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Brussels, Belgium: Another target of terrorism

Niki Patel, Staff Writer

April 5, 2016

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Three explosions rocked Belgium’s capital on March 22. Two blasts hit the international Zaventem airport; another struck Maelbeek metro station. The attacks took place a little more than an hour apart and were apparently coordinated....

Closing 8 Points Charter

Mikaela Moorman, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016

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Since April 2011, the mission for 8 Points Charter has been to “prepare students academically, socially, and emotionally to succeed in college preparatory classes at the secondary level.” The average school day and year are...

The day of green

Devon Huff, Staff Writer

March 21, 2016

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St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish holiday on March 17. The day was originally to commemorate Saint Patrick for the conversion of his entire country and thousands of others to believe in the religion Christianity. The day is on March...

No MAP funding

Mikaela Moorman, Staff Writer

March 10, 2016

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A college student’s biggest worry is how to pay for that education. The Monetary Award Program (MAP) previously helped out by giving a set amount of money to those who needed help, but since July 2015 Illinois has not set a...

Illinois budget cuts

Teri Black, Staff Writer

March 10, 2016

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Recent announcements concerning budget cuts to Illinois colleges have caused many students and citizens to be in uproar. Many well-known colleges are at risk, including Chicago State University, Eastern Illinois University, Un...

2016 presidential elections

Devon Huff, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

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The presidential elections are coming up this year on November 8. There are a lot of candidates for United States President. For Democrats there are Hilary Clinton, the only female candidate, and Bernie Sanders. For Republicans...

Black History Month: A reminder of diversity

Niki Patel, staff writer

February 19, 2016

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The month of February, entitled as Black History Month, gives us a reason to celebrate and appreciate the diversity in a nation we call home. Black History Month honors the achievements of historic leaders of the Black community....

Humans’ most basic necessity poisoning a city

Mikaela Moorman, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

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The thought of a most basic need poisoning people without their knowledge for an extended period of time is unthought of, but that’s what happened in Flint, Michigan. A city of close to 100,000 people has slowly been poisoned...

The Zika Virus: An international threat

Niki Patel, Staff Writer

February 4, 2016

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In today’s world, humankind has come to expect that modern science and technology can conquer all infectious viruses and microbes with discoveries of vaccines and antibiotics. But nature is a menacing adversary. A new threat...

The King’s dream

Devon Huff, Staff Writer

February 1, 2016

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is on January 18 this year. Even though the date changes, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated every year on the third Monday of January. The third Monday was chosen because it is closest to his...

Esperanto: A language of basics

Teri Black, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016

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In 1887, hope for equality took a linguistic form: Esperanto. A constructed language created by Dr. Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof, Esperanto now has 1,000 native speakers and over a million people have studied the language somewhat. ...

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