Investing for the Future

Drew Stroud —   Imagine your bank account. Imagine if suddenly, $600,000 was added into your account and it was your responsibility to balance it and make sure everything is accounted for. Finally, imagine that while doing this you also have to make sure to keep track of high power stocks like Google and Microsoft.…

Get Ready for Housing Sign-ups!

Katie Stark — As everyone on campus is well aware, housing sign-ups are quickly approaching. Students have received an email from Residential Life containing their housing points and are starting to plan where they want to live for the next school year. Well, students are not the only ones thinking about housing. The Residential Life…

Matsuri Festival

Phuong Nguyen — Japanese culture was on display at the Matsuri Festival on Tuesday, February 25, continuing a long-loved tradition of the twenty-seven-year-old exchange program between Illinois College and Ritsumeikan University in Japan. The festival, free and open to the public, lasted from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Bruner Fitness and Recreation building.…

Checkmate through Journalism

Ryan Flynn —   Checkmate. That is what many governments around the world currently are trying to avoid, as various countries endure this current period of revolution and uprising. Just flipping through the New York Times this month, you can find information on the Ukrainian revolution, Venezuela, Egypt, and Syria. * Ukrainian President Viktor F.…

Jason Collins: First But Hopefully Not Last

Katie Linder —   In a world where society is making solid progress for equality of all people, there is still a certain stigma associated with those whose identities go against the social norm. One of the most common differences among people that seems to evoke a great amount of controversy is sexual orientation. Even…

We’re Not Here to Save the World

Kathryn Stroud — “We’re not here to save the world.” The words are simple and definitely not unfamiliar to me. But the context I received them in changed everything I had been thinking. They came from Nina Pickerrell, a woman who started Bayview Mission in San Francisco. Bayview provides food, diapers, toiletries, and more to…