Stronger than Wonder Woman

Editorial by Magdalena Knapp When I was younger, my mom used to read fairy tales to me before bedtime. Almost every story was about a young, beautiful girl who needed to be saved by a strong prince. These damsels in distress have been role models have been promoted to little girls for centuries: the idea... Continue Reading →

Changing Perspective

By Nathan Ploense, Contributing Writer Driving through Lebanon on a late fall afternoon usually yields little to no excitement. During summer the brick-laid road can feature fairs, car shows or families heading to Dr. Jazz or the surrounding stores, but a street which usually has vibrant colors and an essence of life becomes grey-washed as winter... Continue Reading →

For the Love of God, Legalize It!

By Andrew Gardewine, Contributive Writer The United States houses over 20% of the world's prisoners. According to the FBI, there are an estimated 1,488,707 people imprisoned for drug related crimes annually. And of those arrests, 52% are marijuana related. Of this 750,000, 38% are based on possession of small amounts of marijuana (usually under an ounce)... Continue Reading →

Sometimes, Politics Should End a Friendship

By Sophie Jeffery, Editor Thomas Jefferson famously wrote in a letter to William Hamilton, “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.”  I saw this quote plenty of times over the course of the 2016 election, shared by well-intentioned friends and family on... Continue Reading →

Unpaid Internships

By Elexis Baltimore, Editor Intern...what? Although internships have been an ongoing opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience, the issues regarding pay have become discussed more often in recent years. The stigma regarding internships has for years leaned towards the issue (and fear) of running errands and getting cups of coffee for your new bosses... Continue Reading →

Allora McCullough: Uncomfortability, Sculpture, and Accessibility

By Brent Nicholson, Contributive Writer (All pictures by Allora McCullough) “The honest truth,” Allora McCullough reveals, “is that I had transferred four times and McKendree was the fastest way to graduate.” Allora McCullough graduated from McKendree, but she attended Belmont University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and St Louis University prior to settling into the Economics... Continue Reading →

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