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Why Thrift Stores Rock By: Margaret Laupp

September 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

This might be the hipster in me talking, but I love thrift stores. From the chain stores like Goodwill and Salvation Army to the local mom n’ pop operations, to the upscale “secondhand boutiques”, nothing makes me more intrigued than seeing a thrift store in town. And I’ve decided to share with the world just why you should get excited over them too. The Price So maybe this one should go without saying, but thrift stores are incredibly cheaper than your average retail store, even [Read More]

WIU QC Psychology Club NAMIWalk Fundraiser By: Stephanie Hoover

September 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Psychology Club would like to give a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped in raising funds and awareness for mental health issues and awareness from the spare change you may have donated to the big bills you were able to invest; every bit added up to our grand total of raising $628.50. This greatly surpassed our goal and we are so grateful to our friends, faculty, coworkers, and family who helped us achieve this goal. Not only did these people, you all, give money and/or volunteer time to [Read More]

POV vs Grunt, An Age- Old Rivalry By: Luke Cummings

September 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Grunts and POGs have been trading blows since the inception of military forces. It’s generally all healthy banter, but in some cases it can get heated. Chances are, you don’t even know what the acronym POG stands for. If you do, this could either make you smile or make you bare your teeth and clench your fists. POG (or chair-force, paper-pusher, pen-wielder, keyboard warrior) is the term of affection used, particularly in the infantry, for all “Personnel Other than Grunts.” It is a name [Read More]

Active Shooter Drill Participation By: Devon Hulsey

September 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

  My name is Devon Hulsey and I am the President of the Criminal Justice Society at WIU-QC. Today, myself and Kelsey PB (Vice President) had the opportunity to participate in an Active Shooter Drill hosted by Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department at the MetroLINK garage in Rock Island. It was a very cool learning experience as criminal justice students to see their SWAT officers in action and actually be able to be volunteer as hostages for the drill! The department was very kind [Read More]

Family and Weight Shaming By: Stephanie Hoover

September 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

From my teens to my thirties more often than not people in my family have thought it their rightful place to openly comment on my weight. If this sounds familiar or you are guilty of openly commenting on another’s, more likely a beloved friend or family member’s, weight then I urge you to read and share this article. Throughout my research on body image in my undergrad career I found that it is not in fact the media which is the most damaging and toxic in regard to body shaming, but it’s [Read More]
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