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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 »

Why does Saudi Arabia promise economic retaliation over 9/11 bill?

Daniel McFarland, Columnist

April 27, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

A bill has recently been introduced to Congress that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue foreign governments connected to the 9/11 attacks for damages. The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 gives legal immunity... Read more »

EDITORIAL: No new teams

The Journal Editorial Board

April 20, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Features, Journal Archives

During a time such as this, where a large number of UIS students are struggling to find the funds to return in the fall, the last thing the university should be doing is adding another athletic team. As discussed in the April... Read more »

The unconstitutional nature of terrorist watch lists

Daniel McFarland, Columnist

April 20, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

Last month, a Muslim advocacy group in Michigan filed federal lawsuits challenging the FBI’s terrorist watch list. Both lawsuits allege that the FBI specifically targets Muslim Americans, in that they are placed on the list... Read more »

Letter to the editor by Duane Malany

April 13, 2016

Filed under Letters to the editor

In the current election, the SGA Executive Board will go uncontested, leaving the student body with no choice on the President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. But I would like to remind the student body that they still... Read more »

Remember: The next president is the next commander-in-chief

Daniel McFarland, Columnist

April 13, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

March 31 was the start of the biennial two-day Nuclear Security Summit, held in Washington D.C. President Barack Obama spoke about world security and preventing terrorist groups from obtaining nuclear materials. The United... Read more »

Right and wrong: The Bro Code

Alexander Camp, Assistant Editor for Sports

April 13, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

The “Bro Code,” inspired by the character Barney Stinson on “How I Met Your Mother” who always put it so bluntly, “is the unwritten bible of manliness.” The types of bro codes vary, but on the whole, they’re just... Read more »