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What journalists get wrong about journalism

What journalists get wrong about journalism

November 7, 2017

By Erin Schultz, associate editor-in-chief  From every middle school newspaper club to every Journalism 501 class, the first rule any student learns is that journalists must be Switzerland. Bias, though human nature, is frowned upon, and if detected, will make you less of a journalist. But...

Pro-gun movement considers ban in wake of shooting

Pro-gun movement considers ban in wake of shooting

October 10, 2017

By Anthony Romanelli, opinion editor  The National Rifle Association, a lobbying group dedicated to protecting gun owners and their firearms, has strongly condemned the use of “bump stocks” in the Las Vegas shooting and has advocated for additional regulation on the devices, a strong depa...

Saudi Arabia arms deal: How much is too much?

Saudi Arabia arms deal: How much is too much?

August 28, 2017

By Anthony Romanelli, opinion editor  Saudi Arabia has recently eclipsed India as the United States’ primary arms client, with over $200 billion in weaponry shipped over the entirety of the Obama administration and an additional $115 billion to come under President Trump. The Middle Eastern coun...

'News' year off to a rocky start

'News' year off to a rocky start

August 20, 2017

By Anthony Romanelli, opinion editor  Remember when 2016 was the crazy year? 2017 has so far proven just as unpredictable in regard to news. This summer, a huge amount of new developments, standoffs, protests and summits rocked the world. A few key stories can sometimes slip through the cracks, but g...

My trip to Cambridge, as told through my camera roll

My trip to Cambridge, as told through my camera roll

August 16, 2017

By Ayse Eldes, copy editor  Harvard, day 1                   After perilously waiting 10 hours for my roommate to arrive, we took our first journey to eat at Annenberg Hall. My group proctor, a grad student from Virginia tech, informed us that the dining hall, with stained glass and rows...

Senior shares why she will brave the shave

Senior shares why she will brave the shave

March 23, 2017

By Emma Simon, guest writer In first grade, my best friend and I created a game called “Superheroes.” Our superhuman job was to walk around the playground and pick up litter. We loved it because we got to be superheroes, and we were helping people. As you can probably guess, I have never been th...

Women's March unites society

Women's March unites society

January 25, 2017

By Flynn Geraghty, associate editor-in-chief  Click here to view The Prospector's photo gallery from the Chicago Women's March by Elisabeth Rohde, executive visuals editor. For as long as I can remember, I have always been a hardcore feminist. However, before last weekend, I had never attended an...

Thanks Obama; how his eight years impacted two Prospector editors

Thanks Obama; how his eight years impacted two Prospector editors

January 24, 2017

By Leo Garkisch, copy editor I have not thrown up since January 20, 2009. That was Barack Obama’s inauguration day. George Stephanopoulos was reporting live on screen as my third-grade self sipped orange Gatorade out of a water bottle before I doubled over and splattered my lunchtime matzo ball sou...

Finals reveal underlying issues with attitudes towards academics

Finals reveal underlying issues with attitudes towards academics

January 20, 2017

By Diana Leane, online managing editor Twice a year, a magical trance encapsulates about 2100 teenagers in the Mount Prospect-Arlington Heights area. Students rush to libraries, shove their faces in books for hours and frantically check Rogerhub to see how likely it is they keep their current grades. Th...

2016 wasn't horribly bad, and here's why

2016 wasn't horribly bad, and here's why

January 4, 2017

By Caley Griebenow, associate editor-in-chief “Fight with my sister less, and take Spike on more walks.” That was what nine-year-old me wrote on a slip of paper and sealed it in an envelope. It was the first day back from winter break, and my fourth grade teacher assigned the class to create rea...

White Sox fan joins bandwagon, celebrates Cubs' World Series victory

A CENTURY IN THE MAKING: City officials estimated that Friday's parade celebrating the Cubs' first World Series championship since 1908 drew around five million fans. Here was my view looking south on Michigan Avenue around 11 a.m., an hour before the parade would pass us on Randolph Street to the north.

November 9, 2016

By Leo Garkisch, copy editor Hey Chicago, what do I say? The Cubs just won the World Series and I, the schmuck whose Snapchat username is drwhitesox, took a victory lap around the block with the windows rolled down, honking like I was celebrating the end of a long war. And alas, a war had, in a way, ...

Behind the scenes: students' World Series watch party struck with roller coaster of emotions

Writer Jack Ankony (center), a junior, and his friends pose with the Marlins Man at a Cubs game at Wrigley.

November 3, 2016

By Jack Ankony, executive sports editor School on Wednesday, Nov. 2, consisted of me overthinking every situation: every move Maddon would make, every pitch Hendricks would paint on the corner. Never did I think of getting any school work done, and definitely not of every pitch Rajai Davis would rip off o...

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