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Prospector Political Publish Week #9: Soleimani death poses possibility of new war

Prospector Political Publish Week #9: Soleimani death poses possibility of new war

Brendan Burke, Copy Editor

January 10, 2020

Any teenager that has gone onto Instagram or TikTok during the first week of this new decade is already well aware of a new viral meme: World War III. This trend started after the media was informed of the airstrike orchestrated by President Donald Trump on top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani near an airport in Baghdad, Iraq on Jan. 3.  Another World War is not going to formulate after the events, but after Iran fired over a doze...

Prospector Political Publish Week #8: Impeachment dominates politics, requires finale

Prospector Political Publish Week #8: Impeachment dominates politics, requires finale

Brendan Burke, Copy Editor

December 12, 2019

UPDATE: Both articles of impeachment were approved by the House. This does NOT mean that President Donald Trump has been impeached; it just means that the two articles will be moving to the House for full vote sometime next week. Sept. 24 was a day that no one had expected to have such a drast...

Your Conference Championship Saturday Viewing Guide

Your Conference Championship Saturday Viewing Guide

December 7, 2019

Rick Lytle, Online Editor-in-Chief Is there anything better for sports fans than coming up with a bunch of scenarios with limited possibilities of occurring? Whether it’s finding a way for the 7-6 Bears to win the NFC North or finding a way for a 10-2 team to sneak into the College Football Playo...

Prospector Political Publish Week #7: Impeachment, dropped Harris bid lead to eventful political week

Prospector Political Publish Week #7: Impeachment, dropped Harris bid lead to eventful political week

Brendan Burke, Copy Editor

December 6, 2019

Editors’ Note: This edition of Prospector Political Publish can be found in Issue #4 of The Prospector being released on Dec. 10. The print issue does not mention Billionaire Tom Steyer as one of the candidates nominated due to his qualification being recent. Link to the print article here: OPI...

'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' shines this Thanksgiving weekend

'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' shines this Thanksgiving weekend

Tommy Carrico, Executive Entertainment Editor

November 28, 2019

If there’s one theme Hollywood has milked more than any other, it’s family. From “A Field of Dreams” to “The Lion King,” it’s evident that family relations are the easiest, and perhaps most cliche, way to develop relatable characters.  However, many cliches exist because they are o...

Prospector Political Publish Week #6: Takeaways after fifth Democratic debate

Prospector Political Publish Week #6: Takeaways after fifth Democratic debate

Brendan Burke, Copy Editor

November 23, 2019

(photo courtesy of Elijah Nouvelage) As the Democratic field begins to slim in numbers of candidates at the debates, 10 nominees traveled to Atlanta last Wednesday to participate in the fifth Democratic debate. Covering big issues like impeachment, health care and electability, here are the wi...

Prospector Political Publish Week #5: Democratic field too large for its own good

Prospector Political Publish Week #5: Democratic field too large for its own good

Brendan Burke, Copy Editor

November 15, 2019

The fifth Democratic debate will occur next Wednesday, Nov. 20 with 10 candidates taking the stage — compared to 12 candidates in October’s debate. Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke has since dropped his bid for the primary and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro ...

Prospector Political Publish Week #4: Political affiliation deemed necessary in divided government climate

Prospector Political Publish Week #4: Political affiliation deemed necessary in divided government climate

Brendan Burke, Copy Editor

November 7, 2019

As our country goes through an impeachment of the president, increased gun violence and an ongoing debate about how to combat climate change, we can clearly see a straight divide within our current government. The need for politicians to associate with a political party is higher than ever in this hostile environment.  This Tuesday was Election Day in the United...

Prospector Political Publish Week #3: A debate on the Trump impeachment

Prospector Political Publish Week #3: A debate on the Trump impeachment

October 31, 2019

By Brendan Burke, Copy Editor Editor’s Note: We are trying a new way to reach out to our readers this week by allowing them to participate in a civil debate concerning the topic of President Donald Trump’s possible impeachment and the editorial below. Readers can participate through leaving a c...

Dear EA Sports: Give Us NCAA Football 20

Dear EA Sports: Give Us NCAA Football 20

October 29, 2019

Rick Lytle, Online Editor-in-Chief There are 151 days until the Cubs and White Sox play again, the NFL trade deadline passed and Mitch Trubisky is still our quarterback, the Blackhawks are 3-5-2 and we can hope for an average at best season from the Bulls. What do we need? NCAA Football ‘20.  The ...

Prospector Political Publish Week #2: Political discourse loses civility

Prospector Political Publish Week #2: Political discourse loses civility

October 26, 2019

Brendan Burke, Copy Editor For week #2 of Prospector Political Publish, I will be discussing how the American government needs to end the uncivil political discourse within this country. Political discourse is defined as the formal exchange of reasoned views that provide alternative methods to solve an i...

The grain of truth found in "fake it 'till you make it"

The grain of truth found in "fake it 'till you make it"

October 23, 2019

Whether it’s mid-semester stress or social anxiety, editor Jenna Koch battles her mental health issues by putting her best foot forward. She advises other students to do the same in a more refined and positive-attitude “fake it ‘till you make it” strategy. (Art by Jenna Koch)   By Jenna...

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