The Journal

Rockballet changes views on a classic dance style

Natalie Noble, General Reporter

September 18, 2012

As the lights dimed, a few teenage girls took positions on stage. The music began and the girls simultaneously moved gracefully as the lights and background adjusted to the mood of the songs. Springfield Ballet Company’s Rockballet...

Culture Corner

September 11, 2012

China Languages: The main language Chinese, is a really a mixture of different dialects spoken in the nation. Some of these include Mandarin, Wu, and Cantonese.   Population: 1.3 Billion people call China home.   Religion:...


September 11, 2012

Aries (March 21 to April 19) — Take pride in your personal accomplishments. Now is the time to take on new projects relating to your work/education. Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — Expect bonding time with loved ones this week. Consider their feedb...

UIS and athletics, assessing the need for a new school mascot

Ray Carter, Features Reporter

September 11, 2012

UIS Athletic Director Kim Pate is looking to promote school spirit and pride. That something may just be a new mascot. “It’s an assessment on whether our current mascot needs to be changed. It’s time for us to review...

Book Review: The Evidence is Clear by Susan Connell Vondrak

Lori Beckham, Assistant Editor of Features

August 28, 2012

Summary Taking place 3 weeks after the ending of No Evidence of a Crime (Vondrak’s first novel), Kathleen Jackson has moved to the Department of Police Psychology. Pairing up with her former partner of investigation, Jim Jarrod, ...

Big screen summer

CheVaughn Starling, News Reporter

August 28, 2012

Since the Mayans have predicted that the world is going to end in 2012, it is only right that the summer had to go out with a bang. There has been lots of talk about the newest excitement in entertainment this summer, and it is...

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