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Presidential candidates talk LGBTQ+ youth, healthcare and protests at historic town hall

Presidential candidates talk LGBTQ+ youth, healthcare and protests at historic town hall

October 11, 2019

On the eve of the 31st anniversary of National Coming Out Day, and two days after the Supreme Court heard arguments regarding LGBTQ+ workers’ rights, nine Democratic presidential candidates gathere...

Ten not so crazy climate crisis solutions from 2020 presidential contenders

Ten not so crazy climate crisis solutions from 2020 presidential contenders

September 5, 2019

After members of the Democratic National Committee voted against holding a debate between 2020 presidential candidates dedicated to the climate crisis, 10 frontrunners participated in a town hall on t...

Three things Democrats disagreed on during round two of the debates

Three things Democrats disagreed on during round two of the debates

July 31, 2019

The latest debate put a spotlight on tensions within the Democratic Party as candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination work to set themselves apart in the eyes of voters. Tuesday nigh...

Rauner: ‘Let’s put Illinois back on the road to prosperity’

By Eric Bradach

February 15, 2017

Creating a balanced budget and jobs as well as more “comprehensive” state budget methods were the goals Gov. Bruce Rauner outlined Feb. 15 in his 2017 Budget Address.The road has been tough for the two-year politician. Rauner has been unable to compromise with the Democratically controlled General Assembly on a proposed spending plan since he took office, and the more than 19-month budget impasse has damaged the state...

Internet access is good for more than memes

Internet access is good for more than memes

By Arabella Breck

February 13, 2017

The idea of going without the internet or a smartphone for even a few hours might sound horrific to those who have had steady access since its creation. The internet's impact even made technology an esta...

Hillary’s debate win is a win for women

By Jessica Colopy

October 3, 2016

“I think [Donald Trump] just criticized me for preparing for this debate.... You know what else I prepared for? I prepared to be president. And I think that’s a good thing.” With roaring applause in a supposed-to-be silent auditorium, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton won her first presidential debate Sept. 26 against Republican candidate Trump. After a slow start, Clinton snatched victory about halfway through t...

Chicago ladies redefine arm ‘rasslin’: The city’s League of Lady Arm Wrestlers gears up for XXI: My Bloody Valentine

Chicago ladies redefine arm ‘rasslin’: The city’s League of Lady Arm Wrestlers gears up for XXI: My Bloody Valentine

February 9, 2015

Wrestling and theater have gone together since almost the beginning, whether wrestling fans want to admit it or not. Lights, pyrotechnics and theme songs often accompany wrestlers making dramatic entr...

Army regulation revisions too little, too late

By Associate Editor

November 14, 2014

When reading classic American novels such as “Huckleberry Finn” or copies of the Jim Crow laws, readers are bound to encounter prejudice and racial slurs because they were common in the past. But such language and discrimination have no place in contemporary speech, especially when it comes to U.S. military service members of color who risk their lives for the country.The U.S. Army has recently come under fire for its contro...

Athlete Profile: Chris Visconti

Athlete Profile: Chris Visconti

February 24, 2014

Chris Visconti grew up in Chicago, where he started playing tennis 38 years ago. He continued his career through college, playing Division I tennis at Southern Illinois University and going on to play p...

European Union deserves Nobel Peace Prize

By Tyler Davis

October 21, 2012

Nobel Peace Prize nominees are usually kept secret, so there was much speculation about who would be this year’s laureate.The prize could have gone to a wide variety of do-gooders, including Burmese President Thein Sein for moving his country’s militaristic government toward democracy or Bradley Manning for divulging vital information to Wikileaks. The Telegraph, a British paper, speculated that Bill Clinton would be ...

More money makes people act unethically

By Gabrielle Rosas

March 5, 2012

The divide between social classes in America is once again deepening in a way that has the 99 percent pitted against the top 1 percent of the financial pyramid. The Occupy Wall Street movement brought people from all walks of life together so they could face what they considered true evil: the rich. The rich, with their fancy cars, caviar and wads of cash, have become a symbol of what it truly means to be detestable.A new stud...

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