The Heist Book Review

By: Matthew Hunter — If you’re looking for an escape from the dull and stressful reading assignments your professors stick you with all week long, perhaps you should try reading a mystery novel. I suggest The Heist, written by #1 New York Times bestselling authors Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. It’s entertaining, fast-paced, and overall…

New Trash Policy: And Why It’s Trash

By: Simone Williams — As the new school year rolled in, so did a new school policy. In every dorm on Illinois College’s campus, there are no longer trash cans. Do you know why that is? It’s because there has been a new trash policy implemented. This policy has created unnecessary and, in my personal…

Life Moves Pretty Fast: a Reflection

By: Hannah Hawkins — Greetings loved ones.  With this being my senior year at Illinois College, I thought I would drop some “wisdom” for this first issue of the 2017-2018 school year.  Mainly, my experiences at Illinois College.   After being accepted to Illinois College on Halloween in 2014, I knew that my life was…

Critic’s Corner: IT

By: Dakotah Jones — There’s no doubt that the hype surrounding Andy Muschietti’s IT has been overwhelmingly strong, after seeing the film for myself, I have to say it was not worth it (pun definitely intended). But before I dive into why this film (in my opinion) missed the mark, some background might help those…

We Are What We Eat: Be Healthy, Support the Slow Food Movement

By: Lucia Sintoni — Papa John’s cheesy and tasty extra-large pizzas, Dairy Queen’s creamy blizzards, KFC’s crispy chicken tenders, Starbucks’ refreshing Frappucinos. Who has not tried at least ten different fast food chains in their lives? As Eric Schlosser writes in his book Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side Of The All-American Meal, “fast food is…

Safe From Harm, Campus Student Reflects on Harvey

By: Willem Kline — Category 4,280 miles in diameter, 130 mile per hour winds. Hurricane Harvey has been nothing less than a landmark of devastation for the southern United States. The aftermath of the disaster is estimated at nothing short of 75 billion dollars of repair costs with an astounding 30,000 people needing temporary shelter.…