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Where Do You Stand? [TGB Quiz]

Where Do You Stand? [TGB Quiz]

Jack Berens, Co-editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Home, Perspectives, Student Life

If you have ten minutes to spare, please take this online political compass test.  It assesses your positions on different types of issues, and none of your data is distributed nor is it collected. This is what the chart you'll see at the end after you scroll down looks like. Please click here for the link!  ...

Pre-March Madness: Conference Championship Predictions

Jack Berens, Co-editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Perspectives, Sports

Last year, I made five predictions for the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.  In my defense, I set out to be bold.  I clearly whiffed.  I was 1/2 for 5.  The only scrap of a prediction I got right was that Louisville (a two seed) would miss the Sweet Sixteen, and they did.  However, I...

NCAA Basketball vs. NBA Basketball

NCAA Basketball vs. NBA Basketball

Jack Berens, Co-editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Perspectives, Sports

Some of my fondest childhood memories involve sprinting upstairs to my room during Chicago Bulls commercial breaks to reenact the Bulls players' plays I saw on TV only moments beforehand.  I would lob myself dunks on my Nerf Hoop à la Tyrus Thomas and nail corner jumpers with my best Luol Deng impressions. ...

A White Dude’s Perspective on Black History Month

Jack Berens, Co-editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under News, Perspectives, Student Life

This will be more of a blurb than an article. As a white guy in America, I recognize that I have white male heterosexual privilege.  No, society does not ascribe me specific rights that other demographics do not enjoy.  However, I recognize that I have perceptions and benefits of the doubt that...

Snowboarding

Snowboarding

Marlyn Gajek, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under Perspectives

People say that if you snowboard then you can also be good at using a skateboard and surfing, but that might not all be true for the different events that snowboarding has, such as the Halfpipe, the Parallel Giant Slalom, and the Snowboarding Cross, not to mention the different styles and types of b...

Advanced Composition Is Bound To Make An Impact In Your Life

Advanced Composition Is Bound To Make An Impact In Your Life

Vicky Wagner, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under Perspectives, Student Life

Enjoy writing? Advanced Composition is the class for you. Sometimes writing comes naturally to people, others like me might need a little help. There are plenty of rules and techniques a person needs to know when writing a specific article or essay. Who wouldn't want a great teacher also college professor...

Salt to the Sea // Book Review

Anushka Agashe, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Perspectives

Today’s media is filled with tales, both true and made-up, of the horrors of World War II. There’s a good reason for this, but a stand-out in this genre is the novel Salt to the Sea by author Ruta Sepetys. It revolves around the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, the largest maritime disaster in hi...

Student Tax Outlook

Student Tax Outlook

Jack Berens, Co-editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Home, News, Perspectives, Student Life

High school students have notoriously short attention spans.  Teachers ensure that their lessons are often as concise as possible in order to hold onto the ever-fleeting focus of high schoolers.  With that background, I'm sure not many things cause teenagers' eyes to glaze over quite like the thought...

Me Too.

Me Too.

Sophia Diaz, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Home, News, Perspectives

We've all done it. Laughing with the crowd, whether we knew it was wrong or not. Telling the joke we thought was harmless. Hearing insensitive humor and brushing it off. We've all been guilty of at least one of these at some point. It's a normal human reaction, to jump on the bandwagon and avoid confrontation....

Book Review: Famous Last Words

Book Review: Famous Last Words

Marlyn Gajek, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Perspectives

Everyone has his/her own horror story experiences. For Willa Cresky her horror experience starts when her mother remarries to a famous movie producer, Jonathan, and they move to a mansion of a famous movie actress named Diana Del Mar. When Willa moves in, the first thing she does is do some magic w...

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