Illinois taxes are too high for its residents

Jenna Hanson, Perspective Editor

March 18, 2019

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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...

Summer beckons, with all its allure and weather-related calamities

May 1, 2018

Filed under Opinion

“It’s hard to relax by the pool when you start thinking about the gallons of water California doesn’t have, or Flint, Michigan, for that matter. It’s almost impossible to think about hitting the beaches and getting that tan when you remember the beaches themselves are eroding as water levels in the Great Lakes continue to drop.”

Go learn sign language

Maya Stawarski, Perspective Editor

March 14, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Out of the 50 million or so children and young adults attending schools in America today, about 3 million have a hearing loss. With the vast majority of these people currently attending a public school, simply put, it’s a...

International community’s hopes in Olympics thawing relations with North Korea ill-founded

Alex Tsymbalisty, Perspective Editor

March 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Ah, the Olympics: a time for countries to put their differences aside and engage in some friendly competition. Playing sports is the ultimate way to reduce tensions and bring people of all countries together. Or is it? When...