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OPINION: Being an LGBTQ advocate without coming out

OPINION: Being an LGBTQ advocate without coming out

April 19, 2019

“Thank god, I thought you were doing drugs” was my mother's response when I texted her I was out with a guy I was dating. At that time, I hadn't really thought about it as coming out, but technically...

OPINION: Blue Line construction disregards disabled people

OPINION: Blue Line construction disregards disabled people

April 15, 2019

On the Northwest Side of the city, the Belmont Blue Line station recently benefited from $17 million in renovations. The additions included a flashy blue canopy, LED lighting, a new paint job, additiona...

OPINION: Rapid insect decline is cause for worry

OPINION: Rapid insect decline is cause for worry

April 12, 2019

Summer evenings have always been filled with the steady hum of little insects flying around as the sun sets and the air cools. Annoying as they can be, their presence also means the arrival of one...

OPINION: Language around disability matters

OPINION: Language around disability matters

April 8, 2019

People-first disability language has become standard, which means saying “people with disabilities.” This began as a noble goal: to make derogatory terms unacceptable. Moving toward inclusive ...

OPINION: Cubs’ pitching can’t strike out again

OPINION: Cubs’ pitching can’t strike out again

March 25, 2019

After a stellar 2016 season, the Cubs have seen a steady decline in  pitching performance, the very skill that clinched their first World Series win in more than a century. The 2016 Cubs led the leagu...

OPINION: Incarceration cannot invalidate transgender lives

OPINION: Incarceration cannot invalidate transgender lives

March 16, 2019

Nearly one out of every six transgender Americans will face jail time in their life, according to LGBTQ advocacy group Lambda Legal. More than one-third of those inmates will be sexually assaulted, wherea...

OPINION: Let’s get to the meat of climate change

OPINION: Let’s get to the meat of climate change

March 8, 2019

  When we think of the causes of climate change, we tend to focus on transportation as the main culprit. While gas emissions are a  contributor,  there’s a larger cause right under our nose...

OPINION: We need to deal with death

OPINION: We need to deal with death

By Jay Berghuis

February 28, 2019

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

The average funeral cost in 2017 was $7,360, and the funeral industry itself is worth roughly $16 billion, according to the National Funeral Directors Association. These numbers have been increasing for dec...

Assault affects every day

By Grace Senior

February 15, 2019

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

I first experienced sexual assault at 16 years old, and I stayed in the relationship for almost two years after the fact. I didn’t realize I had been experiencing sexual assault until three months after the relationship ended, and even then I had no idea how to handle it.I did not know how to tell the people I was close to that I didn’t want them to hug me or even pat me on the shoulder; sometimes those well-meaning gest...

OPINION: Strip the labels away from pole dancing

OPINION: Strip the labels away from pole dancing

February 12, 2019

Dance is a form of self-expression that emphasizes self-awareness and viewing yourself as art. However, being in touch with your body and body movement is often sexualized. Some forms of dance, such as ...

OPINION: Violent criminals: They’re just like us

OPINION: Violent criminals: They’re just like us

By Jay Berghuis

February 9, 2019

Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Special Issue

From Netflix releasing the documentary series “The Bundy Tapes” Jan. 24 to Zac Efron’s new film “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” which premiered at Sundance Jan. 26, Ted Bundy is ev...

OPINION: Female bodies cannot be policed while male bodies are praised

OPINION: Female bodies cannot be policed while male bodies are praised

February 7, 2019

During the Super Bowl LIII halftime show, Maroon 5’s lead singer Adam Levine took off his shirt, and the internet went wild.In 2004, much of the public also went wild when Janet Jackson’s right breast ...

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