Jillian McKnight

Pharmacists refuse to fill birth control prescriptions

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Increasingly, women across the country are finding it more difficult to fill prescriptions for birth control pills and emergency contraceptives. Pharmacists citing religious and moral opposition to the medications are refusing to fill prescriptions. Though a national debate, the issue over pharmacists’ rights is quickly reaching college campuses. “Contraception is a basic […]

Recyclemania sweeps across college campuses

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – More than forty universities around the country joined in this years Recyclemania competition. The intercollegiate competition, which runs from Jan. 30 to April 9, pits universities against each other to see who can collect the most recyclables. “The main goal of this event is to increase student awareness of campus recycling,” Recyclemania’s […]

Dean looks to become DNC chair

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – With a majority of the votes and his opposition quitting the race, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean will most likely become the new Democratic National Committee Chair Feb. 12 when Democrats vote to replace out going Chairman Terry McAuliffe. The final opposition candidate to Dean, former U.S. Congressman from Indiana Tim Roemer, […]

Late night TV legend dies, students remember

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Though students may not remember seeing long-time host and comedian Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show,” many heard about him from parents and older relatives. The comedian died last week at age 79 of emphysema in his Malibu, Calif., home. “When I was little my parents watched him all the time,” said […]

Tens of thousands crowd inaugural parade

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Tens of thousands of onlookers crowded the inaugural parade route Thursday, hoping to catch a glimpse of the newly inaugurated President on his way back to the White House. Increased security was so tight that police took water bottles and cans away from spectators as they passed through security tents. Strollers, water […]

Sex education: Abstinence or responsibility?

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Students across the country may be misinformed about sex, sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy and abortion, according to a new study. A recently released congressional analysis by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) has found that students have been taught inaccurate facts about sex and abstinence through federally funded abstinence programs. The analysis found that […]

Political figures move forward in election aftermath

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – As the calm of the post-election season settles in, candidates must decide what to do. Is there life after the election for the loser? That’s just what John Kerry and camp are trying to figure out. Recently, presidential candidates who lost their bid fell into political oblivion. Bob Dole in 1996, quit […]

Chief Justice diagnosed with thyroid cancer

The make up of the Supreme Court was thrust back into the spotlight last week after Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist announced that he had thyroid cancer. With four justices in their 70s or 80s, health problems are not uncommon among justices. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor survived breast cancer 16 years ago. Justice Ruth Bader […]

Proactive lifestyle drives Elizabeth Edwards

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – A picture of a modern woman, Elizabeth Edwards has been called funny, intelligent and caring. Proclaiming herself as curious, Edwards has strived to a balance between her career and family life. A graduate of the University of North Carolina Law School, where she and John Edwards met, she worked as a lawyer […]