January 2nd: Journalism Is Here to Stay

For the past ten years, or so, adults have been predicting the demise of journalism with comments to college students sounding something like: “Why would you want a degree in a dying industry?” On some level, it is true. Newspapers all across the country have been struggling to sell their product, and the internet has…

December 31st: What Kind of Year Has It Been?

The year is coming to an end, and we are seeing the Instagram posts with the most liked photos, the emails asking for recommitment to our gym memberships, and retrospective montages on the news. All around us, we are asking ourselves the same question: What kind of year has it been? It is an impossible…

December 27th: Looking at Ourselves in The Mirror

Over the course of this past semester, I watched the Netflix series Black Mirror. As a tech enthusiast and having studied social media in college, I was particularly intrigued by a show that handled the post-utopian challenges of how own advancement as a society. The format of the episodes, each as a stand-alone mini-movie, allowed…

December 22nd: Bullish in Chicago

Let’s talk about the Bulls for a minute. Chicago went into the 2017-2018 season in full rebuild mode, fully intent on ruining a season in the hopes that their poor performance would give them the benefit of a high draft slot next season, and free enough money to rebuild a competitive roster more quickly. In…

December 5th: Pick a Team, Any Team

This offseason, Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani is coming to America to play baseball. En route to the MLB, he gets to choose which team he plays for, based on whatever factors he wants. Does he want a winning team? Does he want a big or small city? Does he like a particular coast? Because of…

November 29th: Sean Hannity Isn’t What Some Think He Is

The New York Times wrote a story this week on Sean Hannity, calling him one of America’s most influential TV personalities. The fact that Hannity even agreed to participate was shocking enough, considering the crusade he and his friend Donald Trump have undertaken against the “liberal” media. Within the story, though, was a line that…

November 27th: 45 NFTY Events

While driving home from Chicago for Thanksgiving, my fiancee and I played a fun little game, counting the number of NFTY events each of us had attended. Between our time as participants and staff members in the youth movement, we learned that I have been to 45 youth group events and she has been to…

November 20th: WITHOUT an Apple a Day

This weekend, I took my phone to the Apple Store to get a new battery. I didn’t realize it going in, but I was required to hand over my phone for a 90 minute procedure, only to come back and find that they hadn’t been able to get the old battery out, and that they…

November 16th: Going 12 Rounds or 1,500

As part of a safety presentation I experienced this week, a law enforcement agent gave harrowing details for what an active shooter situation can look like in a school or business. The details were frightening, but incredibly important to hear, as too much of our country is facing threats of violence without the proper preparation…