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Debate over resolution readings revived – SGA

Megan Swett, Assistant Editor for News/Copy Editor

November 30, 2016

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Features, Top Stories

In their last meeting of fall 2016, the Student Government Association (SGA) revisited concerns about resolution 10, which was adopted on Oct. 23. The resolution amended SGA bylaws to forgo the previously established policy of... Read more »

The Electoral College: Outdated or unchanging?

Jeff Burnett, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

Filed under Features, Journal Archives, Politics, Top Stories

A UIS professor of political communication, Michael Cheney, believes that eliminating the Electoral College is “not likely,” despite a growing opposition to the current standard and the unprecedented levels of aggression across... Read more »

Behind the scenes at UIS

Behind the scenes at UIS

November 30, 2016

International students’ holiday activities

Sean Blackwell, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

Filed under Features, Journal Archives, Top Stories

Hailing from some 27 nations and comprising approximately one-fifth of the 5,000-strong UIS community, many of UIS’s international students are being introduced to Western festivities for the first time during this holiday season,... Read more »

2016 general election results for Sangamon County

Jeff Burnett, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

Filed under Features, Journal Archives, National News, News, Politics, Top Stories

In the 2016 general election cycle, Sangamon County had a slight increase of 4.5 percent in voter turnout or 99,402 (72.92 percent) of registered voters casting ballots at the polls compared to the 2012 election with only 95,156... Read more »

Prairie Stars vs Alcoholism

Zach Lebovitz, Sports Reporter

November 16, 2016

Filed under Features, Journal Archives, Sports Stories

Alcoholism is usually one of the top two things that people think of concerning addiction. But what exactly is “alcoholism?” How and where does it start? And how common is it among Prairie Stars here at UIS? Alcoholism... Read more »

Open wounds and scar tissue

Cole Moriarty, Columnist/Staff Writer

November 16, 2016

Filed under Features, Journal Archives

I tell this joke sometimes: I’m sitting in the breakroom of a small office outlet where my mom’s AA meeting is being held. I’m maybe 4 or 5 years old and there’s a kid next to me who’s about the same age. We’re both... Read more »

Streaming TV is today’s addiction

Jessey Bruce, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016

Filed under Features, Journal Archives

According to CNN, over 50 million people owned a subscription to Netflix in mid-2014. This is after 17 years of its existence, but only nine years of video streaming, which is considered to be the more popular aspect of Netflix. Since... Read more »

Behind the Scenes at UIS

Behind the Scenes at UIS

November 9, 2016