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A group of people in rainbow colored clothing line the streets of Downtown Champaign during the Pride parade on Sept. 28, 2019. Committee members at Uniting Pride of Champaign County have been hard at work setting up this years Pride parade set to happen on Saturday.

CU celebrates LGBTQ community with Pride Fest, parade

By Carolina Garibay, buzz Editor September 22, 2021

For the past couple of months, committee members at Uniting Pride of Champaign County have been hard at work planning Pride Fest, one of C-U’s most beloved celebrations. This year’s festivities started...

Ceduxion Carrington or “Big Booty Judy,” performs “I’m Every Woman” by Whitney Houston at Cocktails and Queens drag show Sep. 11.

Drag show provides CU with unforgettable experience, performances

By Becca Bertram, Staff Writer September 14, 2021

With Champaign Pride coming up, LGBTQ events have been held all over the C-U area, including Cocktails and Queens— a  drag show was put on by Amy Myers at The City Center on Chestnut Street Saturday.  Cocktails...

Amy Myers stands next to a drag queen at an event. Amy Myers brought drag back to the CU area.

Cocktails and Queens brings drag to CU

By Becca Bertram, Staff Writer September 9, 2021

The drag scene of the Champaign-Urbana area will once again throw an annual drag show event, Cocktails and Queens, on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. The event is being held at The City Center in Champaign and will...

A number of flavored paletas line the inside of a freezer at the El Oasis ice cream shop at 510 N Cunningham Ave in Urbana on Sept. 1. Owner, Javier Chavez, fuses his Mexican heritage with his ice cream business to satisfy the communitys sweet tooth.

El Oasis owner fuses Mexican heritage with ice cream business

By Carolina Garibay, buzz Editor September 2, 2021

The age of 21 is novel for so many reasons. Many may associate 21 with its establishment of senior year in college. For others, the more exciting aspect of turning 21 is receiving the infamous go-ahead...

Artwork created by University assistant professor of graphic design and illustration Stacey Robinson line the walls of the University YMCA on Monday evening. The pieces will be on display to the public until Dec. 17.

Afrofuturism art exhibit debuts at University YMCA

By Carolina Garibay, buzz Editor August 31, 2021

Artist and University assistant professor of graphic design and illustration Stacey Robinson said he grew up as a Black geek. He’d watch Star Trek and Star Wars, like many kids did when they were younger....

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