Student commencement speaker: Zachary Sullivan

Student commencement speaker: Zachary Sullivan

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
May 7, 2014
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Each year, UIS holds a commencement ceremony for graduates. At this ceremony, there are numerous speakers present to applaud all of the hard work of these individuals. Amongst them is one of the members of the graduating class. This year’s student speaker is Zachary Sullivan. Sullivan came to UIS... Read more »

UIS takes back the night

UIS takes back the night

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
April 30, 2014
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Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted, and according to the Center for Family Justice many of these attacks are not reported and leave the victim feeling alone, vulnerable and scared. Take Back the Night has provided a supportive environment for those affected by this... Read more »

Think green cities

Think green cities

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
April 30, 2014
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Earth Day began when Gaylord Nelson, a senator at the time, watched the horrible aftermath of the 1969 oil spill unfold in Santa Barbara, Calif. According to earthday.org, he decided to propose a “national teach-in on the environment” to the media. Because of his hard work and dedication, in April... Read more »

The Clothesline Project

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
April 23, 2014
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In 2014 alone, nearly 240,000 sexual assaults will occur in the U.S. – nearly one every two minutes, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. The Clothesline Project pays tribute to those impacted by sexual assault, and serves as a voice for those who wish to share their stories... Read more »

Healthy never tasted so good… Techne Nut Butter

Healthy never tasted so good… Techne Nut Butter

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
April 23, 2014
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What is healthy, tasty and unique all at the same time? It’s Techne Nut Butter! An online UIS philosophy student, Spencer Wright, and his wife Bela Fishbeyn, began creating this nut butter when they were living in Russia over a year ago. While there, they found it difficult to find protein that... Read more »

Study abroad: Over a decade of adventures and learning

Study abroad: Over a decade of adventures and learning

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
April 16, 2014
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Travel the globe and experience new cultures through UIS’ study abroad program. The study abroad program at UIS has been building since 1998, and the first students set out in 2001. According to the Director of International Programs, Jonathan GoldbergBelle, students should study abroad because... Read more »

Social media and cancer awareness: Crossing a line

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
April 16, 2014
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According to the American Cancer Society, “In 2014, there will be an estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed and 585,720 cancer deaths in the US.” I am willing to bet that isn’t the kind of information you are seeing pop up on your Facebook newsfeed or Twitter feeds in relation to this topic. Instead... Read more »

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
April 9, 2014
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Marvel seems to have done it again, creating an action-packed film that goes above and beyond what many expected. On Thursday and Friday alone, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” managed to bring in $37 million according to Forbes. At the start of the movie, Captain America, played by Chris... Read more »

UIS students plan on shining bright at StARS

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
April 9, 2014
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Everyone has heard it before: “Hard work and dedication will pay off in the end.” Over 100 students will be given the opportunity to share their works with other students, professors and community members at the annual Student Arts & Research Symposium (StARS). Chancellor Koch stated in this... Read more »

Wake up with Taco Bell

Wake up with Taco Bell

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
April 9, 2014
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Watch out McDonald’s, Taco Bell has its sight set on your a.m. crowd. Not only do they offer individuals a plethora of spicy and crunchy menu items throughout the day, but they now offer warm, unique breakfast items during the morning hours. Featured menu items like “Waffle Tacos” and “A.M.... Read more »

New technology means new opportunity

New technology means new opportunity

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
April 2, 2014
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Change may not always be easy, but sometimes it can be for the best. A new program called Elements has the scientific community gazing into the future possibilities. Back in September, Layne Morsch, assistant professor of chemistry, met with PerkinElmer  developers to discuss how ChemDraw,... Read more »

Hip-hop feminism

Jess Bayer
March 14, 2014
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Okay now he was close, tried to domesticate you/ But you’re an animal, baby it’s in your nature/ Just let me liberate you – lyrics like this oppress women, according to  hip-hop feminists. The term “Hip Hop Feminism” was coined by Joan Morgan. According to her, a hip-hop feminist... Read more »

Coming soon: Springfest 2014

Coming soon: Springfest 2014

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
February 26, 2014
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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Springfest 2014: Clash of the Comics. For those of you who have not been formally introduced to Springfest, listen closely. It is the craziest, most spirited week of the entire school year. Individuals go all out, and things can get rather crazy. Basically,... Read more »

