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Nobel Prize in Physics reminds us to focus on female scientists

Nobel Prize in Physics reminds us to focus on female scientists

By Daniel Jin, Columnist

October 11, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Last Tuesday, the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Arthur Ashkin from the United States, Gérard Mourou from France and Donna Strickland from Canada for groundbreaking inventions of applying laser technology to biological uses. Dr. Strickland is only the third female scientist in history wh...

Crisis pregnancy centers must be transparent

Crisis pregnancy centers must be transparent

By Jaime Watts, Columnist

October 10, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Crisis pregnancy centers are nonprofit organizations that supposedly help pregnant women with counseling, parenting resources, health resources and more. The little-known secret is these centers are actually meant to mislead women seeking abortions — they are their target. Instead of focusing on helping,...

Don’t use hobbies for career advancement

Don’t use hobbies for career advancement

By Kimberly Ngoh, Columnist

October 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The question, “how’s your semester going?” can pop up at any given time, but asking mid-semester often garners a lack of enthusiasm – at least from me. Knee-deep in assignments, the only response I can give is regarding how busy I am and my lack of free time. It’s true, I am busy, but so is the ...

Skaters are the ultimate transportation nuisance

Skaters are the ultimate transportation nuisance

By Aidan Berg, Columnist

October 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

This semester, transportation is one of the most contested issues on campus. On top of the throngs of freshmen learning the bus system and the etiquette required to keep traffic flowing smoothly, we now also have VeoRides rolling around campus, throwing the biking scene out of whack. Still, even wi...

Student life in a construction zone

Student life in a construction zone

By Collin Carmichael, Columnist

October 8, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories

Illinois Street Residence Hall was my freshman year dorm of choice, and as such, it will always hold a special place in my heart. However, as much as I loved its location and convenience, watching what it has become with the advent of renovation made me question why the University would ever house s...

MLB’s swing and miss against domestic violence

MLB’s swing and miss against domestic violence

By Abby Weber, Columnist

October 8, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

When Addison Russell began playing for the Chicago Cubs in 2015, he quickly won over the hearts of northsiders everywhere. Sporting the same first name as the street Wrigley Field resides on, Addison Russell joined the Cubs as a 21-year-old phenom whose on-field ability kept him in the spotlight for t...

We no longer live in a zero-sum world

We no longer live in a zero-sum world

By Austin Stadelman, Columnist

October 8, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Before the Industrial Revolution, a vast majority of the world worked in agriculture. In the early 1800s in the  United States, between 75 and 80 percent of the labor force worked in agriculture, producing just enough food for themselves, and perhaps the people around them, to survive. In a pre-industr...

Vegetarian students are at risk without options

Vegetarian students are at risk without options

By Chantelle Hicks, Columnist

October 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Hi, my name is Chantelle. I’m a vegetarian and I don’t only eat vegetables. When the food I eat first comes up to discussion I’ve gotten responses like, “Oh you don’t like chips?” or “Man it must be hard to only eat veggies.” Those responses might seem a bit extreme or rare, but ...

True crime: Remember to laugh at a senseless world

True crime: Remember to laugh at a senseless world

By Skylar Bouchard, Columnist

October 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

This past Saturday, the popular true crime podcast, the "Last Podcast On the Left,” performed a sold-out show at The Canopy Club. For those who don’t know what the podcast is about, it’s basically three men in their 30s talking about killers, cryptids and aliens for two hours. It got me thi...

In defense of celebrities getting political

In defense of celebrities getting political

By Claire Joyce, Columnist

October 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

In the digital age we live in, visibility is power. The more people who see and connect with you, the more power you have. Social media is changing and breaking down the barrier of mystery that celebrities once had — bringing their lives into ours. Whether it be by Instagram photos, tweets or Snapchat stor...

Don’t question your questions

Don’t question your questions

By Thomas Block, Columnist

October 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Wait, who was Maimonides again? Shouldn’t the current be flowing the other way around that circuit? Is that a “6” or an “8” that the professor just wrote up on the board? A lot of simple questions can pop up in your head during lecture, each of which seems to clearly have a single answer: j...

Roommate contracts are not just for residence halls

Roommate contracts are not just for residence halls

By Lifei Chen, Columnist

October 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Will I get along with new roommates? What if we have completely different lifestyles? I bet those questions were once rolling around in your head before moving into your residence hall. Leaving home and living with roommates are the first challenges almost every college student has to overcome. But...

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