February 15, 2018

If you are from Joliet you know about some of the problems local schools deal with regarding mice and other vermin. It happens sometimes when a building gets older. Although it is, to a degree, an unspoken understanding about some of the older schools in Joliet, overal...

January 30, 2018

Image being a kid during the 1950’s and running to a local comic book store after school to get the latest edition of your favorite comic. You open the crisp cover, read it page by page, and finish it before dinner. During dinner, your dad asks you about the comic and...

January 24, 2018

Not too long ago The Rialto Square Theatre was on the brink of closing. Local newspapers referred to this Joliet Gem as the “struggling theatre” and in December of 2016 the Joliet Patch reported the Rialto was already closed.

It’s safe to say the 6-2 council vote that g...

January 24, 2018

Did you know the origins of Black History Month can be traced to the South Side of Chicago? In 1915, led by multiculturalist historian Carter G. Woodson, a group of Black intellectuals gathered at the Wabash YMCA and formed an association to promote Black History. Wood...

January 19, 2018

As I begin my final semester at USF, I thought Yoga would be a relaxing filler in my schedule. After the first day I left the class feeling relaxed and enlightened. It is true that yoga is a great way to stay fit, but it does more than you would initially think as a ho...

December 19, 2017

There are no spoilers in this, this is not a review, it is an update from a Marvel fan for Marvel fans.

Thor Ragnarok (In theaters now)

Trapped on the opposite side of the Universe, Thor finds himself in a situation where he must fight for his freedom. His challenger, th...

December 18, 2017

Students at a South Shore School were in for a big surprise during their coding class. Chance stood with Google executives to announce a $1.5 million donation to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and Chance’s arts education nonprofit, SocialWorks. This is the second time in...

December 15, 2017

As my last semester of college approaches, I am beginning to have mixed feelings about graduation. Many of our seniors are graduating this December. In honor of all the seniors, I wrote the pros and cons of graduating college.

Pros:

1. Traveling: These past four years (o...

December 14, 2017

While celebrities such as Cardi B claim 2017 as a “winning” year, reality TV star Draya Michele, cannot. It’s been tough lately for the celebrity mom to live her best life. It seems every time she posts on social media, the internet reads her for filth. She may be the...

December 14, 2017

What is Internet Addiction?

Internet addiction is an impulse or control disorder. Users who are addicted to the internet may have emotional attachments to online “friends” or their online activities. Internet addiction has been compared to gambling. Internet addicts may...

December 12, 2017

Azealia Banks vs Remy Ma:

New York rappers Azealia Banks and Remy Ma took their beef to social media last week. On December 9, Banks criticized Remy because she thought she had not “moved the cultural needle” since her release from prison. Banks stated that Remy’s best...

December 12, 2017

Grammy award-winning artist Chance the Rapper is loved by his city and for good reason. In March, the Chicago rapper donated $1 million to Chicago public schools. In addition, his nonprofit organization SocialWorks raised $2.2 million for his hometown’s schools. His ch...

November 1, 2017

We all know how important it is to get kids active at an early age. It helps them with confidence, making friends, maintain a healthy weight and form healthy habits. Kids should be in activities that reflect their interests as well as their ability, so if your child or...

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