Mandie Czech

Mandie Czech
Mandie Czech graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a major in Psychology and minor in Sociology. She is currently getting her MFA in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. Her goal is to work as a researcher in the University system examining the role of religion, primarily Islam on people’s lives and choices. She is also interested in writing screenplays documenting the human condition.

What Inspires Young American Muslims to Vote

In the United States, one of the best ways to participate in citizenship is to cast your ballot for an upcoming election. Voting is one of our precious rights and getting the vote out among young Muslims in our upcoming Presidential election is critical. Unfortunately, while young people make up a large percentage of the voting block, many of...

Blue Cart Recycling Has Some Chicago Residents Seeing Red

In 2013, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel expanded the city's Blue Cart Residential Recycling Program. The city of Chicago website says that if you recycle regularly, "you can reduce the need for landfills, lower disposal costs, reduce pollution and conserve natural resources." At the very beginning of the recycling program, residents bagged their recyclables and placed them in their Blue...

UIC Students Speak Out on Stopping Chicago’s Trump Rally

Over the past week, there has been great controversy regarding the planned Donald Trump campaign rally at the UIC Pavilion. Previously scheduled to take place March 11, 2016 at 6pm, the rally was "postponed due to security concerns" pertaining to the massive protest against his campaign. Anti-Trump protesters came out in droves to show solidarity against Trump and his rampant...

Trump Chicago Rally Forges Ahead Despite Strong Opposition from UIC Staff and Students

On March 11, 2016, the UIC Pavilion will provide venue space to an expected 9,500 Donald Trump supporters for his campaign rally. The Republican businessman turned Presidential candidate is scheduled to speak at 6pm. reports that over 180 UIC professors and staff members have concerns regarding the safety of their diverse staff at the UIC Pavilion as well as...


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