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Students discuss obtaining internships, share previous experiences

Students discuss obtaining internships, share previous experiences

Mary Kate Kiley, Staff writer
May 3, 2017
Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

As the end of the school year quickly approaches, students are either on the hunt for summer internships or already have them. With resources such as the Career Center and online services like I-Link, the University has made it increasingly easier for students to find out about openings in companies na...

Maize to expand with downtown Champaign location

Maize to expand with downtown Champaign location

Caroline Holston, Contributing writer
May 2, 2017
Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Top Stories

The Green Street favorite, Maize, is expanding its operations with a second location in downtown Champaign. The restaurant is taking over the Station, located at 100 N. Chestnut St. For five years, the authentic Mexican cuisine Maize offers has had students and Champaign locals squeezing onto 17...

Salad Meister brings more healthy food options to campus

Salad Meister brings more healthy food options to campus

Emma Palatnik, Assistant features editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Campustown is full of fast-food restaurants, but a new, healthier option is opening up next week — Salad Meister. The restaurant is located at 601 S. Third St., between Latea and Ozu Ramen. It will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. I...

Mid-Summer Lounge helps bring authentic Chinese food to Champaign

Mid-Summer Lounge helps bring authentic Chinese food to Champaign

Arielle Kramer, Staff writer
April 18, 2017
Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Students have many options for dining at on-campus restaurants. Green Street is lined with different cuisine types to satisfy any craving, from fast food to pineapple pizza, tacos and Thai ice cream. A new restaurant in Champaign, Mid-Summer Lounge, is adding to the selection while providing a new,...

Slowride Pedal Tours add intriguing twist to Champaign bar scene

Slowride Pedal Tours add intriguing twist to Champaign bar scene

Megan Bradley, Staff writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

University students are used to seeing bikers on the Main Quad during their commute to classes. Now, students can expect to see a different kind of bike on campus and around Champaign. Slowride Pedal Tours is bringing a bar on wheels to pedal through town. Pedal buses have risen in popularity in plac...

51 Main to replace The Accord under new management

51 Main to replace The Accord under new management

Julie Screiner, Contributing writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Top Stories

The Accord is currently located at 51 E. Main St., but for the second time in a year, that is about to change. Beginning in May, The Accord is shifting its scene to a VIP dance bar named 51 Main. The Accord has been a spot for live entertainment, off-campus Greek life exchanges and Champaign’s ba...

Chatime’s sudden closing causes stress among students

Chatime’s sudden closing causes stress among students

Olivia Bievenue, Staff writer
March 27, 2017
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...

Local yoga studio puts modern spin on traditional yoga

Local yoga studio puts modern spin on traditional yoga

Mara Shapiro, Staff writer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

Black lights and DayGlo paint will illuminate the yoga studio at Amara Yoga & Arts on Friday. The Urbana yoga studio hosts roughly 44 yoga classes throughout the year. From classes for babies and expectant mothers to hot yoga in 98-degree heat, the studio has a class for everybody to feel w...

University act doesn’t ash out smoking

University act doesn’t ash out smoking

Emma Palatnik, Staff writer
March 1, 2017
Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Top Stories

The Chapel of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church is a favorite place for smokers to congregate — the outside the church, specifically, is private property and exempt from the University's Smoke-Free Campus Act. Smoking is a health concern across America and, according to the Centers for Disease...

Antonio’s employees serve up new details on closing

Antonio’s employees serve up new details on closing

Bianca Reyes, Staff writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

This past winter break, Cracked, a breakfast food truck, announced it would be opening its first storefront location in what formerly housed Antonio’s Pizza by the Slice. The news first broke when Daniel Krause, owner of Cracked, shared a photo on his personal Facebook page announcing his “new resta...

Sesquicentennial honored with book of snapshots

Sesquicentennial honored with book of snapshots

Melissa Wagner, Staff Writer
February 6, 2017
Filed under Business & Tech, Celebrating 150 years, Life & Culture

The MRI, the LED light and even the internet all have one thing in common — they originated at the University. John Milton Gregory knew C-U was the right place for a university to be built, but there was no way he could have known that the end of the bidding war meant the beginning of an era. Th...

ThinkChicago, Rahm Emanuel encourage student entrepreneurship

ThinkChicago, Rahm Emanuel encourage student entrepreneurship

Camille Baer, Staff Writer
January 31, 2017
Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

It’s 4 p.m., and every seat in the Siebel Center is completely filled. There's the growing number of people who are standing in the back of the lecture room. Students and faculty anxiously await as the panel members file to the front stage – last, but certainly not least, to enter is the Mayor of...

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