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Student hospitalized for drug overdose

GALESBURG – A Knox student was hospitalized for severe psychotic episodes after ingesting what he believed to be LSD but may have been a synthetic substance known as 25i-NBOMe. There is no evidence as of now that other students were affected, although it is possible that others on campus used the drug as well. The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed as of yet. (Source: The Galesburg Register-Mail, Campus Safety)

 Galesburg fire crews put out massive blaze

MAQUON – Five local fire departments, including Galesburg’s, battled subzero temperatures to respond to a massive fire that broke out on Tuesday morning outside of Maquon. No one was injured, but total damages are estimated at half a million dollars. Officials suspect that a faulty heating system triggered a propane tank held in a garage caused the fire, which consumed the garage itself as well as a barn containing several antique cars. A residential home on the property was not damaged, which firefighters attributed to calm winds. The blaze has been contained, but fire officials told the Register-Mail that there is a possibility of it reigniting over the next few days. (Source: The Galesburg Register-Mail)

 Ukraine suffers widespread unrest

KIEV – The hard-line prime minister of Ukraine stepped down as President Viktor Yanukovych tried to put an end to protests that have roiled the country for over a month. Several people have died in demonstrations against the government’s decision to pull out of trade talks with the European Union and orient the country towards Russia. Despite the prime minister’s resignation, protests continued across the country. The opposition now has control of several entire regions and portions of the capital. Meanwhile the Russian government, concerned that Yanukovych is losing control of his country, announced that it would review the $15 billion bailout package that it offered to Ukraine in December. (Source: The Wall Street Journal)

Matt Barry
Matt Barry is a senior majoring in international relations and double minoring in economics and German. This is his third year working for TKS, having served previously as discourse editor. He has worked for such organizations as the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Premier Tourism Marketing and the Council on American Islamic Relations-Chicago, where his work appeared in such publications as Leisure Group Travel, Ski & Ride Club Guide and The Chicago Monitor. Matt has written his political opinion column, "The Voice of Reason," weekly for three years, which finished in first place at the 2012 Illinois College Press Association conference and was also recognized at the 2013 conference.

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Matt Barry
Matt Barry is a senior majoring in international relations and double minoring in economics and German. This is his third year working for TKS, having served previously as discourse editor. He has worked for such organizations as the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Premier Tourism Marketing and the Council on American Islamic Relations-Chicago, where his work appeared in such publications as Leisure Group Travel, Ski & Ride Club Guide and The Chicago Monitor. Matt has written his political opinion column, "The Voice of Reason," weekly for three years, which finished in first place at the 2012 Illinois College Press Association conference and was also recognized at the 2013 conference.




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