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Media perception of body dysmorphia proves distorted

Nicole Surcel, asst. opinions editor

December 20, 2019

When she was 7, her mom’s friends said she was a bit more “on the heavier side,” but the extra layer of fat looked good, maybe even natural, on her big-boned body. When she reached 10, the fat that seemingly melted away f...

Oracle After Hours: The 2020s will be the decade of graduating from college and starting a family. So live while you’re young.

Tommy Marquardt, asst. sports editor

December 12, 2019

Last weekend, I was doing nothing. In fact, this has turned into an all too familiar of activity for me. I can’t quite explain why I like doing nothing so much. Maybe it’s a subconscious way to ignore responsibility or may...

Oracle After Hours: ‘Thank you for your service’ falls short

Gwyn Skiles, co-editor-in-chief

December 6, 2019

I rarely ever feel short.  While standing in front of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. recently, an umbrella of emotion surrounded me. When I ran my hands across the marble, slick with water droplets, the creas...

Spotlight on South: Marianela Luna-Torrado

Marianela Luna-Torrado, guest columnist

November 15, 2019

Over the past four years, I have lived in two different states: Arizona and Illinois. I grew up in Glenview, but I lived in Arizona for two-and-a- half-years before moving back home. Arizona was a surprising state to begin high...

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