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Mike Palmer: Bears week 16 column

Mike Palmer, Staff Writer

December 26, 2011

When I was making my Christmas list this year, I noticed that the Bears played the Packers on Christmas Day. The number one thing on my list was for a Bears win. I also didn’t know at the time that the team’s starting quarterback and running back would be injured. Where has Josh McCown been the last few weeks? The Bears...

Bears week 15 column

Mike Palmer, Staff Writer

December 18, 2011

Watching this game, I literally pulled out a piece of my hair. On the other hand my nails are intact because by no means was it a nail biter. There were many factors as to why the Bears got dealt their seventh loss and likely are out of playoff contention. Caleb Hanie stayed atrocious, which was no surprise. But the defen...

Tom Wojcik: If it’s until ‘death do us part,’ then someone get me my murdering stick

December 6, 2011

As it is said in an ancient Chinese proverb, “a true married couple can tell each other a thousand things without speaking.” Unfortunately, most of the things are said in a bitchy, passive-aggressive tone about how you needed to pick our son up from football practice an hour ago and how your dreams of being in...

Anya Marchenko: Amy Chua is on my speed dial

Anya Marchenko

December 6, 2011

When I grow up, I can just feel it: I’m going to be a tiger mother. My intense mothering isn’t going to be about no sleepovers or no school plays. It’s going to be about worrying less about kids’ self-esteem and more about making sure they’re prepared for obstacles in their future. Because frankly, I don’t think o...

Hannah Madonia: What’s in a name?

December 6, 2011

It’s a pretty inarguable fact that there is not a single writer in history more famous than William Shakespeare. Every school curriculum there is has successfully left no student a Shakespearian virgin. The fact that “Shakespearian” doesn’t have a little red squiggly line under it as I type this is homage to the guy...

Matt Kulling: The best four years of your life?

December 6, 2011

Even with the recent success of our football, cross country and soccer teams, I’ve heard several times throughout the hallways people say, “I don’t know why people care so much about high school sports, it doesn’t matter anyway.” To be honest, I don’t understand this argument because high school sports...