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Native American protests halt construction on Dakota Access Pipeline

Megan Swett, Assistant Editor for News

September 21, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, National News, News

After seven years of controversy and protests, the Keystone XL Pipeline project was rejected by the Obama administration in November 2015. President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry cited concerns over the environmental...

Zika Virus case confirmed in Champaign County

Aeriel Storey, Staff Writer

September 14, 2016

Filed under National News, News, State News

On Friday, Sept. 2, Champaign County confirmed its first case of a Zika virus infection. According to reports from The News Gazette, the case was at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, but public health officials could...

Redistricting referendum struck down by Illinois Supreme Court

Jeff Burnett, Staff Writer

September 7, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, National News, News, State News

The Illinois Supreme Court voted along partisan lines last Thursday, ruling 4-3 that the redistricting referendum proposed by Independent Maps is unconstitutional and will not be on the November ballot. “The Illinois Supreme...

Sexual abuse incident a reminder of risk in higher education

Jessey Bruce, Staff Writer

September 7, 2016

Filed under Campus News, Journal Archives, National News, News, State News

A safety notice regarding sexual assault was sent out to students on Tuesday, Aug. 23. This notice informed students of a crime that had been committed in Founder’s Residence Hall (FRH) the previous week. While the case is...

‘Fund Our Future!’

‘Fund Our Future!’

April 20, 2016

Election update: April

Dalton Homolka, News Reporter

April 5, 2016

Filed under National News, News

The past few weeks have seen unexpected and expected twists and turns alike for the Democratic and Republican primary elections. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton remain the frontrunners for their respective party’s nomination. Republican primary...

Election update: Nevada, South Carolina vote for presidential nominees

Dalton Homolka, News Reporter

March 2, 2016

Filed under National News, News, State News

Democrats and Republicans recently voted for their hopeful presidential nominees in South Carolina and Nevada, respectively. The Democratic primary was held on Saturday, Feb. 27, and the Republican caucus was on Tuesday, Feb....

HPV rates in women drop after hype of vaccine

Jessica Bayer, Assistant Editor for Features

March 2, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, National News, News

A new study has recently discovered that the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) has drastically decreased after the push of its vaccine back in 2006. HPV, which is named for the warts that some HPV types can cause, has...

The good, the bad, and the ugly of sweatshops

Tamarra Newbern, News Reporter

March 2, 2016

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The Dr. Benjamin Powell, director of the Free Market Institute and professor of economics at Rawls College of Business, spoke to the UIS community at an ECCE event on Feb. 23 in Brookens Auditorium on the issue of sweatshops worldwide. Normally...

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