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
David Carey Staff Writer The Chicago Cubs officially had their home opener yesterday, however they will be without their star first baseman Anthony Rizzo for the first homestand. Rizzo has been dealing with lower back tightness and will be placed on the Ten Day Disabled List retroactive to Friday, April 6. On the move, Rizzo … Continue reading Rizzo Placed on DL
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
Jennifer Flores News Editor After coming back from spring break and finals right around the corner, the Spring Ball will be one of the final major events one can relax in before the end of the school year. The Spring Ball is an evening of excitement for students to have fun and enjoy some of … Continue reading Benedictine Spring Ball to Bring Night of Fun and Excitement
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
Emily Nitti Scene Editor It’s T-Shirt Time! The MTV reality show Jersey Shore is making it’s come back debut this Thursday, April 5 with Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. MTV surprised fans back in November announcing the show’s return. However, it doesn’t look like the whole cast will be returning. Benedictine student Gianna Toniolo is more … Continue reading Jersey Shore: Family Vacation!
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
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