A research study in 1927 suggests that procrastination could actually improve your memory. This is based on the fact that people will retain more knowledge about a task that is incomplete than one that was actually finished. It is the anxiety of having a task hanging over your head that brin…
One year ago today I could not imagine leaving The Vidette. But here I am, on the last day as Editor-in-Chief, and I feel ready. The Vidette made my college experience better than I could have ever imagined. It taught me so much about journalism, leadership and people in general. Best of all…
WASHINGTON -- Twenty Republicans bucked their party and voted against the American Health Care Act Thursday. Many were members of the moderate Tuesday group and all of them outperformed President Donald Trump in their districts in 2016.
President Donald Trump's well-delivered speech to Congress Tuesday night answered one major question _ whether he could offer the country a less divisive tone _ but provided almost no clarity about how he hopes to fulfill the promises that he made in his campaign.
“I’m grateful for Father Michael,” he speaks of an older man who had a sexual relationship with him at the age of 14. “I wouldn’t give nearly such good [oral sex] if it wasn’t for him.”
I’ve watched the Academy Awards every year for as long as I can remember. Even when I was 10 and had only seen approximately three of the roughly 50 nominated films, I was captivated by the ceremony. It has (and still is) a dream of mine to attend one year.
After Monday’s episode of “The Bachelor,” a new air of diversity was felt throughout the nation. For the first time in the nearly 15 years since the franchise’s introduction in 2002, a black woman has been named next season’s Bachelorette.
Even Adele thought Beyoncé should have won the Grammy for Album of the Year over herself at the 59th Grammy Awards Sunday.
Around 1,000 people gathered in downtown Bloomington Saturday to support funding for Planned Parenthood. While this number is great, and truly sent a message, it is a little disappointing considering Illinois State University had 20,807 students enrolled in 2015. We, as students, come from a…
The Republican Party needs to speak up when President Trump acts out.
For all the controversy, all the bluster, all the insanity that has been Trump’s presidency thus far — have you paused to realize that the man has yet to actually do anything? Quite obviously, the one exception to that statement is the now-infamous travel ban, but aside from that, the Trump …
Switch to any news radio, TV or online publication and I can guarantee exactly what you will see: various angles of one orange man with a bad toupee, our President Donald J. Trump plastered on all but few story spaces.
For the first time in too long, a woman was silenced for an illogical reason and the nation did not hesitate to flock to her side.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced the group will begin accepting transgender boys Jan. 30, which is a much-needed breath of fresh air amongst seemingly never-ending White House clamor.
Six men were killed and 19 were injured in the shooting during evening prayers at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec on Jan. 29.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve likely felt the apprehension that accompanies posting anything of political nature in a public forum. Whether sharing a politically charged Tweet, posting some thoughts on Facebook or even speaking up in social settings, it’s easy to cringe a bit at the tho…
WASHINGTON _ When President Donald Trump ordered a vast overhaul of immigration law enforcement during his first week in office, he stripped away most restrictions on who should be deported, opening the door for roundups and detentions on a scale not seen in nearly a decade.
As high school graduates, we all experienced senioritis. College senioritis is a whole new level of madness. So much more than mere laziness, senioritis is that restless feeling when the monotony of school seems like a weight dragging you further into the rut you’ve been digging. Having been…
To say President Donald Trump has shaken up the White House, country and whole world is a bit of an understatement.
President Donald Trump announced his nominee to fill the current open United States Supreme Court seat Tuesday in typical Hollywood fashion.
Education has always been important to me. I’m not a straight-A student – sorry Mom and Dad – but education has, and will always be, a fundamental element in my life. While high school brings up more bad memories than good ones and this semester is kicking my butt more than previous semester…
WASHINGTON -- Angered by President Donald Trump's executive order limiting Muslim travel to the United States, several thousand protesters converged on the White House on Sunday, the second time in eight days Trump had confronted large demonstrations at his doorstep.
Scratch the Obamas off Amy Blagojevich's Christmas card list.
Anti-abortion activists met Friday for their 44th annual march in Washington with reason for optimism: Republican control of Capitol Hill and a newly inaugurated president who appears intent on proving his later-in-life embrace of their cause.
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday questioned whether Democratic Attorney General Lisa Madigan was trying to "cause a crisis" in the more than 18-month state budget stalemate.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed court papers Thursday asking to suspend state workers' pay by the end of February as a move to end the state government's budget impasse.
WASHINGTON -- There was no mistaking the clear message President Donald Trump made in his inaugural address: America comes first.
WASHINGTON -- Attendees at presidential inaugurations can, generally, expect a speech fit for the weather.
Donkey, elephant or any animal in between, we as Americans made a decision last year that will change the course of our nation.
In a unique combination of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “The Amazing Race,” eager audiences across the U.S. will soon observe designated “fugitives” on the run from highly trained professionals in a new TV series.
After a rocky start, it seems that plans are finally coming together for a very highly anticipated political event; not the upcoming Inauguration, but rather the Women’s March on Washington, which will occur the day after.
President Obama's farewell speech, and Donald Trump's first official press conference since becoming president-elect, took place less than 14 hours apart.
WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer has nothing against President-elect Donald Trump frequently tweeting.
We’re almost near the end of the year, and it’s safe to say a lot has changed in 2016.
Social media has become one of the largest epidemics the world has ever seen. It influences our views on society and it’s only getting bigger over time. Millennials were raised with it and we thrive from it to feed our social status and self-esteem.
Living with roommates from the United States made it possible to experience things I could never imagine. In fact, they changed my view of many things.
The Washington Post’s announcement that the CIA has concluded Russia meddled in the recent presidential election is extremely concerning. The ensuing rejection of facts, and the decrease in credibility of the American intelligence community at large, by President-elect Donald Trump’s adminis…
Most of us know we’re not perfect. In fact, there is no such thing as a perfect person, and people come to terms with their faults over time.
Illinois State University’s most recent attempt at diversification, the addition of all-gender bathroom facilities, is a brilliant step forward for more than just the campus and its community.
Through more than three years of college, I’ve found that winter break typically elicits a handful of different emotions.
Editor's note: Hadia Alahmari is a student in the English Language Institute at Illinois State University. She is from Saudi Arabia and has been in the United States for two years. She plans to get her doctorate in Special Education at ISU. Any questions regarding her column can be sent to y…
Another holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the never-ending debate surrounding the use of the phrase “Happy Holidays” in place of “Merry Christmas.”
With the end of the year fast approaching, many companies are beginning to release their 2017 projects. Among these includes the famous Pirelli Calendar.
Among many of the tasks the President of the United States must complete, one of the seemingly enjoyable ones includes honoring Americans with the Medal of Freedom.
After the shocking outcome of the 2016 election, I find myself feeling a lot of mixed emotions, but the most frequent is frustration. This frustration isn’t entirely because of who won and who lost but because I think the system that elected the winner should be, if anything, revisited.
Throughout Donald Trump’s journey to office, “alt-right” has gained momentum in media as well as verbally. Unfortunately, the term, short for “alternative-right,” is a mere blanket covering what it truly indicates: a belief in white supremacy.
As a marketing professional sales major, the importance of professionalism has been reiterated to me endlessly during my time here at Illinois State University. Appropriate greetings, LinkedIn etiquette and proper e-mail formatting are all topics that have been permanently etched into my brain.
Modern young adults have had an interest in fake news for years; only now it has become a raging beast burning through social media, turning fact to fiction with no call for recourse.