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‘Weed’ beg to differ

‘Weed’ beg to differ

Dean John Fuja, Dean of Students

March 13, 2020

Let’s establish some givens: is it safer to use marijuana than to refrain from it? No. Have the economic benefits of legalization met expectations? No. Has the black market for marijuana been eliminated after legalization? No. Will legalization eliminate injustices in the court system? No. These fac...

‘Weed’ beg to differ

‘Weed’ beg to differ

Megan Bosshart, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2020

Legalized marijuana, also known as weed, offers an opportunity to promote consumer safety, create jobs and economic opportunities, save money on law enforcement in Illinois.     Marijuana is a mild hallucinogen that contains a psychoactive chemical called THC. It creates a feeling of well-being...

Vaccinations save generations

Vaccinations save generations

Henry Jochaniewicz, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

Vaccines are common in our world today. They both protect us from disease and prevent future diseases from infecting us. Young children receive many vaccines to protect them from the flu, measles, and other illnesses. Vaccines have been developed for many years to prevent such diseases; however, debate ...

Sports without the competition

Sports without the competition

Grace Zimmerman, Opinion Co-Editor

February 28, 2020

Whether you are a big time Chicago Bears Fan or don’t really care to watch professional sports, you have probably played a sport at some time in your life.  If you ask almost anyone they could tell you they played on a local soccer team in their childhood or played tee ball in the summers of thei...

America becomes feverish about potential coronavirus effects

America becomes feverish about potential coronavirus effects

Quentin Perry, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

In the Steven Soderbergh movie “Contagion”, an outbreak in China kills hundreds and spreads around the world. Extreme outbreaks have made their way from the Hollywood big screen to real life. The virus known widely as the Wuhan coronavirus, also called 2019-nCov, has infected over 24,000 people and...

Raising minimum wages spells disaster for business

Raising minimum wages spells disaster for business

Paul Leininger, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

The minimum wage has been experiencing significant changes as of late. Illinois is in the process of raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2025. This is done with good intentions; however, the unforeseen consequences of such an action will have devastating effects on entry-level workers, as well as the busines...

Student loans for life?

Student loans for life?

Jayne Bottarini, Opinion Co-Editor

February 28, 2020

College sounds great to the outsider: free time, a beautiful environment, housing, endless activities and clubs and an education designed to last a lifetime of prosperity.  However, these luxuries come with a hefty price tag. The average tuition in Illinois has come to be $13,620 for an in-state resi...

Is there more to Christmas than Santa?

Is there more to Christmas than Santa?

Henry Jochaniewicz, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Santa Claus is necessary and important to children across the world during Christmastime. However, there comes a time in everyone’s life when they realize that the magical person traveling across the world in a single night and giving presents to every child in the world might be a little unrealistic. ...

Do-re-mi too: musical provides fun for all

Do-re-mi too: musical provides fun for all

Luke Peterson, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Saint Viator holds the winter musical with high esteem. The time and care put into it by students and staff show how it is one of the highlights of Saint Viator’s fine arts department. The musical really starts at auditions held by director Mrs. Kate Costello and her colleagues in which they find t...

Is Popeye’s sandwich worth the craze?

Is Popeye’s sandwich worth the craze?

Quentin Perry, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

The new Popeyes chicken sandwich is good enough to kill for, literally. In November, a man at a Popeyes restaurant in Maryland fatally stabbed another customer in line over the beloved sandwich. This incident was not alone with other countless altercations happening at Popeyes restaurants across the ...

Thanksgiving: feast or fallacy?

Thanksgiving: feast or fallacy?

Grace Zimmerman, Opinion Editor

November 1, 2019

We all know Thanksgiving to be a holiday filled with family, friends, and food.  It is taught to children at a very young age that this holiday brought Pilgrims and Native American tribes together in peace to share food and give thanks.  Unfortunately, this story is not historically accurate and s...

Indoctrination at young age inhibits religious diversity

Indoctrination at young age inhibits religious diversity

Paul Leininger, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

Indoctrination is one of the most powerful weapons that mankind has created. It can be used to hide the truth and foster belief in false ideas. We like to think that indoctrination is a thing of the past, or that it’s only utilized by dictators in far away countries. However, indoctrination exists...

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