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EDITORIAL: ‘Sex Education’ must go beyond Netflix

EDITORIAL: ‘Sex Education’ must go beyond Netflix

February 11, 2019

New Netflix show “Sex Education,” released Jan. 11, follows the life of a teenage boy whose mother is a sex therapist, and covers topics ranging from masturbation, premature ejaculation and wet dreams to teen pregnancy and homophobia. Programs like “Sex Education”—which offers ...

EDITORIAL: Without accessibility, celebrity activism is empty

EDITORIAL: Without accessibility, celebrity activism is empty

February 10, 2019

Beyoncé and Jay-Z are holding a contest in which fans could win free concert tickets for life for going vegan. Fans don’t have to go completely vegan immediately; they can also limit their meat c...

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 ...

EDITORIAL: Equality in the courtroom critical to LGBTQ activism

EDITORIAL: Equality in the courtroom critical to LGBTQ activism

February 6, 2019

New York is likely to become the fourth state to ban the controversial gay and trans panic defense strategy, according to a Jan. 25 NBC article. The bill was introduced in 2017 and has been gaining momentu...

EDITORIAL: Religious freedom requires understanding, resources

EDITORIAL: Religious freedom requires understanding, resources

February 4, 2019

One fifth of hate crimes were based on the attacker’s religious bias, according to the FBI. In October 2018, a shooter shouting anti-Semitic slurs massacred 11 congregants at a synagogue. This rampant religious discrimination prompted Jewish cinema art and science se...

OPINION: Fewer aldermen means lack of representation

OPINION: Fewer aldermen means lack of representation

February 3, 2019

Chicago has long been viewed as a center of political corruption. Now, federal extortion charges against longtime Ald. Ed Burke (14th Ward) and the subsequent fallout impacting other politicians has ren...

OPINION: Comparing marginalization perpetuates inequality

OPINION: Comparing marginalization perpetuates inequality

By Kathryn Williams

February 1, 2019

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

On Jan. 22, "Jane the Virgin" actress Gina Rodriguez addressed criticism for past anti-black comments on Sirius XM’s "Sway in the Morning." Rodriguez described the backlash as devastating because “...

EDITORIAL: To save mothers, we must empower them

EDITORIAL: To save mothers, we must empower them

January 28, 2019

The maternal mortality rate in the U.S. is the highest of any developed country. A 2015 Lancet report found that 26.4 women per 100,000 die due to childbirth and complications, compared to 9.2 in the...

Editor’s Note: Support student media in honor of Student Press Freedom Day

Editor’s Note: Support student media in honor of Student Press Freedom Day

January 28, 2019

In April 2018, student newsrooms nationwide used #savestudentnewsrooms to advocate for student journalists and stress the importance of campus media. The campaign was launched in response to several problems...

OPINION: Education must overcome discrimination

OPINION: Education must overcome discrimination

By Kaci Watt

January 26, 2019

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

Second lady Karen Pence is openly supporting sexual discrimination by accepting a position at a school known for homophobic beliefs and practices. This is inexcusable, especially for someone of such hig...

EDITORIAL: Gun violence issues need systemic solutions

EDITORIAL: Gun violence issues need systemic solutions

January 24, 2019

On Jan. 17, freshly-inaugurated Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a new bill into law targeting illegal gun trafficking. A similar bill was vetoed by former Gov. Bruce Rauner last year on the ba...

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