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Horticulture club leads century-old legacy

Horticulture club leads century-old legacy

By Sam Schrage, Staff writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Life & Culture

The horticulture club’s legacy is one that spans over a century. Established in 1910, a crucial part of the club’s legacy is the wide variety of plant-related activities that allow students to express their love for plants through hands-on activities such as creating terrariums and bonsai. Not...

Indian Student Association hosts Garba, Raas, Bhangra night at ARC

Indian Student Association hosts Garba, Raas, Bhangra night at ARC

By Muskaan Gupta, Contributing writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

A celebration of Indian culture, a display of vibrant traditional dresses and a night of lively dancing was featured at Indian Student Association’s Garba, Raas and Bhangra night Saturday.  This tricultural event took place at the ARC from 6-10 p.m., and was attended by many students ready to ...

‘An Illini Place’ showcases campus history

‘An Illini Place’ showcases campus history

By Deepika Gudavallli, Contributing writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Life & Culture

Though most students walk past the red brick buildings of our campus every day, they don’t often stop to question their stories. The names of many people who helped build our campus are on plaques and signs across town, but we are not often familiar with the stories behind those names. Lex Tate...

Drag shows move to 51 Main following C-Street closing

Drag shows move to 51 Main following C-Street closing

By Marissa Plescia, Staff writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Showcase

It takes Alexandria Diamond two and a half hours to prepare for a drag show, but that didn’t come as much of a surprise once the audience saw her bright-orange feather get-up, seven-inch bedazzled heels and her intricate makeup. Diamond started off as a backup dancer, but her choreographer was a drag queen...

Think pink: Students take part in breast cancer awareness month

Think pink: Students take part in breast cancer awareness month

By Pari Apostolakos, Contributing writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

Kevin Troy, sophomore in FAA, was in third grade when his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She spent years battling the hardest fight of her life. Troy was with her every step of the way. She lost the battle a little over a year ago. “It was just something that I grew up knowing ,” Tro...

Students share campus experience with faculty member parents

Students share campus experience with faculty member parents

By Sarah O'Beirne, Contributing writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

College: Four years where many students try to get as far away from their parents as possible. It’s a time to be independent and figure out who you are away from home. But for some students, they run into their parents walking down Wright Street. Alexis Burgin’s father, Theodore, has been an electrician a...

Medical club to simulate examinations with fake cadavers

Medical club to simulate examinations with fake cadavers

By Thomas Block, Contributing writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Life & Culture

More than anything, Edwin Fernandez just wanted to help his friend bring a new RSO into the campus mix. “We were just talking over the summer,” Fernandez, sophomore transferring into ACES, said. “She was like, ‘I want to start a club, but I don’t know what to do.’” The friend was Kalth...

Uncovering Stock Pavilion’s rich history

Uncovering Stock Pavilion’s rich history

By Chris Jenig, Contributing writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Life & Culture

There are many buildings on the University's campus, but most of them are not as versatile  as the Stock Judging Pavilion on the South Quad. The Stock Pavilion, constructed in 1912, was originally made as a place for judging and studying stock. It was even equipped with a slaughter room, which today ...

Chicago International Film Festival Report

Chicago International Film Festival Report

By Madeline Galassi, Niani Scott, Tyler Panlilio

October 15, 2017


Filed under Ebertfest, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Editor’s note: As part of their 2017/2018 Roger Ebert Fellowship, The Daily Illini staff members Madeline Galassi, Niani Scott and Tyler Panlilio covered the opening weekend of the Chicago International Film Festival. Their reports include a feature on Luxembourg’s foreign-language Academy Award’s entry...

‘Rent’ embodies societal issues at State Farm Center

‘Rent’ embodies societal issues at State Farm Center

By Elizabeth Sayasane, Contributing writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

Twenty years after revolutionizing Broadway, Jonathan Larson’s "Rent" visited the State Farm Center. The musical filled the stage with passion as members of the show shared the story of impoverished New Yorkers searching for a silver lining, attempting to find community and purpose in a city trying to leave...

Campus incorporates Hispanic culture to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Campus incorporates Hispanic culture to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

By Roxana Madani, Contributing writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Life & Culture

  Nearly five decades ago, Hispanic Heritage Month was created to break down barriers of cultural unfamiliarity and celebrate diversity in the United States. Celebrations began on Sept. 15 and will continue through to this Sunday. This annual event celebrates and encourages the awareness ...

Stylish student creates personal advising service

Stylish student creates personal advising service

By Megan Bradley, Contributing writer

October 12, 2017


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

Maddie Dolinsky, sophomore in LAS, has always been passionate about fashion. She loves it so much that she provides students with guidance to redesign their style and wardrobe. “I want to help people find a sense of style that they never knew they had before and get them to try new things,” she...

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