CVS Fires Two Employees After Racial Incident

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppCVS faces heat for a racial incident that took place at one of their locations in Chicago. Two employees were fired on Monday because they called the police on a black customer after arguing about a coupon.  Camila Hudson recorded her dispute with the employees at the CVS in Edgewater with her cellphone and posted it on Facebook. The manager of the place stated that the coupon she had for a free item was “fraudulent.” Along with her video, she uploaded a picture of her…

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University of Chicago No Longer Requiring Applicants’ SAT and ACT Scores

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppUniversity of Chicago undergraduate admissions no longer requires students applying to include their SAT or ACT scores in their applications. Not only does this change the game for high school applicants, but it rekindles the argument of whether a test should define students. The university publicly stated their change in application review on Thursday. While students are still able to submit their standardized test scores, it’s not necessary.  The vice president and dean of admissions, Jim Nondorf, at the university stated: We were sending a…

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Interview With An Educator: The Muslim Experience in America

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppI was extremely privileged to be able to interview Sarah Shaaban, who is an alumnus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and who is involved within the student’s affairs program at Columbia College Chicago as well. Her familial heritage and background made her the perfect person to speak with regarding the modern experience of Muslim women in the United States. Shaaban was incredibly amicable and welcoming when talking about her own experiences, as well as the experiences of her mother and grandmother. I was…

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Students Across America Want To Help Rebuild Puerto Rico

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppPuerto Rico’s governor Ricardo Rosselló is fed up with the inaccurate reporting surrounding the deaths that arose from Hurricane Maria. Maria took an estimated 4,645 lives according to a Harvard University Study. The official estimate is 64. Rosselló told CNN’s Anderson Cooper there will be “hell to pay” over the lack of transparency. According to him, the government has not/is not doing nearly enough to aid their Caribbean citizens. However, students all over America joined together this past year to make a difference. Student Reactions…

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Rat Poison Found in Synthetic Cannabinoids?

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppAs recreational marijuana becomes legalized in more states, the market behind it has become much larger. As such, companies have come up with an alternative good, which is the synthetic cannabinoid. However, some health risks have presented itself since the product is still the first of its kind. Let’s begin with what synthetic cannabinoids are. They are man-made chemicals that come in various forms like vaporized liquids and so. Subsequently, people can smoke them through a vaporizer or some sort of electronic cigarettes. On Tuesday,…

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