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LGBTQ+ citizens face changes to rights

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

July 27, 2020

This Pride Month has seen a number of changes to federal protections for members of the LGBTQ+ community.  On Saturday, June 13, the four-year anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, the Trump administration announced th...

Illinois entering Phase 4 of recovery plan

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

July 27, 2020

Since March, Illinois has been following a variety of shut-down procedures in order to slow the transmission of COVID-19. The “Restore Illinois” plan by the governor aims to guide the state through handling the disease. ...

Biden accused of sexual assault

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2020

The allegation:  In March of 2020, Tara Reade, a former staffer for Joe Biden accused him, the presumptive Democratic nominee for President, of sexual assault, claiming he pushed her up against a wall and used his fingers t...

EPA stops enforcing environment guidelines

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2020

At the end of March, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), released a memo informing companies and businesses that they will not be enforcing environmental laws during the COVID-19 crisis.  This has been described as a temporary measu...

Wisconsin primary causes controversy

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2020

On April 7, Wisconsin held their primary election in-person. Due to concerns about the risk of COVID-19 spread, this decision was controversial.  Many were concerned that voting in-person could further risk the spread of ...

IPSD 204 Keeping Students Fed and Supplied

Hazel Booth, Online Editor

April 21, 2020

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, one of the many complications has been how students who qualify for free and reduced lunch will receive meals now. In the earlier stages of this pandemic, it was this very concern that led ...

Signs of melting begin in the coldest region of Antarctica

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2020

Antarctica is melting. Scientists who have been observing the changes across the Southernmost continent noticed a worrying change earlier this year -- even the coldest parts of Antarctica are showing signs of melting.  The cont...

Naperville mob exposed — and police do nothing?!

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2020

Along Washington Street, there’s a peaceful metropolis. Past the cemetery, assorted restaurants, two medical centers, a dentist office, a criminal law office, under-construction apartments and a funeral home lies quaint down...

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