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It’s Not So Yeezy: looking at art free of the artist

It’s Not So Yeezy: looking at art free of the artist

Chloe Baxter November 20, 2022

In early October, rapper and designer Kanye ‘Ye’ West donned a “White Lives Matter” t-shirt, an anti-black move he later followed with anti-semitic tweets and interviews.  This disturbing trend...

Elon Takes on Twitter

Emmeline Kenealy November 12, 2022

After several tumultuous months of back-and-forth, Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of Twitter settled on Oct. 27th.  This acquisition of Twitter by Musk has serious implications for the future...

Banned books: Reading between the lines

Banned books: Reading between the lines

Kayla Palliser and Lexi Woodcock October 21, 2022

On Oct. 12, students who couldn’t get a seat crowded on the floor to hear Kyle King and Chloe Baxter present “The Dilemma of Banned Books” for Symposium Day.  King and Baxter addressed the legal...

Sophomore Alex Bernheimer discusses banned books with the club.

Banned Books Week in the QC

Shanela Ranaraja October 4, 2018

Misty Urban, author of "The Necessaries," is reading from the "Canterbury Tales" to a crowded hall in the Rock Island Public Library (RIPL). In Middle English, she shares the retraction added by Geoffrey...


September 16, 2016

Recently, YouTube creators across a variety of genres noticed that they were getting alerts that certain videos they had made were being demonetized, or already had been. Many people have already heard...

Social media censorship troubling

April 24, 2015

We live in a place where we pride ourselves on freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of this and freedom of that. We are proud to not deal with censorship in our media, and the topic of having any...

Editors-in-Chief on: Transparency

December 11, 2014

After multiple emails of concern sent by the administration, the Student Government Association, etc. concerning Yik Yak, the Observer editors set out to form an opinion concerning the occurrences. While...

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