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Illegal in Illinois, unacceptable on campus

By Greg Caceres, Columnist

August 9, 2016

Crime is ever present on this campus. University massmails routinely indicate the student body’s failure to do what is right. In these emails, a large variety of crimes are listed: from arson to drag racing, sexual and physical assault to murder, and even bomb threats. Granted, the University’s cri...

New Survey Reports Prescription Drug Abuse Common Across College Campuses

New Survey Reports Prescription Drug Abuse Common Across College Campuses

By Joe Longo

November 4, 2015

One in four undergraduate students reportedly misuse prescription drugs, according to a study by Ohio State University.The study, conducted by a center at Ohio State University (http://hecaod.osu.edu/), notes prescription drug abuse is rampant on college campuses. 18.6 percent of students reported using st...

New study re-examines the ‘just say no’ tactic in drug refusal skills training for adolescents

New study re-examines the ‘just say no’ tactic in drug refusal skills training for adolescents

By Brittney Nadler

September 15, 2014

It was a girl that changed *Derrick’s life the night she introduced him to alcohol. In high school, he was the kid that got mad at friends who used substances and often wondered why anyone would hang out with “that” crowd. He was “in the shell,” and a “loser,” as he described himself. Until he...

Lethal combinations to avoid on Unofficial

Lethal combinations to avoid on Unofficial

By Elizabeth Dye and Alice Smelyansky

March 6, 2014

#YOLO. #RAGE. #TURNTUP. On Unofficial, the one day when most students agree that being inebriated before noon is perfectly acceptable, there is no shortage of living by the principles of these hash tags. It’s a tradition that has become associated with the University, for better or worse, depending on ...