The Viewpoint

Review: Avril Lavigne, on her first tour in five years, proves she is still pop’s punk princess

Review: Avril Lavigne, on her first tour in five years, proves she is still pop’s punk princess

MCT Campus

October 1, 2019

CHICAGO — With a toss of her hair and pop of her hip, Avril Lavigne smirked at her audience. “Don’t pretend, I think you know I’m d--- precious,” she sang, delivering her “Hey Mickey”-esque 2007 single “Girlfriend.” “And hell yeah, I’m the (expletive) princess!” She’s still a “prince...

Chicago to start testing water in homes where children have been poisoned by lead

April 5, 2016

By Michael Hawthorne Chicago Tribune (TNS) CHICAGO — With public officials across the nation under fire for downplaying the health risks posed by lead water pipes, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration is moving to start testing tap water in the homes of children poisoned by the brain-dama...

Homeless college student shows true grit in her pursuit of a home, degree

March 3, 2016

By Tony Briscoe Chicago Tribune (TNS) CHICAGO — On a frigid winter morning, Latia Crockett-Holder, 23, emerges from her tent beneath a crumbling overpass in her stocking feet. In the dim viaduct, where the streetlights are out and water drips from melting icicles like stalactites in a cavern, Cr...

Community Colleges Commit To More Overseas Students

April 16, 2015

By Bonnie Miller Rubin Chicago Tribune (TNS) CHICAGO — Despite the fact that they don’t play football, basketball or soccer, Sergio da Silva and Armindo Goncalves were hotly recruited by Joliet Junior College. The two young men arrived on campus in January, leaving behind their island home...

FBI: Former college student threatened to blow up dorms, kill student

FBI: Former college student threatened to blow up dorms, kill student

October 1, 2014

By Liam Ford Chicago Tribune (MCT) A Chicago man sent a series of letters claiming he was going to bomb buildings at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, threatening to shoot staff and rape, kill and decapitate students if he didn’t receive $50 million, according to federal court document...

Batter Up! 8 Great Baseball Towns

Batter Up! 8 Great Baseball Towns

May 7, 2014

By Kristina Fazzalaro (MCT) It’s officially slugger season and the Oyster gang can’t wait to check out a game. Although we may be divided between the Yanks and the Mets here in NYC, one thing we all can agree on is that there’s nothing quite like a spring day at the ballpark. And ...

Chicago: Finding the Razzle Dazzle in Chicago

The Cloud Gate In Chicago's Millennium Park

Daira Gentrup, Graphic Artist

November 6, 2012

563.6 miles. That’s how far away Chicago, Illinois is from Norfolk. The trip took us over nine hours but we eventually made it to the Windy City and boy was it windy! Three students and one advisor from the Viewpoint took the trip form Norfolk to Chicago for the National Collegiate Media Convention...

Chicago: All That Jazz About NCMC

Chicago: All That Jazz About NCMC

Nikita Rector, Editor in Chief

November 6, 2012

This past weekend several members of the Viewpoint attended the National College Media Convention in Chicago, Illinois. Three staff members from the Viewpoint, Nikita Rector, EIC, Daira Gentrup, Graphic Artist and Dale Hayes Jr., Business manager along with their advisor, Jason Elznic, traveled to...

The Luck of the Irish

Let's all celebrate down at the pub!

Britt Young, News Editor

March 11, 2012

St. Patty’s Day is known for wearing green, or someone will get pinched, but it is also a day that the Irish find sacred to celebrate a man that helped save Ireland. Saint Patrick is known to all of Ireland as the apostle and the patron saint of Ireland.  The History Channel states that “born in R...

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