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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...

Turnabout turns away from gender stereotypes to increase attendance

Ola Rembiszewska, In-Depth Editor

February 7, 2020

 On Feb. 29, BG will be hosting their annual Turnabout dance, where students can gather and spend time together outside of school hours. Through the years, Turnabout hasn't been as highly attended as Homecoming. This may have va...

Bison Service Club provides opportunity for volunteer work

Phoebe Rusch, Entertainment Editor

December 13, 2019

Bison Service Club, previously known as Interact, is a volunteer club that meets on Wednesday’s in room A237.  The name changed due to the sponsors Lisa Raucci and Tara Braceros wanting to be more clear with what the club w...

Contention between Ukraine and Russia poses risk to geopolitical climate

Yustyn Kokor, Sports Editor

December 13, 2019

During President Trump’s first meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at the United Nations last month, one remark by the U.S. president stood out to many Ukrainians. "I really hope that you and President Putin ...

New Med Lab and medical career pathway hope to expand opportunities in the field

Sriman Narayanan, Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2019

In just its first two years, the medical career pathway has grown to the largest pathway in the district, quickly gathering interest from students hoping to enter the medical and health care fields after high school. “We hav...

Changing consumer trends end of forever 21

Mikayla Kim, Features Editor

December 13, 2019

Clothing companies have always been forced to adapt to follow the newest fashion fads and styles. Along with the introduction of technology, and the new exposure to an even more vast market, the fashion industry has become mor...

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