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Green Day breaks social barriers at State Farm Center

Green Day breaks social barriers at State Farm Center

Meral Aycicek, Staff writer
March 29
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Showcase

Green Day, an American punk rock band, performed at State Farm Center Tuesday. The concert was a part of their Revolution Radio tour which celebrates their twelfth album, "Revolution Radio." The stadium filled with fog and lit up with green lights to celebrate the band. The show kicked off at 7:30...

Illini Student Musicals’ ‘American Idiot’ encourages individuality

Illini Student Musicals’ ‘American Idiot’ encourages individuality

Emma Palatnik, Assistant features editor
March 29
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Top Stories

In the spirit of Green Day's Champaign concert on Tuesday, Illini Student Musicals is paying tribute to the rock group with a performance of "American Idiot," a musical based on the band's music. Tori Leppert, junior in FAA, was put in a situation and had to drop her sorority earlier this year. Wit...

Jesse White Mobile Unit brings office services to University, C-U community

Jesse White Mobile Unit brings office services to University, C-U community

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 29
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Life & Culture, News, Showcase, State

University students will be able to take advantage of office services from the Jesse White Secretary of State Mobile Unit on March 29 in room 407 of the Illini Union from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Mobile Unit will include several different services, including vehicle sticker sales, organ and tissue donor regi...

Clothing swap promotes environmental sustainability

Clothing swap promotes environmental sustainability

Arielle Kramer, Staff writer
March 28
Filed under Life & Culture

Personal fashion trends change every season. In the spring, a student may consider one top fashionable, but by the time fall comes around they are tired of it and consider it out of style. A University RSO called Students for Environmental Concerns has an environmentally conscious solution for this cycle. SECS,...

Institute for Genomic Biology celebrates tenth anniversary

Institute for Genomic Biology celebrates tenth anniversary

Emma Palatnik, Assistant features editor
March 28
Filed under Life & Culture, Showcase

1206 W. Gregory Drive is home to a state-of-the-art research center where scientists make discoveries on health, technology and the environment. Wednesday marks the 10th anniversary of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology. The institute was created as a place where collaborative research...

Chatime’s sudden closing causes stress among students

Chatime’s sudden closing causes stress among students

Olivia Bievenue, Staff writer
March 27
Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

The popular Taiwanese bubble tea shop on Green Street, Chatime, has closed unexpectedly and for an unknown amount of time. The shop has been closed since February and shows no signs of reopening anytime soon, or if it will re-open at all. Because of the uncertainty surrounding the closed shop, rumors h...

March snow storm prevents cherry tree blossoming

March snow storm prevents cherry tree blossoming

Melissa Wagner, Staff writer
March 27
Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

February's abnormally high temperatures brought 'spring fever' to students as well as plants, but those hopes for warmer weather were shot down by March's cold temperatures. If not for the winter storm in the second week of March, the cherry blossom trees in Sen Cherry Tree Allée at the University's a...

Netflix original, “Love” captures essence of modern relationships

Netflix original, “Love” captures essence of modern relationships

Hannah Auten, Creative director
March 27
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

The moment I saw Netflix had come out with a new, original, quirky, Judd Apatow-produced show titled "Love," I knew I had to watch it. After burning through the first season, I found myself with the all-too-familiar hangover that inevitably follows a Netflix binge. I had an empty place inside that could...

Nick Offerman joins Japan House fundraiser

Nick Offerman joins Japan House fundraiser

Gillian Dunlop, Assistant News Editor
March 20
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Actor Nick Offerman will be paying homage to his roots as a former Illini by participating in an April 1 Japan House fundraiser. Offerman, who is best known for his role as Ron Swanson in Parks and Recreation, graduated from the University in 1993. He has returned multiple times to see friends and...

New RSO offers a sweet deal for chocolate lovers

New RSO offers a sweet deal for chocolate lovers

Bianca Reyes, Staff writer
March 16
Filed under Life & Culture

Chocolate lovers across campus may soon have a club to call home. UIUC Dipping Things in Chocolate Club, a new RSO this semester, has stirred up a great deal of interest since it launched in early February. The club’s Facebook page received over 400 likes within its first month online. Sam Allen, junior in...

Cats are competition for Illini Cat Club

Cats are competition for Illini Cat Club

Emma Palatnik, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

When people think of cats, they generally view them as household pets. What many Americans don’t know is that there are up to eight competitive cat shows every weekend across the country. The Illini Cat Club holds an annual cat show that attracts Cat Fancier’s Association exhibitors from across the coun...

Phantogram adds dimension to Canopy Club performance

Phantogram adds dimension to Canopy Club performance

Tess O'Brien, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

A phantogram is an optical illusion, where two-dimensional images are perceived to be three-dimensional. It is also the very appropriate name for the electro-rock, dream-pop musical duo of Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel. The below-freezing temperatures and snowy streets could not deter fans from coming...

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