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Illinois hockey hoping for a rebound year

Illinois hockey hoping for a rebound year

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
August 22
Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Special Sections, Sports, Welcome Back Guide

Illinois hockey is healthier and more experienced in 2016, after fighting through senior captain John Olen’s injuries last February. “Right now, the focus is baby steps,” junior forward Eric Cruickshank said. “We’re not going to make any assumptions that we’re going to win a national championship,...

Breaking records and barriers: a couch potato’s Olympics experience

Breaking records and barriers: a couch potato’s Olympics experience

Shankari Sureshbabu, Columnist
August 22
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Special Sections, Welcome Back Guide

From the inhuman midair flips of American gymnast Simone Biles to the University’s very own Bahamian trackstar Pedrya Seymour, the entire world came together again this summer to watch the Olympics, an event so spectacular that it can inspire even us couch potatoes. The 2016 Rio Olympics might have been swarme...

Continued censure, increased overtime pay highlights July senate executive committee meeting

Claire Hettinger, News Editor
August 22
Filed under Administration, News, Special Sections, Welcome Back Guide

The University system will receive $350 million for fiscal year 2017, which begins today after the state legislature and Governor Bruce Rauner came to a partial spending agreement after almost a year of a budget impasse. This legislative measure is not a state budget; it is being referred to as more...

Wassaja Hall brings legacy to life on campus

Wassaja Hall brings legacy to life on campus

Mara Shapiro, Staff writer
August 22
Filed under Life & Culture, Special Sections, Welcome Back Guide

The University has built two new residence halls — Nugent Hall and Bousfield Hall — Since the construction of the Ikenberry Commons in 2010. This is no coincidence, said Alma Sealine, director of University Housing. Each of these constructions is part of University Housing’s Ikenberry Commons...

Ke’Shawn Vaughn ready to be Illinois football’s workhorse

Ke’Shawn Vaughn ready to be Illinois football’s workhorse

Joey Figueroa, staff writer
August 22
Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Special Sections, Sports, Welcome Back Guide

Since Lovie Smith first took over as head coach of the Illinois football team, Ke’Shawn Vaughn’s family and friends have begun to place some lofty expectations on the second-year back. Those expectations included tongue-in-cheek murmurs of 40 touches a game from the Nashville native’s inner-circle....

Panhellenic sororities bond preparing for recruitment

Panhellenic sororities bond preparing for recruitment

Gina Mahon, Staff writer
August 22
Filed under Life & Culture, Special Sections, Welcome Back Guide

One-by-one, about 50 girls file into an elaborately decorated and packed house. They fill a nearby room from shoulder-to-shoulder, and cheerful, uniformed women surround them. Minutes later, their ears ring as they try to absorb everything around them. The uniformed ladies breathe a sigh of relief....

Fall semester dates to remember

Fall semester dates to remember

Jason Chun
August 22
Filed under Campus, News, Special Sections, Welcome Back Guide

The beginning of the school year is an exciting yet chaotic time for freshmen on campus. In addition to all of the necessary aspects of acclimating to the University, including moving into the dorms and locating classrooms and buildings, new students have to juggle their social lives. It may seem like...

Ten bold guarantees for a wild, wacky Big Ten season

Ten bold guarantees for a wild, wacky Big Ten season

Dan Escalona, College Football Columnist
August 22
Filed under Columns, Special Sections, Sports, Welcome Back Guide

From hosting controversial satellite camps to appearing in rap videos to engaging in twitter trolling, Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh has done his part in making the Big Ten and Wolverine football fun again. Harbaugh is not the only figure or team set to make it another wild and wacky season...

Top 10 most notable summer police reports

Aaron Navarro, Assistant Daytime News Editor
August 22
Filed under Crime, News, Special Sections, Welcome Back Guide

With a college campus and two towns, Champaign-Urbana keeps itself busy at almost all times, crime included. Here are 10 noteworthy ones that we found from the summer. (Source: University of Illinois Police Department) A missing person’s report for an 80-year-old U. of I. student was resolved on...

Krannert Art Museum reopens after summer renovation

Krannert Art Museum reopens after summer renovation

Sarah Kats, Staff writer
August 22
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Special Sections, Welcome Back Guide

The reopening of the Krannert Art Museum following its summer renovations will once again allow access to the wealth of art housed in the second-largest fine arts museum in Illinois. “One of the things that is so exciting to hear from students who have left for other universities with other museums...

A different way of life in the Kibera slums

A different way of life in the Kibera slums

Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist
August 22
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Special Sections, Welcome Back Guide

Summer for a college student can mean any number of things: rest and relaxation, family time or perhaps a busy work schedule. But for me, this summer meant a journey halfway around the world to experience a new society and culture and try to leave a little impact on the people I would meet. I l...

Illinois volleyball looks to rebound from mediocre 2015 season

Illinois volleyball looks to rebound from mediocre 2015 season

James Boyd and Jacob Diaz, Staff writers
August 22
Filed under Special Sections, Sports, Volleyball, Welcome Back Guide, Women's Sports

One thousand, nine hundred and seventy two kills and 5,656 attacks later, Jocelynn Birks’ career at the University is finally over. Birks finished her time in Champaign as Illinois’s all-time kills and attacks leader. Head coach Kevin Hambly and his team find themselves on the cusp of ushering in...

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