Stay safe this snuggle season

The leaves are turning, the temperature is dropping and soon enough there will be snow everywhere. It’s officially “cuffing season,” a term used to describe the time of year when people are most likely to get into relationships. After all, the snow is a lot more bearable when you’ve got someone to snuggle up to during those long, winter nights. 

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Do you create or consume?

In a generation where social media, the internet and technology are a major source of creation and consumption, we’re left to question ourselves which act we take part in more. I recently attended an event where a speaker spoke on the effects of social media today and the many benefits it has brought us.

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Love him or hate him, we need another Royko

I told myself I’d never write a political piece, but that was before a book full of columns by the great Mike Royko made its way into my hands. Royko was a columnist that embodied the spirit of Chicago, for better or for worse. His columns would lift up the poor tavern keepers who were buried beneath growing redevelopments. Yet the next day, he’d be taunting one of Chicago’s deeply established cultures, such as the Irish or Polish populations. 

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Why students lack in voting engagement

Several instances in past elections have demonstrated how the youth vote can make a difference between a blue or red state. In 2008, under-30 voters helped win Barack Obama Indiana, North Carolina and Virginia. Without the youth vote in these states Obama would have potentially lost the entire election to opponent Mitt Romney. This is just one example that establishes young adult voters as a major subset of the electorate. 

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