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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...

Prospector Political Publish Week #1: Takeaways after Democratic Debate

Prospector Political Publish Week #1: Takeaways after Democratic Debate

October 19, 2019

By Brendan Burke, Copy  Editor This week, the Prospector will be starting an all new recurring column titled “Prospector Political Publish.” This is going to be a column where one of our writers will be sharing their opinions and informing readers on weekly political issues and including helpful li...

Victoria's Secret: Not So Secret

Victoria's Secret: Not So Secret

June 7, 2019

By Grace Baldino, online editor Ladylike, the all female group from Buzzfeed, released a video trying on historically accurate bras, including a Greco-Roman bra, the first patented bra, and a 1950’s bullet bra. “I have respect for everyone who has helped to evolve the bra into something that mad...

Baby Butch Blues: an unspoken struggle

Baby Butch Blues: an unspoken struggle

May 17, 2019

By Jenna Koch, Associate Editor-in-Chief While my friends were eagerly waiting for their prom dresses to come in the mail, I was waiting as well. For a piece of clothing, yes, but not a prom dress. When it finally arrived, I picked it off my dining room table and stealthily snuck it up to my room. I s...

Marvel Cinematic Universe Undergoes Temporary Fluke

Marvel Cinematic Universe Undergoes Temporary Fluke

May 15, 2019

By Tommy Carrico, Executive Entertainment Editor Vulture.com defines cinematic universes as “interconnected worlds in which a number of different franchises can exist simultaneously. After both of the comic book giants successfully established their cinematic universes (Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)...

What we get wrong about college admissions

What we get wrong about college admissions

May 15, 2019

By Olivia Kim, Associate Online Editor-in-Chief The season for exploring the next steps after high school is kicking into high gear for juniors. With the recent college admissions scandals and the Harvard lawsuit, the strategy of how to get into a dream school is becoming less clear. Wealthy parents, s...

Welcome to the Self-Care Cafe

Welcome to the Self-Care Cafe

April 18, 2019

By Mackenzie Noelle, Executive Features Editor The “self-care” tag on any social media platform is like a haven. It’s like walking outside in a thunderstorm umbrella-less and then coming into a café lighted simply by a few string lights, wicker baskets full of flowers and signs on the walls say...

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 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

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...

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