The Charger

Climate change forces Midwest to adapt to unpredictable environment

Connor Wielgos, Opinion Editor

March 13, 2020

For many in the Midwest, the Great Lakes represents an anchor to the region. The economy surrounding it is diverse, with vacation homes, beaches and industrial plants all relying on the same body of water. Many cities, includin...

Thousands of colleges to close amid failing business model

Connor Wielgos, Opinion Editor

February 7, 2020

A familiar sight will be sweeping across the countries in the next decade. According to a study by Harvard education professor Michael Horn, approximately a quarter of all American colleges will close or be merged by the end o...

Cannabis legalization across states begins a new era in criminal law and daily life

Emma Manukian, News Editor

February 7, 2020

Illinois became the 11th state in Jan. 2020 to legalize recreational marijuana for adult use after Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the bill into law this past June. The law allows those 21 and older to buy marijuana at licensed di...

United Methodist Church compromises to split denominations over LGBT opinions

Mark Anbinder, Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2020

Since the legalization of gay marriage in 2015, many have increasingly wondered how to handle the intersection of religion and identity. With marriage in the United States conventionally viewed as a religious act, the newly a...

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