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We must exercise our First Amendment rights

Journal Editorial Board

March 3

Filed under Editorials, Journal Archives

News media receives criticisms from all sides of the aisle about biased reporting. To combat these accusations, all reputable news sources make concerted efforts to report as many sides of a story as possible. Media, after...

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

The Journal Editorial Board

May 4

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...

EDITORIAL: Students deserve transparency

The Journal Editorial Board

April 27

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...

EDITORIAL: No new teams

The Journal Editorial Board

April 20

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...

Editorial: Parking Operations needs major ‘repairs’

February 3

Filed under Editorials, Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

One of the first areas someone from inside and outside the UIS community sees when entering UIS are the parking lots. This is reason enough for the university to make some changes, gather some funds, and work to improve the areas...

Journal Editorial Board responds to photograph concerns

Editorial Board

April 16

Filed under Archives, Editorials, Opinion Columns

Journal readers have e-mailed us, voicing concerns about the recent front page photo of Ben Wierzba with the red “VOID” across it.   The Journal would like to apologize to all of those troubled by the photo’s...

Editorial: Right decision to retain Prairie Stars name

Editorial Board

February 4

Filed under Archives, Editorials, Opinion Columns

Over the course of the last year, several university bodies researched and spoke with the public about a possible UIS nickname change. Last month, Chancellor Susan Koch released a statement to the University announci...

Editorial: Alcohol in the Student Union

Journal Editorial Board

December 11

Filed under Archives, Editorials, Opinion Columns

Numerous students have wondered about the mysterious sign on the Quad that reads, “Student Union”. With nothing to go on but a poster and a dream, last year’s students voted yes and left it up to the administration to make...

Editorial: Our opinion on gun control laws

Journal Editorial Board

April 30

Filed under Editorials, Opinion Columns

Promoting public safety remains a top priority in our society. From the tragedy at Columbine High School to the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, the question of how to protect citizens from those with ill intentions and the Second...

Editorial: SGA creates new senator, vote yes

Journal Editorial Board

February 6

Filed under Editorials, Opinion Columns

It has taken much too long for the creation of an international student senator on the Student Government Association (SGA), but now that it has passed the SGA, it is up to UIS students to decide if this will become a reality. Over...