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Latino vote becoming increasingly important

Sean Blackwell, Staff Writer

October 12, 2016

The Latino or Hispanic vote is increasingly powerful, and Latino Millennials hold nearly half of that power, giving them the potential to pick the next president of the United States. In the United States, particularly during...

Federal grants made available to help substance abuse victims

Jeff Burnett, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016

Community groups in Illinois will receive $3.2 million in federal grants from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to help prevent youth substance abuse across the state. “By working alongside local coalitions,...

Redistricting amendment rehearing denied

Jeff Burnett, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016

The Illinois Supreme Court denied a rehearing on the redistricting amendment on Sept. 13, which it ruled unconstitutional earlier this month, meaning that the amendment would not appear on the Nov. 8 ballot. “We cannot afford...

Native American protests halt construction on Dakota Access Pipeline

Megan Swett, Assistant Editor for News

September 21, 2016

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

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

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

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...

LGBTQ resolution passes, new senate begins tenure

LGBTQ resolution passes, new senate begins tenure

Daniel McFarland, Columnist

April 27, 2016

‘Fund Our Future!’

‘Fund Our Future!’

April 20, 2016

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