Marijuana Legalization Is Beneficial

Hannah Thompson, Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

Five dispensaries in Illinois will be licensed to sell recreational marijuana to people 21 years and older starting Jan. 1.  While marijuana is endlessly controversial, its legalization is a positive change in Illinois state law. The five...

Trump Just Might Have His Sci-Fi Fantasy: Space Force Awaits Congressional Approval

Taylor Meek, A&E Editor

September 10, 2019

Usually when you hear the phrase “Space Force” your first thought is of some intergalactic, laser-firing squad enforcing space laws on aliens. You wouldn't expect this idea to be associated with the US Military. According...

Bantering Students Lose Sight of Senior Group Chat’s Purpose

Lauren Johnson, Views Editor

September 5, 2019

We’ve all heard tales of the late, great senior group chat of 2019 with its major controversies escalating into Twitter wars and even lifelong grudges. But is class of 2020 going to be any better than last year’s graduates? ...

Voting Opportunities Open up for Those Awaiting Trial

Jack Pifer, Staff Writer

August 29, 2019

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill improving voter education for those awaiting trial. This bill, passed just months before the 2020 elections, takes immediate effect. The US legal system maintains a view of “innocent...

Trump’s Rants Have Gone Too Far

Sydney Hershberger, Staff Writer

August 29, 2019

As a nation, we have grown accustomed to our president’s seemingly unstable rants. However, his most recent comments about Democratic Jewish Americans being “either misinformed or disloyal”  clearly show his biases, and...

Red Flag Gun Laws Offer The Best of Both Worlds

Jack Pifer, Staff Writer

August 22, 2019

Gun laws have been the center of debate throughout the country in the 18 months following the Parkland shooting. Illinois is no different. The addition of the Red Flag law, also known as the Firearms Restraining Order Act,...

EHS Parking: The Issue That Never Gets Better

Jack Barker, Sports Editor

August 22, 2019

With the new school year having started, there are many things high school students dread, for instance, homework and getting up early. While those are plausible things to hate, there is one thing I wasn’t looking forward to...

Why Capital Punishment Should Be Abolished

Jacqueline glenn, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

The Constitution promises every American citizen the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But not everyone is guaranteed to enjoy those freedoms. Despite its founding laws, American prisons executed...

Justice for Jussie: Celebrities Abuse Justice System Again

Joshua Perry, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 4, 2019

When Jussie Smollett, star of Fox’s hit drama “Empire,” was all over the news in January as the victim of a despicable hate crime, millions across America shook their heads, ashamed that something like that could still happen...

Sustainable Shopping Doesn’t Have to Empty Your Wallet

Loewy Noud, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

There is no doubt that environmental awareness is increasing every day. Campaigns for less plastic, less energy use and less fossil-fuel burning are plastered on social media, and some people are even making big changes. Straws...

It’s Time to Stop: America Is Drowning In Democratic Candidates

Jacqueline Glenn, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

If three is a crowd, 15 is far too many. CNN reported on March 21 that 15 Democrats have announced their 2020 presidential candidacy so far, including exploratory committees. And while it’s certainly favorable to have many...

2020: Biden Is Not The Answer

Ryan Stewart, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden has long been asked to run for president by many democrats. But with an ever-expanding democratic field, is this really such a good decision? Not by any means. According to CNN, the majority...