Alternative Spring Break to hit DC

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
February 26, 2014
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Hunger and homelessness – this is a common trouble throughout major cities in the United States and is also the focus of this year’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trip. Twenty-seven UIS students will journey to Washington D.C. March 16 through the 22 to work in various places targeting the issue... Read more »

Graduate students shine through fellowship program

Graduate students shine through fellowship program

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
February 19, 2014
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The Whitney M. Young Graduate Fellowship Symposium showcases the work of graduate fellows, annually. According to their webpage, The Whitney M. Young Graduate Fellowship is a program that was designed to memorialize the former executive director of the National Urban league, educator and activist... Read more »

You know you’re a UIS student when…

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
February 19, 2014
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You know what they say, great minds think alike. The way in which people connect to one another is through common ideas and interests. One way, in particular, that individuals here connect is by seeing eye-to-eye on a few different statements about UIS. You know you go to UIS when…Your... Read more »

Media fair for Google trip

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
February 19, 2014
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Fundraising can be a painfully long process that takes hours of work and dedication. The Computer Science Club at UIS has learned just how much work it can be. They have begun to raise money to attend a conference in California this May. According to Kyle Noland, president of the Computer Science... Read more »

Leadership Lived: Kristin Kruger

Leadership Lived: Kristin Kruger

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
February 12, 2014
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The popular saying of “Leadership Lived” has been one thing that UIS students and staff strive to uphold. Kristin Kruger, a teacher at the Cox Children’s Center, has done just that, recently receiving the Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s TYLENOL National Child Care Teacher Award. “For as long... Read more »

Facebook vs. Princeton

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor of Features
February 12, 2014
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A hasty assumption by Princeton University led to a sarcastic comeback by Facebook. The feud began when a recent paper published by Princeton University researchers stated that data “suggests that Facebook has already reached the peak of its popularity and has entered a decline phase.” They then... Read more »

Love on a budget

Love on a budget

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor of Features
February 12, 2014
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Roses are red, violets are blue, gifts are expensive, but not for you! Here are some quick, homemade gifts that will even make the grumpiest Valentine smile! Cheesy Valentines This idea is great for friends or that special someone. What’s even better about this gift? It is basically free.... Read more »

MicroMeals 2.0

MicroMeals 2.0

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
February 4, 2014
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The hectic life of a college student can sometimes leave little time for actual meals. Plus, prepping a meal or snack can make for one messy, time consuming and stressful event. However, thanks to BuzzFeed, there are several quick and simple meals, snacks and desserts that are sure to fit into... Read more »

Black History Month kicks off with ‘12 Years a Slave’ talk

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
February 4, 2014
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Since 1976, February has been recog- nized as Black History Month. Ronald Bailey, who is the chair of the Department of African-American Studies at UIUC, started off the 2014 Black History Month at UIS with a discussion of the movie “12 Years a Slave”. Right off the bat, Bailey... Read more »

Visual Arts Gallery: Kevin Veara

Visual Arts Gallery: Kevin Veara

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
February 4, 2014
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Springfield local Kevin Veara has the opportunity to showcase his art to UIS students, faculty, and fellow community members throughout the month of February thanks to the UIS Visual Arts Gallery. Upon entering the gallery, one is automatically struck by the colorful... Read more »

Why get involved on campus?

Why get involved on campus?

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
January 29, 2014
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College is all about trying new things and meeting new people. The Involvement Expo provided students, both new and old, with numerous opportunities to do just that. “Considering I am new on campus, I do not know a lot about all of the different opportunities that UIS has to offer,” said Dalton... Read more »

The fall of net neutrality: What are the consequences?

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
January 29, 2014
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For the last few years, net neutrality rules have been what have kept the big name Internet companies from overpowering the smaller ones. Discarding these rules may cause for major tension between the internet websites and providers. In 2010, the Federal Communications Commission issued “open internet”,... Read more »

DIY holiday gift ideas

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
December 11, 2013
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The twinkling lights, smell of peppermint, and mistletoe in the doorway can only mean one thing: it’s the holidays; and with the holidays can come a rather hefty price tag. Try your hand at these DIY gifts to add that special personal touch to your friends. Baked Treats If you’re looking... Read more »

A twist on classic holiday drinks

A twist on classic holiday drinks

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
December 11, 2013
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Out with the old and in with the new. Here are a few easy, inexpensive ways for individuals to spice up some classic holiday drinks. Add a holiday twist to one of winter’s favorite drinks: peppermint hot cocoa. All you need is a coffee cup, some water, hot chocolate mix, a microwave and some peppermint... Read more »

