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Please Stand

Sadie Castro, Columnist

September 26, 2020

Getting a job can be difficult. The interviews. The applications. Driving back and forth looking for “help wanted” signs. That in itself is a full-time job. It is exhausting and almost impossible at times, until we get that...

The Literacy Program at Cox Children’s Center

Regina Ivy, Staff Writer

September 24, 2020

“Books are not cheap.” Like any college student, Stacey Gilmore, director of Cox Children’s Center, knows this well. That is why the center has implemented the Literacy Program, designed to encourage literacy and fluency...

Prices Go Up, Money Goes Down

Sadie Castro, Columnist

September 18, 2020

The price of living is getting more and more expensive, but no one needed to hear it from me. It is becoming more difficult to sustain oneself, let alone with a job that barely even pays minimum wage. To say “barely” would...

Tenet: Fun to Watch, Just Try Not to Pay Attention to It

Jacob Tebbe, Staff Writer

September 13, 2020

We have our first major summer blockbuster of the year – in September, but such is cinema in the age of the pandemic. Tenet has all of the hallmarks of a summer blockbuster: impressive visuals, fantastic action and a bare b...

The Experience of a Movie

Sadie Castro, Columnist

September 13, 2020

This year I saw Sonic the Hedgehog and it was the last movie I attended in the theaters. That was in February before the whole national pandemic thing, and it was at the AMC near the UIS campus. However, it was not the last mov...

Social Media’s Obsession with COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories

Kaisha Johnson, Staff Writer

September 12, 2020

Social media usage has grown immensely over the last decade. It has continually progressed in its use and innovation with a variety of social media sites amassing hundreds of millions, if not billions, of users. With the help...

Meet The Journal Staff

Jace King, Assistant Editor

September 9, 2020

Name: Hayley Payne Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Staff Title: Editor-in-Chief Major/Minor: Communication / English Hometown: Springfield, IL Why did you join The UIS Journal? I have always enjoyed writing stories. Through my w...

Redefined and Refined: The New College Experience

Kaisha Johnson, Staff Writer

September 2, 2020

After what felt like a five-month Spring Break, universities around the country have opened back up for the commencement of the new fall semester. Except this time around, we are in the third quarter of a global pandemic. As we...

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