The Journal

Mr. Gamma Phi Omega

Nathan Cooper, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

UIS’s chapter of Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc. will be hosting Mr. Gamma Phi Omega, the university’s first pageant for men. The pageant will raise money for the American Diabetes Association, the sorority’s ...

Campus Senate Meeting

Nathan Cooper, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

The second Campus Senate meeting took place on Friday morning, Feb. 1. After the senate approved the minutes, Chancellor Koch gave about 30 minutes of remarks providing updates of various happenings that affect UIS. Among these w...

First-Generation Connection Series

Jacob Tebbe, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

The Diversity Center plans on expanding the Necessary Steps Mentoring program to include a First-Generation Connection Series. The new program is intended to link first-generation college students with first-generation faculty. A fi...

Coping with Seasonal Depression

Spencer Voyles, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

While the winter months can be a time of happiness, hot chocolate and holiday cheer for some, other individuals can face a lot of dread. With the nights getting longer and cold air pushing us indoors, winter can also conjure ...

Just Binge It?

Just Binge It?

February 6, 2019

Alcohol Poisoning and Safety

Nathan Cooper, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

Drinking to excess is a very dangerous habit in which many students from every college in America participate.  Every year there are more than 1800 deaths among college students in alcohol-related injuries...

Parties and Prairie Stars

Emily Albrecht, Copy Editor

February 6, 2019

It is a taboo if inevitable truth that some college students party and binge drink. UIS is not an exception. Some students may even see partying and drinking heavily as the exact same thing, rendering one unable to occur...

Impending Active Shooter Drill

Emily Albrecht, Copy Editor

February 6, 2019

The UIS Campus Police, in conjunction with a UIS planning committee and the Illinois Emergency Management System, will host a campus-wide active shooter drill on Feb. 8. The drill is meant to ensure that students, faculty, and ...

Game of Thrones is A Perfect Winter Binge

Spencer Voyles, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

After nine years, sixty-seven episodes and a lot of death, HBO’s powerhouse show Game of Thrones is finally coming to a bitter end. With such a culturally significant conclusion on the horizon and abhorrent temperatures in the air, n...

Morality Is Not A Replacement

Spencer Voyles, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

In a tweet posted on December 2, rising Democratic Socialist politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called attention to the recently failed audit of The Pentagon. This audit, occurring back in November, revealed a mismanagement of around $21...

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