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Milo deserves the downfall

Joshua Defibaugh

February 22, 2017

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There isn’t much that can be said about Milo Yiannopoulous. In 2014, he criticized and harshly condemned the politicization of video game culture. He stated, on the Breitbart website in September 2014, “Because an army of so...

Food waste exacerbates hunger

Lindsey Hecox

February 22, 2017

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Today, Americans live in what is known as a “throw away” culture. That is, rather than using what we have or “making it work” when something isn’t exactly how we want it, we will often just get rid of it. This tendency...

Remember Malcom X’s legacy

Shavez Rosenthal

February 22, 2017

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Tuesday marked the 52nd anniversary of the assassination of al-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, also known as Malcolm X. On Feb. 21, 1965, Malcolm X was gunned down before giving a speech to his followers in the Audubon Ballroom in New York C...

Greece still needs balance

February 20, 2017

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An interesting development concerning the European Union (EU) went largely ignored last week, but was no less telling about the future of the political and economic union. As reported by The Independent, President Donald Trump...

Letter from the President

February 20, 2017

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Dear University Community: On Feb. 15, Gov. Rauner delivered his 2017 Budget Address to a joint session of the General Assembly at the Capitol. We are pleased that the Gov. proposed an increase in Monetary Award Program (MAP)...

Bills and budgets move forward

February 20, 2017

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Illinois is now going on 20 months without a budget. With the minimal progress that has been made on this disaster, it becomes easy to just assume that our legislators and the governor of Illinois are doing absolutely nothing in Sp...

Consider the politics of celebrity

February 20, 2017

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Everyone knows about politics and discusses it at some level with other people. Some are really engaged and do all their research so you know they probably know what they’re talking about. Others try to avoid politics at all costs,...

Net neutrality is the way forward

Joshua Defibaugh

February 17, 2017

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Imagine walking into an ice cream parlor to buy a milkshake. You approach the counter where an employee shows up and explains the dozens of different ice creams. Of course, there are the standard chocolate, vanilla and strawberr...

Trump continues to fumble

Riley Addington

February 17, 2017

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Yesterday afternoon, President Donald Trump ran his first official solo press conference as president and, well, it was rough. What makes it even worse for the Republican Party’s president is that it really wasn’t a good week f...

Trump and DeVos show their inexperience

Jason Adams

February 15, 2017

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I have tried to stay away from politics as long as I could but with a new administration, it’s pretty hard to do. One of the most irritating things is to watch someone who thinks they know how to do something when, in fact, they...

Become an ethical shopper

Lindsey Hocox

February 15, 2017

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Practicing informed shopping is a lesson we should all take the time to learn and understand. Being an ethical consumer can be anything from looking to buy products like appliances that are made in America or avoiding cosmetic prod...

Consider right-to-work laws

Wil Gradle

February 15, 2017

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Illinois is now a sinking ship in the middle of a sea of right-to-work jobs just over state lines. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, every state that borders Illinois has right-to-work legislations enacted. It...

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