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Opinion & Columns

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Let’s Get This Thanksgiving—And This Year—Over With Already

Just a few more simulated holidays until the vaccine arrives, right?

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How The Virtual Quaker Meeting Vastly Improved My Life

At what were once long, dull Quaker meetings, Zoom lives up to its name.

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How To Do A Pandemic Halloween Without Really Trying

Six costumes for the lazy, frustrated, and/or fearful.

Philip Gulley
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Please Do Not Have Fun At Philip Gulley’s Funeral

At most funerals, tears still reign. Our columnist doesn’t want his to be any different.

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Making Danville Great Again

They say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Philip Gulley’s neighbor Brian is both.

Derek Schultz and his child
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How I Spent My Unceremonious Eight-Month-Long Summer Vacation

A laid-off sports talk radio host’s guide to surviving the pandemic.

Memorial Stadium in Bloomington
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It’s OK That Big Ten Football Is Returning, Actually

Absent effective leadership, we’re forced to improvise through a deadly pandemic. Why should football be an exception?

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Our Tips For Seema Verma’s Next “Girl’s Night”

The Medicaid chief, busted for spending on a “Girl’s Night” in D.C., could have had just as much fun for twice as cheap at home.

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Editor’s Note: A Life Of Pie

If you had shown up to my house on a Saturday night when I was a teenager, chances are you were there for a slice of my dad’s homemade pizza.

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Philip Gulley: Sick To Death

One of the many who have lost their lives to COVID-19, my friend Dawn deserved better.

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Hiking While Black Isn’t Probable Cause

I’ve been to the mountaintop—and have every intention of going there again.

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Protesting Helped Me Find My Place

As a biracial bisexual student, I have grown up in a kind of limbo. But I’m starting to find myself through the solidarity of protest.

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Real Change Takes Real Commitment

I wish I could say I was excited for the movement that seems to have pushed this city to finally act. I’m not.

Maurice Broaddus is an Afrofuturist.
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Protests And The Value Of Disruption

As an Afrofuturist, I’m still dreaming and hoping for better days.

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Institution-Building Critical To True Change

“It’s long-term work that can lead to self-determination and impact the struggle well beyond the current generation.”

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