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HEAD TO HEAD A contemporary standoff: Gun regulation

Gayu Menon, News Ediotr

December 13, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

As I sit in my living room watching the evening news with my dad, I cannot help but wonder what the future of America has to offer. On Nov. 5 when “breaking news” flashed across CNN, I wasn’t particularly surprised to see t...

HEAD TO HEAD A contemporary standoff: Gun regulation

Sophia Kartsounes, Opinion Editor

December 13, 2017

Filed under Opinions

On Dec. 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights was adopted. This Bill of Rights includes the Second Amendment, which states, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and b...

‘God’s Own Country’: my home

Gayu Menon, News Editor

December 13, 2017

Filed under Columns, Features

India is a diverse country. Within India there are 22 official languages. I am from Kerala, the southern tip of India. God’s Own Country, as Kerala is often referred to, is filled with tall, swaying coconut trees with streams just...

Keeping The Net Neutral

Moises Dominguez, Photography Editor

December 13, 2017

Filed under Columns

The current internet that we all operate on is known as an “open internet”. Making the internet an even playing field for both companies and consumers. Unfortunately, on Dec. 14 there will be a vote in Congress on whether o...

BOY SCOUTS: A program for everyone

Matt Troher, A&E Editor

December 13, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Growing up as a boy without a prominent central male figure in my life, Boy Scouts was an outlet for me to be, well, a boy. Through my six years as a Boy Scout, what I’ve learned is how to be a proper citizen. In my time...

My future career is not a hobby

Isabelle LaBianco, News Editor

December 13, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Jan. 25, 2017: the day I broke the news to my parents that I want to study acting in college. After I told them my news, I winced in fear of the laughter, disappointment, or just a general response from my parents. After a solid ...

Al-Neuharth Free Spirit Conference: How 50 strangers gave me my self confidence

Natalie White, Editor-In-Chief

November 30, 2017

Filed under Opinions

This summer I had the privilege of attending the Al-Neuharth Free Spirit Journalism Conference as the Illinois representative. Judges chose one student journalist from every state (yes, even Alaska) and the District of Columbia to...

Slogan shot machine

Sophia Di Iorio, In-Depth Editor

October 8, 2017

Filed under Cartoons, Opinions, Uncategorized

Ceasing the cellphone

Sidney Lee, Editor-in-chief

October 8, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

I stop dead in my tracks as the weight of my iPhone seems to disappear out of the pocket of my overalls. I have that moment of panic (you know that moment), where’s my phone?!, my hands searching, quickly patting all my pockets. The...

STAFF EDITORIAL Tardy system takes time away from students

Sarah Rogoz, Opinion Editor

October 8, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Grab supplies, use the restroom, and travel multiple floors to your classes that are on opposite sides of the school before the bell rings. Seems like an easy checklist for every student to accomplish during that five-minute passing...

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