Sophia Mattimiro Scene Editor The people who make up Benedictine University’s community come from different backgrounds and lifestyles. Getting a tattoo, or multiple can reflect those backgrounds and life experiences. Alexander Worrell is a freshman at BenU. He is from Chicago, and he came to BenU to study for a business management degree. Worrell is … Continue reading BU Tattoos
Mike Santarelli Sports Editor The Benedictine Men’s Track & Field team won their fourth straight conference tournament at Carthage College on Saturday. Junior, Calvin Jordan won both the 55- and 200-meter dashes, claiming the final NACC Athlete of the Week award for Track & Field. Jordan’s time in the 55 (6.38) broke both NACC and … Continue reading Four-Time NACC Champs
Sophia Mattimiro Scene Editor As social media progresses and more people become more and more attached to their online presence, new forms of protest have surfaced. These protests, or movements, have appeared in the form of hashtags, such as the #metoo movement that went viral last year. People who want to support a movement … Continue reading Do Social Media “Movements” Actually Work?
Zaakirah Mujid News Editor Student Senate Outreach held a Town Hall meeting this month on food service concerns. Students had the opportunity to speak about possible improvements for A’viands. The Director of Food Services, Bill Reich, was in attendance to respond to students. “Student enrollment has decreased, so a long- term vision is to improve … Continue reading Comments/concerns on BenU’s food services
Zaakirah Mujid News Editor Hollywood actor Jessie Smollett, who is black and gay, reported to police last week that two men attacked him while shouting racist/ homophobic statements at him. The President of BenU’s GLOW (Gay, Lesbian, or whoever you are), released a statement yesterday in response to Smollett’s claims. After reporting the hate … Continue reading BenU’s GLOW responds to Smollett’s arrest
Dielle Ochotorena Perspectives Editor It seems redundant to say climate change is a pressing issue we all know directly affects our lives as a global society. We should be saving our planet regardless of political alliances, nationalities, and race because we're living on it. Last I checked there is only one Earth and one … Continue reading What Do We Need to Know About Climate Change Before the Teach-In?
Claire Boyle Staff Writer On February 1, 2019, the Trump administration announced the United States’ (U.S). withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia which has maintained peace since the Cold War. Trump’s withdrawal of the INF Treaty is risky because the agreement’s main goal was to foster security between … Continue reading Is Diplomacy a Dying Art? The U.S. Pulls Out of Nuclear Treaty With Russia
Sara Nasif Staff Writer A tragic incident took place in Aurora, Illinois at a manufacturing plant about 17 miles away from Benedictine University on Friday, February 15th. Unfortunately, it was not an uncommon occurrence in today’s society. According to the authorities, the shooter was identified as Gary Martin who was fired from the plant. Martin’s … Continue reading Shooting in Aurora Hits Close to Home For Benedictine Students