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What the first woman of color vice president means for the United States

Vice President Elect Kamala Harris after President Elect Joseph R Biden announced her as his running mate.
November 21, 2020

On Saturday, Nov. 2, Joseph R. Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris were declared the winners of the presidential race. This was a huge step for the United States. Harris is the first ever female or...

Students take on congressional campaigning

Assistant Regional Director Stephanie Trussell (left), junior Olivia Zelenka (right), and Ethan Austermann (center) supported the Jeanne Ives campaign by assisting donors at the computer.
November 6, 2020

As the 2020 presidential and congressional elections approached, it was common to see volunteers filling their cars with yard signs to deliver them throughout the Chicago suburbs. Junior Olivia Zelenka...

Why Trump’s Supreme Court nomination is so controversial

Amy Coney Barrett and Vice President Mike Pence on the steps of the Capitol before meeting with Senators Sept. 29.
October 12, 2020

President Trump announced on Saturday, Sept. 26 that he would nominate Federal Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. This nomination occurred shortly after previous Supreme Court...

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.
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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

A high schoolers guide to the primary

A high schoolers guide to the primary
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...

Confused on the upcoming election?

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

Victor Casini wins school board elections

Victor Casini wins school board elections
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....

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