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Lightfoot’s victory a how-to for underdog candidates

Lightfoot’s victory a how-to for underdog candidates

April 3, 2019
Filed under Opinion

By Anthony Romanelli, Executive Opinion Editor Former US assistant attorney and political newcomer Lori Lightfoot defeated longtime establishment veteran Toni Preckwinkle in the Chicago mayoral race on Tuesday the 2nd. Lightfoot easily swept her competitor, winning approximately 74 percent of the vote, with 97...

News outlets need to report what consumers need, not just what they want

Actor Jussie Smollett (left) and Coast Guard Lieutenant Christopher Paul  Hasson were arrested in the same week, and while Smollett has dominated the news feed, Hasson’s crime was far more important and serious. News outlets need to use their judgment and avoid the lure of easy tabloid stories.

February 25, 2019
Filed under Opinion

By Anthony Romanelli, Executive Opinion Editor As I type this, the stop story across all news channels is that of Jussie Smollett, an actor best known for playing Jamal Lyon on Fox’s Empire, and the racist attack by Trump supporters he faked in order to gain the attention and pity of his fans. Liberals decry Smollett’s exploitati...

Opinion: Gillette’s new ad isn’t brave; it’s bad advertising

Opinion: Gillette’s new ad isn’t brave; it’s bad advertising

January 24, 2019
Filed under Commentary, Opinion

By Anthony Romanelli, Executive Opinion Editor When Gillette unveiled its new “The Best Men Can Be” ad campaign on Jan. 14 to address sexual misconduct and bullying among men, the response was predictably mixed. The ad itself begins by asking, “Is this the best a man can get?” before playing clips of men sexually...

What you missed in the news this week: part 1

What you missed in the news this week: part 1

December 10, 2018
Filed under News

By Anthony Romanelli, Executive Opinion Editor Crisis in the Kerch Strait: Tensions increase in Eastern Europe after the Russian military captured three Ukrainian Navy ships and 24 Ukrainian sailors. The ships were passing through the Kerch strait between Russia and the Russian-occupied Crimean Peninsu...

French national honors society makes Prospect debut

French national honors society makes Prospect debut

October 8, 2018
Filed under News

By Anthony Romanelli, Executive Opinion Editor From a distance, the collection of damp white tents seems unimpressive. On approach, two very distinct sensations overpower the chilly air: the sound of traditional Polish folk music and the smell of Korean barbecue. Closer inspection reveals a table ...

We Rock The Spectrum opens Chicago location

We Rock The Spectrum opens Chicago location

October 8, 2018
Filed under News

By Anthony Romanelli, Executive Opinion Editor We Rock the Spectrum (WRTS), a gym franchise dedicated to helping children with a wide range of developmental disorders, opened its first Chicago chapter on Saturday, October 6. The grand opening included fun activities for children including a zip-line, tra...

The Debator Season two episode one: Hurricane talk

The Debator Season two episode one: Hurricane talk

September 17, 2018
Filed under Commentary, Opinion

By  Anthony Romanelli, executive opinion editor, and Ayse Eldes, Editor-in-Chief https://soundcloud.com/user-718785034/debator

Marvel’s world-building comes to a head in Infinity War

Marvel’s world-building comes to a head in Infinity War

May 20, 2018
Filed under Entertainment

By Anthony Romanelli, Executive Opinion Editor *Spoilers in review Balance. Balance is the twisted goal of Infinity War’s villain, Thanos, and the theme that Marvel Studios is using to herald the closure of its saga. Though recent movies have shaken up the formula, Marvel has built an empire on dis...

Latest Spielberg outing delivers fandom-friendly fun

Latest Spielberg outing delivers fandom-friendly fun

April 24, 2018
Filed under Entertainment

By Anthony Romanelli, opinion editor When I went into the theater to watch Ready Player One, despite its direction by Steven Spielberg of all people, I wasn’t too sure what to think. It’s a book-to-movie adaptation, which tend to be hit-and-miss. For every Lord of the Rings trilogy, there’s a Hobbit tr...

Inside North Korea's Meth Empire

Inside North Korea's Meth Empire

March 20, 2018
Filed under Features

By Anthony Romanelli, executive opinion editor  Faced with a new round of sanctions that hit the country earlier this year, North Korea is short on ways to make money. Now in a period of economic crisis, North Korea seems willing to negotiate at last, but one aspect of the dictatorship remai...

Students assemble for Wednesday walkout

Students assemble for Wednesday walkout

March 13, 2018
Filed under News

By Anthony Romanelli, opinion editor  After 17 people, many of them students, lost their lives to a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, many of the survivors mobilized to campaign for stronger gun control. This protest has been emulated by multiple high schools across the nation,...

North Korea calls for cooperation in unprecedented move

North Korea calls for cooperation in unprecedented move

February 13, 2018
Filed under News

By Anthony Romanelli, opinion editor  North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for a “livening up” of diplomatic cooperation between his country and their southern neighbors. After praising South Korean president Moon Jae-in for allowing his people to compete at the games under the same b...

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