Journal Editorial Board responds to photograph concerns

Editorial Board

April 16, 2014
Filed under Archives, Opinion

Journal readers have e-mailed us, voicing concerns about the recent front page photo of Ben Wierzba with the red “VOID” across it.   The Journal would like to apologize to all of those troubled by the photo’s... Read more »

The Franco fiasco: A question of age

Carolyn Miller, Columnist

April 16, 2014
Filed under Archives, Opinion

As much as we want to view our celebrity idols as responsible, mature and noble because we think they are, they usually do something to dim the brilliant light we see them in. James Franco is considered to be one of the more respected... Read more »

No comfort in college dining

Carolyn Miller, Columnist

April 9, 2014
Filed under Archives, Opinion

College is no easy feat. But perhaps one of the hardest parts is adjusting to food that your momma didn’t cook. After a few weeks you will miss your dad’s BBQ ribs and your grandma’s famous fresh-baked cookies. In my... Read more »

The Blackboard blunder

Carolyn Miller, Columnist

April 2, 2014
Filed under Archives, Opinion

As students of the 21st century we are privileged to learn with such advanced and beneficial technology. Without a doubt, we are utilizing way more technology than our parents ever did. We now have the ability to learn, test and... Read more »

Student deaths at Illinois universities

Carolyn Miller, Columnist

February 26, 2014
Filed under Archives, Opinion

For many students, college is their first experience living away from home. It’s exciting, challenging, refreshing and freeing, yet it can also be scary and dangerous. Thus far in 2014, there have been numerous college-student... Read more »

Real men have curves

Julia Brown, Columnist

February 26, 2014
Filed under Archives, Opinion

This week, I am going to start my column by placing my soapbox firmly on the ground and standing upon it. I am, what society considers, a big girl. I have been for as long as I can remember. I was ecstatic when the fashion... Read more »

NFL draft pick tackles stereotype

Julia Brown, Columnist

February 19, 2014
Filed under Archives, Opinion

Recently, a young man made a daring and admirable move that has turned the sports world on end. Michael Sam plays football for the University of Missouri where he helped his team win the Cotton Bowl this year and was named... Read more »