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ID at the polls hurts voters, limits electorate

Over a week has now passed since the midterm elections in which Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate, with a 53-44 majority. Major news outlets, particularly cable news stations…

Apathy plagues elections

I recently had the opportunity to volunteer for Bruce Rauner’s campaign for governor. As a volunteer, I was required to walk through the local neighborhoods and help get a glimpse…

Welfare not a livelihood

My senior Citizenship course has challenged my definition of liberty in its entirety. I have had the opportunity to explore all types of different opinions and beliefs on what is…

Chicago stoplights raise questions

Not long ago, the city of Chicago made the news for illegally shortening their yellow light times. The legal limit for yellow light times in the city of Chicago is…

Positive, negative rights: Individual liberty vs. societal gain: Who wins in this game?

Recently, while taking a citizenship course required for seniors to graduate from Monmouth College, I learned about positive and negative rights. Previously, I had not been introduced nor informed about…

Better we than just ‘he’

Better we than just ‘he’

Feminist: someone who believes in “social, political and economic equality of the sexes.” Earlier this week, actress Emma Watson, a United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador, spoke on just that topic…

Why don’t we protest more?

On Sept. 2, the story of Emma Sulkowicz and her mattress hit the media. Sulkowicz, a student at Columbia University, was raped when she was a sophomore, and has now…

Bieber Fever cooled down: All Justin Bieber really needs is to be humbled

Everyone in the world is sick of Justin Bieber. I’d like to give him some food for thought. Go away for a while. Ironically, he was booed at the Canadian…

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