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Government’s response to coronavirus exacerbates the crisis

Government’s response to coronavirus exacerbates the crisis

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

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

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?

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

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

USWNT president resigns over sexist comments

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...

Battleground: Democratic presidential candidate

Battleground: Democratic presidential candidate

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

March 14, 2020

As the Illinois primary quickly approaches, Democratic voters debate which of one of the three candidates will receive their votes: Joe Biden, Tulsi Gabbard, or Bernie Sanders. With the polls showing Biden and Sanders in the lead, the two candidates will face off on Sunday, March 15 in a televised de...

Outdated gym requirements should be updated

Outdated gym requirements should be updated

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

March 6, 2020

Physical education. When we hear those words, a certain image comes to mind: scrawny high school students adorned in ugly uniforms straight from the 1980s halfheartedly playing dodge ball, while an overweight gym teacher yells from the sidelines. Although gym class isn’t exactly the same as depicted in the 1...

Top overrated movies and shows

Top overrated movies and shows

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

February 24, 2020

We’ve all spent a wasteful amount of time watching a show or movie that never got to the point or failed to keep us entertained. Here’s a list of some of the most overrated movies and television shows that got too much hype and aren’t worth your time.   Overrated Shows 1. "Friends" "Friends" i...

Trump abuses power of presidency in Roger Stone controversy

Trump abuses power of presidency in Roger Stone controversy

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

February 23, 2020

On Tuesday, Feb. 11, four federal prosecutors withdrew their jail sentence recommendation for former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone and suggested a revised, shorter sentence. Stone was accused of lying to Congress about President Donald Trump’s knowledge of Hillary Clinton’s exposed emails...

The United States fails to aid Puerto Rico after natural disaster strikes

The United States fails to aid Puerto Rico after natural disaster strikes

Meghan Malec, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2020

A large series of earthquakes have struck Puerto Rico these past few months, mainly affecting the southwest portion of the island. These earthquakes have left Puerto Rico in complete devastation, and the United States intervention has left the island hopeless for any restoration in the near future. ...

The gloomy side of Valentine’s Day

The gloomy side of Valentine’s Day

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

February 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day originated during ancient Roman times at a festival. The festival, Lupercialia, marked the beginning of springtime and the tradition was to find a partner during this time. Gradually, people started using this holiday to express their feelings for their loved ones.  Later, Hallmark ...

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