New life-threatening drug surfaces

New life-threatening drug surfaces

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Sports
November 13, 2013
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Krokodil, a heroin-like drug, has made its way from Russia to the United States within the past few weeks, according to the DEA. Krokodil, or desomorphine, was first discovered in Russia about 10 years ago and has over three million users hooked. Each year this drug claims the lives of over 30,000... Read more »

Passport to the world

Passport to the world

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
November 6, 2013
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In 1977, the Office of International Student Services (ISS) began putting on a yearly International Festival to unite and represent cultures from around the world. College provides students with a place to meet different individuals from all over the world. In an attempt to give students a more in... Read more »

Students forgo candy for canned goods

Students forgo candy for canned goods

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
November 6, 2013
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Trick or Treating for canned goods was brought to UIS six years ago and has been quite the volunteer event in the month of October. Halloween is typically seen as a holiday for individuals to dress up and obtain large amounts of candy for free. However, instead of trick-or-treating for candy for themselves,... Read more »

The Day of the Dead, a Latino tradition honoring ancestors

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
October 30, 2013
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As the American holiday of Halloween comes to an end and the midnight bell tolls, The Day of the Dead, or Día de Los Muertos in Spanish, begins in Central and Southern Mexico. According to Jasmine Torres-Gonzalez, senior criminal justice major, it is believed that once the clock hits midnight during... Read more »

UIS emphasizes importance of cyber security

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
October 30, 2013
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In our ever growing, technologically based society, it is extremely important for individuals to increase their awareness of how to stay safe online. For this reason, October has been deemed as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. According to the Department of Homeland Security, this year marks... Read more »

Study incentive program hits residence halls

Study incentive program hits residence halls

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
October 23, 2013
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UIS students are making bank for studying in public places. Residence Life is now giving out an incentive for being a good student known as “Scholar Dollars.” New this semester in Lincoln and Founders Residence Halls, students caught studying at night, in either the lounges or in their rooms with... Read more »

When the lights go out the ghouls come out to play: Review of local haunted houses

When the lights go out the ghouls come out to play: Review of local haunted houses

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
October 23, 2013
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Boo Crew Off of a dark, desolate road in Rochester lies one of Springfield’s most terrifying haunted attractions: Boo Crew. Lurking outside are numerous spooks and goblins. As soon as a car pulls into the lot, you better believe that the creatures will provide the arriving group with a... Read more »

Organizations celebrate goddess through dance

Organizations celebrate goddess through dance

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
October 16, 2013
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In an attempt to expose students and faculty to different cultures, the UIS Women’s Center has paired with the Indian Student Organization and the Indian Dance Organization to celebrate the end of a nine day celebration for the goddess Durga. In previous years, the Indian Student Organization celebrated... Read more »

Students come out to Closet Door on the Quad: 99 reasons to support LGBTQ community

Students come out to Closet Door on the Quad: 99 reasons to support LGBTQ community

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
October 16, 2013
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A crowd of students, faculty, and community members gathered together to show support for the LGBTQ community at the annual Closet Door on the Quad. The event provided the UIS community with a safe, supportive environment to share their coming out stories and speak up about being an ally for the... Read more »

Movie Review: ‘Gravity,’ a film out of this world

Movie Review: ‘Gravity,’ a film out of this world

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
October 9, 2013
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An epic adventure to space might not be on everyone’s to-do list. However, viewing an epic adventure into space in Warner Brother’s Picture’s “Gravity” might be slightly more up your alley. The suspenseful adventure, directed by Alfonso Cuarón, used its $80 million budget to portray the... Read more »

Goodwill glamour: Inexpensive costume alternatives

Goodwill glamour: Inexpensive costume alternatives

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
October 9, 2013
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Searching for the perfect Halloween costume can be expensive and time-consuming. Seeing as though I am a college student with a minimum wage job, I do not have the time, or money, to splurge on such a miniscule holiday. However, just because one does not have the funds to buy an extravagant costume... Read more »

Students seek employment at Career Fair

Students seek employment at Career Fair

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
October 2, 2013
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Over 100 recruiters and employers had booths at this year’s Career Fair, which was held this past Thursday, Sept. 26, at TRAC. For the past seven years, the event coincided with the Involvement Expo and was used as a way for students to apply for on and off campus employment, as well as volunteer... Read more »

