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Independent Native American film debunks classic stereotypes

Independent Native American film debunks classic stereotypes

By Sidney Madden, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

On a Saturday morning at the Goodrich Savoy 16 IMAX theater, community members and moviegoers shuffled into the 9:30 a.m. screening of the independent Native American film “Neither Wolf Nor Dog.”  Once the credits rolled, the audience members remained in their seats, taking a moment to reflect on ...

Lack of all-gender restrooms excludes LGBT community

Lack of all-gender restrooms excludes LGBT community

By Emma Palatnik, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

Two years ago, a group of students surveyed 129 campus buildings to identify where the single-user restrooms were located as part of an assignment for one of their classes. This sparked the efforts of the LGBT Resource Center to identify gender-inclusive bathrooms on campus. The class worked with faculty and staff to c...

Professor explores impact of dance on disabilities

Professor explores impact of dance on disabilities

By Sidney Madden, Staff writer

October 4, 2018


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

Dr. Citlali Lopez-Ortiz is both an artist and a scientist. With a background in both ballet and biomechanics, Lopez-Ortiz combines the two as director of the Neuroscience of Dance in Health and Disability Laboratory. Lopez-Ortiz, a lifelong ballerina, became disillusioned by the segregation of arts an...

Digital magazine connects families across CU

Digital magazine connects families across CU

By Sam Schrage, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

When local business owner Seth Fein first became a father to his son, he turned to a particular outlet to share his experience with others in the area. This outlet is called chambanamoms.com, a digital magazine that provides resources to families in the Champaign-Urbana and East Central Illinois areas. ...

Campus organizations plan for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Campus organizations plan for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 3, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture

The Women’s Resource Center estimates that one-fourth of University students have been victims of physical domestic violence. The month of October serves as an opportunity for the University to stand in unity with its students who are survivors of domestic violence. Survivors have resources re...

Illinois Archives: hidden gems of the University’s rich history

Illinois Archives: hidden gems of the University’s rich history

By Courtney Stone, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

Though students may frequent the Main Library every day, few seem to know the building is also home to the University of Illinois Archives, which hold thousands of records, manuscripts, photographs and other paraphernalia that keep Illinois’ history alive. The Archives are divided into multiple...

International professors share experiences at the University

International professors share experiences at the University

By Anna Pevey, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

When Florencia Henshaw, director of advanced Spanish at the University, was trying to decide where to teach in the U.S., she was immediately recommended to the University. “I fell in love in terms of the professors and the diversity and community within Champaign-Urbana,” Henshaw said. The Univers...

MechSE Innovation Studio elevates student possibilities

MechSE Innovation Studio elevates student possibilities

By Amanda Rhee, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

From 3D printers, laser cutters to woodworking tools, the Innovation Studio found in the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory has it all. The Innovation Studio was created in 2013 in order to provide undergraduate students in mechanical engineering with a space to develop their projects, whether it be for ...

Recycled food offers new ways for sustainability

Recycled food offers new ways for sustainability

By Megan Bradley, Staff writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Food & Restaurants, Life & Culture

A group of seniors in food science spent spring semester last year perfecting their latest creation. Gnokara, the invention that won second place at the Institute of Food Technologists competition over the summer, was developed by Sharon Li, Ly Luu, Tom Lynch and Nicole Mosier, with assistance from ...

Inside the University’s Rare Books and Manuscript Library

Inside the University’s Rare Books and Manuscript Library

By Tristan Jacobs, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

For anyone who happens to be a fan of the USA Network TV show “White Collar,” watching Neal Caffrey sometimes “borrow” priceless paintings and artifacts may serve as an entertaining outlet for some. If so, it might be a good idea to check out the new exhibit at the Rare Books and Manuscript Li...

Carle’s Life After Loss class comforts grieving

Carle’s Life After Loss class comforts grieving

By Vishesh Anand, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture

The Saturday of Oct. 13, 2012, is a date Jan Seeley, University alum, still remembers and always will. On that day, Joe Seeley, her husband, lost his battle with leukemia,  which had been ongoing since January 2011. Soon after his death, Jan was contacted by Carle Foundation Hospital’s hospice team, ...

Thee Phantom talks performances, inspiring students

Thee Phantom talks performances, inspiring students

By Megan Bradley, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

Thee Phantom, born as Jeffrey McNeill, uses his musical background to create combinations of hip-hop with classical orchestrations. Thee Phantom’s performances have spanned college campuses across the country, being one of the only hip-hop artists to headline at Carnegie Hall and the first to perform ...

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