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High School Musical, self-quarantine and Kim Kardashian’s diamond earring

Vivian Zhao, Editor in Cheif, Editorial Editor & Columnist

April 13, 2020

In the face of a global pandemic, I spend twenty hours in my room each day. After all Illinois schools shut down, my screen time increased by 139 percent. I set app limits for Instagram and TikTok. I dutifully logged into Canvas each weekday morning and filled out seven Google forms for my classes’ attendance. My “school...

March Sadness

Maggie Dalton, Head Photo & art & columnist

April 13, 2020

Sporting events all over the world have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone wants to keep as close to a normal life as possible but watching sports is a huge part of people’s normal lives. So, how did we even get to this point? It started out with players no longer shaking hands after games and matches....

A Solemn Update

Braden Hajer, Copy Editor & Columnist

April 13, 2020

My fellow Americanss, In this race, we’ve done something incredible. We’ve outlasted much of the competition and established ourselves as a force to be reckoned with. But recent polling numbers have been discouraging, and our fundraising growth has been suboptimal.  It is with a heavy heart and light pockets that...

A new “Space Jam,” I don’t think so.

Maggie Dalton, Head Photo and art, Community Editor & columnist

March 15, 2020

These past few years have been the golden age of resurgence in classic movies. From live action Disney movies to the sequel trilogy of Star Wars, Hollywood has thrown itself into recreating nostalgia for older generations.  “What does this have to do with sports?” You may wonder. Well, hold onto your Air Jordans,...

I could beat Bernie Sanders in a fight

Braden Hajer, Copy Editor & Columnist

March 15, 2020

If I had to, I could easily beat Bernie Sanders in a fight. I hold no animosity for Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernard “Bernie” Sanders, but were my hand to be forced, I would demolish him. If Bernie really thinks he could overpower me in a man-to-man tussle, he’s got a whole other thing coming. Sizing...

The politics of humanity

Vivian Zhao, Editor in Chief, Editorial Editor & Columnist

March 15, 2020

When, on Feb. 11, Yang dropped out of the presidential race, I felt a bit of regret. I didn’t entirely agree with his policies, but he brought diversity, intellect and most importantly, humanity to the political stage.  Sure, politics isn’t always about the person you are: there are far more intricacies than that....

The sport watching experience

Maggie Dalton, Head Photo & Art Editor, Community Editor & Columnist

February 20, 2020

Over winter break I went to my first NBA game. I saw the Chicago Bulls play the Atlanta Hawks. Growing up, I had been to a lot of White Sox and Blackhawks games but never a Bulls game.  I always really enjoyed going to sports games because the game always felt so different in person. The atmosphere in sports games are...

The real price of shoes

Vivian Zhao, Editor in Chief, Editorial Editor & Columnist

February 20, 2020

I’m not caught up with the latest fashion trends; in fact, I can count the pairs of shoes I wear regularly with one hand. Still, there’s a small selection of brands that my friends and I purchase clothes from. The growing influence of these companies bring into question not only the appearance of their products, but how they...

My guiding word for 2020

Braden Hajer, Copy Editor & Columnist

February 20, 2020

I  recently read Mary Schmich’s column in the Chicago Tribune on guiding words. The idea is that they’re words or short phrases that serve as constant reminders or inspiration for self-betterment. For 2020, Schmich chose “slower,” a way to calm herself in a world that moves at an ever-quickening pace. She also recommended...