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V-Day 2016: The Vagina Monologues

Katie Linder–   The Vagina Monologues has a lasting legacy at Illinois College. For years, at least for the past 10 by my count, a group of students has worked together every spring to put on Eve Ensler’s famous play about vaginas, featuring humorous stories that quickly bring the audience to laughter and serious stories…

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Sigma Pi: Treated Unfairly?

Marie Owumi–   On Wednesday, the third of February, the men of Sigma Pi were woken up at 9 AM by various members of the student and staff body of Illinois College. They were taken to Tanner Hall and questioned about the activities that took place during the New Member Orientation, or pledging as it…

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The Illinois Blues: Map Grant Rally

Rachel Brand–   DISCLAIMER: I’m an out of state student. When I first arrived on Illinois College campus, I never imagined that I would be a part of two protests during my first two years here. However, two weeks ago, I checked off rally number two. Thanks to the Illinois College Leadership Program, I was…

On the absent rug, or Oriental is not Asian

Nick J. Sciullo and Christopher J. Oldenburg–   Asian and Oriental are not the same.  Textually that seems obvious.  The words are, after all, spelled differently.  Linguists might describe the two as morphologically distinct, or containing different fundamental units of language.  In Jacksonville, this difference evades the management at County Market, who has labeled their…

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When Life Gives You Lemons…

Jordan Washington–   This past weekend, Beyonce released her sixth studio album none other than by a surprise visual of it that was featured on HBO. I, among countless others, was understandably curious when the Lemonade trailers were being shown. I was thinking,” Is she doing a surprise album again,” or “What else can and…