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Posts published by “Kristin Kreher”

Senior column: The greatest crime of all

The first time I stole something was an accident. I had slipped a Now and Later in my pocket, forgot about it, and didn’t find it until after my mom and I were leaving the gas station. When I told her, she made me go…

Service program takes volunteers to New Orleans

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” In just two months, up to 12 students will be doing exactly that, as they find themselves in New Orleans volunteering with the United Saints Recovery…

The Scout: How not to read it

We at The Scout are thankful for our numerous readers that religiously make the trek to a newsstand each Friday to pick up a copy of the newspaper you’ve eagerly anticipated all week. . . . Don’t worry, we’re laughing at that too. We’re not…

Why this Cardinals fan is singing, ‘Go Cubs, go.’

Born and raised in Southern Illinois, I’ve had my citizenship in Cardinal Nation for more than 21 years now. I have many fond memories with my Redbirds, from learning how to “charge” at my very first game, to cheering for them through nearly every postseason…

Top 10

This year there were quite a few memorable events left hidden within The Scout pages. The staff picked a few of the most imporant articles to highlight as we finish out the 2014-2015 school year. 1. Administrative changes rock the boat This year saw numerous…

Column: Sometimes, we don’t have an answer

This past week has provided plenty of reasons for our hearts to be broken, for our minds to be fearful and for our attitudes to be hopeless. On the other side of the world, a Saturday earthquake in Nepal left more than 6,000 dead and…

University frustrations extend beyond academics

From Student Activities to Career Services, Residential Living to Fraternity and Sorority Life, the division that encompasses these departments plays a significant role in students’ college experiences, according to its leader, Vice President for Student Affairs Nathan Thomas. “We’re part of what brings the campus…

Employees to receive added wage payment

After last fall’s $7 million budget cuts, the university expects to end the current fiscal year with an estimated positive operating margin of $950,000. In a February email, University President Joanne Glasser announced to university employees that the majority of this remaining balance will be…

IM department adds two new majors

Students perusing the Fall 2015 Schedule of Classes may have been alarmed to see more than one-third of the interactive media classes cancelled, but the bold red notification of these cancellations conveys a message opposite of what lies ahead for the department. Pending approval by…

University appoints interim Provost

When Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs David Glassman begins to pack up his office toward the end of May, another university employee will prepare for her own transition to a new position. Dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences (EHS) Joan…

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