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Alumna, Lindsay McFarlane, starts business to empower women

Alumna, Lindsay McFarlane, starts business to empower women

By Sam Schrage, Staff writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

After graduating from the College of Media in 2009, Lindsay Abeles McFarlane has strived to become the ultimate “working girl” of her class. After nine internships throughout her college career, countless fashion shows and photo shoots, McFarlane secured her dream job of assistant public relations...

UIUC Memes for Underfunded Teens tries to adopt corn emoji

UIUC Memes for Underfunded Teens tries to adopt corn emoji

By Camille Baer, Assistant features editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

On campus, a not-so-small Facebook group called UIUC Memes for Underfunded Teens has made a public attempt at claiming corn as their identifying image. Ananya Cleetus, junior in Engineering, and Harshit Agarwal, senior in Engineering, are the two main brains behind this operation to spread laughter...

School of Chemical Sciences celebrates 150 years of history

School of Chemical Sciences celebrates 150 years of history

By Laura Tanase, Contributing writer

October 9, 2017


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

After nearly two years of planning, the School of Chemical Sciences — which currently houses the chemistry and chemical and biomolecular engineering departments — celebrated its sesquicentennial Friday and Saturday. The event kicked off with over 100 alumni gathered in the newly renovated Chemistry...

Science at the Market integrates community with scientific disciplines

Science at the Market integrates community with scientific disciplines

By Thomas Block, Contributing writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

Before the majority of groggy University students lifted themselves out of bed, the downtown farmers market was already a festive explosion of shimmering hues, crisp smells and delectable tastes, with plenty of locally grown products available. However, food wasn’t the only thing around that crowds were...

Business fraternities prepare to welcome new member class

Business fraternities prepare to welcome new member class

By Pooja Deshmukh, Staff writer

September 15, 2017


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

Although social Greek life has its place on campus, the four co-ed business fraternities — Alpha Kappa Psi, Phi Gamma Nu, Phi Chi Theta and Delta Sigma Pi – have their own niche. Business fraternities are different from social Greek life, notably, their emphasis on professional development. Al...

Paris Super Crepe, Asian-style ice cream and crepe store, opens Monday

Paris Super Crepe, Asian-style ice cream and crepe store, opens Monday

By Marissa Plescia, Staff writer

September 13, 2017


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

With the closing of 8ºF Ice Cream & Crepe, another option is opening up for all crepe and rolled ice cream fans. Paris Super Crepe has a similar style and just opened Monday at 601 S. Sixth St. in Champaign. The Paris Super Crepe menu has a variety of options. There is an assortment of crepes...

goPuff delivers new heights of convenience and customer service

goPuff delivers new heights of convenience and customer service

By Sam Schrage, Staff writer

September 11, 2017


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

As sophomores at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Yakir Gola and Rafael Ilishayev could not predict that their small startup company would make breakthroughs in the delivery and convenience industries in the years to come. Nearly four years later, goPuff has expanded to 24 markets across t...

Local bakery brings nostalgia with neighborhood corner store

Local bakery brings nostalgia with neighborhood corner store

By Megan Bradley, Staff writer

September 5, 2017


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

A location surrounded by neighborhood homes and across the street from a local elementary school seems like the least likely place to find a bakery, but Kaya Tate has never wanted her business to fit in a box. “I feel like that’s kind of more our style; I don’t like new buildings, I think they...

First University adult coloring book, ‘Orange, Blue, and U,’ hits stores

First University adult coloring book, ‘Orange, Blue, and U,’ hits stores

By Emma Palatnik, Assistant features editor

September 5, 2017


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

The idea stemmed from a routine staff meeting. It was there that the University of Illinois Press decided to make “Orange, Blue, and U” the first ever University adult coloring book. It is 32 pages and contains images of landmarks such as the Illini Union, Alma Mater, the Main Quad and the Idea...

New campus apartments size up to competition

New campus apartments size up to competition

By Bianca Reyes, Staff writer

August 29, 2017


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Welcome Back

An increase in student enrollment creates the need for more student housing. This summer, several new apartment housing options popped up around the C-U area. From new properties to upgraded amenities, each housing option has an increased level of competition. Some companies have even added new amenities...

Students discuss obtaining internships, share previous experiences

Students discuss obtaining internships, share previous experiences

By Mary Kate Kiley, Staff writer

May 3, 2017


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

As the end of the school year quickly approaches, students are either on the hunt for summer internships or already have them. With resources such as the Career Center and online services like I-Link, the University has made it increasingly easier for students to find out about openings in companies na...

Maize to expand with downtown Champaign location

Maize to expand with downtown Champaign location

By Caroline Holston, Contributing writer

May 2, 2017


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

The Green Street favorite, Maize, is expanding its operations with a second location in downtown Champaign. The restaurant is taking over the Station, located at 100 N. Chestnut St. For five years, the authentic Mexican cuisine Maize offers has had students and Champaign locals squeezing onto 17...

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