Go big or go home: Apple releases two new products

Go big or go home: Apple releases two new products

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
October 2, 2013
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Within the last month, Apple has released two products that have the tech world talking: The iPhone 5S and the iOS 7 software update. Apple knew it had to build a phone that could compete with the Samsung Galaxy S4, which was released in late April 2013 and sold over 20 million devices within the... Read more »

Students come down with ‘blue fever’

Students come down with ‘blue fever’

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
September 25, 2013
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There is an epidemic spreading across campus: Blue Fever. No worries, this outbreak is not life threatening, but it is infectious. Come out and Catch Blue Fever at one of the largest UIS traditions since 1996: Homecoming Week. There are three main goals for Homecoming Week according to Student Life: •... Read more »

Greek profile: Alpha Phi Omega

Greek profile: Alpha Phi Omega

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
September 18, 2013
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Be a leader. Be a friend. Be of service. That is the motto that fuels the service centered fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, which has been brought to UIS. According to Alpha Phi Omega’s official website, Frank Reed Horton founded the fraternity in the winter months of 1925 at Lafayette... Read more »

ChemDraw sparks positive reaction in classroom

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
September 18, 2013
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Technology has slowly been entering UIS classrooms... Read more »

New gaming consoles spark battle amongst gamers

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
September 11, 2013
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Sony and Microsoft announced the releases of their respective gaming consoles planned for later this year. But the question on everyone’s mind is - who will win this generation’s console war? Both gaming systems have a variety of characteristics to offer users within their black, rectangular designs... Read more »

Fall semester kicks off with its first star party of the year

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
September 11, 2013
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There is so much more that lies within the night... Read more »

UIS volunteers support Sandy relief effort

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
August 28, 2013
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While many students traveled home to begin their... Read more »

Seven college myths busted

Jess Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features
July 26, 2013
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College is so much harder than high school, believe me! Yes, transitioning from one setting to another can be difficult. However, it is not always as difficult as others make it seem. Here are some of the biggest college myths debunked by UIS freshmen. College is so much harder than... Read more »

Springfest teams earn extra points through volunteer work

Springfest teams earn extra points through volunteer work

Jess Bayer, General Reporter
April 30, 2013
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Last week marked the start and the end of the 21st annual Springfest tradition at UIS. Over the duration of the week, 29 teams spent hours participating in events on campus, ranging from sports to trivia, to gain points for their team.  In addition to the regular events, teams had a chance to gain extra... Read more »

Message of reclamation rings loud at ‘Take Back the Night’

Message of reclamation rings loud at ‘Take Back the Night’

Jess Bayer, General Reporter
April 23, 2013
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One out of every four college females will be the victim of sexual abuse by the time they graduate college. In an attempt to educate the community and wipe out this number, the sixth annual Take Back the Night event was held at dusk last Friday. According to the Take Back the Night’s official website,... Read more »

Technology’s role in social justice

Technology’s role in social justice

Jess Bayer, General Reporter
April 16, 2013
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Virginia Eubanks traveled to UIS to give a talk entitled “Can Technology Serve Social Justice?” This event was co-sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Program and the Computer Science Department. The event was originally scheduled to take place on April 9, but complications in the speaker’s... Read more »

Greek life coming to UIS

Greek life coming to UIS

Jess Bayer, General Reporter
April 16, 2013
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The majority of universities in Illinois have Greek life, and now UIS may be added to that list. Many incoming freshman and prospective students ask about the Greek life on campus. Members of the Greek Affairs Board agree that there is a need for it because of all the positive attributes that come... Read more »

StARS symposium to bring perspectives from both the sky and earth: A scientist and a poet to speak at symposium

StARS symposium to bring perspectives from both the sky and earth: A scientist and a poet to speak at symposium

Jess Bayer, General Reporter
April 10, 2013
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The annual Student Arts and Research Symposium (StARS) brings a variety of perspectives in various fields to UIS.  This year, the event will be held April 11 and 12, taking place on campus, free to anyone interested in attending. The main focus of this event is to provide students, both graduate... Read more »

Let the 21st annual Springfest Games begin! Plans for Springfest 2013 released

Let the 21st annual Springfest Games begin! Plans for Springfest 2013 released

Jess Bayer, General Reporter
April 2, 2013
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While some students will be found spending their nights in the library trying to get an early start studying for finals, others will be found running around campus, trudging through a mud pit, volunteering, and competing in sports as part of UIS’ 21st annual Springfest. Beginning on Sunday, April... Read more »

