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A well-informed public starts with following the news

By Matt Pasquini

August 4, 2014

Winston Churchill was famously quoted saying, “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”  He’s implying that, ideally, a well-informed citizenry is one that contributes to a strong and functioning democracy. It’s a sentiment that I think most ...

Pens to Lens film competition brings screenplays to life

Andrew Stengele and crew members during the shooting of one of the 2014 Pens to Lens films, 

By Earn Saenmuk

July 14, 2014

A number of student screenwriters may soon see their vision on the silver screen as filmmakers, actors and artists in Central Illinois produce a number of films based on submissions to Pens to Lens, a screenwriting competition for students K-12. Participants had the opportunity to submit their screenplays unt...