Ranking Phoebe Bridgers’ album ‘Punisher’
Phoebe Bridgers’ second solo album Punisher skillfully combines musicianship, lyricism, and vocals to create the perfect record for those moments when you’ve hit rock bottom but still want to boogie. This ranking was difficult to make as this is one of those rare records where every song is top-notch. So, just because a track might […]
OPINION: Standardized testing – Is it worth it?
By Ava Curran Stressful and time-consuming, the SATs are making their way to your school even while fewer colleges are requiring them. In response, Illinois should make standardized tests optional for students. The standardized tests students take in Illinois, such as ACT, SAT, MAP, & IAR, are quite inaccurate. “So, there’s testing anxiety so you […]
OPINION: Should zoos be banned?
By Mary Fornelli How would you feel if you were trapped in an enclosed space for years with little space to roam and very little freedom? This is how animals in zoos feel. I believe that zoos in Illinois should be banned. Zoos are causing more harm than good to animals. Keeping these animals in […]
OPINION: Warriors are the team to beat in the NBA
Alexa Schorr Many critics and fans think that the Golden State Warriors are the team to beat in the NBA. They have Steph Curry, the best shooter of all time; Draymond Green, who is one of the best defensive players in the league; and Klay Thompson, who also is outstanding from the arc. As of […]
OPINION: Fast fashion’s a literal—fashion trends are moving too fast
By Brynne Albert From the rise of athleisure to the dominance of twee and business casual to the quiet overtaking of Tumblr grunge and celebrities like Kim Kardashian popularizing BBL fashion, the 2010s have been a diverse decade of style, but that diversity comes with a price–the speed at which trends move. It’s no surprise […]
The Rape Myth: Rape Cultures Biggest Taboo
By Ariana Venecia There are multiple myths about rape that are prevalent in our society, but when someone speaks of the rape myth, they are most likely referring to “the idea that some women invite or enjoy rape and get ‘swept away’ while being ‘taken’” (Brinson 1992). To any decent person, this is clearly incorrect […]
OPINION: Can you separate the art from the artist?
By Sarah Sinovich Ye (Kanye West), Lady A (formerly known as Lady Antebellum), and Justin Bieber are musicians that are highly criticized and deemed as controversial. I don’t particularly listen to their music every day because it just simply isn’t my favorite. Sure, I like a few off of each of their albums but they […]
What the Blackhawks need to get back on track
By Desiree Mathiasson It is said that no matter what NHL game you go to, somewhere in the stands you’ll find a Blackhawks jersey. The Indian head surrounded by red, white, and black is a logo thought of by many as one of the number one logos in the NHL. For many reasons, the Chicago […]
2022 NBA All-Star starters – are they deserving of selection?
By Eli Balisi The NBA All-Star starters representing the league have been announced for the year. Here are some thoughts on the selections. The Eastern Conference is loaded with quality talent, and I felt that the NBA did a great job representing it. Kevin Durant is having another incredible scoring year, proving both his own […]
OPINION: Parents should not be allowed to ban books from schools, libraries
By Isabelle Konopacki “Book Banning is the most widespread form of censorship in the United States, with children’s literacy being the primary target,” said Susan L. Webb the student-teacher supervisor at Middle Tennessee State University Recently, parents, lawmakers, teachers, and school board officials are challenging books at an extremely fast rate. This has been worrying […]