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Respecting service workers is a crucial common courtesy

Respecting service workers is a crucial common courtesy

Olivia Perkins, asst.opinions editor
April 25, 2022

The biggest turn-off someone can demonstrate when eating out is tipping the server less than what they deserve for their service. Usually, the tipper follows up their lack of appreciation or...

Lets talk about menstruation

Let’s talk about menstruation

Mackenzie Bill and Olivia Perkins
March 18, 2022

Menstruation. Say it out loud. Find comfort in saying that word. Not “Aunt Flo,” “that time of the month,” or “shark week.” It’s a period. As highly-variable, healthy, and natural as periods...

Remembering quality over quantity when seeking out friendships

Remembering quality over quantity when seeking out friendships

Olivia Perkins, asst. opinions editor
December 17, 2021

Quality over quantity, a phrase all of our loved ones drilled into our minds is one that I find myself referring back to. The quality of what you have will always surpass the quantity.  The pressure...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle enjoying Christmas Day in 2017. The royal couple were wed on May 19, 2018.

Oracle After Hours: Gwyn Skiles on letting love win

Gwyn Skiles, asst. opinions editor
December 7, 2018

My favorite fantasy when I was about five or six, was to be a princess in a castle with a handsome prince. I lived in my blue sparkly Cinderella costume, dancing to sing-along Disney princess DVDs in my...

Glenview susceptible to crime despite “Bubble”

Dani Tuchman, asst. opinions editor
November 8, 2013

When someone from out of state asks me where I’m from, I usually give the broad answer, “Chicago.” Immediately, this person thinks of stereotypes associated with Chicago: Lou Malnati’s deep-dish...

Is dance a sport? Opposing perspectives from dancer and football player

Julia Jacobs, asst. opinions
February 1, 2013

After four years of playing AYSO soccer I scored a total of zero goals. As the coach, my dad rotated me through forward, midfield and defense, yet I revealed no prodigious talent in any position. In my...

The Hobbit: thrilling action and timeless storytelling strike perfect balance

Julia Jacobs, asst. opinions
December 21, 2012

Though I’ve always yearned to be a part of the Tolkein fandom, I’m not going to pretend I went to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey sporting slightly pointed ears and shoeless feet. In truth, it...

Rowling’s entrance into adult fiction compelling yet overwhelming

Julia Jacobs, co-opinions editor
November 9, 2012

In her debut adult novel, The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling takes a Hagrid-sized leap from wands, wizards and an epic prophecy to the inner-drama surrounding the death of a Parish councilor. The plot initially...

Rape culture: an unspoken social norm in serious need of exposure

Rape culture: an unspoken social norm in serious need of exposure

Julia Jacobs, asst. opinions
October 5, 2012

As the sound byte from Rep. Todd Akin’s interview flooded the media, millions of women across the country pasted Akin’s face onto dartboards. The liberal blogosphere erupted with indignance, the Romney...

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