November 15, 2016

Behold, “Making a Murderer” fanatics, for our prayers have been answered. On Monday, November 14, a Wisconsin federal judge ordered that Brendan Dassey, one of the subjects followed in the Netflix original documentary series, be released from prison.

Dassey, now 27, wil...

November 6, 2016

Though setting the clock an hour back and getting an extra hour of sleep may put a smile on your face initially, a new study has shown that the added hour of darkness in the evening proves harder to handle.  

The study comes out of Denmark where researchers analyzed the...

October 15, 2016

It’s not every day that we hear about craniopagus twins in the United States, let alone craniopagus twins so close to home. Yet, just yesterday Anias and Jadon McDonald from Coal City, Illinois, went from being connected at the cranium and sharing brain matter to recov...

October 12, 2016

If you’re anything like me (or any person I know), you’ve most likely struggled with some sort or some amount of self-doubt. Whether it's mentally, physically or a combination of the two, it happens. But that doubt can go away. Your confidence can sky-rocket. Your smil...

September 25, 2016

*Sings:* Oh, the weather outside is…still too damn warm! But have no fear, my fellow Christmas-o-holics. Christmas came early this year for us, for the City of Naperville has announced that the beloved holiday tradition of Christkindlmarket is debuting in its city.

Chri...

September 22, 2016

An astonishing six to eight million pets enter an animal shelter each year, but sadly not all of those pets find their forever home. Some, no, too many are even euthanized in order to keep shelter space available. If you find yourself looking for a FURever friend, a cu...

September 12, 2016

If you think Maddy Ziegler as a soloist gives you chills, then you haven't seen Sia's latest masterpiece: "The Greatest." Think powerful choreography. Picture a set that is so surreal you actually believe you're in the video. And now just try to imagine what these 49 v...

August 31, 2016

Two suspects involved in the August 30 shootout at the local Louis Joliet Mall were taken into custody. One is currently being held in the Will County jail and the other man was taken to a local hospital for gunshot wounds.

The gunfire broke out between 5 and 5:30 p.m....

June 15, 2016

It’s that time of year again: the notorious iPhone operating system rumors have come out to taunt us Apple fanatics, only to be (somewhat) disappointed in the actual product/update. Not this year, though. Though the iPhone 7 design has yet to be released, us iPhone use...

May 8, 2016

July 1 will mark the one-year anniversary that Illinois has not had a state budget, and the repercussions of being a budget-less state are now visible to us “Average Joes.” Universities across the state are laying off staff, even closing down. State parks are closing d...

March 10, 2016

As a college student, it’s the little things that make me excited and get me moving day-to-day. For instance, one of my favorite “little things” is checking the mailbox to see if my subscription box has yet arrived. I then spend hours (or even days) thoroughly going th...

February 6, 2016

With the #friendsday posts still spamming our Facebook walls, I would like to present to you the best #friendsday present of all time: The FriendshipCollar. I’d elaborate for you in some fancy, ridiculous way in order to make you laugh or think my post is cute, but I C...

January 16, 2016

Ok, let’s be honest: 99.9% of us shed a tear when Voldemort ordered Nagini to kill Professor Snape.  At first, your brain is all, “YEAH! You deserve this!” But then you see the professor’s life and your heart is all *commence crying.*

 

If that wasn’t hard enough to bare...

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