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Why Thrift Stores Rock By: Margaret Laupp

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]

September 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

WIU QC Psychology Club NAMIWalk Fundraiser By: Stephanie Hoover

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]

September 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Active Shooter Drill Participation By: Devon Hulsey

  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]

September 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Presidential Debate Watch Party with Discussion

Western Illinois University-Quad Cities, Monday, September 26th, 2016– Western Illinois University-Quad Cities’ Communication Student Society will be hosting a Presidential Debate watch party with a discussion led by Janna Deitz, Professor of Political Science and Director of Public Leadership and Outreach. Reception with refreshments will begin at 7:00 p.m. followed a live stream of the debate at 8:00 p.m. with a discussion to follow. Rock Island County Residents will be able to [Read More]

September 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

A Boy and His Coffee

While the rest of the world counts January 1st as the time for “starting fresh,” those of us still entrenched in the world of academics follow the turning of the leaves as our cue to make changes. You and I–college students, adult learners–are beyond our primary and secondary years (some of us well beyond); we have chosen to grow and change and start fresh. This photo, a twelve-year-old boy transitioning from elementary school into junior high, “trying on” [Read More]

September 29, 2014 // 0 Comments