Features

Celebrity Outcry to Tragic Shooting in Las Vegas

October 4th, 2017

 This past Sunday the unimaginable happened when Stephan Paddock shot endless gunfire through the thirty second floor window of his hotel room in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The shots fired were aimed directly towards the Route 91 Harvest Music festival immediately resulting in the death of over fifty…
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A Good Day to Die: Flatliners (2017) Movie Review

October 4th, 2017

If you were a fan of Joel Schumacher’s sci-fi horror film, Flatliners (1990), then chances are you were excited to hear that there was a sequel in the works for the storyline. Flatliners (2017), directed by Niels Arden Oplev, was released in theaters on September 29. I remember watching the…
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This Week in Long-Running Television News: Recap on Criminal Minds Season 13 & Grey’s Anatomy Season 14 Premieres

October 4th, 2017

Last week was a pretty good week for season premieres, especially for fans of long-running television programs. On September 27, CBS’s Criminal Minds aired its thirteenth season premiere, “Wheels Up.” The following night, on September 28, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy came back on screen to air their two-hour-long fourteenth season premiere,…
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Chicago Lupus Walk 2017 Raising Awareness and Funds

September 27th, 2017

This past Sunday the Lupus Society of Illinois hosted the Chicago Lupus Walk 2017 at Lincoln Park, Grove 2. President and CEO of LSI, Charles Brummell along with his board members, and dedicated volunteers worked together to set up the event at roughly five in the morning. Lupus is a chronic…
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Opinions

NFL’s Approach to Anthem Protests is Misguided

October 4th, 2017

The debate about national anthem protests, patriotism, and unity that has surrounded the NFL and headlines across the country over the past two weeks continued on Sunday. Prior to the Chicago Bears week three matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, players and coaches on the Bears’ sideline locked arms in response…
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Does Age Matter In A Relationship?

October 4th, 2017

Does age really matter in relationships? Would you date someone younger than you or older than you? What is your cut off age? Let me tell you a story. I was a freshman in college. I had just started at the University of Illinois at Chicago.      I wasn’t…
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Kneeling During the Anthem Should be Acceptable – And common actions that are “disrespectful” to the American Flag

October 4th, 2017

After President Trump’s characterization of those who kneel during the national anthem as a “son of a b*tch,” during a rally campaigning for Sen. Luther Strange of Alabama, the topic of kneeling as a form of peaceful protest hit the center stage once again. During President Trump’s speech, he urged…
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President Trump’s Mistreatment of Puerto Rico – Unprecedented, unethical and inhumane

October 4th, 2017

President Trump’s handling, or lack thereof, of the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico is unprecedented, deplorable, and exhibits his apparent lack of empathy for the suffering of others. Puerto Rico experienced a category 4 storm, Maria, on September 20, leaving many homes destroyed, citizens displaced, and roughly 3.4 million people…
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