‘The Simpsons’ Face Controversy in Response to Apu’s Portrayal

Ryden Scarnato Staff Writer On Sunday, the latest episode of The Simpsons addressed the criticism regarding long time character Apu, the Indian Kwik-E-Mart owner. The show has faced judgement, especially from last year’s documentary The Problem With Apu, questioning the representation of Indian characters like Apu. Hank Azaria, who voices Apu, spoke on the issue … Continue reading ‘The Simpsons’ Face Controversy in Response to Apu’s Portrayal

Undergrad Enrollment Down Nearly 20% Over 4 Years, Adds to Budget Struggle

Investigative Editor Zaakirah Mujid Editor-in-Chief Logan Hanson The First in an Occasional Series on the University’s Struggles and Successes with Finances Benedictine University’s enrollment has dropped nearly 20% from Fall 2014 to Fall 2017 for traditional undergrads at the Lisle campus, according to a study by the Candor. There were also 276 fewer traditional undergrads … Continue reading Undergrad Enrollment Down Nearly 20% Over 4 Years, Adds to Budget Struggle

Benedictine Applies to Move to Great Lakes Valley Conference

Kyle Bock Sports Editor Benedictine University has applied for an opening in the Great Lakes Valley Conference, as the conference is looking to replace the recently closed St. Joseph's University in Rensselaer, Indiana according to a memo from President Michael Brophy. As reported by The Candor a few months back, Benedictine University has applied to … Continue reading Benedictine Applies to Move to Great Lakes Valley Conference

U.S. Culture Underlies Rampant Gun Violence

Omair Ali Perspectives Editor Inherent in our society is the right to the freedom of choice, through which decisions can often be made independently. But through this independence in decision-making raises an important question about an important democratic: Is there a fundamental flaw in our idea of the freedom of choice that is bringing destruction … Continue reading U.S. Culture Underlies Rampant Gun Violence

Donald Glover Responds to Animated ‘Deadpool’ Series Cancellation

Ryden Scarnato Staff Writer FX recently pulled the plug on the upcoming Deadpool animated series coming from Atlanta creator Donald Glover and his brother Stephen Glover. The show was announced last May and received a 10-episode order for FXX. FX cited “creative differences” in a statement announcing the cancellation. “FX, Donald Glover, Stephen Glover and … Continue reading Donald Glover Responds to Animated ‘Deadpool’ Series Cancellation