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CU celebrates recognition as ‘Greatest Midwest Food Town’

CU celebrates recognition as ‘Greatest Midwest Food Town’

Marissa Plescia, Staff writer

September 7, 2017


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

On a college campus, “free food” is something that never fails to bring in crowds. Not only can students get free food this weekend, but from some of the area’s famous restaurants as the community celebrates their recent recognition in Midwest Living Magazine as the "Greatest Midwest Food Town...

Places to eat when cramming for an exam

Places to eat when cramming for an exam

Aaron Navarro, On-Air Editor

August 1, 2017


Filed under Community, New Student Guide, Special Sections

One of the biggest changes you may experience from jumping from high school to college is just how much time you will spend studying and doing homework. There is no more procrastinating until the last second for that exam you have the next morning. Your professor will probably let you know weeks in advance ...

Activities around campus when visiting your student

Activities around campus when visiting your student

Michael Gasick, Assistant sports editor

May 25, 2016


Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

There are many activities for parents and students to do both on and off campus.

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Red Herring: serving Vegan food for a purpose

Red Herring: serving Vegan food for a purpose

Emily Scott

April 14, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

On a warm April evening, Durl and Jan Kruse relaxed with their friends after they finished a Japanese-fusion meal at the Red Herring, Urbana’s first all-vegan restaurant. Jan showed off two loyalty cards covered in little red herring-shaped stamps.  “I’m saving this one for a friend,” she said.  ...

Arab student association to present annual “Layalina” to expose University to Arab culture

Arab student association to present annual “Layalina” to expose University to Arab culture

Mara Shapiro

April 2, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

In order to expose students to Arab culture, the Arab Student Association will host a cultural night entitled “Layalina” on Thursday. Layalina, which means “Our Night,” is the RSO’s annual event that encompasses food, dancing, music and other performances. It will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the...

A new harvest for Strawberry Fields

A new harvest for Strawberry Fields

Lillian Barkley

January 28, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Champaign-Urbana lost a community staple on Dec. 14, when health food store Strawberry Fields closed after 40 years of business. But, much like strawberry harvesting season itself, a new Strawberry Fields will be growing in its place around late April.  Mohammad Al-Heeti, owner of World Harvest Internatio...

Sacrificing her home for the homeless

Sacrificing her home for the homeless

Sarah Foster

January 22, 2015


Filed under Classifieds

Melany Jackson looks across the room, her eyes observing the intimate community she created.She sees two men and a woman, drifting off on a red leather couch. She watches her virtuoso friend Tommy, strumming melodies on his acoustic guitar.She smiles. These are the moments that make her sacrifices seem...

Lessons From The Soil at Native American House

Lessons From The Soil at Native American House

Saher Khan

September 4, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

The earth often offers more than just food and sustenance to society. On Friday, it will also be giving people a history lesson at the Native American House during the Lessons From the Soil Chat ’N Chew.  Seven different units participate in the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations’ lect...

Single seriving recipes: Meals in a mug

Single seriving recipes: Meals in a mug

Taylor Lucero

August 27, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

I have never successfully used an oven before. In fact, the first and only time I tried cooking a frozen pizza, I ended up getting sick. Because I am a self-proclaimed terrible cook, I usually end up getting fast food, but that quickly gets too expensive. That is why I turned to making meals in mugs....

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