

Trump’s cabinet picks dissected

Trump’s cabinet picks dissected

Danny Kilrea, Copy editor
January 11, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

President-elect Donald J. Trump has named his cabinet members to guide him through his presidency. Below is a little bit of information about each member. All these members except Michael Flynn need approval from the Senate. Attorney General: Sen. Jefferson Sessions (R-AL) About Sessions: Junior United ...

SPiN Chicago review

SPiN Chicago review

Spencer Levinson, Reporter
December 15, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

This Chicago restaurant offers more than enough with regard to entertainment. SPiN Chicago is a ping-pong themed restaurant located on North State Street. With the option to rent a ping-pong table by the hour, SPiN offers a fun dinner experience for families and friends alike. For my trip to SPiN,...

Why a Donald Trump presidency may be good for Progressives

Why a Donald Trump presidency may be good for Progressives

Thomas Atseff, Opinions Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Top Stories

When Donald Trump became the president-elect of the United States a month ago on Nov. 8, the immediate reaction from Democrats and liberals was one of fear. After a month to reflect on the election and allow our strong emotions to subside, we should step back and look at the next four years as optimis...

A Historic Victory

A Historic Victory

Thomas Atseff, Opinions Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Top Stories

For months, there have been hundreds, even thousands of Americans at Standing Rock in North Dakota protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a pipeline that would damage the environment and endanger the drinking water of thousands of Native Americans and other Americans as well. It...

“Moana” Review

“Moana” Review

Thomas Atseff, Opinions Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Top Stories

In the past few years, Disney has been churning out quality animated movies with very little duds and misfires, releasing hits like “Tangled,” “Wreck-it-Ralph,” “Frozen,” “Big Hero 6” and this year’s “Zootopia.” Their latest, highly anticipated animated adventure was “Moana,” which f...

Understand the fear

Understand the fear

Thomas Attseff, Opinions editor
November 22, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

The 2016 election has come and gone, but the residual fear, anger and discussion are as heated and contentious as the election itself. Following Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton, many people were angry and upset. There have been protests across the country throughout the following days, and ...

Thinking about moving to Canada? There’s the door

Spiro Kass, Business Manager
November 16, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The 2016 presidential election has been one of the most polarizing, politically-heated debates to date. Throughout this past year, millions of people have made vulgar complaints and threats about both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton over social media, blogs, and several other forms of internet communica...

Anti-Trump protesters are misguided

Anti-Trump protesters are misguided

Danny Kilrea, Copy editor
November 15, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Following Donald J. Trump’s victory in the U.S. Presidential race, anti-Trump supporters erupted into protest outside the White House and in many major cities around the country. Clinton supporters were seen burning American flags and clashing with Trump supporters. While protesters have the righ...

Forcing fear

Thomas Atseff, Opinions editor
October 27, 2016
Filed under Editorials, oct 27, Opinion, Print Issues

If you have ever watched CNN, msNBC, Fox News or any other mainstream news media program, you are constantly reminded that at any moment you may be killed in a terrorist attack. If you watch or read any of these networks, to you, ISIS is invading America every day, Russia is trying to take over the world...

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