Photo Credit: Delmar Martinez Sara Molina - Staff Writer Two weeks after Hurricane Eta, category 5 Hurricane Iota landed in Central America Nov. 16 causing more damage to those already affected. Over 40 deaths have been confirmed in Nicaragua, where Hurricane Iota made landfall, with more than 400,000 people effected by the storm and in … Continue reading Hurricanes Add More Damage to Central America
Photo Credit: AP News Amber Syed - Scene Editor Just about 2 weeks ago, Pfizer announced their vaccine proved to be over 90% effective with 2 doses. Moderna announced last Monday, November 16th, that they created a two-dose vaccine that tested to be almost 95% effective. According to the New York Times, Moderna only released … Continue reading New COVID Tests Reveal Better Results
Tim Folliard - Sports Editor As campus closes this week, Benedictine athletics are locking up as well until the next calender year. Sports will not be able to train and have a two month break before they are able to return to campus. In years past, winter and spring sports would continue their training period. … Continue reading BenU Athletics on Pause Until 2021
Photo Credit: Fox Lake, IL - Official Website Kathy Karagiannis - Staff Writer As the holiday season soon approaches, cases continue to arise throughout all of Illinois as the anticipated resurgence heads nationwide. Due to the newly effective mitigations upon us, typical holiday festivities celebrated need to be done differently this year. Illinois Governor J.B … Continue reading Holiday Season Restrictions Underway
Photo Credit: Hollie Adams, GQ Magazine Sajina Jacob - Staff Writer The Transgender Day of Remembrance is Friday, November 20. TDOR is an annual observance that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of violence. The day was started in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to … Continue reading Trans Remembrance and Mia Green
Amber Syed - Scene Editor President Trump has always utilized Twitter to express his thoughts. Regardless of how you feel about him, his tweets are highly controversial and are constantly fact-checked because they are false or often misleading. Here is a list of tweets that took place after the election. On November 5, President Trump … Continue reading Trump’s Twitter After the Election
Alabama had their game last Saturday against LSU cancelled due to COVID-19. It was one of the many games to be cancelled so far this season. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis Kevin Gallagher - Sports Writer College football programs are struggling to keep the virus from affecting their season. Many teams have had games … Continue reading COVID-19 Getting the Best of College Football
Photo Credit: WBOY.com/news Kaitlyn Estopare - Staff Writer From the beginning of the Presidential campaigns, this election term has been hectic, to say the least. The presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Joe Biden have been battling head to head to secure the honor of being the President of the United States. Starting on Tuesday, November … Continue reading Claims of Voter Fraud
Gabe Rivera will now coach the men's track & field team. He started his coaching career at College of Dupage and UIC. Photo Credit: benueagles.com Tim Folliard - Sports Editor Gabe Rivera has been hired as the new men’s track & field head coach. Rivera returns to Illinois from sunny southern California, where he was … Continue reading Rivera Hired as Men’s Track & Field Coach
Jordan Atkins (left) and Zontavius Johnson (right) are the new head coaches for Benedictine XC and Track and Field. Photo Credit: benueagles.com Tim Folliard - Sports Editor Jordan Atkins and Zontavius Johnson have both recently been named head coaches here at Benedictine. Atkins will be coaching men’s and women’s cross country and Johnson will be … Continue reading Eagles Hire Two New Coaches
Foles and the offense have struggled in the past few games. Photo Credit: Ben Margot/AP Logan Shepard - Sports Writer The Bears are starting to sound like a broken record. The offense was struggling, and the defense was paying for it. The Bears are looking ahead in their schedule to take on the Minnesota Vikings … Continue reading Bears Hope to Bounce Back Against Vikings
Photo Credit: washingtonpost.com Amber Syed - Scene Editor Pfizer and BioNtech announced, earlier this week, that they found their vaccine to be over 90% effective in phase 3. Their study includes 43,538 participants, of which 43% have diverse backgrounds. Ater comparing the participants who received the placebo compared to participants who received the second dose … Continue reading Will There Be a Vaccine Soon?
