October 31, 2019

Halloween is finally here! For some college students, the winding down of October means spending time in their dorm room doing homework. For others, this means going out for a night of spooky adventures and horror-filled experiences. There are a few things I want peopl...

October 17, 2019

Fall break is finally upon us. For some students, it means going back home to work and for others, it means staying on campus because home is too far away. No matter the case, here are four things you should be doing while on fall break!

1. Get some sleep

Catching up on...

October 24, 2018

Using animals to attempt to understand human disease has been a dominant practice for decades. However, experimenting on animals won’t save sick children or adults. In fact, there is overwhelming evidence that the tests hinder scientific progress and put patients at ri...

October 9, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to be apart of the supreme court by President Donald Trump. A few weeks ago, a woman named Christine Ford came forward accusing him of sexual misconduct from more than 30 years ago at a party. She wrote a confidential letter to a senior De...

March 14, 2018

I have been trying to find the words to say about the recent shooting that happened in Parkland, Florida but whatever I say will never give it justice. However, the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are using their voices to start a movement.

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March 1, 2018

In the wake of the Florida mass shooting, National Rifle Association (NRA) spokeswoman, Dana Loesch, gave a speech at the Conservative Political Conference stating, “Many in legacy media love mass shootings. You guys love it.” She continued, “Now I’m not saying that yo...

February 23, 2018

Every year, Joliet residents and local communities’ countdown for one of the greatest summer festivals: The Taste of Joliet. The Taste of Joliet will be held Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24 at Joliet Memorial Stadium.

The Taste of Joliet includes food vendors, l...

February 1, 2018

According to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' (BAS) Science and Security Board, the world is the closest it has been since 1953 to a man-made global catastrophe. As of January 25, 2018, the BAS moved the Doomsday Clock’s hand to two minutes until midnight.

"It is...

January 24, 2018

Today we live in a generation where it is almost required to have social media profiles, whether it is for school, work, or just for fun. Every day when I log onto my social media sites, someone is always trying to define what makes a relationship "good" or "bad." Rela...

January 23, 2018

The video sharing website, YouTube, has been under a lot of fire the past few months. From removing videos that contain vulgar language, potentially targeting creators in the LGTB community and removing monetized ads on videos of less popular youtubers. But the story t...

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 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

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is holding its monthly meeting today regarding a controversial plan to repeal net neutrality protections which were passed during Former President Barack Obama’s presidential term. According to Fortune, it is likely that the...

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