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College culture augments environmental impact

College culture augments environmental impact

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

April 18, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories, Top Stories

Earth Day is on April 22. While many University students may choose to celebrate by taking a walk on the quad, that’s not good enough. Earth Day and its focus on general care and concern for the environment is not a new topic, and many of us are familiar with repetitive speeches about how to avoid ...

Scientific method should be used more selectively

Scientific method should be used more selectively

By Cole Timmerwilke, Columnist

April 16, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Opinions Top Stories

To modern ears, there is perhaps no more hallowed word than “science.” In many quarters, science is regarded with a pious reverence that borders on religious awe. Science is logical, rational and objective: the creator of the modern world. Science is the bringer of light, the mighty torrent by wh...

America needs to resolve its gun problems

America needs to resolve its gun problems

By Sandhya Sivakumar, Columnist

April 15, 2019


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After 50 people were killed in a tragic mass shooting in a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, the country’s parliament passed legislation banning most semi-automatic rifles and will likely continue to expand the gun ban’s reach, according to Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters. This legislation too...

Trump has not been exonerated

Trump has not been exonerated

By Agastya Bhatia, Columnist

April 4, 2019


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Two years into his role as a special counsel to the Department of Justice, Robert Mueller has finally released his much-awaited report on the Trump campaign. Vaguely summarized by Attorney General William Barr, the document exonerated the president of allegations of collusion with Russia. Barr’s pro...

Self-improvement won’t help without values

Self-improvement won’t help without values

By Joseph Dillier, Columnist

April 3, 2019


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College is a transition period between adolescence and adulthood. That means it’s inevitably a time when students struggle with existential crises. During this time, college students begin to figure out what kind of person they want to be and start to take the steps to become that person. In this ...

Electoral College remains lesser of two evils

Electoral College remains lesser of two evils

By Andrew Prozorovsky, Columnist

April 3, 2019


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Since the 1992 presidential election, seven presidential electoral cycles ago, the Republican Party has only won the popular vote nationwide once — in 2004. However, since 1992, the Republican Party has managed to win three of these seven presidential elections. To admirers of democracy, the fact a party ...

The Undertaker should retire

The Undertaker should retire

By Noah Nelson, Columnist

March 28, 2019


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For over three decades, World Wrestling Entertainment superstars have collided on professional wrestling’s grandest stage of them all: WrestleMania. Thousands of fans attend the event each year to not only to be a part of one of the best nights in sports entertainment, but to witness another unforg...

Ranked-choice voting: It’s as easy as one, two, three

Ranked-choice voting: It’s as easy as one, two, three

By Andrew Prozorovsky, Columnist

March 27, 2019


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Government reform is egregiously needed in America but seldom discussed, specifically regarding elections. This extends to redistricting reform — which has gained momentum in recent years — campaign finance reform, the question of making Election Day a federal holiday and, as some even discuss, ...

ISG emboldens anti-Semitism on campus

ISG emboldens anti-Semitism on campus

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

March 25, 2019


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A resolution entitled “Combating Anti-Semitism” has been discussed by the Illinois Student Government over the past few weeks. It was debated and amended at length in the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion and then passed to the floor of the Senate to be voted on. On March 6, it was sent back to ...

Tesla’s reign may soon end

Tesla’s reign may soon end

By Fred Shoaff, Columnist

March 14, 2019


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S-3-X-Y. The first four mass-produced Tesla models—Y will be unveiled Thursday— have changed the globe’s automotive industry and launched Elon Musk to superstar levels. But despite seeing his net worth grow to over $10 billion, the charismatic chairman has not eluded speed bumps on the way to a...

Look up to female heroes

Look up to female heroes

By Agastya Bhatia, Columnist

March 14, 2019


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“Captain Marvel” is a good movie. Just like most Marvel movies, it’s pleasantly watchable, entertaining and wholly unoffensive. But to some — perhaps the same demographic who felt unjustly victimized by a shaving razor commercial — “Captain Marvel” is blatant feminist propaganda. A female s...

There’s trouble in ‘the Resistance’ to Trump

There’s trouble in ‘the Resistance’ to Trump

By Joseph Dillier, Columnist

March 9, 2019


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“The enemy of my enemy is my friend” is a proverb that sounds wise if you don’t think too hard about it. Since the election of President Donald Trump, a loose network of people self-titled “the Resistance”  has arisen. The Resistance has no binding ideology other than standing in oppositi...

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