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A privilege is a right given to a particular group or person that leaves outside groups or people at a disadvantage. As a white woman, I have realized recently that not everyone understands this concept, nor do all choose to accept that white privilege has ruined how our generation, and past…

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The pandemic isn’t over, and chances are it won’t be over for a while. People like anti-maskers and reopen America protesters have always slowed recovery from the pandemic, but even those who follow the rules and listen to the government are also guilty. 

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Madison Lammert, editor-in-chief

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With protests continuing two months after George Floyd’s death, many are coming out in defense of police, sometimes when officers are not even being personally attacked. Some are saying, “not all cops are like that” and using snappy little slogans such as “back the blue,” while others are ra…

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As debates rage surrounding the founding of the U.S. and the fate of long-standing institutions of racism, June 19 was a day of celebration for African Americans. It’s past time we ditch racially charged holidays such as Columbus Day and opt for making Juneteenth a federal holiday instead.

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As George Floyd’s death has sparked international protests, social justice issues seem to be on the forefront of many people's minds. As a result, some of us may be hearing parents or older relatives expressing outdated or problematic thoughts. 

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I was a soldier in my youth and I can distinctly remember a training event geared to mentally prepare us for combat. A grizzled sergeant told us, “None of you are Rambo. That does not exist. When the bullets start flying, you will not rise to the occasion. You will sink to the level of your …

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Although protesting is a right guaranteed to all citizens of the United States, it is important to ask ourselves, “Is the meaning of the movement being lost?”

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Abuse takes three main forms: physical, emotional and verbal; These three types of abuse can be broken down further into numerous subcategories. One of the most impactful subcategories of abuse is narcissistic abuse, which commonly occurs under the umbrella of emotional abuse.

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After months of being unable to visit our favorite retail stores, having many of our friends far away and worrying about our income being in jeopardy — if it hasn’t been lost all together — many of us are craving a taste of normalcy. With many restaurants opening their dining rooms soon, it’…

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I began going to music festivals my senior year of high school, beginning with the now-dead local LouFest. Since then, I have gone to Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta for other festivals, such as Shaky Knees, in Atlanta. After my first experience, I could not wait to go again.

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Like many students, the COVID-19 pandemic has left our staff feeling like we lack control over many facets of our lives. We’re all struggling with a lack of normalcy. While staying in your pajamas sounds like a good plan, getting dressed when you wake up can help bring back some of that norm…

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It’s been a few weeks since SIUE has moved formerly in-person classes online, and many students hoped it would be a seamless transition. However, some people are finding that their teachers are loading on more assignments than were in the original syllabus, adding on papers and extra tests p…

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Like most college students, our staff has faced our shared fears about the transition to fully online classes. On one of the last nights we could come into work, our reporter John raised quite an interesting one: How awkward would it be if students felt the need to ask their instructor to go…

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The rapid spread of COVID-19 and increasing numbers of associated casualties has driven President Donald Trump to extend the national guidelines for shutdown to April 30. For those who are ignoring stay-at-home orders and continue to associate with large groups of people, please stop. Trust …

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Learning how to make mistakes is something that all people must learn. Music, fine art, theatre, speech and creative writing all have one thing in common: to succeed, you have to make mistakes and learn from them. 

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In the midst of complete uncertainty and panic, it can be hard for us as college students to look beyond our own fears and frustrations. Some of us are booking cheap flights as a distraction, while others are checking Blackboard every five minutes for updates. No matter what coping method we…

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When I was with my family in England over winter break, I found an envelope of family photographs which dated back to the last years of the Victorian era. I sat on the floor at the foot of my 102-year-old great-grandmother’s chair. She still knew every name of every person I asked her about,…

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The job of a police officer is to threaten people. They carry with them the threat of punishment enforced by the government for anyone who is caught breaking a law. If you don’t act in a certain way around police, the police will use physical force against you and get away with it.

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Let’s be real for a second: You probably don’t look as hot as you do in your Tinder profile pictures as you on any average day. Whether you’re looking for a quick hookup or something “real,” we all comb through our camera roll to find the perfect pictures. It’s standard practice, it’s human …