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Alma Mater stands tall at the corner of Wright and Green streets dressed in a commencement robe. University students remind each other that making mistakes is part of your educational journey.

DI Voices | Embrace failure, trials, tribulations in education

By Dennis Austin, Senior Columnist July 15, 2021

On a bitterly cold evening in Palos Hills at Moraine Valley Community College, I sat for my final two GED exams.  After the exams concluded, I sat in the lobby area constantly refreshing my phone,...

DI Voices | Do not dread a rough start

DI Voices | Do not dread a rough start

By Nathaniel Langley, Opinions Editor July 15, 2021

The dawn of college exceeds all expectations. The rush of attending university classes and the exhilaration of mingling with other fresh campus faces are unmatched sensations. With all these great expectations,...

DI Voices | 'The Sienna Life' brings back memories

DI Voices | ‘The Sienna Life’ brings back memories

By Rayna Wuh, Columnist April 28, 2021

When I saw a commercial for the all-new 2021 Toyota Sienna, I audibly laughed. Glancing up at the screen, I almost failed to recognize that the sleek, sporty hybrid design was the same kind of minivan...

Students sit on the quad enjoying a nice spring day. Students all enjoy the quad no matter their age.

DI Voices | Freshman year yields momentous opportunities

By Chiara Awatramani, Columnist April 21, 2021

When I first toured the University, I knew I would fit right in. The variety of clubs, classes and sports called to me, so I applied, got accepted and hit the road to move into my dorm at Allen Hall. I...

DI Voices | Humor cannot hide the man in Oklahoma

DI Voices | Humor cannot hide the man in Oklahoma

By Nathaniel Langley, Opinions Editor April 14, 2021

My father isn’t dead, he’s in Oklahoma. The same Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain, and flagrant fathers seek refuge from Kansas’ Department for Children and Families. Fortunately,...

The board game “Pandemic” sits on a table surrounded by multiple players. Columnist Samuel Rahman argues that people should consider buying the game to keep busy in the midst of the pandemic.

DI Voices | Reconsider ‘Pandemic’ amidst the pandemic

By Samuel Rahman, Assistant Opinions Editor April 3, 2021

Board game sales grew immensely in 2020 as the house-confined struggled to fill the time and fight against boredom during the lockdowns precipitated by COVID-19. Hasbro — the publishers of the “Monopoly,”...

DI Voices | Atlanta spa shootings: 24 hours

DI Voices | Atlanta spa shootings: 24 hours

By Karena Tse, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

It was a late morning for me. It was already 11 a.m. when I started reading headlines and noon by the time I got out of bed, eyes burning. I felt heavy and hollow. This is what I’ve realized about trauma...

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