Link your Life: The Benefits of LinkedIn

Marco Bautista – Don’t you just hate it when you apply for a job that you are interested in and then later find out that the only reason you did not get the job is because you lack experience? If you are like me and countless other young adults across the nation who are struggling…

Music Corner: Emily’s Playlist

Emily Hawkins – If anyone knows anything about me, they will certainly know that I am a big music person, and as a big music person, my playlists are normally very eclectic. This week is no different. “Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap (Explicit)- Rap/Hip-hop “Legend” by Drake (Explicit)- Rap/Hip-hop “Let’s Get Lost” by G-Eazy (Explicit)-…

Hug me, like I want to be Hugged

Jordan Washington – I feel as if this is the only thing that really bothers me. When people give ‘half hugs’. I mean when you hug someone and the other person pats you on the back when all you want to be is squeezed so tightly in return. I hugged family members and friends who…

Making Our Currency Representative

Ryan Flynn – I ran across an interesting 501c3 nonprofit the other day called Women on 20s, which aims to create a people’s mandate to get a woman on the twenty dollar bill by 2020, which would be the 100th anniversary of the constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote. The organization is spreading…

Poet’s Corner (March 30)

Alexis Ogunmokun – Cherry Blossoms Pink cherry blossoms In the spring White cherry blossoms In the winter Red cherry blossoms In the autumn and summer As their scent Is sweet like Honey dew melons In the crystal rain   This is a Crystal Ball This is a crystal ball That reveals the future This is…

What is New in the Library?

Andy Lewis – The Schewe Library’s motto is “Your Partner in Knowledge Creation.” The key term is “knowledge creation.” This is why the IC library and its staff are not satisfied with being just a warehouse to store old books in. Library Director, Dr. Jan Figa, who has a PhD in Engineering and Master’s in…

Preview of Dining Hall Renovation

Matt Murphy – This summer will see the renovation of Cummings Dining Hall in Caine Student Center, true to Chartwells’ promise back in the Spring of 2014. Illinois College renewed their contract with Chartwells after they promised to do multimillion dollar renovations of all of IC’s eating establishments. Last summer, the grill and the coffee…