The Skin I’m In

By: Verneisha Anderson — “I’m Black and I’m proud”, these are lyrics from a James Brown song, but in society today do Blacks, African Americans, agree with this now? People might say we have come a long way considering the hashtags on social media #BlackGirlMagic, #MelaninOnFleek, #UnapologeticallyBlack and so many more concerning loving the skin that…

Rambler Rant: Fad Diets Fail at Fixing Fat

By: Dylan Howard — I’ll be honest, there are a few scams that I’ve fallen for. Nothing too outlandish of course (no Nigerian Princesses or “you’ve just won $10 million dollars” email spam) but like many, I have fallen prey to false promises. Now I know you’re thinking, “But Dylan, you’re so smart, perhaps the smartest…

Critic’s Corner: Logan

By: Dakotah Jones — When James Mangold’s Logan was announced, there was naturally a lot of intrigue since the first two Wolverine movies were both fairly successful. Having said that, I don’t believe that the audience expected what they got. It was definitely different in comparison to the first two Wolverine installments for a few…

Trump’s First Month

By: Verneisha Anderson — There are 744 hours in 31 days. This is not any regular 31 days, but the first month that Trump was in the oval office. According to The Washington Post, Trump spent 51 hours out of 744 hours handling White House official business. The other 693 hours Trump spent on non-work time,…

IC Covers Your MAP Grant for the Third Year

By: Maria Wittenauer — For the third year running, the State of Illinois is unable to fund the MAP Grant program that provides scholarships to many college students who rely on them, due to not passing a budget for the fiscal year of 2017. Also for the third year running, Illinois College will cover the scholarship…

Jenny’s Farewell

— The Illinois College campus is gifted with individuals that pour their heart and soul into their labor. To what extent are we able to recognize the fruits of their labor? Often, we are glazed by the atmosphere of life and forget the intentions of others and the impacts they have on our own lives.…

Some Poems for the Dome

By: Maximillian Valdez — Wind wind blow away You’re messing up my hair today My face is scrunch At the array of dismayed leaves you play. This jacket is weak Against your powerful cold teeth Still i wont be pushed beneath The Ragin Rolling Rapid Path That Pounces my Skin. Oh wind I plead you find…