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Don women’s sportswear on gameday

By Kathryn Minniti | October 8, 2013

Finding women’s sportswear that isn’t coated with 6 inches of glitter isn’t always easy.Here are a few ideas on how to rock women’s sportswear for this weekend’s football game. Now, I am not trying to put down glittered sports T’s. What I...

Create simple variety of foods for football games

By Kathryn Minniti | September 16, 2013

It’s time to put on your favorite jerseys, grab some beer and spend the day wrapped around the TV with your favorite game-day appetizers.“The foods I like to see and eat at football parties would be generally finger foods that do not take long to...

Start your day off with a mug of pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks. Enjoy chili with a glass of Samuel Adams Oktoberfest for dinner, and for desert, a slice of pumpkin pie and an alcoholic apple cider.

Harvest these autumn dishes, drinks

By Kathryn Minniti | September 9, 2013

Fall is a great season because of its delicious food and drink options. Here are my favorite autumn dishes and beverages.ChiliThe first fall food would have to be chili. It can be made for dinner or as a game day meal.“I love everything about chili,”...

City festival’s food pleased palates

By Kathryn Minniti | September 3, 2013

The food of Corn Fest has come a long way from farmers giving away ears of corn 36 years ago.Ice cream, funnel cakes, burgers, beef and sausages were all provided at the festival.There were many tents and booths serving good food and merchandise, and...

Starbusters sits vacant prior to the construction of Rosys Roadhouse, a newly opened bar and restaurant.

Rosy’s Roadhouse a work in progress

By Kathryn Minniti | August 27, 2013

The renovations of Rosy’s Roadhouse, 930 Pappas Drive, distract customers from the not-so-impressive food.If you went to Starbusters before Rosy’s bought it out, you know it was a crazy rundown bar where students usually went. The floors were trashed,...

Bars should not be exempt from the smoking ban

Bars should not be exempt from the smoking ban

By Kathryn Minniti | April 17, 2011

Recently, an Illinois House Committee passed two bills that would grant exemptions to the smoking ban for bars and casinos. Is this a good idea? I think not. Keeping smoke away from public places will allow non-smokers to avoid the health hazards of secondhand...

Its sports fandom, not fandumb

It’s sports fandom, not fandumb

By Kathryn Minnitit | April 11, 2011

The greatest season of the year has arrived: baseball season. The best thing to do on a day off is to go down to the city and enjoy a good ol' baseball game, which may or may not involve talking trash to the other team and their fans. I am a born and...

Using Facebook irresponsibly has consequences

Using Facebook irresponsibly has consequences

March 30, 2011

Maybe you are into whips and chains or maybe you are into smoking weed. That's fine; that is your choice. But posting pictures on social networks of you smoking out of a bong is not a very responsible thing to do. A certain level of common sense is needed...

In Focus: Should Congress repeal Obamacare or keep it?

In Focus: Should Congress repeal Obamacare or keep it?

By Perspective Staff | March 24, 2011

Jack Baker, columnist It's not often that I agree with Republicans, but I have to on this issue. Obamacare was never the correct answer. Forcing people to buy insurance was supposed to lower costs how? Congress needs to revisit the health care issue and...

Hateful rhetoric should not be considered free speech

By Kathryn Minniti | March 23, 2011

Apparently the U.S. Supreme Court believes our Constitution allows the members of the Westboro Baptist Church to spew their hateful, homophobic slurs at military funerals. Their signs say things like "Thank God for Dead Soldiers" and "No Tears for Queers."...

Teachers are too important to have their pensions cut

Teachers are too important to have their pensions cut

By Kathryn Minniti | February 28, 2011

What is the most important career? Most people would say doctors, police officers, firefighters,or even the president; but they would be wrong. The most important job out of them all would be the person from whom the doctors, the police officers, the...