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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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