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Too close for comfort: Urban violence hits Springfield schools

Robert Von Nordheim, Columnist

April 3, 2013

Coming from the Metro East area, I thought I had some perspective on urban crime. My hometown, Belleville, is a half-hour away from East St. Louis, the infamous neighborhood that once made St. Louis the most violent city in America. My...

CAMPUIS: Bored stupid

Alex Johnson, Illustrator

March 27, 2013

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Life lessons: The incredible benefits of studying abroad

Robert Von Nordheim, Columnist

March 27, 2013

Imagine that you’ve been offered a five month vacation: you’ll make friends from across the globe, earn school credit, and explore skills and interests you never knew you had.  You’ll have more fun than freshman and sophomore...

E-books vs. print book: The struggle between old and new technology

Julia Brown, Columnist

March 5, 2013

When a new technology emerges, there is always talk about what will happen to the outdated product. It happened with vinyl records when CDs were introduced and with CDs when MP3s came out. It happened with the VHS when DVDs...

Anonymous sources ‘hurt the reputation of journalism,’ some say

Julia Brown, Columnist

February 26, 2013

There used to be a time in journalism when using an anonymous source was a big deal. “In my experience with common, normal, journalism publications, any that I have worked for, have a written or even unwritten rule that you...

CAMPUIS, Cold Weather

Alex Johnson, Illustrator

February 20, 2013

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Pope resigns, shocks world

Julia Brown, Columnist

February 20, 2013

Ladies and gentlemen, the Pope has left the building. Well, not quiet yet. On Feb. 11, Pope Benedict XVI, in true Catholic style, announced, in Latin, his resignation from his role of the Bishop of Rome. Being raised Catholic,...

Peace, love, and piracy: How filesharing benefits the music community

Robert Von Nordheim, Columnist

February 20, 2013

Metallica, AC/DC and the U.S. Senate have more in common than you might suspect. They’re both made of aging, privileged white males, and they’re both determined to keep you from pirating, distributing or altering music in...

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