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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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

What you missed in the news this week: part 1

What you missed in the news this week: part 1
December 10, 2018

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...

French national honors society makes Prospect debut

French national honors society makes Prospect debut
October 8, 2018

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...

We Rock The Spectrum opens Chicago location

We Rock The Spectrum opens Chicago location
October 8, 2018

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...

The Debator Season two episode one: Hurricane talk

The Debator Season two episode one: Hurricane talk
September 17, 2018

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

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...

Latest Spielberg outing delivers fandom-friendly fun

Latest Spielberg outing delivers fandom-friendly fun
April 24, 2018

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...

Inside North Korea's Meth Empire

Inside North Korea's Meth Empire
March 20, 2018

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...

Students assemble for Wednesday walkout

Students assemble for Wednesday walkout
March 13, 2018

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...

North Korea calls for cooperation in unprecedented move

North Korea calls for cooperation in unprecedented move
February 13, 2018

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...

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