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Up With Life Walk aims to spread suicide awareness, prevention

Up With Life Walk aims to spread suicide awareness, prevention

Isabella Arquilla, Contributing writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Life & Culture

The Up With Life Walk makes its debut at the University Sunday, aiming to spread the message of suicide awareness and prevention campus-wide. Over 170 participants will take part in the 5K walk on the Main Quad. Two of those participants are twins Mady and Jessie Smith, organizers of the Up With Life Walk and...

Annual Urbana Food Truck Rally serves up meals on wheels

Annual Urbana Food Truck Rally serves up meals on wheels

Bianca Reyes, Staff writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

Six different food trucks lined up at the Urbana Civic Center Tuesday to kick off the Urbana Food Truck Rally. The rally will take place on the last Tuesday of every month, starting with April all the way until October, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Urbana Civic Center, located at 108 E. Water St...

Musk gives inspirational speech at TEDxUIUC

Musk gives inspirational speech at TEDxUIUC

Rebecca Wood, Contributing writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

Justine Musk, author of novels "Bloodangel" and "Lord of Bones"spoke at TEDxUIUC on Sunday, April 23 at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts about visionaries and how to make immense change in the world with what you have been given. As the last speaker, Musk came out on stage around 3:45 p.m. Be...

Mike Posner performs motivating show at Canopy Club

Mike Posner performs motivating show at Canopy Club

Meral Aycicek, Staff writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Showcase

Mike Posner performed in a packed room at the Canopy Club Sunday night. At 9 p.m., Adam Friedman opened up the show on his own with "Gravity," followed by "Sad" and "Stronger." “A round of applause for Urbana. Super f------ applause for Urbana. Snaps for Urbana,” Friedman said. Friedman t...

Salad Meister brings more healthy food options to campus

Salad Meister brings more healthy food options to campus

Emma Palatnik, Assistant features editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Campustown is full of fast-food restaurants, but a new, healthier option is opening up next week — Salad Meister. The restaurant is located at 601 S. Third St., between Latea and Ozu Ramen. It will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. I...

Animal Expo introduces community children to wildlife

Animal Expo introduces community children to wildlife

Taylor Wegner, Contributing writer
April 24, 2017
Filed under Life & Culture

Allerton Park and Kickapoo State Park are two of many places where local community members can interact with wildlife; however, the opportunity for wildlife interaction isn’t as available in the urbanized Champaign-Urbana area. For this reason, the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum hosted the Animal Expo ...

‘Being There’ embodies politics, power at Ebertfest

‘Being There’ embodies politics, power at Ebertfest

Taylor Wegner, Contributing writer
April 24, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

“Being There” tells the story of a simple-minded, television-addicted gardener named Chance. Chance’s white male privilege allows him to experience comically ridiculous upward social mobility. He is entirely dependent on others for his care, as he was educated solely by television. He cannot read...

‘Mom of the Year’ winner continues Illinois tradition

‘Mom of the Year’ winner continues Illinois tradition

Olivia Bienvenue, Staff writer
April 23, 2017
Filed under Life & Culture

On the morning of April 8, Maureen Carr sat with her three daughters in the Illini Union Ballroom, full of excitement and anticipation, enjoying their company and happy to be back at the school she loves. According to the University’s student union website, the Amelia Alpiner Stern Mom of the Year Award ...

14 Most Memorable Moments from Isabelle Huppert

14 Most Memorable Moments from Isabelle Huppert

Mariah Schaefer, Roger Ebert Fellow
April 22, 2017
Filed under Ebertfest, Life & Culture

The moment Isabelle Huppert stepped onto the Virginia Theatre stage Friday evening, moviegoers gave the French actress a standing ovation. She attended Ebertfest on the third day of the festival for the screening of her 2016 thriller “Elle.” Huppert, who has been in more than 100 films since the...

Politics and women in film honored at Ebertfest

Politics and women in film honored at Ebertfest

Joseph Longo, Managing editor for reporting
April 22, 2017
Filed under Ebertfest, Life & Culture

Following the Thursday afternoon screening of “To Sleep With Anger,” writer and director Charles Burnett sat onstage while a woman in the back right corner asked him a question. As a white woman, she expressed her struggle to understand the familial circumstances of the dysfunctional black family in ...

‘The Handmaiden’: A brilliant display of female power

‘The Handmaiden’: A brilliant display of female power

Mara Shapiro, Staff writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

From intense erotic points in the film, graphic sex and torture scenes that involve fingers being horrifically chopped off one by one, “The Handmaiden” is a story of revenge and women taking back their freedom from oppressive men. “The Handmaiden,” directed by Park Chan-Wook, centers around...

Project 1000 asks for more representation and retention

Project 1000 asks for more representation and retention

Caroline Halston, Contributing writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Life & Culture

Through united action and mobilization, students across the University are coming together to fight for Project 1000, which calls for equal representation of African-American students on campus. Phrases such as “We Demand Better” and “Project 1000” cover sidewalks on and around the Main Quad, e...

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