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Coffee course to return for second time during spring semester

Coffee course to return for second time during spring semester

December 14, 2017


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

From cappuccinos to cold brews, coffee is a common source of student energy on campus. Around Champaign-Urbana, there are dozens of coffee shops to choose from including Starbucks, Brew Lab, Espresso Royale and Caffe Paradiso. The University has also added a new course in the crop sciences department that allows...

GameBuilders members collaborate to create unique applications

GameBuilders members collaborate to create unique applications

By Dominic Rose, Staff writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Every day, students and faculty members utilize resources made available to them through technological advancements. Many applications downloaded onto smartphones have been created by students at the University in order to simplify specific tasks. GameBuilders is an RSO dedicated to creating video...

Champaign woman shares love of vintage clothing, antiques with community

Champaign woman shares love of vintage clothing, antiques with community

By Pari Apostolakos, Staff writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

Carrie Homann was just a young girl when she realized her dream of owning a vintage clothing store. It all started when she opened a trunk full of vintage clothes and antiques. Homann was captivated by the contents of the trunk. She loved the colors, the style, the fabrics, everything about vintage clothi...

Video games have potential to change how people view reality

Video games have potential to change how people view reality

By Laura Tanase, Staff writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

David Marcus, junior in LAS, has been playing video games since he was a kid. But, rather than just “playing,” Marcus started to think there was more to video games than most people realized. So he started researching them. Marcus works with other University students to study the effects of virtu...

Campustown restaurants give back to community with fundraisers

Campustown restaurants give back to community with fundraisers

By Sabrina Lee, Staff writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

If you were to walk into the Green Street Potbelly on most days between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., you might not even know that a portion of your purchase would be going towards charity. The restaurants that have set up shop along Green Street are fueled by the students and faculty of the University, and man...

Illini Film and Video gives students real experience in film industry

Illini Film and Video gives students real experience in film industry

By Sam Schrage, Staff writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

Eric Mo believes that everyone loves movies. They just don’t know it yet. “If people say they hate movies I just don’t think they’ve seen the right ones. There’s so many genres that there has to be a perfect movie for you,” Mo said. Mo is the president of Illinois Film and Video and a s...

Medical students gain firsthand experiences at Presence Covenant Medical Center

Medical students gain firsthand experiences at Presence Covenant Medical Center

By Elizabeth Sayasane, Staff writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

Presence Covenant Medical Center, located only a few minutes from the heart of campus, helps serve the Champaign-Urbana community. The center’s internship program draws from a wide pool of college applicants, which it whittles down to approximately 23 people. The program coincides with classes at the U...

Advertising student Hayden Gallup designs animations for major companies

Advertising student Hayden Gallup designs animations for major companies

By Pari Apostolakos, Staff writer

November 29, 2017


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

For many students, getting a job offer from a company like IBM is a dream come true. Hayden Gallup has received that and much more from companies like Nike, LG and Audi. Gallup, junior in Media, runs a design business where he creates animations for companies to use in their advertisements. Gallup’...

University professors explain science behind good night sleep

University professors explain science behind good night sleep

By Arielle Kramer, Staff writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Top Stories

At least once in students' college careers, they debate getting a good night of sleep before an exam or forfeiting their rest for a few extra hours of studying. It’s the dreaded “all-nighter.” While most students may feel most accomplished trying to cram as much material into their brains as p...

STEM schools introduce students to college lifestyle at early age

STEM schools introduce students to college lifestyle at early age

By Laura Tanase, Staff writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

Many students first learn to survive on their own in college, but for STEM boarding high school alumni like Katrina Toman, junior in LAS, high school was an early wake-up call to build academic toughness and emotional resilience. Toman attended the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, or IMSA, a magnet...

One hour to breakout at Brainstorm Escapes in Champaign

One hour to breakout at Brainstorm Escapes in Champaign

By Kayla Raflores, Staff writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

This business earns money by blindfolding its patrons, handcuffing them together, locking them in a room and challenging them to escape with only 60 minutes on the clock. Brainstorm Escapes, located at 61 E. University Ave., is an escape room that strives to provide a unique and immersive escape-r...

Student entrepreneurs face unique struggles on campus

Student entrepreneurs face unique struggles on campus

By Pari Apostolakos, Staff writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

Starting a business has long been an integral part of the antiquated “American Dream.” For some students, this dream is coming true sooner than anticipated. At the University, many students run their own businesses, ranging from apps to Facebook groups. Many manage these while also balancing the...

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