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November 11, 2009

Hate crime suspects appear in county court

By Luke Runyon
Editor-in-Chief

A judge formally charged three UIS students with a felony hate crime, among other charges, last week after their arrests a month ago.

Jonathan Bishop, 27, Michial Filipiak, 22, and Charles Sales, 23, attended their first appearance in the Sangamon County Circuit Court last Wednesday, Nov. 4. Read More


Speaker sheds light on role of comics in U.S.Speaker sheds light on role of comics in U.S.

By Andrew Mitchell
Copy Editor

For most people, comic books conjure up images of muscled men fighting bad guys in bright costumes teaching lessons like, “Crime doesn’t pay,” and, “be careful around nuclear waste.” Read More


Fall theatre kicks off this week

Carol Schulte

Photo by Valeree Dunn

Communication graduate student Carol Schulte stars in “The Shape of Things,” which opens this weekend. Read a preview on page 7.

By Valeree Dunn
A&E Reporter

This fall the UIS theatre department has been asking a lot of questions. “How far would you go for love? For art? What concessions would you make? What price would you be willing to pay?”

Their upcoming production, Neil LaBute’s “The Shape of Things” excites these themes, causing the viewer to ponder the answers to these questions. The play’s contemporary and modern themes embody the Midwestern college experience while exploring some controversial ideas. Read More


Also inside:

Overwhelmed email inboxes may soon see relief

Alumnus recognized for life of achievement

UIS Peoria campus opens new center in downtown

SGA passes fee increases

Transparency needed in university spending

Unhealthy options dominate food choices on campus

Off Beat

Laramie Project puts raw emotion center stage

Volleyball season wraps up

Spotlight on...

Rough season for athletics comes to a close


November 4, 2009

Housing looks to social media for violations

By Brittney Meyer
Student Life Reporter

As with most new communication technology, social networking sites receive praise for connecting people from all over the world. They are also criticized for almost the same idea. Websites such as Facebook sometimes houses public information the user would like to keep private. Read More


Athletics seeks fee increase for new baseball team

By Laurel Bollinger
Public Affairs Reporter

Athletics Department administrators are looking to secure funding for the university’s new NCAA baseball team, asking for a 13 percent increase of the student intercollegiate athletic fee. Read More


Also Inside:

Drag show drops by UIS

The Kinsey Sicks

Photo by Melissa Conrad
“Dragapella” singing group The Kinsey Sicks perform their version of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” at Monday night’s performance in Brookens Auditorium. Read the story here


UIS students nominated to UI President search committee

Student radio station still a work in progress

Got a problem? Try something besides Facebook

Retention rates show frightening future for UIS student growth

Sustainability movement needs change in youth

Off Beat

New student group gets radical

Student musician puts music love into practice

Senior men’s soccer players reflect on their time at UIS