The Journal

New Student Union, suggestions for student transportation

Steven Black, Guest Columnist

September 25, 2013

I am absolutely thrilled about the student union that is planned for our campus. A student union on the southern end of the Quad will help fill our campus in very nicely. Before it is built, however, we need to find money....

Letter to the editor

David Barrows, Director of Facilities and Services

September 25, 2013

In response to Julia Brown’s column, in the Sept. 11 issue of The Journal, titled, The bathroom blues: Paper towels, waste and germs: I thanked Julie Brown for bringing this issue to my attention.  I informed her that our...

Life in the little big city: A St. Louis story

Robert Von Nordheim, Columnist

September 18, 2013

When my family moved downstate to Belleville, I was less than thrilled. Chicago was the biggest, loudest, liveliest city in the Midwest; why go anywhere else? Granted, I was seven at the time, and didn’t know much about the...

The cure for super-senioritis

Robert Von Nordheim, Columnist

September 11, 2013

Being a super-senior is a confusing experience. It’s a little new, a little nostalgic and I’m a little confident, but very self-conscious. College has provided me with the best experiences of my life, and it gets even better...

Icebreakers: First impressions

Julia Brown, Columnist

August 28, 2013

"Welcome class. Let’s start the semester off by getting to know your classmates a little better." Queue the scary music…bum…bum…buuuummmmm! In all actuality, “get to know you” questions could be a lot of fun. H...

Paychecks and papercuts: The textbook business

Robert Von Nordheim, Columnist

August 28, 2013

You can’t put a price on a quality education, but textbooks are fair game. Every September, these 600-page monsters fill students’ backpacks and empty their back accounts. Last week, USA Today reported that college textbook cost...

Take a deep breath

Julia Brown, Columnist

July 26, 2013

Everyone always talks about stress at the end of the semester with papers, finals, and making plans for the summer. People forget that at the beginning of the semester, students can be worried about a number of things as well. It...

Student organizations: All work, all play

Robert Von Nordheim, Columnist

July 26, 2013

The college experience isn’t complete without student orgs. They’re a great way to make friends and explore interests; this is especially true for freshman, commuters, and transfer students. UIS hosts a mind-boggling numbe...

Letter to the Editor

Jill Stoops

April 30, 2013

Dear UIS students, staff and faculty, It is very hard for me to write this letter bidding you all farewell because I have thoroughly enjoyed being here as a Nurse Practitioner to help care for your health for 12.5 years. I...

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