Photo Credit: Scott Olson/Chip Somodevilla Sara Molina - Staff Writer "I am humbled by the trust and confidence you have placed in me. I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide, but to unify. Who doesn’t see red and blue states, but a United States. And who will work with all my … Continue reading Election Results: What We Know Now
Syeda Saberi - News Editor America has once again hit a Covid-19 record with nearly one million hospitalizations as of this November. This second wave is supposedly bigger and more widespread than the first and is projected to increase in the next few days. Officials at the Harvard University’s infectious diseases research center say that, … Continue reading Pritzker Moves to Phase 2
Amber Syed - Scene Editor With the start of November, the holiday season has officially begun. Here are a few quick outfits to piece together for a stylish thanksgiving look or any other holiday party look. Sweater and skirt combo is perfect to still use your summer skirts. You could pair a plain white or … Continue reading Thanksgiving Outfits 2020
Photo Credit: Roselle D. Quiao Kathy Karagiannis - Staff Writer Film and television commonly illustrate many historical and political content into context. Whether left-wing or right-wing, the variety of news outlets cater to both sides. While nightly news and publications aim for a more-so stern outlook, late-night shows deliver the reality of American politics with … Continue reading Political Satire: Where Do We Draw The Line?
#4 Notre Dame squares off against #1 Clemson. Clemsin will be without Trevor Lawrence, who has COVID-19. Credit: Justin Berl/Getty Images Kevin Gallagher - Sports Writer There are plenty of games to watch this Saturday especially with the MAC returning to play. The top game for Saturday will be #1 Clemson vs #4 Notre Dame. … Continue reading Week 10 College Football Preview
The Chicago Bears have had one player put on the COIVID-19 reserve list since July and are currently playing home games with no fans. Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune Tim Folliard - Sports Editor With the conclusion of Monday’s game, the NFL has officially completed half of their 2020 regular season. The 119 total games that … Continue reading How the NFL is Tackling COVID-19
Anna Fisher - Staff Writer Benedictine residents and student athletes are now tested for COVID weekly on Thursday mornings in Rice after a procedural change to the “Protect Our Flock” initiative that began Oct. 26. The University partnered with Loop Medical Center for nasal swab tests. The self-administered surveillance tests are free, covered by students’ … Continue reading Weekly COVID Tests for Athletes and Residents Begin
Photo Credit: AFP Syeda Saberi - News Editor Voters have flooded the mailboxes and the voting polls to submit their last-minute votes for this year’s presidential election. While it may still be too early to predict who will be given the Presidential title, it seems that Biden is in the lead. Each president needs 270 … Continue reading Who is Most Likely to Win?
Photo Credit: Pawel Janiak Sajina Jacobs - Staff Writer With the election happening, there are an increasing number of people worrying for their safety. Messages containing threats of murder and rioting have been spreading across all media platforms. Cities are preparing for protests, civil unrest, and other acts of violence regardless of the election’s outcome, … Continue reading Post-Election Violence Threat Looms Over the U.S.
Photo Credit: Roman Voytko Barr Kathy Karagiannis - News Writer With the 2020 Presidential Election soon underway, the stakes are high and tensions are rising. The Washington Post exclaimed early-voting numbers have hit a record high with more than 60 percent of voters either sending in mail ballot or attending in-person polls. While some voters … Continue reading Make or Break: Third-Party Voters
The NFL and NBA have been raising awareness for Americans to get out and vote in this year's election. Photo Pool Credit:Pool Photo/USA Today, Tommy Ljugbald/KC Star, Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images, Garrett Ellwood/NBAE, NFL.com/votes Tim Folliard - Sports Editor This Presidential Election has grabbed almost every part of American life and sports are included in … Continue reading Professional Sports Encourage America to Vote
Photo Credit: Olga DeLawrence Sajina Jacobs - News Writer Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has proposed changes to Illinois’ tax code, promoting a constitutional amendment to allow a graduated-rate income tax and proposing a new rate and bracket structure, according to Taxfoundation.org. Graduated income tax is a flat tax rate regardless of how much money you … Continue reading Graduated Income Tax and Fair Tax: What Does it Mean?
Photo Credit: yesmagazine.org Sara Molina - News Writer The Presidential Election is this Tuesday, Nov. 3rd. Voters will need to know how to fill out the ballot for their respective county and vote for who they believe best fits each individual position. The DuPage ballot includes 9 categories with 14 sub-categories: -Federal, for President and … Continue reading Election Day: What’s on the Ballot?
