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Cursive in a postmodern world

Cursive in a postmodern world

May 23, 2017

The Illinois State Legislature recently signed into law a bill that requires cursive to be taught at...

Hook-up or courtship? The mid ground of traditional dating

Hook-up or courtship? The mid ground of traditional dating

April 22, 2017

We often hear today about the emergence of the hook-up culture. Conservatives disapprove of the promiscuity ...

Calling all female coaches

Lexi Haskell, Editor-in-Chief

April 21, 2017

After high school, my mom lacked the funds to pursue higher education so she attended COD while working two jobs. With two years of COD under her belt, she then decided to attend Indiana University where she got her bachelor’s degree in biology. Post-college, my mom worked as a chemist until she got pregnant with me, and s...

The fantasy of addiction

Virginia Aabram, Head News Editor

March 30, 2017

Peter Hitchens is the kind of right-wing contrarian who may soon come to greater popularity in the United States, the same way Milo Yiannopoulos and other hard or alt-right journalists have broken into mainstream dialogue.  Their methods of breaking in are, of course, contrarian in themselves.  It is only because of studen...

Give up

Sasha Fenton, Online Managing Editor

March 29, 2017

Your teacher walks by and drops your test on your desk. You feel your heart plummet into your gut; you know exactly what is coming. Turning it over you stare at the red pen at the top and quickly turn it back over. Try as you might, you know you will never be good at this topic. This entire unit has evaded you, and no matter h...

When is negativity encouraged?

Lexi Haskell, Editor in Chief

March 29, 2017

My sister was 9. She was still in her clumsy stage, and she didn’t even know how to spell the word “specific.” Yet, she was on the soccer field, listening to a parent scream. Every time a foul was called, he would argue it, and he would ignore the referee’s requests for him to be quiet. Eventually, this dad got kicked...

Whose fault is sexual assault?

Lexi Haskell, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2017

You sit in a courtroom. You have just been poked and prodded from head to toe, inside your most private areas. Photos were taken. Notes were written. Now, you face a judge, probably one of the opposite gender. You turn. You see a jury. Also your opposite gender. The lawyers are of the opposite gender too. “What were yo...

The threat is not from fascism

Virginia Aabram, Head News Editor

March 1, 2017

Donald Trump is not a fascist. It’s fun to rage against his supposedly nationalist tendencies and pretend we’re living in 1933 Germany, but that is simply not the case. There’s been a resurgence in the popularity of George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984,” and this is obviously because people want to read up on how...

Commitment is imperative

Lexi Haskell, Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2017

A long time ago, I tried to play tennis. Each day, I would lace up my “tens” shoes, put on a white skirt and step onto that green court. Immediately, I would be greeted by the sun’s merciless rays beating down on my back. However, with a half gallon container of water in hand, I would trudge on through practice. And boy di...