Monthly Archives: February 2012

Save Starved Rock! Stop the Sand Pit!

Starved Rock State park is located along the historic south bank of the Illinois River. Starved Rock is known for its many canyons and hosts over two million tourists a year. It has 2360 acres of natural wildlife, rivers and … Continue reading

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Learning the Lessons of Depleted Uranium

By Conrad Wetzel   One of the most significant wastes obtained from producing fuel for nuclear reactors and atomic bombs is depleted uranium. An isotope which can be fissioned is uranium U-235, the material used in civil and nuclear military … Continue reading

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Interview with ‘The Snowman’

I recently had an opportunity to interview veteran mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, Jeff ‘The Snowman’ Monson over email. Monson attended the University of Illinois and was part of the wrestling team. While some see just another athlete, he is … Continue reading

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Book Reading: “the alphabet blows through the open window” by Danielle Chynoweth

Poetry Performance and Book Release for  “when the bed shakes and the walls breathe and the alphabet blows through the open window” Poetry by Danielle Chynoweth written between 1994 and 2011 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Saturday, March 17th 7-9pm at the Channing-Murray Foundation … Continue reading

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Our Government Has Been Hijacked! The Occupy movement is here to take it back.

Emmanuel Goldstein The Problem: Our political system is broken because corporations are allowed to use their wealth to buy political influence. Most Americans believe that everyone should have the same amount of say in government, regardless of how much money … Continue reading

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Crisis for U of I President Hogan

U of I President Michael Hogan had little reason to enjoy his winter vacation. Not even his $600,000 plus salary could buy him a break.  Sometime around mid-semester, Hogan probably thought he was on a roll. His Enrollment Management Plan … Continue reading

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