Photo Credit: Josh Fisher Esq. Anna Fisher - News/Perspectives Writer Don’t let the mire of politics or shoddy excuses keep you from voting. Below are some of the most common reasons students won’t vote and some reasons to reach beyond excuses. Confusion Perhaps you’re confused: you don’t know how and where to vote. You don’t … Continue reading Why Vote? 4 Common Excuses and Rebuttals
Nick Foles and the offense struggled this past Monday against the L.A. Rams. Photo Credit: Kevin Kuo/AP Photo Logan Shepard - Sports Writer The Bears look to get rid of the bad taste in their mouth after losing to the rams 24-10 last Monday. The game was not something the Bears offense wants to talk … Continue reading Bears Might be in Trouble
Photo Credit: wbez.org Amber Syed - Scene Editor Elections are next week, and it is your right as an American citizen to go out and vote. You should vote for what you stand for, believe in and think would best benefit American society. Below is a list of candidates for Dupage county along with the … Continue reading Getting to Know the Candidates: 2020 Election
Photo Credit: ben.edu Anna Fisher - News Writer At least twelve Benedictine Athletes have tested positive for coronavirus since the start of the semester. But the University is working to prevent and hinder the spread of the virus, while enabling athletes to practice. Three baseball students tested positive for the virus, quarantining Ondrak residents earlier … Continue reading BenU Athletics Handle Growing COVID-19 Cases
Randy Arozarena has helped lead the Tampa Bay Rays to the World Series. Photo Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Logan Shepard - Sports Writer In a season full of unpredictability, the playoffs proved to be more of the same. The Los Angeles Dodgers will be battling the underdog Tampa Bay Rays to take home all the … Continue reading David vs. Goliath: World Series Preview
Justin Fields and Ohio State will take the field for the first time on Saturday. Photo Credit: Getty Images Kevin Gallagher - Sports Writer With the Big Ten returning to action this week, college football will finally feel a little more like normal. Four of the big five football conferences are all playing this Saturday … Continue reading Big 10 Football Returns to Saturdays
Photo Credit: Courtesy Graphic Sara Molina - News Writer In 2019’s Annual Security Report, Benedictine reported multiple sexual assaults, including rape and forcible fondling over the last few years and another series of reports against the Violence Against Women Act, VAWA. Domestic Abuse Awareness Month is in October. This is a month dedicated to the … Continue reading Time to Bring Awareness to Domestic Abuse
Katie Berkopec (left) and Abby Hengesback (right) are entering their first season as head coach. Photo Credit: benueagles.com Tim Folliard - Sports Editor When the 2021 athletic season begins, there will be new head coaches on the sidelines. Abby Hengesbach is taking over the women’s basketball team and Katie Berkopec is the new head coach … Continue reading Women’s Basketball and Soccer Acquire New Head Coaches
Photo Credit: ben.edu Kaitlyn Estopare - News Writer COVID-19 has affected many people and communities across the world. Issues such as the economy falling, unemployment due to closures, or shortages of cleaning supplies, one of the more strenuous issues is within schools. Although Benedictine University is taking big strides to provide a safe school year, … Continue reading How has COVID-19 Affected Students and Faculty?
Photo Credit: Nicole Jeffrey Kathy Karagiannis - News Writer Plainfield School District 202 announced students will return to in-person learning starting late October 2020-January 2021. Teachers are working efficiently to ensure the safety of all their students’ return back to the classroom. Benedictine University alumna, and Plainfield Central High School physics teacher, Nicole Jeffrey expresses … Continue reading Benedictine Alumna Speaks on New District 202 Hybrid Learning Model
Photo Credit: cfgreateratlanta.org Sanampreet Kaur Bhullar - Perspectives Writer We live in disturbing times. While many of us might disagree on many political positions, it is crucial to admit that the times that we are living in are fraught with disagreement. It seems like, day after day, two political parties are in the midst of … Continue reading November 3rd Matters, Vote!
