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Editorial: Legal sports gambling needs a cautious eye

Soon, Illinoians will be able to feel the thrill of their favorite team not only winning a game, but also winning some spare cash themselves. Sports betting and its recent legalization in Illinois were topics of discussion at this year’s Charley Steiner Symposium. The legalization…

Column: The angel on my ankle

The people who know me would never expect me to get a tattoo, so they were pretty shocked when I got my first one over the summer. I put a lot of thought into what I would get as my permanent ink, but more importantly,…

Who is LA’s NBA team?

The Clippers BY RONAN KHALSA The Clippers have been gaining traction in Los Angeles since its move to the city in 1984, slowly but surely. This year, they are a championship contender and the tides will turn. When the Clippers finally rose to relevancy in…

MVC women’s preseason rankings

Drake: The Bulldogs will again dominate the Valley this year. They return plenty of scoring options and will again average within the top three nationally in assists. Drake has three starters coming back and senior pairing Becca Hittner and Sara Rhine will once more lead…

Column: Fourth time’s the charm?

The women’s basketball team has taken a step forward each year under head coach Andrea Gorski. This year, the team is poised to take another big step under the fourth-year coach. In 2016, Gorski took over a team whose last winning season was in 2011-12.…

One-on-One: Which college basketball team will surprise the most this season?

Colgate BY MATT HARRINGTON Colgate made its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 23 years last season and gave No. 2 seed Tennessee quite the scare in the round of 64, only falling by seven points. The Raiders have the talent and depth needed to make…

Reminder: cannabis on campus is still a no-go

With 2019 winding down, anticipation for the legalization of recreational marijuana in Illinois is starting to increase. However, the legalization comes with exceptions and is anticipated to face challenges when it comes to enforcement. The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act legalizes the sale, regulation and…

One-on-One: Which undefeated NFL team is best?

New England Patriots BY JACOB STIENBERG One constant theme throughout the last two decades of the NFL has been the New England Patriots being a Super Bowl-caliber team every year. Nearly 20 years after the beginning of their dynasty, this year is no different. The…

Column: Homesickness, the motivation killer for students

I am Bradley’s only student from Las Vegas, Nevada, at least that I know of. A lot of people are shocked when I tell them this because of how different it is from Peoria. Everyone wondered how I got here, and the answer varies. They…

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