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Champaign’s Unit 4 tries to keep budget cuts from affecting students’ education

Avani Chhaya
August 17, 2010
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While $2.3 million in budget cuts have already been made to the Champaign Unit 4 school district, the city’s Board of Education is working to keep current and future educators and the quality of the schools intact. Board Member Kristine Chalifoux said the district has cut back on staff travel and p...

DeBruler looking to be ‘vocal leader’ for volleyball in 2010

Samuel Zuba
August 17, 2010
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She’s the face of Illinois volleyball, and this is her curtain call. Laura DeBruler enters her senior season with Illinois as one of the most decorated players in Illini volleyball history, yet there is still more she wants to accomplish. In 2009, she was a First Team All-American, All-Big Ten, a two...

Students go out, work out to relieve stress of finals week

Students go out, work out to relieve stress of finals week

Shannon Failla
December 10, 2009
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It’s finals week and many students are neck deep in their studies. Along with the exams, papers and homework given to wrap up the semester comes seemingly endless amounts of stress. This week some students eliminate partying, while others depend on going out to blow off some steam. To stay in or g...

Take care with interview dress: wrong clothes could ruin chances

Take care with interview dress: wrong clothes could ruin chances

September 13, 2009
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Editor’s Note: This story initially ran in Spring 2009 Career Guide on Feb. 2. Put away the distressed jeans, take off the flip-flops and cover the tattoo. The reality is your personal style and business professional style is different. What seems to be your nicer set of clothing on campus may not...

Living near bar not always best option

Living near bar not always best option

Cody Westerlund
August 10, 2009
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Living along Green Street and in the heart of Campustown definitely has its benefits. When faced with sub-zero temperatures in January, it's great to have a quick five-minute walk to the quad for class. Green Street residents also have a simple and painless route to grab some fast food or hit up the ba...

‘West Side Story’ emphasizes social issues

‘West Side Story’ emphasizes social issues

Kevin McLoughlin
April 14, 2009
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Forgoing George Chakiris’ brown face paint is not the only change director Lauren Scranton, senior in LAS, made to her production of “West Side Story.” Adapted from “Romeo and Juliet,” “West Side Story” deals with teenagers Maria and Tony. Their star-crossed romance sparks conflict bet...

Relax, stay in with your adoring mom

Andrew Maloney
April 14, 2009
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Moms Weekend is coming up, and for those of you who have mothers making the pilgrimage to Chambanaland, you might be starting to wonder how you can maximize your time to make sure she enjoys her visit. Sadly, I can't help you with that. I'll just admit that I'm a terrible planner, and for those of...Mo...

Mom wins Mom of Year award for leaving job to take care of sick daughter

Jim Vorel
April 14, 2009
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Allison Liska owes her mother her life. One may wonder at the significance of this statement, as everyone can make the same claim. But when Liska, an ’08 University alumna and elementary teacher, was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis, her mother, Jeane, went “above and beyond” to be at her side...

Lonely Moms Weekend without Mom

April 14, 2009
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Now that Moms weekend is right around the corner, I realize there were many things I never took into consideration when I decided to go to an out-of-state school, including how lonely Moms day would be without my mom in town. I know I'm not the only student who'll be mom-less this weekend there...Now t...

Best student mother crowned in ‘Mom of the Year’ awards

Jim Vorel
April 14, 2009
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Allison Liska owes her mother her life. One may wonder at the significance of this statement, as everyone can make the same claim. But when Liska, an '08 University alumna and elementary teacher, was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis, her mother, Jeane, went "above and beyond" to be at her side. Fo...

Reasons why mom means so much to me

Liz Kalkowski
April 14, 2009
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The best, most comfortable, most reliable relationships are often strongest. This holds true for many of my closest friends and family members. But so much of the time, the people you care about most seem taken for granted. They don't hear enough how much you care about them. One of those people in m...

Some UI students plan to take mom out to bars

Some UI students plan to take mom out to bars

Megan Graham
April 14, 2009
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Although mixing moms with alcohol can be a tough decision for some, taking moms out on Moms Weekend is a popular choice. Some students find the bar night life the perfect way to hang out with mom. Whitney Slovick, junior in LAS, said she takes her mom out to the bars every year. Slovick said her own m...

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