Maddie Rehayem, Journalism Monday was Dr. Richard Stallman’s birthday, and he spent it giving a lecture to a full Grainger Auditorium. The man, who didn’t need much of an introduction, started off by licking the powdered donut hole off of his fingers and taking a sip of one of two cans of Pepsi he had […]Read more "Notes From the Field: Richard Stallman Visits Illinois"
Muriel Kenfield-Kelleher, English I’m an English major. I read books; I write papers about books; sometimes I write papers about essays about books. It’s all very English-y, very papery, very book-y. It brings to mind images of stacked clothbound novels, dog eared paperbacks, the carefully organized Dewey Decimal System libraries of our collective youth. […]Read more "Print or Digital: An English Major’s Tale"
Who: Jane Kim Degree: B.A., English Expected graduation date: May 2015 Likes: Pasta or cheese or any combination thereof; Broad City; cooking with an obedient companion Dislikes: Toy Story (ask her why sometime, it’s very interesting); bellybuttons; overly-sweet desserts Time employed with CITES: 2 years Main job at CITES: Phone support (responds to calls and emails from faculty, students, and […]Read more "Jane Kim"
Stephon Harper, African American Studies A lot of my co-workers have noted that, despite it being #Unofficial2015 today, many of them still had to take in-class exams. How does social media activity affect test scores, I wondered? No matter how long it actually lasts or how many times we opened social media apps it seems […]Read more "Is Social Media Responsible for Your Failed Test?"
Who: Jacob Nicholson Degree: B.S., Physics Expected graduation date: May 2015 Likes: pizza; watermelon; cats; otters; Netflix Dislikes: overused memes; capitalism; the necessity for sleep Time employed with CITES: 2 years Main job at CITES: Phone and computer support (responds to calls and emails from faculty, students, and staff, helps people in classrooms, helps support ticketing system) One […]Read more "Jacob Nicholson"
Nick Alcazar, General Engineering Reading lengthy, and sometimes dry pages of text is a daunting task for most people. This is especially relevant in the educational world where chapters of reading are often assigned on a daily, or weekly basis. These assignments are not approached with enthusiasm to say the least, and that is for […]Read more "Apps to Know: Spritz"
Jacqueline Torres, General Studies Much debate and controversy has sprouted over the proposal of President Obama’s new plan to make community college free. While it is easy for many of us to jump the gun and presume that college should be free for all, all this speculation has left me unsure about whether or not […]Read more "Should Higher Education Be Free?"