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Gwyneth Paltrow’s “The Goop Lab” Beautifully Explores Alternative Medicine

Gwyneth Paltrow’s “The Goop Lab” Beautifully Explores Alternative Medicine

Sharika Majeti, Perspectives Writer

February 13, 2020

The Goop Lab is a documentary series that currently has one season. It came out at the end of January as a Netflix Original show. The series is hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow and the Goop team. Goop is described as “a modern lifestyle brand” founded by Gwyneth Paltrow. Staffers of Goop are known as ...

Election Update: Sanders and Buttigieg tie, while Trump surges nationwide

Election Update: Sanders and Buttigieg tie, while Trump surges nationwide

Marco Rivero

February 11, 2020

Iowa Disaster The Iowa Caucus was an absolute disaster for the Iowa Democratic Party and remains a highly controversial caucus. Following trouble in several precincts across Iowa due to an app that was used to report results, the IDP released a mere 0.2 percent of the vote on election night. Des...

NIU’s new ‘test-blind’ policy is a refreshing change to an otherwise straightforward system

NIU’s new ‘test-blind’ policy is a refreshing change to an otherwise straightforward system

Cache Merriweather

February 10, 2020

Northern Illinois University has announced that it will be eliminating the use of standardized test scores in its general admission and merit scholarship decision as of Jan. 29. This policy will begin for those who apply to NIU for the 2021 school year. The new policy has been deemed the “test-bli...

Social media is changing how we view real life

Social media is changing how we view real life

Sharika Majeti

January 23, 2020

I personally can not stand social media. I have pondered a lot about the ways it impacts the mind; beyond the basics. We have all heard about the detrimental effects of social media.  We have all heard adults making comments about our generation’s lack of physical communication and not “living in the moment...

An update on water consumption after the New Year

An update on water consumption after the New Year

Brandt Ward

January 22, 2020

In my last article about water, I made a New Years resolution to start drinking more water. I was going to start drinking one glass immediately and build up each week. I did successfully do so, but not to the amount I was planning.   What did help my case was that I got sick during the first week ...

Democrats fail to build excitement in the Iowa Democratic Debate

Democrats fail to build excitement in the Iowa Democratic Debate

Marco Rivero

January 15, 2020

The seventh Democratic debate is the final debate to take place before the Iowa caucus on Feb.3. The lead up to the debate showed the resurgence of Senator Bernie Sanders as he became the frontrunner in Iowa, New Hampshire, and even Nevada. Other candidates like Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Elizabe...

Moving to the center has led to the failure of the Democratic Party.

Moving to the center has led to the failure of the Democratic Party.

Marco Rivero

January 9, 2020

The representative of California’s 12th District and Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi historically led the Democratic-majority House of Representatives and formally impeached President Donald Trump. In her speech prior to the House vote on impeaching President Trump, Pelosi stated that “It is a m...

Dropping unhealthy habits in the new decade

Dropping unhealthy habits in the new decade

Brandt Ward

December 17, 2019

Ever since I was younger, because of my naturally slim body I never worried about health. I consumed whatever I wanted. There was not any need to keep track of what I put into my body. Until recently, at least. Finally, I have reached a healthy weight but I also feel like I could be significantly health...

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