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SPiN Chicago review

SPiN Chicago review

Spencer Levinson, Reporter

December 15, 2016

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,...

A Tribe Called Quest album review

A Tribe Called Quest album review

Frederick Moody

December 9, 2016

Eighteen years ago Bill Clinton was President, the iMac just came out, Titanic set a box-office record at the theaters, Windows 98 was unveiled, and ‘A Tribe Called Quest’ released their album “The Love Movement”—thought to be their last. At least that’s what the music world concluded un...

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

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

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

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...

CounterPoint: Don’t panic and don’t sit out

Charlie Stelnicki, Managing editor of print content

December 1, 2016

On Nov. 8, a plurality of electoral college votes were won by a businessman who used a populist message to capture the dissatisfaction the white working class has felt for years. The election itself was incredibly polarizing. Day after day for over a year, our differences were shoved into our face...

Human first, fame second

Human first, fame second

Juliana Halpin, Managing editor of online content/social media content

December 1, 2016

Look at any issue of People magazine or US Weekly, turn on your TV, check Twitter or Facebook, or look just about anywhere and you're almost certain to find a celebrity's name in the headlines. The sad part is, a vast majority of these articles, stories and commentary are negative. Whether it's Kim K's...

Point: It’s time to Make America Great Again

Henry Groya, Reporter

December 1, 2016

This year’s presidential election shocked the country when businessman and celebrity Donald J. Trump was nominated as the next President. This came as a surprise to the nation, because a majority of political polls and media outlets favored Hillary Clinton to run away with the nomination. On Tuesday, ...

Understand the fear

Understand the fear

Thomas Attseff, Opinions editor

November 22, 2016

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 ...

Mr. President, act on DAPL now

Mr. President, act on DAPL now

Patrick Atkinson

November 22, 2016

The Dakota Access Pipeline is an oil pipeline being built from Three Forks, North Dakota to Pakota, Illinois, according to Energy Transfer Partners (the company constructing the pipeline).It transfers crude oil, a dirty substance that when burned contributes to the destruction of the Earth, and the pipeli...

Why Clinton Lost and Trump Won

Why Clinton Lost and Trump Won

Henry Groya

November 21, 2016

On Nov. 8, 2016, Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton was predicted to win the election and become the first woman president this country has ever seen. However, that turned out to not be the case when Donald Trump secured the win with 290 electoral votes compared to Clinton’s 232. Many Americans, especially d...

Thinking about moving to Canada? There’s the door

Spiro Kass, Business Manager

November 16, 2016

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

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...

Old tradition that holds purpose

Old tradition that holds purpose

Danny Kilrea, Copy editor

November 11, 2016

Now that Donald J. Trump is elected and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has been defeated, there will be lots of negative talk about the electoral college. The electoral college is a body of people from each state that formally elect the President based off the popular vote from their state. There are ...

Political opinions are all valid

Political opinions are all valid

Danny Kilrea, Copy editior

November 10, 2016

A recent value our country has believed in is not shaming overweight people for how they look. Whether you believe in this notion or not, I have noticed that the same people that are against body shaming typically tend to shame people for their political beliefs.  Let’s call this “mind shaming”...

Forcing fear

Thomas Atseff, Opinions editor

October 27, 2016

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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