Katie Garrett: Building Christian Community Starts with Pancakes

As I stumbled into her apartment, graduate student Katie Garrett flipped a pancake over her stove while she joked with a friend standing alongside her. Tonight, like most Thursday nights, Katie’s apartment opens up to college students for delicious food, a safe environment, and good conversation. Steadily, college students trickle in and out of her […]

Burgers, Bikinis, and Trump’s Pick For Labor: A Match Made in Sexism?

President-elect Donald J. Trump built his campaign on strong and decidedly politically incorrect rhetoric, amassing a reputation as a sexist, homophobic, and xenophobic candidate. While refreshingly honest for some, many Americans felt threatened by his claims, hoping for a more clean-cut cabinet to balance his volatility and brashness. Rather, Trump’s cabinet choices–not surprisingly–carry many of […]

Agriculture-land of opportunity

In the early 1900’s, American agriculture began its development in farm machinery and technology. The 18th century included oxen and horses for power, crude wooden plows, all sowing by hand, cultivating by hoe, hay and grain cutting with a sickle, and threshing with a flail. But later on, the commercial fertilizers increased annually. Then came the big […]

What’s with the sexism in our salads?

A family sits at a dinner table lined with piles of leafy salad. Mom gleefully munches on a piece of lettuce while Dad stares down at his dish with disgust. He’s longing for a more satisfying meal: Specifically, a thick slice of pepperoni pizza. Sound familiar? This Domino’s commercial that aired earlier this fall — […]

Coffee Shops You Should Be FALLowing: A Guide to the Best of Seasonal Caffeinated Flavors in the Chicagoland Area

’Tis the season of sugar and spice and everything pumpkin flavored: no doubt you’ve noticed this on your weekly (or biweekly? every day? hourly?) excursions to Starbucks. Fellow caffeine lovers, by stopping by a chain to pick up a Pumpkin Spice Latte, Salted Caramel Mocha or Apple Cider, you are missing out on the potential […]