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Breaks during classes critical for student attention

Editorial Board

February 8, 2019

Filed under Opinions

The student’s eyelids begin to flicker shut and her elbow slips as she is magnetically pulled into her desk’s center of gravity. Suddenly, the classroom door clicks shut and the student catches herself and sits at attention,...

Classic rock connects the everyman with relatable themes

Tommy Marquardt, asst. web editor

February 8, 2019

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The most important day in the history of modern American culture could be July 25, 1965, the day of the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. That day, Bob Dylan plugged in an electric guitar, betrayed folk music and hammered out “Like a...

Trump’s reaction to Khashoggi’s death proves detrimental to presidency

Noah Walch, columnist

February 8, 2019

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The Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi had no reason to believe his visit to the Turkish consulate on Oct. 2 would last long. He was simply picking up marriage papers. He would leave the building two hours later, allegedly...

Spotlight on South

Robin Woitesek, guest columnist

February 8, 2019

Filed under Guest Columns, Opinions

Twelve inches. In my freshman year I cut off twelve inches of my hair and never in my life had a number meant so much. It’s amazing how changing one part of yourself makes the world look at you in a new way.  “Why is it so ...

The Best Songs of 2018: Reviews by 8th grade guest-writers on their favorite songs of the year

January 30, 2019

Filed under Reviews, Web Exclusives

“Familiar” from Steven Universe review by Drew Whitford “Familiar” from the Cartoon Network show Steven Universe is potentially the greatest song from the show’s 5-year run.  The song follows the main character...

Oracle After Hours: Henry Schleizer on the Bears and their rebuild

Henry Schleizer, co-opinions editor

December 21, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Oracle After Hours, Web Exclusives

‘Tis the season. The holidays are right around the corner, people are happy, Christmas has been ushered in with flurries of decorative lights, pine trees and (very) ugly sweaters. To go along with the good times, the Chicag...

Overly political: the pervasion of politics in places where it doesn’t belong

Tommy Marquardt, asst. web editor

December 14, 2018

Filed under Opinions

I hate talking politics. I hate that bringing this up is even necessary, but I feel like it needs to be said: the world is getting too political. The fact that political beliefs spawn legitimate hatred among people with differin...

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