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TREBEL music app provides free offline music to listeners

TREBEL music app provides free offline music to listeners

By Thomas Block and Sidney Madden

August 30, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud, Pandora. While students are taking their pick amid a wave of convenient music streaming sites, users are looking for a balance between convenience and affordability. Digital music is becoming increasingly accessible, but the top selections — unless you’re a paid subscriber...

UI junior purchases Champaign coffee house

UI junior purchases Champaign coffee house

By Camille Baer, Features Editor

August 27, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

Christine Ahn is a junior in ACES. She also co-owns Hammerhead Coffee, located at 608 E. University Ave. in Champaign, with her fiance, Ryne Thiel. At 19 and 23 years old respectively, they reached out to Hammerhead’s previous owner over the summer. The deal went through to purchase the coffee shop...

Common Ground Food Co-op fosters economic growth, food education in CU

Common Ground Food Co-op fosters economic growth, food education in CU

By Vishesh Anand, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Showcase

In a time of increasing divisiveness and ignorance, a local food co-op works to inspire inclusivity and sustainability in the C-U community. Common Ground Food Co-op is a full-service grocery store owned and operated cooperatively by members of the C–U community. The co-op has been the primary prov...

Housing option nurtures women in STEM

Housing option nurtures women in STEM

By Elizabeth Sayasane, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

The University has one of the top engineering schools in the country, according to Business Insider and  the U.S. News and World Report. Several resources on campus are dedicated to encouraging women to study STEM fields. Lydia Khuri is the program director of the Women in Math, Science and Engineering housing option. WIMSE houses 135 women every...

Summer internships are still within reach

Summer internships are still within reach

By Vishesh Anand, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Top Stories

As the beginning of summer approaches, students are getting prepared to make the most of their vacation. The end of the spring semester opens up numerous possibilities for undergraduates;, including going home, interning, studying abroad, getting involved in research, learning new skills or traveling, just ...

CoreLife Eatery promotes healthy lifestyle to Champaign customers

CoreLife Eatery promotes healthy lifestyle to Champaign customers

By Sam Schrage, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Jeni McLaughlin, now an assistant manager at CoreLife Eatery, decided to change her eating habits some time ago. When she did, she knew it was time to make a job transition and to find one that complemented her now-healthy lifestyle. Upon seeing the job posting for CoreLife Eatery, she knew it was a perf...

Medical schools want more than a 4.00

Medical schools want more than a 4.00

By Elizabeth Sayasane, Staff writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

Not only are pre-med students oftentimes outstanding academically, they also spend their undergraduate years focusing on RSO involvement, volunteering for patient contact hours and developing other skills that allow them to stand out in the medical school application process. Ashley Maras, junior in LAS, said she knew s...

A female voice in a male-dominated field

A female voice in a male-dominated field

By Elyssa Kaufman, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Top Stories

For Violet Kamber, junior in Engineering, being one of the few females in the male-dominated industry of aerospace has been her reality since high school. Joining the University’s Formula Society of Automotive Engineers team was no different. “I felt a little out of place, but I knew that I still want...

Campus focuses on interdisciplinary approach to research

Campus focuses on interdisciplinary approach to research

By Elizabeth Sayasane, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Top Stories

At the Krannert Center a few years ago, physics professor Smitha Vishveshwara met Latrelle Bright, an active faculty member in the theater department. Despite their different concentrations of study, they were introduced due to a common ground. Vishveshwara studies theoretical condensed matter physics. Bo...

Q&A with Clarion Mendes, speech-language pathologist

Q&A with Clarion Mendes, speech-language pathologist

By Emma Palatnik, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

Clarion Mendes is the director of clinical education for the Department of Speech and Hearing Science and a clinical assistant professor. The Department of Speech and Hearing Science has two clinics, an audiology clinic and a speech-language pathology clinic. The clinics provide a variety of services ...

Experimental treatment cures University cancer patient

Experimental treatment cures University cancer patient

By Marissa Plescia, Assistant Features Editor

March 28, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Sam Tinaglia Jr., freshman in Media, was diagnosed with cancer five times before he found out about an experimental treatment that eventually cured his illness. Tinaglia was first diagnosed with B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia right before his fifth birthday in 2003. He then got it again in 2005, 2...

Unique products, great prices essential for Green Street restaurant success

Unique products, great prices essential for Green Street restaurant success

By Visesh Anand, Contributing writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

The restaurants on Green Street change fairly frequently, with new ones opening and closing every school year. Last year, Antonio’s Pizza and Papa D’s closed, while Cracked opened. This year, Azzip Pizza closed, but restaurants like Slice Factory and Teamoji were added. Green Street offers a te...

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