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Trump’s medical advice defies research

Trump delivers a message to citizens on ways they can get cured from COVID-19.

Masah Mourad, Lamis Alnatafgi, Sophie Burns, Editor-In-Chief, and Olivia Ostrowski, Editor-In-Chief

May 13, 2020

On Thursday, April 23, President Donald Trump appeared on national TV from the White House Briefing Room and offered his idea for a cure to the coronavirus: injecting chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine into the body.  “There is a way we can do something like that by injection ins...

Nursing home workers threaten to strike during the coronavirus pandemic

Nursing home workers prepare to strike in the Chicago-area to fight for personal protection during the coronavirus outbreak.

Meghan Malec, Anna Pellegrino, Sophie Burns, Editor-In-Chief, and Olivia Ostrowski, Editor-In-Chief

May 10, 2020

Workers at 40 Chicago-area nursing homes began protesting outside the Alden Wentworth long-term care facility on April 27 for better wages and more Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while treating a large number of patients suffering from the coronavirus (COVID-19). These nursing home workers are threaten...

Observing Ramadan in quarantine

At sunset, Muslim families gather around and have delicious meals to break their fasts. 
Courtesy to El Arabiya

Lamis Alnatafgi, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2020

The month of Ramadan started on Friday, April 24 at dawn. Every year, nearly seven million Muslims abstain from food and drink from dawn to sunset for an entire month. It’s not a hunger strike or an unusual food diet; it’s the fasting of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.  ...

Michigan protests counter weeks worth of health precautions

A couple hundred protestors stormed Michigan’s capital on Wednesday, April 15 in Lansing against Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s extension of the coronavirus stay-at-home order. The protests spurring across the country are fostering large amounts of people, essentially putting more at risk.

Natalia Berti, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

April 23, 2020

A couple of hundred protestors stormed Michigan’s capital on Wednesday, April 15 in Lansing protesting Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s extension of the coronavirus stay-at-home order. “Reopen America” protests like that in Lansing have popped up all over the country this week in Minnesota, Virginia, Kentucky, ...

Earth Day, Then and Now. Why you should take action on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

Earthrise. Astronaut William Anders took this photo during his space exploration on December 24, 1968. Nature photographer Galen Rowell called the image

Mohammad Ahmadi, Guest Writer

April 15, 2020

April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day. Twenty million people across the United States mobilized in schools, universities, streets, and parks to demand action on environmental issues like air and water pollution, pesticide poisoning, waste and sewage management, and oil spills. This wave of grassroots activis...

Students need to maintain social distancing to shorten quarantine

Despite the fact that public courts and parks have shut down, many people continue to use them.

Sophie Burns, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2020

We’ve been in quarantine for weeks now. No school, work, friends— virtually no remnants of a normal life are still intact.  It can be difficult, perhaps even depressing to remain in isolation for so long. Some of us have given in; I’ve witnessed groups of people gathered on basketball cou...

Government’s response to coronavirus exacerbates the crisis

Trump and his Coronavirus Task Team address reporters at a daily press briefing.

Olivia Ostrowski, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2020

December, January, February, March. For four months, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has steadily spread from its original epicenter, Wuhan China. It has affected 196 countries, threatened the health of millions, and upended the lives of billions.  Now, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the Unite...

Schools should remain closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot extends CPS shutdown until April 21.

Zoya Anjarwala, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

March 20, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, schools, ranging from elementary schools to colleges and graduate schools across the nation have been shut down to prevent the spread of the virus. Some schools, including some colleges, have been closed for the entire school year, while others like Central plan to reopen in ...

Is e-learning an effective substitute for a traditional classroom?

District 86 has remote learning planned for Tuesday through Friday during the weeks of March 16 and March 23.

Sophie Burns, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

March 18, 2020

Ohio public schools were the first to shut down until April, and Illinois followed suit not long after. Colleges across the country have also closed their doors, some indefinitely and some have already made the decision to reopen for the fall semester. All of the school closures beg the question:...

USWNT president resigns over sexist comments

United States Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro resigns after receiving backlash from his misogynistic comments regarding the USWNT.

Olivia Ostrowski, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

March 18, 2020

On Thursday, March 12, United States Soccer former President Carlos Cordeiro resigned in the midst of a contentious battle between the United States women’s national soccer team (USWNT) and the U.S. Soccer Federation over pay disputes. Cordeiro’s resignation resulted from the public back...

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