Let’s not hope for a repeat of Cold Snap 2019

January 24, 2020

“Where were you in late January, 2019?” Lancers have been reminiscing about the Great Polar Vortex of last year. You remember the one. The cold snap that descended on the continental United States like the White Walkers...

Feminism evolves to meet society’s needs

Yomna Ibrahim and Shana Jose

May 13, 2019

Although a debatable topic, most people can agree that the meaning and goal revolving around feminism differs all over the world. Typically, the purpose of being a feminist is to achieve equality for women in comparison to other...

Four years of high school. What does it look like out there?

May 13, 2019

In 1950, just over half of the country stopped their education after high school, according to the College Board. Ten years ago, it was 12 percent. How times do change. During his presidency, Barack Obama frequently implored...

Seniors: Finish strong

Jenna Hanson, Perspective Editor

May 13, 2019

A s seniors, we are expected to lead by example all while trying to figure our lives out at the same time. Not only do we have many assignments and finals, we also have deadlines. Some include decision day, capstones, next...

College admissions scandal continues to plague the airwaves, and our minds

Jenna Hanson, Perspective Editor

April 23, 2019

Lori Loughlin: constant celebrity scandal headline and a major disappointment to everyone all around. The former Full House star was accused of bribing the admissions in Southern California University for her daughters to b...

Illinois taxes are too high for its residents

Jenna Hanson, Perspective Editor

March 18, 2019

The people of Illinois are leaving us! The taxes are outrageous and the only way to fight back now is to just pack up and leave. You have to admit that it can’t solely be taxes. Other states hold other jobs and Illinois should mov...

Grammys tank for yet another year, wallowing in popularity

Alex Tsymbalisty, Perspective Editor

February 22, 2019

Another year, another disappointing Grammys. It’s almost a tradition at this point that the Grammys will pick the “wrong” winners. Instead of opting for the most creative and musically-rich artist, the esteemed Grammy jud...

Grammy Awards become the Hump Day of the entertainment world

Ana Tellez, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

Ah, the Grammys: The night where multiple artists of different genres gather together to celebrate the earth’s one language of music and recognize some of them for their talent and hard work. I was very excited these pa...

Americans need to stop celebrating stupidity

Alex DeSimone, Contributing Witer

November 20, 2018

Why do we, as Americans, allow our political and cultural lives be represented by figures who—more often than not—pay no attention to creating a refined image for themselves? Is it something in the water? Any time a...

College Board doing quite well by its AP students

Alex Tsymbalisty, Perspective Editor

October 24, 2018

For most students in an AP class, the chance to demonstrate what they have learnt and get college credit comes at the end of the year in the form of an AP test. With this test also comes a fee: 93 dollars per test. At fir...