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‘Parasite’ is a must-see film

By Bill Taylor, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” has been met with the kind of rapturous reception generally afforded to royal weddings or new popes. It won the Cannes Film Festival’s highest honor after a rare unanimous decision by the jury, sold out its entire first week of showings in New York and is on track to...

David Dobrik shares wealth, not clickbait

David Dobrik shares wealth, not clickbait

By Shaylee Bent, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

YouTube personality David Dobrik is known for his outrageous stunts, iconic friend group, his podcast and now for single-handedly shutting down the University of Illinois for a day. Dobrik got his start on the now non-existent app Vine. Now reaching 14.1 million fans, Dobrik’s platform is used to...

CU to host first black, African arts festival this weekend

By Jillian Little, Assistant Buzz Editor

September 26, 2019

Sisters-in-laws Susan Ogwal and Cindy Ogwal are very proud of their African ancestry and immigration from Uganda but often had trouble finding any festivals that celebrated the diversity of African people in the Champaign-Urbana community. “I’ve lived here for over 20 years, and we’ve never had...

George Miller performs as just a human

George Miller performs as just a human

By Tyler Panlilio, Managing Editor for Online

August 9, 2019

It’s nearly 90 degrees outside, and the sky couldn’t be clearer on the last day of Lollapalooza. Across the field behind me, I see a massive crowd at the T-Mobile stage going crazy for JID. To my left, I hear a crazy EDM drop building up in the distance — there’s no doubt it’s Perry’s.  ...

Here’s four days of Lollapalooza summarized by a dude who’s never been to it before

Here’s four days of Lollapalooza summarized by a dude who’s never been to it before

By Tyler Panlilio, Managing Editor for Online

August 6, 2019

OK, OK, wait — before anyone asks: No, I never went to any music festivals prior to this summer. Yes, I’d somehow lived 21 long years and never once considered going to Lollapalooza.  It never appealed to me. Thousands of teenagers in a pit, every single one dripping with sweat. I’d always...

Pygmalion adds Rob Bell to 2019 lineup

Pygmalion adds Rob Bell to 2019 lineup

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

July 15, 2019

After announcing their lineup earlier this summer, Champaign-Urbana’s resident music festival has announced yet another big name. This time, it’s the New York Times’ best-selling author Rob Bell. Bell is known for 10 books on topics covering life’s biggest questions to sex and humanity. He...

‘Yesterday’ revives creativity in film industry

‘Yesterday’ revives creativity in film industry

By Jillian Little, Assistant buzz editor

July 9, 2019

Everyone remembers hearing their first Beatles songs. For our grandparents and parents, it was on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1962. For the following generations, it was through endless collections of vinyl records, hippie neighbors and that one guy who plays “Here Comes the Sun” on guitar at every college...

Grammy-nominated Deana Carter to headline Allerton Park concert series

Grammy-nominated Deana Carter to headline Allerton Park concert series

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

June 29, 2019

The U of I Community Credit Union plans a special part of Prairie Sky, Allerton Park's summer concert series, during the last official weekend of summer, featuring food vendors, activities and camping. The highlight of the night is set to include a performance by Deana Carter, a Grammy-nominated singer....

Pygmalion 2019 announces lineup of 44 performances

Pygmalion 2019 announces lineup of 44 performances

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

June 27, 2019

Pygmalion, Champaign-Urbana's annual music festival, has announced the lineup of performances set for the event, which will run the last weekend of September from Sept. 26-28. The festival promises to feature 44 artists and performers. There will be a variety of locally, regionally and nationally...

The Art Theater to host free, child-friendly international film series

The Art Theater to host free, child-friendly international film series

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

June 18, 2019

Throughout the months of July and August, The Art Theater, located at 126 W. Church St. in Champaign, will show five international, critically acclaimed children's films. All movies are free and open to all. Paddington 2 (2018): July 6 and 7, 11:30 a.m. Tito and the Birds (2018): July 13 and 14, ...

Eric Andre to headline for Pygmalion 2019

Eric Andre to headline for Pygmalion 2019

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

June 15, 2019

Actor, comedian and television host Eric Andre was announced to headline for Pygmalion this fall as the festival celebrates its 15th anniversary. He will perform at The Canopy Club on September 28. Andre is most famous for creating The Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim, as well as playing the role of...

Expect these calls from your student

By Kayla Brown, assistant buzz editor

May 24, 2019

Parents, you have spent the last 18 years taking care of your children and teaching them valuable lessons and skills to carry with them for years to come. Whether your student is leaving home for their freshman year or their senior year, they are bound to need your help when they come across an unfamiliar...

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