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Superchunk’s What A Time To Be Alive points and riles up the troops

Superchunk’s What A Time To Be Alive points and riles up the troops

By Kevin Tiongsonn

February 23, 2018

Superchunk’s new album What A Time To Be Alive starts with healthy self-awareness right off the bat: “What a time to be alive/we can’t pretend to be surprised,” howls guitarist and lead vocalis...

Public needs to understand Russia investigation to act

By Editorial Board

February 12, 2018

The American public is watching as significant developments are aired in the ongoing investigation into the White House administration’s relationship with Russia, but is the public—and college students in particular—able to understand this complex scenario? Will they be able to react if Special Counsel Robert Mueller is fired or even gauge the significance of what is happening?The confusion is understandable but the st...

Politicians are supposed to unify, not divide

Politicians are supposed to unify, not divide

November 27, 2017

It’s no secret that the U.S. has been rampantly evolving into an increasingly divided partisan political environment, and the constant scapegoating by our elected officials will only heighten an alr...

John Kasich criticizes  Trump, Congress

John Kasich criticizes Trump, Congress

May 5, 2017

Partisan politics in Congress and President Donald Trump’s policies are destructive to political unity in the U.S., said Ohio Gov. John Kasich at a May 1 University of Chicago discussion. “I am not sup...

FBI should not be commended for collecting police brutality statistics yet

October 24, 2016

Starting in 2017, the FBI will launch a pilot program collecting national statistics on fatal and non-fatal interactions between civilians and law enforcement officers. The statistics will be searchable online, according to an Oct. 13 article from The Washington Post. Prior to this announcement, the only databases of these statistics were collected by nongovernment publications and organizations. Two notable and frequently ...

Update privacy legislation to keep up with technology

April 25, 2016

Two recent cases involving technology giants Apple and Microsoft versus the government show that these technology corporations recognize the importance of privacy to their consumers.In March, the FBI attempted to obtain a court order to compel Apple to access information from an encrypted iPhone belonging to a gunman in the December 2015 shooting in San Bernardino, California, according to a March 28 New York Times article.The ...

Hampton’s death not quite forgotten: 45th anniversary of the death of Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton calls the party’s legacy into question

Hampton’s death not quite forgotten: 45th anniversary of the death of Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton calls the party’s legacy into question

By Arts & Culture Editor

November 24, 2014

On the dark winter morning of Dec. 4, 1969, 14 Chicago Police Department officers gathered outside the West Side apartment of 21-year-old Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton. Officers sto...

Unemployment benefits inadequate

April 28, 2014

Despite a 6.7 percent unemployment rate, the country’s long-term unemployment benefits are in flux, causing many Americans to scramble without a livable income. Congress has been slow to respond to the problem, and its latest effort, a five-week extension of long-term unemployment benefits, is a woefully inadequate solution.There are two unemployment categories: short-term, which involves people who have spent at least five weeks lo...

Lady Antebellum owns the night

Lady Antebellum owns the night

March 3, 2014

Plaid shirts and cowboy boots were required when the Allstate Arena, 6290 N. Mannheim Road, went country Feb. 26 for the Take Me Downtown Tour featuring, supporting artist Kip Moore and headliner Lady A...

Sugar Daddy Issues

Sugar Daddy Issues

By Copy Chief

February 11, 2014

The first time I ever had sugar cubes was at a bris. If you don’t know what a bris is, it’s a traditional Jewish ceremony at which a baby boy is circumcised. I was 7 years old at the time and was too bu...

Facebook users willingly giving up right to privacy

By Tyler Davis

November 26, 2012

We’ve all heard the legend of how Facebook started. A young, drunk Mark Zuckerberg created a website in 2003 on which students could rate the hotness of their peers based on photos that weren’t quite public. Fast forward totoday, and Zuckerberg has made billions of dollars from exploiting people’s information.The thing to remember about Facebook, or anything mostly funded by advertising, is that we are a product, not...

Illinois man indicted on domestic terrorism charges

By Kaley Fowler

September 23, 2012

A 19-year-old man from Hillside, Ill., charged with purchasing a car bomb from an undercover FBI agent, was indicted by a grand jury Sept. 20 on domestic terrorism charges.According to court records, Adel Daoud was arrested Sept. 10 after he bought a bomb from the federal agent and allegedly tried to set it off outside a bar in the South Loop.The grand jury indicted him on charges of attempted use of a weapon of mass d...

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