Parkland Survivors Lead Gun Control Movement

By: Katelyn Hodgson — On February 14, 2018, a 19-year old walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with a legally purchased AR-15 and killed 17 people, injuring 14 others, and leaving behind students, staff, and parents determined to do something about this recurring problem. According to the New York Times, the superintendent took a stand,…

Intersectionality: To Home from Abroad

By: Max Wallace — February 16th through the 18th was a milestone in my time here at IC. I had the opportunity, along with roughly a dozen other assorted Spectrum and S.A.G.E. members, to travel to Omaha, Nebraska for the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference, or MBLGTACC, at the University of Nebraska…

English Club: No Beef Required

By: Max Wallace — You know, Illinois College, for a journalist I’m usually not one for gossip. But when my ears tuned in to the rumor that the up-and-coming English Club had a brewing feud with the English Honors Society, Sigma Tau Delta, well I couldn’t let that story fade into the oblivion of the…

Known and Unknown Addiction

By: Jessica Korbel — Most people think of alcohol and drugs when they think about addiction. However, some of the most highly addictive substances might actually surprise you. According to WebPsychologist.net, “Alcohol, tobacco, drugs, gambling, shopping, sex, food, video games, internet and work are the 10 most common forms of addiction.” It’s very possible that…

2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

By: Maria Wittenauer — The winter olympics this year were nothing short of fascinating. Norway came in first in terms of medal count, while the U.S. came in fourth, with Germany and Canada in second and third. As for U.S. victories, the women’s hockey team dazzled us with an exciting gold-medal win for the first…

Lettidor: To Be Human Is a Funny Thing

By: Willem Kline — I woke up on Valentine’s Day morning experiencing a lot of things. Lack of sleep was thankfully not the first thing I experienced, but I did think about the idea of a holiday in general. To me, Valentine’s Day is honestly like any other day, except this one tends to have…