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University student prepares for Miss America competition

University student prepares for Miss America competition

By Sidney Madden, Staff writer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

On Aug. 25, Miss Illinois Grace Khachaturian was surrounded by friends and family at her send-off party for the 2019 Miss America 2.0 competition. The next time she will see most of them will be after she competes in Atlantic City on Sept. 9. Khachaturian, a competitive dancer, found pageantry after s...

Pakistani Student Association hosts annual culture night

Pakistani Student Association hosts annual culture night

By Shahzmeen Hussain

December 1, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

Biryani, flavored rice made with Indian spices and meat or vegetables, and nihari, a curry consisting of slow-cooked beef or lamb along with bone marrow, are two well known South Asian dishes that attendees can try at Pakistani Students’ Association’s third annual culture night.Pakistani Student Association...

Venue 51 brings back traditional Illini event

Venue 51 brings back traditional Illini event

By Mara Shapiro

August 26, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

With exposed ceilings, a hammered metal bar and vibrant lights refracting off the geometric interior, Venue 51 provides a new, contemporary setting for Wednesday night drink specials. Director of Events Paris Blalock said Venue 51, located at 51 E. Green St. and known for hosting various private part...

No Comment wins ICCA Midwest Quarterfinal

No Comment wins ICCA Midwest Quarterfinal

By Stephanie Kim

February 3, 2015


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Members of No Comment have had a note-worthy January.  From performing in a room of seasoned politicians and professionals at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield on Jan. 12 to winning the Midwest Quarterfinals of the International Championship of Collegiate A Capella just 12 days later...

Pens to Lens film competition brings screenplays to life

Pens to Lens film competition brings screenplays to life

By Earn Saenmuk

July 14, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

A number of student screenwriters may soon see their vision on the silver screen as filmmakers, actors and artists in Central Illinois produce a number of films based on submissions to Pens to Lens, a screenwriting competition for students K-12. Participants had the opportunity to submit their screenplays unt...

Choose major outside prospective job outcome

Choose major outside prospective job outcome

January 28, 2014


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A common follow-up to the “What’s your major?” question is the dreaded “What can you do with that?” And while the questioner may be well-intentioned, the implication remains: Majors should be chosen for their intended job outcome.  However, Rebecca Diaz, assistant director at The Career Center,...

More to farming advancement in Africa than unity

December 9, 2013


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Editor’s note: This letter is a response to a previous article, “College of ACES to join in on agricultural education program,” published in the Dec. 2, 2013, edition of The Daily Illini.  The writer, Miranda Holloway, describes the potential advancement of African farming based on educational improve...

Schneider head to nationals for Illini cross-country

November 21, 2013


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Alyssa Schneider will look to build upon momentum from the NCAA regional as she prepares to run in the NCAA Championships on Saturday. The sophomore Schneider was projected to finish in the twenties but ended up finishing fifth overall at regionals.  “I was surprised to finish as well as I did,...