Keep Calm and SAGE On

Emily Hawkins — This past November, same-sex couples won a hard fought battle in the war for equality: being allowed to marry the person they love. This means the goal of equality has been accomplished, right? Same rights must equal happy gays, lesbians, transgenders, and bisexuals around the world, right? Wrong. The fact that many…

Buffalo Wild Wings Flies into Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Illinois – April 6, 2014: Buffalo Wild Wings®, winner of scores of best wings and best sports bar awards, is opening its newest location in Jacksonville on Sunday, April 6, bringing its mouth-watering wings, great beer selection and ultimate sports viewing to local residents. Buffalo Wild Wings is the destination for wing fanatics and…

To Be or Not to Be Abroad?

Jordan Washington — Study Abroad, study abroad, study abroad! Who hasn’t heard those words in their emails or around campus lately? Study Abroad is an academic program that allows students to either study for a full year or semester in another country. Countries that students have traveled to in the past have been Spain, Africa,…

Colleges for a Cause

Leilani-Jade Pecher — Across the country, state-to-state, from the East to the West Coast, students attending large state universities and private liberal arts colleges find themselves becoming more involved with community service projects. Illinois College is one example of the many institutions whose students are creating service projects for a greater cause. An upcoming fundraiser…

Ban “Bossy”?

Phuong Nguyen — Spoiler alert: this is not an article about feminism! Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg and Girl Scouts USA are joining forces in Ban Bossy, a campaign that aims to eliminate the B-word from being attributed to young girls. The rationale behind this movement? Being called bossy has stopped many girls from attempting to…

Beauty is a Construct

Ryan Flynn — If you would have told me this time a year ago that my best friend would be dead, I would have laughed in your face. Never would the idea have crossed my mind that the quick-witted, high-spirited, “old in the face, young in the heart” woman that I met 20 years ago…