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OPINION: America doesn’t need that $1,000

OPINION: America doesn’t need that $1,000

February 21, 2019

What if everyone in America—from the Mark Zuckerbergs of the nation to the nice homeless guys who sit in front of Starbucks—received $1,000 from the federal government every month? It sounds l...

Student veterans receive VA checks after wait

By Blaise Mesa

February 9, 2019

This article was updated 2/19/2019 at 11:45 a.m. to include quotes from Lauren Augustine, vice president of government affairs for Student Veterans of America. Months after a glitch in the Department of Veterans Affairs caused delayed payments to student veterans, some student veterans are claiming their checks are late again.Senior audio design and production major Nick Novak served in the Navy from 2007-2013. Novak sets ...

Veteran burns candles to combat stress, PTSD

Veteran burns candles to combat stress, PTSD

By Jermaine Nolen

November 5, 2018

For many veterans, the trauma associated with serving in the military may last far beyond their separation date.U.S. Army veteran Jeffrey Metrick started his candle company, Liberty Outfitter LLC, in J...

Veterans face hurdles when seeking access to medical marijuana

Veterans face hurdles when seeking access to medical marijuana

By Jermaine Nolen

October 22, 2018

Illinois military veterans are being left behind  in the  war on opioid addiction, even though Illinois permits doctors to recommend medical marijuana as an alternative to other drugs. Post-traumatic stress disorder—...

Title IX resources available to students

Title IX resources available to students

October 2, 2018

With raised awareness and emphasis on allowing survivors to be heard as a result of the Me Too movement, more allegations of sexual abuse are revealed every day. Students have resources such as Title IX, as well as outside options, to help them if they were to be abused. “A l...

NBA lottery brings more than picks to Chicago

NBA lottery brings more than picks to Chicago

By Blaise Mesa

November 13, 2017

The NBA is moving its 2018 draft lottery to Chicago, providing the city another opportunity to grow as a sports hub this year.The Nov. 2 announcement marked the first time the lottery will be held outsid...

Initiative closes gap in CPS college courses

Initiative closes gap in CPS college courses

By Savannah Eadens

November 6, 2017

Annually, about 650,000 high school students nationwide fail to receive the education they deserve when others their age are doing college-level work, said Sasha Rabkin, chief programs officer at Equal ...

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