Photo Credit: Unsplash Sajina Jacobs - News Writer The Academic and Career Enrichment Center (ACE) is an invaluable tool for Benedictine students. They are dedicated to helping provide necessary accommodations to students with disabilities and the student body as a whole by providing career workshops, tutoring, and other study skills courses. Even now with most … Continue reading ACE Center – BenU’s Hidden Gem
Nick Foles led the Bears to a 20-19 win agaisnt the Buccaneers. Photo Credit: USA Today Logan Shepard - Sports Writer After a huge win against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers, the 4-1 Bears head to Charlotte to play the 3-2 Carolina Panthers. The Panthers are coming off a seven-point win against the Atlanta Falcons. … Continue reading Bears Set to Square Off Against the Panthers
Benedictine sports teams can now train in groups of up to 50 athletes. Photo Credit: Benedictine University Tim Folliard - Sports Editor As the leaves are changing on campus, restrictions on athletic teams are changing as well. Teams on campus are now able to practice in groups of up to 50. For the first two … Continue reading Benedictine Athletic Teams Continue to Train
Aber Syed - Scene Editor This year has been flying by which means Halloween will be here before we even realize it. With the restrictions due to COVID-19, no one wants to go out and buy an expensive costume. Here are a few looks you could create with what you already have at home! The … Continue reading Easy Halloween Costumes Straight Out of Your Closet
Photo Credit: Stades Farm Amber Syed - Scene Editor This Fall season there’s a lot of outdoor activities to do, but the one that's a go to for a lot of people is going to farms. There are tons of cute and trendy pictures to take and activities for all ages. All Seasons Orchard in … Continue reading Best Farms to Visit this Fall
Los Angeles Lakers won their 17th NBA title during the NBA playoffs that took place in Orlando, Florida. Photo Credit: Los Angeles Lakers/Dougleas P. DeFelice Chase Olson - Sports Writer The NBA bubble restart delivered on expectations by putting on the best playoffs of all time. Back in March, the NBA was the first major … Continue reading NBA Bubble was a Major Success
Photo Credit: CNN.com Sara Molina - News Writer The first presidential debate of 2020 took place on Tuesday September 29. The debate was held in Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Candidates included Republican Donald Trump, Democratic Joe Biden, with moderator Chris Wallace. The presidential debate can only be described as painful and chaotic according … Continue reading Presidential Debate: Worse Than We Thought
The Counseling Center provides students resources that they can use, including Wellness Wednesday presentations. Photo Credit: Muscular Dystrophy News Today Tim Folliard - Sports Editor Mental health is a key component of your life that often gets put on the back burner. In the chaos of being a college student, it is important to be … Continue reading Self-Care for Your Mental Health
Photo Credit: Dan Meyers/Unsplash Anna Fisher - News Writer The World Health Organization (WHO) will host their first online global advocacy event for World Mental Health Day October 10. Anyone can tune in through WHO’s Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, TikTok, or LinkedIn channels starting at 9 am CST. The three-hour event will bring in mental health … Continue reading WHO to Host Mental Health Advocacy Event
Photo Credit: timeout.com Amber Syed - Scene Editor Most people have all thought haunted houses would be impossible to have this year but fortunately haunted houses and drive thru haunted houses will be open this year. Some of the haunted houses from last year will still be open this year with proper safety precautions. 13th … Continue reading Drive Thru Haunted Houses – New Way to Scare
Photo Credit: npr.org Amber Syed - Scene Editor President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19 and came out to the public on Friday night revealing his positive test result. According to NPR, he then flew out to Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda. President Trump had multiple symptoms including: fever, … Continue reading Trump Drives by his Supporters
Photo Credit: John MacDougall - Getty Images Sajina Jacobs - News Writer "Boycott Mulan," has been trending on several social media platforms according to Instagram and Twitter, but many users are unaware of its origins. The hashtag arose from the Pro-Hong Kong Police beliefs of the movie's lead, Liu Yifei, to controversial decisions Disney made; … Continue reading #BoycottMulan Sparks an Uprising
Photo Credit: abc.net.au Sanampreet Kaur Bhullar - Perspectives Writer Internet outages by leading internet service providers, such as Xfinity and AT&T, have been reported these past few weeks. With a majority of individuals at home, the means to stay connected and informed has turned digital, but as a result, outages have become increasingly common. In … Continue reading Internet Outages Throughout the U.S.