Category: Articles

Arizona Shooting

By: Nykhala Coston. Published: February 11, 2011.

imageA moment of silence was observed on the first day back at McKendree University for the victims of the Tuscan, Ariz. shooting. Six people were killed that day, and thirteen were wounded. No one could have anticipated such a tragedy. No one could have sent out an early warning to the Arizona locals and Representative Gabriel Gifford one early afternoon in front of a local supermarket.

SGA Quarterly Review

By: Annie Bierman. Published: February 11, 2011.

For the past few months, SGA has been really busy fulfilling budget requests, initiating new projects, and assessing the campus’s needs!  

I am happy to present to campus one of our completed projects: the Bearcat Cave! The new lounge and student multi-purpose room is now up and running! We imagine this as a space for students to both study and relax away from the constant traffic in the other lounges.

Tips for First Generation Students

By: Annie Bierman. Published: February 11, 2011

1. Engage in the community of higher education by going to your professor’s office hours at least twice each semester, involving yourself with other students through extra-curricular activities and study groups, and getting to know the support staff in offices like Financial Aid and Student Services.  Personal connections with people improve the odds that a student will complete her/his degree.

Accidents – How Unfortunate

By: Anonymous. Published: February 11, 2011.

My mom always used to say to me that I was accident prone. I never really understood what she meant, but as I grew older, I began recognizing a pattern of misfortune that surrounded me. It would happen with a few small things such as the printer breaking when I had to print off a paper, even though it worked for everyone else in the world.

Parking on Campus: The Parking Hustle at McKendree

By: Kyle Hintz. Published: February 11, 2011.

imageParking on campus has always been an elaborate game of automotive musical chairs for me. It seems I can never get a spot close to my class, that is if I can find one at all. Frequently I have to park on one of the side streets adjacent to campus. In light of my own parking inconveniences, I decided to interview students to hear their opinions on the situation.