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What are you thinking? Part II

Cole Moriarty, Columnist

September 21, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

“A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.”-Frank Herbert. Nothing happens without warning. An event, no matter how shocking or unexpected,... Read more »

Perpetuating terror: You can’t fight an ideology with guns

Erik Thulien, Columnist

September 21, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

For the past 15 years, the beginning of fall has been a little different than it used to be. The leaves still change colors and gradually fall off the trees, the weather still starts to get colder, and soon we will all be ready... Read more »

What are you thinking?

Cole Moriarty, Columnist

September 14, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

Thinking is hard. I don’t say that like a college student who’s been up for three days writing a term paper (though I have), but as a person making an observation. When you think about it, it seems fairly straightforward:... Read more »

There’s nothing unassailable about the national anthem

Erik Thuliem, Columnist

September 7, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

Colin Kaepernick sat through a song written by a racist man, which contains arguably racist lines, in a country whose economic foundation was built largely by black slaves, to protest the racial injustices currently faced by the... Read more »

Louisiana is drowning: The “unprecedented” floods are going to stop

Cole Moriarty, Columnist

September 7, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

Louisiana made a deal with the devil and the devil has come to collect. In the 1950s, when large oil deposits were found in Louisiana’s swamps and later offshore in the gulf of Mexico, the state welcomed the oil industry... Read more »

Letter to the editor by Blake Carey

May 16, 2016

Filed under Letters to the editor

The article, “A Smoking Circle,” published in the May 4 edition of the paper, misrepresented the perspective of the RA’s hosting the program as well as the overall point of the program. First, it should first be clarified... Read more »

EDITORIAL: University has responsibility to improve residence hall, CAP diversity

The Journal Editorial Board

May 4, 2016

Filed under Campus News, Editorials, Features, Journal Archives, News

Throughout the previous years, UIS has made great strides in improving diversity on campus by increasing the number of minority students enrolled at the university. However, now is the time to focus on promoting diversity within... Read more »

Why life expectancy in the U.S. is likely decreasing

Daniel McFarland, Columnist

May 4, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

For the first time in more than a millennium, the life expectancy will likely decrease. Ever since medieval times, the life expectancy has slowly yet steadily risen, but that trend may be coming to an end with the latest generation... Read more »

EDITORIAL: Students deserve transparency

The Journal Editorial Board

April 27, 2016

Filed under Campus News, Editorials, Features, News

Joseph Pulitzer once said, “There is not a crime, there is not a dodge, there is not a trick, there is not a swindle, there is not a vice which does not live by secrecy.” Is the possibility of moving core classes to Friday... Read more »

Why it’s hard to love the WWE

Alexander Camp, Assistant Editor for Sports

April 27, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

Monday, to maybe most of you, can be conjured as the universal weekly cesspool, the first day of what appears to be a long onerous school or work week. To a wrestling fan like myself, however, nothing could be more of a contrarious... Read more »