Author: Rosie Finnegan

Posted on: May 5, 2022 Posted by: Rosie Finnegan Comments: 0

Roe Reversal: Forced motherhood will limit educational choices for women

By The Glacier Editorial Board Right now as a community college student, you’re probably scrambling to finish writing an essay, completing a last big project and studying for finals. Chances are, you’re working to earn enough money for books, tuition, and even dinner at the end of the night. You’re juggling all this for the sake of your education. Why? Because a college education opens doors. And for people born…

Posted on: April 14, 2022 Posted by: Rosie Finnegan Comments: 0

Cancel culture threatens to cancel thinking

Graphics by Sarah Schudt Education relies heavily on the sharing of ideas. Critical thinking requires us to remain open-minded and ready to enter into conversation. It requires us to explore different possibilities and to recognize that truth is usually complex. So what happens if students grow too afraid to express their ideas? What happens if cancel culture, which has prevailed on the internet for several years, leads us to censor…

Posted on: April 8, 2022 Posted by: Rosie Finnegan Comments: 0

‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill eliminates safe spaces for young children

Graphic by Sarah Schudt Imagine two young children. One feels like he might be gay, but he is growing up in a home that is less than accepting of that. The other feels like she’s sad all of the time, and her family doesn’t believe her. Both of these kids would like to seek counseling from their school. Under the “Don’t Say Gay” bill in Florida, which requires parents to…

Posted on: March 25, 2022 Posted by: Rosie Finnegan Comments: 0

Lolla returns to roots with lineup full of hidden gems

By Rosie Finnegan, Opinion Editor Machine Gun Kelly, Dua Lipa, and Green Day are artists you wouldn’t expect to see at a festival clashed together, let alone at Lollapalooza, one of the most populated festivals in Chicago. Each year, the Lollapalooza lineup engenders a wide variety of reactions from festival goers. However, this year the response seems to be largely negative.  In past years, headliners have been popular hip-hop artists…

Posted on: March 11, 2022 Posted by: Rosie Finnegan Comments: 0

Column: Are movie theaters on their way to extinction?

Movie theaters took a hard hit financially due to the pandemic. Though theaters have been open again for a while, people have gotten used to movies being released on streaming platforms, and some may prefer their own couch over theater seating. This means that movie theaters need to find a better way to make money fast. With the release of “The Batman,” AMC Theaters CEO Adam Aron announced that the…

Posted on: March 4, 2022 Posted by: Rosie Finnegan Comments: 0

St. Patrick’s Day: Chicago’s very own pot of gold filled with festive parades and tasty treats galore

Graphic by Sarah Schudt By Rosie Finnegan, Opinion Editor Clearly, Chicagoans love St. Patrick’s Day. After all, what other city goes so far as to dye its river green? All of the parades, food, and other festivities make it hard to decide the perfect way to celebrate, so let this be your guide to make the most of your experience this year. Sweet treats to eat The food of St.…

Posted on: February 18, 2022 Posted by: Rosie Finnegan Comments: 0

Editorial: Book banning should ignite deep discussions of controversial topics

Graphic by Sarah Schudt The American Library Association’s list of banned and challenged books includes many classic novels. By The Editorial Board A Tennessee school board recently banned the Pulitzer-prize-winning graphic novel “Maus” by Art Spiegelman a day before it was to be taught in an eighth-grade classroom. The novel is a work of nonfiction that includes interviews Spiegelman conducted with his father. It shows the realities of the Holocaust…

Posted on: February 3, 2022 Posted by: Rosie Finnegan Comments: 0

Humanities professor Maryanne Terpstra passes away suddenly

By Rosie Finnegan, Opinions Editor Humanities professor Maryanne Terpstra passed away on January 25 at 66 years of age surrounded by her loving family. Students in Terpstra’s spring classes were informed when they came to class last week. As the news broke, students and staff shared their feelings and memories of this beloved professor.  “Professor Terpstra’s passing was very shocking,” sophomore Lindsey Kusturin said. “In general it was just very…