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The Electoral College: Outdated or unchanging?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 »

A time for love

Erik Thulien, Columnist

November 30, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns, Politics

These are divisive times in America. The election of Donald Trump has brought elation to many and fear to many others. But I don’t need to comment on the election; there is nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said.... 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 »

Illinois’s heroin epidemic

Alexander Camp, Assistant Editor for Sports

November 16, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, News

Over the past decade and a half, the addictive drug heroin has ravaged parts of the country. From 2002 to 2013, “the number of people who report heroin use within the past year more than doubled from 314,000 in 2007 to 681,000... Read more »