Plans for Student Union in progress

Jess Bayer, General Reporter
March 27, 2013
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Want a place away from your dorm room to socialize and meet new people? Plans for a Student Union to be built on the South Quad of UIS by the fall of 2015 are underway. Three years ago, a Student Union referendum was proposed. The proposal failed; however, last year a revised version of the referendum... Read more »

A green cleanup: Alternative Spring Break students volunteer for a cause during vacation

A green cleanup: Alternative Spring Break students volunteer for a cause during vacation

Jess Bayer, General Reporter
March 27, 2013
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While most people were spending their spring break relaxing, putting off homework and hanging out with friends and family, a group of 28 students and two staff members traveled to the Everglades National Park in Florida, volunteering their time to clean up the park. Since 2009, the Alternative Spring... Read more »

Restless leg syndrome plagues students in classes across campus

Restless leg syndrome plagues students in classes across campus

Jess Bayer, General Reporter
March 5, 2013
Filed under Features

The bouncing of legs, tapping of toes or shaking of feet can be seen on a daily basis. There are numerous reasons for these habits, but one of the reasons actually has a medical diagnosis: restless leg syndrome (RLS). According to the Johns Hopkins Medicine website, RLS is described as a neurological... Read more »

Smoothies and healthy shots available on campus

Smoothies and healthy shots available on campus

Jess Bayer, General Reporter
February 26, 2013
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Usually when something tastes like grass, it isn’t a complement, but the health benefits of wheatgrass shots, available at the Grab-N-Go in LRH, may overpower the flavor. In an attempt to add more health benefits to their day, students will mix in a shot of wheatgrass to their freshly squeezed juices.... Read more »

Taking the plunge: UIS students participate in Polar Plunge to raise money for Special Olympics

Taking the plunge: UIS students participate in Polar Plunge to raise money for Special Olympics

Jess Bayer, General Reporter
February 26, 2013
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Running into a freezing cold lake two days after it snows sounds like a good idea, right? Maybe, maybe not, but raising money prior to diving in makes the idea much more sensible. Friends, family members, workers and other community members came together to sprint into chilly Lake Springfield at the... Read more »

The story of an African American woman’s journey ‘From Maid to Millionaire’

The story of an African American woman’s journey ‘From Maid to Millionaire’

Jess Bayer, General Reporter
February 20, 2013
Filed under Features

With Black History Month well underway, UIS presented “From Maid to Millionaire” on Feb. 13 for students, faculty and visitors to hear the story of Jane Hunter. Rhondda Robinson Thomas, an assistant professor of African American literature at Clemson University, spoke to an auditorium full of... Read more »

SGA replaces paper with iPads

SGA replaces paper with iPads

Jess Bayer, General Reporter
February 12, 2013
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The Student Government Association has begun an environmentally friendly approach to their meetings. The integration of iPads, thanks to ITS, has allowed for paperless meetings to take place starting this spring semester. It is because of Dane Vincent, SGA transfer senator, that the student government... Read more »

Stars speared by Tritons: Men’s basketball defeated by Missouri-St. Louis

Stars speared by Tritons: Men’s basketball defeated by Missouri-St. Louis

Jess Bayer, General Reporter
February 6, 2013
Filed under Sports

On Saturday afternoon, the stands of TRAC were filled with dedicated parents, students and faculty as the men’s basketball team lost after an intense game against the Tritons of Missouri-St. Louis. Mihai Smarandescu, a dedicated Prairie Star fan, said “It is sad that they lost, but they tried... Read more »

Player profile: Meredith Marti

Player profile: Meredith Marti

Jess Bayer, General Reporter
January 29, 2013
Filed under Sports

Coming all the way from Indianapolis, Ind. is number three of the UIS women’s basketball team, Meredith Marti. Although she is new to the area, she is not new to the game of basketball. Marti has been playing basketball since the third grade. “I think it was just one of those things with my... Read more »

Victim or hoax? Student opinion on Manti Te’o scandal

Jess Bayer, General Reporter
January 29, 2013
Filed under Sports

Girlfriend hoax has Manti Te’o, senior football star, risking it all. As a senior at the University of Notre Dame, Manti Te’o seemed to have a bright future ahead of himself. He was a good student as well as a phenomenal linebacker. He had the full support of his family and his girlfriend, Lennay... Read more »