Omair Ali Perspectives Editor The foster care system in Illinois, and more broadly in the U.S., is one of the most broken social systems. The foster care system promises safety, security, and regularity in the lives of children who enter the system. However, the system is flawed by the wide presence of foster parents … Continue reading How to Improve Illinois’ Foster Care System
Sophia Mattimiro Scene Editor Tattoos hold a lot of different meanings for different people. Every month, meet the people that make up Benedictine through their tattoos. Nyasha Wilson Nyasha Wilson is studying business and has five different tattoos. “I guess they all have some type of significance…I don’t want to regret it so I … Continue reading BenU Series:Tattoos
David Carey Sports Editor Heading into the final week of the MLB season means that the playoffs are right around the corner. The AL playoff picture is set with all five teams locking up a spot with about a week to go in the season. Although the official announcement of American League MVP is not … Continue reading The Best of the Best…..The American League MVP
At a school as culturally diverse as Benedictine, it might be tempting to think racial flare-up are problems at other universities but the response to the recent Candor story “Student writes “Hello N******” on whiteboard in Jager” shows that our campus needs a more thorough examination of our understanding around race. Time and time again, … Continue reading Candor Editorial: Race on Campus
Syeda Saberi Staff Writer What a better way to take a break in between classes than to enjoy free food! Benedictine’s Commuter Services and Programming Board hosted a free dessert food truck event on September 18th. The trucks parked behind Krasa in the parking lot were open throughout the students’ common lunch hour. The warm … Continue reading Food Trucks Come to Campus for an Afternoon
Mike Santarelli Sports Writer Interim President of Benedictine University, Charles Gregory, emailed all faculty and staff on Friday to inform them that the school will no longer be transitioning to the NCAA Division II. The email stated the university’s Board of Trustees met to discuss the transition, and ultimately unanimously voted to “…discontinue the process … Continue reading Benedictine Terminates Division II Transition
Sara Nasif Staff Writer Freedom of speech is something the world thinks America is built on. It is one of the principals that the world thinks makes America special. But what does freedom of speech really mean? Does it give people the right to say whatever they want even if they are offending … Continue reading What Does Freedom of Speech Mean?
Claire Boyle Staff Writer History gives people an intimate look at humanity because it provides a deeper understanding of culture, race, and class, and it can be used to combat ignorance. It offers different perspectives on topics that can only be answered by the human experience. The subject helps to assess a changing world, and … Continue reading Why Studying History is Important in Modern Times