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Ben Donovan, Student Association Senate deputy speaker, speaks during the SA Senate meeting April 27.

SA Senate votes in fall semester’s directors

By Keith Hernandez | April 27, 2014

Student Association Senate appointed 11 directors to the 2014-2015 presidential cabinet after a lengthy debate over the qualifications of two of the candidates.SA director candidatesEnough senators expressed concern over the inexperience of Alex Martin,...

State’s crackdown with littering, cellphone laws not necessary

By Danny Cozzi | January 13, 2014

Of the many Illinois laws that have been put into effect starting in 2014 — and the 40,000 state laws throughout the country — there are at least two students need to know.​As of Jan. 1, using a cellphone while driving in Illinois without a hands-free...