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Electoral College remains lesser of two evils

Electoral College remains lesser of two evils

By Andrew Prozorovsky, Columnist

April 3, 2019


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

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...

Trump fails to match Speaker Pelosi

Trump fails to match Speaker Pelosi

By Andrew Prozorovsky, Columnist

March 6, 2019


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Back in 2016, one large criticism of then presidential candidate Donald Trump was , unlike every single one of his predecessors, he had no political or military experience and was, on all accounts, an outsider. The Democratic Party used this to contend that he lacked the expertise and the profes...

Understanding Trump: separating man from president

Understanding Trump: separating man from president

By Ajay Dugar, Columnist

March 5, 2019


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Trump’s election was a slap in the face to the Democratic establishment. With many different news and polling outlets giving Hillary Clinton upwards of a 90 percent chance of winning the election, Democrats should have cruised to an easy victory. Yet, two years later, we have President Trump facing unpreced...

When it comes to mudslinging, sling your mud somewhere else

When it comes to mudslinging, sling your mud somewhere else

By Andrew Prozorovsky, Columnist

February 28, 2019


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Freshman representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been dominating the news cycle for a few months now. The right claims she is the new face of the Democratic party and the left claims she is the new bogeyman for the right to crusade against. She is on the progressive left wing of the Democratic par...

US deficit suggests impending economic avalanche

US deficit suggests impending economic avalanche

By Fred Shoaff, Columnist

February 20, 2019


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As many of the world economies teeter on the brink of a recession, the richest economy in the world is flirting with stagflation — growing inflation without economic growth — and a trillion-dollar national debt that threatens the global economic expansion. Due to recent tax cuts, military spending an...

Voter ID laws cleverly discriminate

Voter ID laws cleverly discriminate

By Andrew Prozorovsky, Columnist

February 14, 2019


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The vote is an inalienable sacrament to our democracy. The principles of this system of government are rooted in every citizen’s inalienable right to vote. An unimpeded ability to vote. An unobstructed path to vote. In the past, America has rejected hindrances to voting such as poll taxes, grandfat...

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