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Working toward accessible education

By Daily Illini Editorial Board

January 22, 2015

In Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced a proposal to make community college free for two years — a proposal that would be immensely beneficial for our country. The president based his plan on two separate programs — one in Tennessee and one in Chicago — that mak...

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...