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February 12, 2021. Emily Albrecht, Editor-in-Chief. While living in atypical times, couples may have to get creative in order to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year. Here are a few suggestions to make the most out of the situation: -Watch a virtual concert or livestream in virtual reality (VR).

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Posted: (3 days ago) February 17, 2021. Mackenzi Matthews, Staff Writer. The Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC) is the gym on UIS campus available to all students. Recently, a student named Sophia Moore went to TRAC to work out. Moore said that, while she was at the gym, a student worker came up to her holding two t-shirts and said she was not allowed to wear ...

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Progress for Black Lives Matter – The Journal

Posted: (12 days ago) Of the many movements that have recently become stronger and more widespread than ever, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has evolved the most by enacting change for Black individuals and every race as a whole. The major goals of BLM are focused in many different areas. There’s focus on freedoms for minorities within the...

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UIS COVID Vaccinations – The Journal

Posted: (5 days ago) **All information stands as of Jan. 21** The long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed, and UIS is helping to speed up this process by offering vaccines on campus. The university is currently able to vaccinate those who fall into categories 1A and 1B of the vaccination rollout plan, which includes healthcare personnel, long-term facility staff...

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Posted: (6 days ago) Award-winning, student-run, weekly campus newspaper of the University of Illinois, Springfield

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Ending Cash Bail in Illinois – The Journal

Posted: (7 days ago) Following a summer of protests against police brutality, a push for criminal justice reform has materialized in Illinois. January 13 marked the passage of such a package through the state’s legislature. Backed by the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, HB3653 now solely awaits Governor JB Pritzker’s autograph. Included in HB3653 is the controversial Pretrial Fairness Act,...

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Living in a Militarized Downtown Springfield – The Journal

Posted: (8 days ago) Living in a Militarized Downtown Springfield. Several days after the historic storming of the United States Capitol on January 6, plans were made by those who were a part of the “Stop the Steal” movement to demonstrate at every state legislature in all 50 states.

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Can the COVID-19 Vaccine Take on COVID Variants?

Posted: (17 days ago) Next month will mark one year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 crisis a pandemic. Now the widespread disease presents a slew of additional complications. In recent weeks, a growing presence of mutant COVID-19 variants has surfaced around the globe, including the United States. Two months following the release of the adjunct...

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Invisible Wounds: The Impact of Racial Inequality – The ...

Posted: (9 days ago) The United States is still heavily dichotomized in the face of rampant police brutality, hate crimes and injustice. The grand jury decision not to indict the police who murdered Breonna Taylor, for instance, led to an eruption of pain and outrage in the Black community. While the sociological impact may be more readily evident, the...

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Historical Inaccuracies in Netflix’s Self Made – The Journal

Posted: (4 days ago) Netflix, while known for its popular original series and classic movie titles, has found recent success in launching a variety of limited series specials. One such series in particular that has found success on the major streaming service is Self Made, which tells the story of Madam C.J. Walker, the first black, female self-made millionaire...

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CELEBRATING LOCAL BLACK HISTORY – The Journal

Posted: (7 days ago) February marks the celebration of Black History Month on the UIS campus and around the world. This month focuses on the stories of courageous black men and women and gives a voice to those who have been silenced and ignored throughout history. Growing up, many students learned about black icons like Harriet Tubman or Frederick...

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