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Opinion: From my home in Kazakhstan to the US, protesters share similar fight for justice

Opinion: From my home in Kazakhstan to the US, protesters share similar fight for justice

September 23, 2020

Protests in Chicago and across the U.S. for the Black Lives Matter movement have strangely made me feel homesick. I emigrated from Kazakhstan two and a half years ago, and despite being located on t...

Everything to know about voting by mail in the general election

Everything to know about voting by mail in the general election

August 31, 2020

Election officials across the country are gearing up for record numbers of vote-by-mail ballots for the November general election as many voters look for ways to stay safe during the coronavirus pa...

Kanye West in the White House is likely a 'long shot,' experts say

Kanye West in the White House is likely a ‘long shot,’ experts say

July 15, 2020

One day Kanye West is announcing his run for president in a tweet, the next a political adviser is reporting he has changed his mind and the next day West appears to be filing official paperwork an...

(Right) Newly election SGA President Anna Baumeister, a sophomore comedy writing and performance major, at a meeting with the 2019–2020 executive board.

Newly-elected SGA executive board confronts pandemic, prepares for next school year

May 9, 2020

Anna Baumeister knew she wanted to be part of the Student Government Association since her freshman year and now finds herself continuously hands-on with a task the association has never had to fac...

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, shakes hands with supporters in Chicago during his Saturday, March 7 rally in Grant Park.

Sanders drops out of presidential race; Biden the presumed Democratic nominee

April 8, 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders has ended his bid for the presidency, paving the way for former Vice President Joe Biden to earn the Democratic nomination. “The path toward victory is virtually impossible,...

A voter at Su Nueva Chicago Laundromat in West Lawn casts a ballot in the Tuesday, March 17 Illinois primary.

Joe Biden wins Illinois primary; some Illinoisans go to polls despite coronavirus fears

March 17, 2020

Updated March 18 at 10:40 a.m. with numbers from 10,012 of 10,014 Illinois precincts and 3,579 of 3,668 Cook County precincts reporting. Updated March 18 at 3:48 p.m. following Rep. Dan Lipinski's concess...

Denise Arnold (right) assists Vincent Smith to early vote in the Illinois primary.

Opinion: Former inmates deserve to have their voting rights respected, not canceled

March 16, 2020

Rehabilitation is supposedly the point of incarceration, but this process is often lost as inmates are stripped of their personhood and become subjects of the state. After they have served their sen...

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-3rd) is running for reelection in the Illinois primary.

A quick guide to the 3rd Congressional race

March 16, 2020

In 2018, Rep. Dan Lipinski nearly lost his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, barely beating challenger Marie Newman by 2.2 percentage points in the Illinois Democratic primary. This time...

Jill Rose Quinn, a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and National LGBT Bar Association, is running to become the first openly trans judge on the Cook County Circuit Court.

Trans candidate for Cook County Circuit Court judge aims to bring outside perspective to the bench

March 16, 2020

In 2018, former State Rep. Jeanne Ives ran a controversial, negative commercial against Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in the gubernatorial race. It called him out for being more moderate than Republican, ...

Lally Doerrer watches former Vice President Joe Biden's virtual town hall.

‘Am I on camera?’: Biden campaign grapples with virtual campaigning in the coronavirus era

March 14, 2020

Standing between an American and Illinois state flag holding a cell phone, Joe Biden asked “Am I on camera?” as he proceeded to wander out of view during his first-ever virtual town hall. The...

Pinky promises and the golden boy:  Buttigieg, Warren exit presidential race

Pinky promises and the golden boy: Buttigieg, Warren exit presidential race

March 6, 2020

America will not have a female president or an openly gay president for at least another four years now that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg have ...

In a staff-wide poll, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) won with 63%, followed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) at 14.8%.

Endorsement: Bernie, for more than the bros

February 29, 2020

Election year, a time ripe with both hope and trepidation for the future of our country. With caucuses, debates and nationwide campaign tours already underway, presidential candidates have been in o...

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