Book Review: Chicago's Great Fire

Book Review: Chicago’s Great Fire

Luke Gilfillan, Staffer April 5, 2021

“Chicago's Great Fire: The Destruction and Resurrection of an Iconic American City” provides detailed and personal accounts of one of America's worst disasters and the unprecedented recovery that followed....

Op: Reflecting on Biden's first days

Op: Reflecting on Biden’s first days

Alex Goldstein, Staffer April 5, 2021

There are several exact moments in history that our predecessors can recall by the exact places they were and the exact things they were doing at the time. On 9/11, my eighth-grade English teacher was...

Hassler with his family in 2012. The two youngest kids were then in foster care.

My family’s adoption journey

Jackson Hassler, Staffer February 23, 2021

I am the oldest of four kids, and two of my younger siblings are adopted. My family’s firsthand experiences tell a story about adoption different than some may think. Adoption is a positive opportunity...

Opinion: The insulting hybrid model

Libby Eggert, Editor-in-Chief February 23, 2021
It feels like we are getting cents on what was supposed to be a dollar. I can not stop thinking about how good getting the whole dollar would feel.

Capitol riots: living history

Alex Goldstein, Staffer January 19, 2021

On Jan. 6, tens of thousands of Americans, including many self-proclaimed supporters of President Donald Trump, protesting President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory in the Nov. 3 presidential election, stormed...

PCP: Should we unfriend our political opponents?

PCP: Should we unfriend our political opponents?

Luke Gilfillan, Staffer, Camille Grant, Managing Editor December 11, 2020

Pro - Camille “If you’re a Trump supporter, unfollow me,” I typed. I mulled the draft over. Would my Trump-supporting acquaintances actually unfollow me? Probably not. (They’d stayed for the past...

A new house at 1114 S. Scoville Ave.

Beware of “beautifying” South Oak Park

Elizabeth Short, Staffer December 11, 2020

Some Oak Parkers don’t know the village continues for several blocks south of the Eisenhower Expressway. Past the bridge, it doesn’t really “look” like Oak Park anymore. Sure, there are some huge,...

Let it be the dream it used to be

Let it be the dream it used to be

Holden Green, Photo/Graphics Editor December 11, 2020

What happened to America? What happened to the “melting pot” I learned about in elementary school? What happened to the country founded and fueled by immigrants? What happened to the American Dream...

How to help with worsening food insecurity

How to help with worsening food insecurity

Cora Gardner, Staffer December 11, 2020

Food insecurity may be a term you are not familiar with. Some call it “going hungry,” and assume the only people who can experience food insecurity are struggling financially. This notion is untrue....

Continuing the fight for our climate

Continuing the fight for our climate

Elizabeth Short, Staffer October 30, 2020

At the end of July, I had the opportunity to join people from all over the world at Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training. I applied to learn how people around the...

Who should be punished for Breonna Taylor's Death?

Who should be punished for Breonna Taylor’s Death?

Dante Berry, Staffer October 30, 2020

On the evening of March 13, four police officers approached the Louisville apartment of Kenneth Walker and his girlfriend, Breonna Taylor. The officers had a “no-knock” warrant for the apartment; they...

Editors’ Endorsements 2020

Editorial Board October 30, 2020

Election Day is on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. If you are 18 on or before this day, you can vote in the election. Find your polling address here: If you are...

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