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Comic books encourage creativity, artistry: Dave Gibbons named first comic laureate to join elite ranks

Last October, Great Britain announced a new position, equal to the poet laureate and the children’s laureate: a comic laureate. They quickly decided on Dave Gibbons as their preferred choice…

Response to Jan. 30 editorial “Student Safety: A college priority?’

On Jan. 31, 2015, the Courier printed an opinion article by Mackenzie Mahler indicating that student safety is in danger due to a lack in security communication on campus. This…

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…

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