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Schwartz: After Kavanaugh, men need to take allyship seriously

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

October 8, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I got the notification on my phone in the middle of a meeting on Saturday afternoon — the one telling me they’d confirmed him. Normally, my guttural reaction to bad news is some kind of righteous anger. I project myself outward,...

Martinez: Van Dyke verdict is the first step of a long journey

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

October 7, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Jason Van Dyke was put on trial last month, along with the Chicago police system, in a way. While he was convicted, marginalized communities are still at a net loss. Our city still hurts. Jason Van Dyke is a former Chicago...

Huang: It’s time to wake up from the default

Alexandra Huang, Op-Ed Contributor

October 7, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

“I am going to major in computer science and economics,” I told myself. In first grade, I learned that legs were meant to be folded quietly beneath me in the classroom, not to launch me across a field. Instead of running...

Buchaniec: Kavanaugh’s disregard for due process de-legitimizes him

Catherine Buchaniec, Op-Ed Contributor

October 4, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

One’s reputation is their most valuable asset. It is beliefs generally held about a person that elicit their legitimacy, or lack thereof. The Supreme Court — an institution that rightfully retains a reputation of integrity...

Jackson: Pressing ‘delete’ on social media isn’t always a loss

Cassidy Jackson, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 2, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

This June, I caved under the weight of my extreme FOMO and downloaded Instagram and essentially… I came, I saw and I left. Just two months after signing up, I pressed the “permanently delete” button. Before Instagram...

Martinez: YA novels still resonate years later

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

October 2, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Young Adult novels have been a big part of my life since entering middle school. I remember eagerly checking out titles like “My Faire Lady” (Rowena works at a renaissance fair for a summer, eventually finding love) or “Amy...

Srivastava: Kanye West on SNL; when do you cancel someone?

Heena Srivastava, Op-Ed Contributor

October 2, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Saturday night, Sept. 29, Kanye West was expected to release his new album "Yandhi" while performing on "Saturday Night Live." Dressed as a Perrier bottle, West gave a performance of “I Love It” with fellow hip-hop artist...

Martinez: What I learned as a Peer Adviser

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

October 1, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

While I was nervous to sign up to become a Peer Adviser last year, I was extremely excited when I received my phone call and email that I was accepted. My PAs from freshman year were extremely influential, friendly and inspiring...

Shirola: Amazon is a monopoly and needs to be broken up

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

September 30, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Today, in the age of technology, a few large companies control nearly the entire tech market. None seem as controlling and dominant as Amazon, however. Amazon is a monopoly which threatens new startups, other existing firms and...