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The most overhyped holiday of the year: Valentine’s Day

The most overhyped holiday of the year: Valentine’s Day

Dani Almase, Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

I’ve always seen Valentine’s Day as any other day of the year. It is an irrelevant holiday during which people traditionally show affection to their romantic partner. When we were little kids, it was a fun day when we would pass out cards and candy to all of our classmates. However as we got older, it bec...

Childhood Nostalgia: New LEGO movie review

Childhood Nostalgia: New LEGO movie review

Dani Almase, Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Editors Note: This is part one of a multi-article series about the most anticipated  children's movie sequels this year that are sure to instill a certain degree of childhood nostalgia. LEGOs are plastic building blocks usually played with by young kids to construct anything their imagination desires....

A$AP Rocky concert review

A$AP Rocky concert review

Xavier Mcdonald, Freelance reporter

February 5, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

My decision to not bring a coat to the A$AP Rocky concert on Jan. 9 seemed reasonable until I found myself in an hour and a half freezing cold line circling UIC Pavillion. Rocky came out to perform at 11:30 p.m. wearing a crash dummy mask and Air Jordans. To introduce him, two people dressed up as ...

Media Mayhem: Podcast Serial grapples with the complexity of justice in America

Media Mayhem: Podcast Serial grapples with the complexity of justice in America

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

January 31, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

When I heard that the third season of the hit narrative podcast Serial would be a deep-dive into America’s criminal justice system—through the lense of a courthouse in Cleveland—I was very intrigued as to what story they would ultimately tell. Serial came to prominence in 2014 when it told th...

A job well done

January 25, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

Our Position: We should take the time to appreciate that our teachers still helped their students to their utmost ability even with all that was going on behind the scenes. Before winter break, all LT teachers were working under the terms of last year’s contract. The teachers received a contract on De...

Fix up the Speak Up

January 25, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

Our position: Although the Speak Up Line has potential to help with mental health problems, it can and needs to be replaced by a system that can address mental health issues and substance abuse concerns because the Speak Up Line has come to be used as a method of bullying. The Speak Up Line started ...

Why not?

Greg Smith, Managing editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion, Print Issues

Many of our elected public servants are good, hardworking people. Unfortunately, many are also disingenuous, self-obsessed and self-promoting. They are not all that smart, but are all the while convinced of their own brilliance. I don’t think the presidencies of Barack Obama and Donald Trump have been...

R is for Respect

Pilar Valdes, Art Director

January 25, 2019


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion, Print Issues

I have the mouth of a sailor. With two older brothers, I heard every swear you could think of, all before the age of 10. I will say just about any word in the English language, except one. It's not that hard. It’s one word. Six letters. You can eliminate it from your vocabulary. You can call something...

Women’s March 2019

Pilar Valdes, Art Director

January 25, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Online Photo Galleries, Opinion

I am a feminist through and through. I have two older brothers, and I never really saw myself as any different from them while growing up. Sure, I was shorter and had longer hair, but I still liked Mario and Pokémon, and I knew I could beat them in any sort of physical fight—although they cla...

Heard It In A Past Life Album Review

Heard It In A Past Life Album Review

Nicole Klein, Reporter

January 24, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

After taking a year-long hiatus from releasing her EP, ‘Now that the Light is Fading,’ Maggie Rogers released her album ‘Heard It In A Past Life’ on Jan. 18. This album is unique, genuine, vulnerable and full of talent and heart. Growing up in rural Easton, Maryland, Rogers started playing...

Shake Shack Oakbrook Review

Shake Shack Oakbrook Review

Liz Gremer, Reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

Ever since the loss of Smashburger and Back Alley Burger, my friends and I have been on the search for a new burger place. While Steak n’ Shake in Darien has always been a favorite of mine, my friends and I decided to make the trip to Oak Brook to try out the new Shake Shack at 1950 Spring Rd. It...

Media Mayhem: To survive in the modern age, local news needs to adapt

Media Mayhem: To survive in the modern age, local news needs to adapt

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

December 17, 2018


Filed under Lars Lonnroth's Media Mayhem, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Local news is in a crisis and it’s only getting worse. Over the past 10 years or so, an innumerable number of newspapers and periodicals have gone defunct. The incredibly fast destruction of these valuable, community-based institutions has likely been fueled by a painful reality: local news’ inability t...

The Aragon Ballroom parties with Carti

The Aragon Ballroom parties with Carti

Xavier McDonald, Freelance Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

On a snowy night in Uptown, Chicago, Playboi Carti made a quick stop to The Aragon Ballroom on Nov. 15 that left the audience joyful but bruised from the insane mosh pits and inexpensive tickets, costing only $35. The concert was the sixth stop of 22 dates of his current Neon Tour, in which he is trav...

It’s not as bad as you think!

Georgia Dougherty, Pulse co-editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print Issues, Pulse

Anthropogenic global warming (AGW) is the hypothesis that climate change is produced by human activity. Most people who believe in AGW follow Penn State University climatologist Michael Mann’s hockey stick model. His view hypothesizes that “the post-1970 surge of global warming has created a ‘hockey...

Burning Up (the Earth, that is)

Camilla Breen, Pulse co-editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print Issues, Pulse

It’s no secret that the United States is one of the top contributors to climate change: we have one of the world’s highest water footprints, and we fall just behind China for having the most carbon emissions. This information has been plastered all over America in an effort to conserve drinkable...

The 1975’s “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships” review

The 1975’s “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships” review

Camilla Breen and Isabel Tuisl

December 5, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Reviews, Top Stories

Listening party (Isabel): On Nov. 30, the official release date of The 1975’s “A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships,” listening parties occured in places all over the nation. Chicago’s party took place at 7pm. at Shuga Records (1272 N Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park). When my friend and I en...

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