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Gorsuch can replace Scalia

Patrick Quinlan

February 6, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Swirling within the controversy of the first few weeks of the Donald Trump’s presidency, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, has seen an abundance of condemnation from many on the American left, some revolving aro...

Munger is right for Illinois

Brady Smith

February 6, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s announcement came on Friday of his appointment of former Illinois Comptroller, Leslie Munger, to the position of Deputy Governor The current Deputy Governor, Trey Childress, will have his workload eased by the ...

Consider the NFL’s history

Joshua Defibaugh

February 3, 2017

Filed under Opinions

In just a few days, one sports team will face another team in a highly-televised event. There will be both comical and dramatic advertisements that production companies have spent months and tens of millions of dollars writing, film...

Gorsuch is the right choice

Benjamin Paul Meyers

February 3, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Showcase

This past Tuesday, President Donald Trump nominated Neil McGill Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court to fill the vacant seat of the late Antonin Scalia. However, before Judge Gorsuch can take his ...

Know the truth about prisons

Courtney Dalton

February 3, 2017

Filed under Opinions

A new presidential administration brings new ideas, plans and action to the White House. While this election has resulted in a very unlikely man assuming the position of president, this has not changed the fact that we will see n...

Letter from the president

February 2, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Dear university Community, Serious concerns have been raised on both Western Illinois University campuses and in this nation regarding the recent executive order from the White House, which impacts immigration and entry into the...

All lives apparently don’t matter

Lindsey Hecox

February 2, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Donald Trump recently signed an executive order to halt the acceptance of Syrian refugees for the time being, as well as a provisional ban denying entrance into the United States to residents from seven countries in and near t...

History gives lessons in violence

Jessie Matias

February 2, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Last week, white supremacist and leader of the “Alt-right” movement Richard Spencer was punched in the face while on camera during an interview at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Naturally, the video quickly becam...

Trump’s ban is misguided

Joshua Defibaugh

January 30, 2017

Filed under Opinions

At 4:42 in the afternoon last Friday, Jan. 27, Donald Trump signed an executive order indefinitely barring Syrian refugees from entering U.S. The order also suspended, for 120 days, refugee admissions from seven Muslim-majori...

Trump’s order isn’t a Muslim ban

Patrick Quinlan

January 30, 2017

Filed under Opinions

The outrage has been palpable over the president’s newly signed immigration executive order. But before we start collectively throwing temper tantrums about this “Muslim ban,” as it's been called by media outlets like Vox, let...

Consider donating plasma

Jason Adams

January 30, 2017

Filed under Opinions

If you click on any of those links that say “How to make $500 in a week” or “How to pay your next month’s rent fast,” they’ll give you a couple methods on how to make some quick, relatively easy money. Some of these...

State schools still need help

Brady Smith

January 30, 2017

Filed under Opinions

The bleeding continues among Illinois universities and community colleges. With the stopgap budget expiring at the end of 2016, Illinois is back to square one on the issue of a budget. A new bill is currently being discussed in ...

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