Monthly Archives: October 2007

Breast Cancer Survivor

In the year 2003, I am 35 working, raising a child, trying to get by. I go to the women’s clinic for my yearly probe. It becomes more than a matter of routine when the nurse says, “Hey you’re 35 … Continue reading

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NWC: The Race Play Controversy

In September, the university brought to campus N*gger Wetb*ck Ch*nk: The Race Play, touted as an effective educational tool for engaging difficult issues of race. Many across the country herald this production as a grass-roots phenomenon. But it seems that … Continue reading

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Disorientation 101

At more than a dozen campuses around the U.S. and Canada, students have taken the college orientation process into their own hands, by publishing a series of alternative student guides. Each publication specifically addresses its own campus, in an effort … Continue reading

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Rally for Designated Suppliers

A rally was held to make the UIUC community aware that the system by which the University of Illinois gets its apparel is horribly flawed and rife with human rights violations. Companies like Nike, which make Illinois apparel, demand that … Continue reading

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Inclusive Illinois? Hell No!

On Wednesday, September 19, at noon the Students Tranforming Oppression and Priveledge (STOP) Coalition successfully took over the student union and reclaimed it as a public space. Approximately 60-80 people marched throughout the main floor of the union, going in … Continue reading

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I Can’t Vote, But I Have A Voice

On September 13, 2007, I visited a place that most people have only seen on TV. It is a place where a lot of historic events took place, for instance the March on Washington and the Million Man March. I … Continue reading

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Capitalist Academy Fund Is Anything But Limited

For almost two years, some selfdescribed “good Capitalist” allies of the University of Illinois have been hard at work in forging the Academy on Capitalism and Limited Government. In line with the conservative agenda of the Hoover Institute, the Fund … Continue reading

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Home Invasion: Racial Disparities in SWAT Raids

On Sunday, June 10, a square block surrounding the Champaign County Courthouse was evacuated and closed off to conduct what Sheriff Dan Walsh called “police training.” Walsh stood at the corner of Main and Elm Street talking to news reporters, … Continue reading

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A Day in Baghdad Comes to Champaign

On the afternoon of Thursday, September 20th, over sixty people laid down at the busiest intersections of campus town. At 5 pm, a crowd gathered in front of the Alma Mater to hear from the UIUC Campus Anti-War Network, Iraq … Continue reading

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Imagining Justice: Politics, Love, and Dissent

John Lennon understood deeply the power of imagination. He seemed to recognize imagination as that wondrous human force that enables us to break free of the stagnant, one-dimensional perceptions that perpetuate oppression, suffering, and injustice. In so many ways, the … Continue reading

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