2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many…

The World Works Perfectly

Ryan Flynn – What if I asserted that the world we live in currently works perfectly? I’m sure most of us will look at this statement and think of hundreds of different ways in which this is incorrect. As a liberal, it was hard for me to grasp this idea, which I first heard put…

Lettidor: Local Colleges in Trouble

Dan Lewis – As most of you probably already know, MacMurray College announced in late October that the institution will be eliminating ten programs, no doubt as a result of the financial issues that many small colleges are facing across the nation as students flock to cheaper public schools and time-convenient online programs. These cuts…

Mockingjay Movie Review

Katie Linder – WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD “Intense.” That seems to be the common thought going through most people’s minds after seeing the newest blockbuster of the year: Mockingjay Part 1. I’ll be the first to admit that I was skeptical about the third installment of the widely-popular Hunger Games series for a variety of reasons.…

SAB Final Events of The Year!

With the semester winding down, the Student Activities Board (SAB) is wrapping up their Fall semester’s activities. There’s still time for you to attend one or all of our last two events!!   Want to see a free movie? Grab your friends and head to the Illinois Theater on the Jacksonville Square on Tuesday, December…