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Travel is always a big part of Y&G experience

Delegates from all over Illinois travel to Springfield to participate in the annual Y&G assembly. Many delegates, while gathering for the same purpose, often have many different experiences during their travels. Some program participants...

What is a good speech? Delegates debate

Discussions overheard during Y&G’s Friday opening session uncovered a large variety of opinions about the speeches given by the running candidates. This revealed different perspectives about whether a practical or comical speech is more...

Editorial: House and Senate should maintain prayer

This weekend, multiple delegates have discussed whether there should no longer be prayer, or any religious activity, at Y&G events. During a large group discussion in which anonymity was promised, delegates said because not...

Where is Lt. Gov. Carly Leroy?

Is it true that Carly LeRoy, Lieutenant Governor, just left? The Observer randomly asked delegates how they felt about something that is not actually true, in an homage to a Jimmy Kimmel sketch. The...