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Editorial: Veganism is not a punchline

Editorial: Veganism is not a punchline

October 19, 2019

Dietary choices and restrictions can be a very personal and serious aspect of a person’s life. Now, imagine if someone made a joke of those for their own entertainment. On Oct. 8, a post went viral on Reddit...

OPINION: Let’s get to the meat of climate change

OPINION: Let’s get to the meat of climate change

March 8, 2019

  When we think of the causes of climate change, we tend to focus on transportation as the main culprit. While gas emissions are a  contributor,  there’s a larger cause right under our nose...

The curry cure

By Katy Nielsen

February 28, 2011

The golden-colored Indian spice turmeric, or curcumin, has been used as a medicinal remedy in India for centuries. The recent development of a hybrid drug derived from the spice—currently being tested in the U.S.—may be the key to repairing damaged brain cells in stroke and head trauma patients.The study, titled “New hybrid drug, derived from common spice, may protect, rebuild brain cells after stroke,”released on Fe...

Teacher honored for first novel

By Luke Wilusz

March 29, 2010

The Chicago Public School system recently got a dose of prestige and honor when an English teacher at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, 211 S. Laflin St., won the 2010 Hemingway Foundation/PEN award for her first novel.Brigid Pasulka, who has taught at Young for about seven years, wrote “A Long, Long Time Ago & Essentially True” over the course of several years. She was to be presented with the award at the John F. ...

Those who re-eat meat

By TaylorGleason

December 7, 2009

It’s said that the college-age years are the crux of a person’s development as an individual and for some, that exploration may include diet changes. On Dec. 2, the activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wrote to Lincoln University president Dr. Ivory Nelson to say the Pennsylvania school should stop selling meat and dairy products on campus.Vegan and vegetarian diets have grown in popularity for a nu...

PETA, People Embarrassing True Activists

By Steven Schnarr

February 23, 2009

In its many ridiculous attempts to encourage "humane" treatment of animals, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals just makes all vegetarians and vegans look like fools. But PETA's activism comes off as a sick joke when compared to the real issue behind vegetarianism.After nine years of a truce with McDonald's, PETA is back at it again with their outrageous antics and protests, according to a Feb. 16 Chicago Tribune ar...

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