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Nick Offerman joins Japan House fundraiser

Nick Offerman joins Japan House fundraiser

Gillian Dunlop, Assistant News Editor
March 20
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Actor Nick Offerman will be paying homage to his roots as a former Illini by participating in an April 1 Japan House fundraiser. Offerman, who is best known for his role as Ron Swanson in Parks and Recreation, graduated from the University in 1993. He has returned multiple times to see friends and...

New RSO offers a sweet deal for chocolate lovers

New RSO offers a sweet deal for chocolate lovers

Bianca Reyes, Staff writer
March 16
Filed under Life & Culture

Chocolate lovers across campus may soon have a club to call home. UIUC Dipping Things in Chocolate Club, a new RSO this semester, has stirred up a great deal of interest since it launched in early February. The club’s Facebook page received over 400 likes within its first month online. Sam Allen, junior in...

Cats are competition for Illini Cat Club

Cats are competition for Illini Cat Club

Emma Palatnik, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

When people think of cats, they generally view them as household pets. What many Americans don’t know is that there are up to eight competitive cat shows every weekend across the country. The Illini Cat Club holds an annual cat show that attracts Cat Fancier’s Association exhibitors from across the coun...

Phantogram adds dimension to Canopy Club performance

Phantogram adds dimension to Canopy Club performance

Tess O'Brien, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

A phantogram is an optical illusion, where two-dimensional images are perceived to be three-dimensional. It is also the very appropriate name for the electro-rock, dream-pop musical duo of Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel. The below-freezing temperatures and snowy streets could not deter fans from coming...

Students struggle for citizenship after immigration

Students struggle for citizenship after immigration

Marissa Plescia, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under Life & Culture

Zahir Abdul was only 12 years old when his entire life changed. Abdul’s father was on his way to work when a young man blocked his way into his car. Suddenly, the man pulled out a gun and started shooting. One bullet passed through his body, and another was lodged centimeters from his heart. At this moment,...

Students find new, interesting ways to stay informed

Students find new, interesting ways to stay informed

Mary Kate Kiley, Staff writer
March 15
Filed under Life & Culture

No news is not “good news” for students on campus looking to be informed. For world news updates, political breakthroughs or simply pop culture information, students are able to stay in the know with the versatility of phones and the web. Staying up to date can be challenging for students. Be...

Student’s financial feud leads to unenrollment

Student’s financial feud leads to unenrollment

Megan Bradley, Staff writer
March 15
Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

Haley Lewis was looking forward to spending four years at the school she loved until her time at the University was cut short by financial issues. Soon after starting school, the freshman in Media found herself in a battle with the University’s Financial Aid Office that put a halt to Lewis’ plans. Before...

‘Know Your Muslim Neighbor’ breaks barriers within C-U community

‘Know Your Muslim Neighbor’ breaks barriers within C-U community

Natasha Mosquera, Staff writer
March 14
Filed under Life & Culture

Smiles, talking and laughter filled the air at "Know Your Muslim Neighbor," a family-friendly event that was held at the Champaign Public Library Sunday afternoon. Individuals from various cultures came together to celebrate diversity and unity in the C-U community. KYMN provided community members...

7th-annual Ecofeminism Summit draws attention to Standing Rock

7th-annual Ecofeminism Summit draws attention to Standing Rock

Brooke Eberle, Staff writer
March 14
Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

The Native American community at the University is a small but strong one. After the events at Standing Rock, the nationwide Native American community is more unified than ever. For this year’s Ecofeminism Summit, the University invited LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, a Native American activist, fo...

Community rallies for a cure

Community rallies for a cure

Meral Aycicek, Staff writer
March 13
Filed under Life & Culture

Jane Akin sat in the middle of the Armory on Saturday night gazing proudly at her daughter, Grace, the vice president of Colleges Against Cancer, the RSO responsible for putting on Relay for Life 2017. Akin is a cancer survivor and said her daughter worked hard to make Relay for Life a success to ho...

Illinettes provide positivity through performance

Illinettes provide positivity through performance

Camille Baer, Staff Writer
March 13
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Nearly every day of the week in the fall and spring season, 28 girls work hard to perfect their routines and feature numbers for football and basketball games. These girls make up the Illinettes Dance Team, which is merged with the Marching Illini, who serve as a source of strength and positivity du...

8 to Create highlights artists’ processes

8 to Create highlights artists’ processes

Jess Peterson, Staff Writer
March 11
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

Walking up and down a museum’s hallways or flipping through the pages of a text are common ways to admire works created in the past. But, seeing the first lines of a drawing sketched onto the page and paints blended to get the exact shade of purple needed to reflect the sky are moments that happen...

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