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Questions raised over SNL’s “censorship” of Kanye

Kanye West wears a MAGA hat for a SNL promo alongside host Adam Driver and cast member Kenan Thompson.

Lia Reichmann, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2018

On Saturday, Sept. 29 the Saturday Night Live's cast and audience witnessed Kanye West deliver an unplanned pro-Trump speech at the end of the show. West was a fill-in musical guest for the premiere of SNL’s 44th season after Ariana Grande canceled. West was supposed to provide a musical intermission of so...

Battleground: Gun control after the Parkland shooting

Since the shooting, MSDHS students such as David Hogg (pictured) have pushed for stronger gun restrictions. However, some see this as a violation of constitutional rights.

Brandon Belgrad, Scott Bitautas, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2018

Background: On Wednesday, Feb. 14, tragedy struck at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. as former student Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people and injured 14 more, making it the 11th deadliest school massacre in world history. Due to the involvement of guns, a nationwide debate has once again started regarding gun laws in the U.S. Cruz, 19, set off a fire alarm before using an AR-15 style semi-automa...

French election: How does it affect the U.S.?

A voting station for French citizens in Switzerland showcased the different candidates, featuring Emmanuel Macron prominently.

Samia Douedari and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2017

The presidential election in France consisted of two rounds this year, since no candidate won the first round on Apr. 23, 2017. Emmanuel Macron won the second round on May 7 over Marine Le Pen. Since France is the third-largest U.S. trading partner, their elections play a role in U.S. foreign ...

A Trump presidency and what it means

President Elect Donald Trump speaks after winning 290 electoral votes.

Kunal Jobanputra, News Editor and Sanya Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2016


A high schoolers guide to the primary

A high schoolers guide to the primary

Caroline Kealy

March 14, 2016

On March 15, residents of Illinois will be given the chance to vote in what many are calling one of the most important elections in years. However, even in the presence of what some may call a blight of constant political talk, many are still left confused about who is really best to vote for. With a...

Confused on the upcoming election?

Donald Trump, Republican candidate, has been running on the slogan

Mackenzie Murtaugh and Michael Claussen, Editor

November 4, 2015

Nov. 3 is the national election day for state offices such as some gubernatorial and state legislation in a few states, as well as a multitude of citizen initiatives, mayoral races, and other local offices in the United States. This is an off-year for the much debated and controversial presidential ...

Victor Casini wins school board elections

Victor Casini wins school board elections

Katherine Kiang, Writer

April 22, 2013

District 86 held school board elections, and Victor Casini, a parent who spearheaded the controversy with R-rated movies being shown in South’s Film as Literature class, was elected as a board member. Casini ran on a platform of fiscal responsibility and increased attention to curriculum. Students, however, have mixed feelings about this election. Some students like junior Annie Cappetta believe that C...

The election: why it was so close and what we expect in the post-election period

The election: why it was so close and what we expect in the post-election period

Vinay Basti, Writer

November 11, 2012

Election night was incredible. Not just because Nielsen reported that over 66.8 million people tuned in to see the results of our nation’s 2012 Election, but also, because we saw a dramatic conclusion to what was arguably the most energetic and hard-fought election season of our teenage lifetimes. Why...

What do you know?

October 29, 2012

1) Can you name any of the supreme court justices? Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyen, Samuel Alito, Elena Kagan, Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John D Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, or Ruth Bader Ginsburg 2) What state is President Obama from? Illinois 3) Where was the first capital of the...

Presidential debate breakdown

Presidential debate breakdown

Vinay Basti, Writer

October 9, 2012

I was very excited when I heard that the first of three presidential debates would take place this past week. Finally, a chance to hear the candidates themselves discuss their visions for America’s future. What an interesting debate it was. Clearly, Governor Mitt Romney seemed to dominate. I was...

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