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Campustown comes alive again with sidewalk sales

Campustown comes alive again with sidewalk sales

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
August 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

Each Thursday this past summer Campustown has seemed a bit more lively as local businesses participated in the Champaign Center Partnership's 13 Thursdays, an event in which shops offer deals to target those who normally avoid campus. The goal is for C-U residents to support local businesses and realize "it...

New to campus, women’s workout group aims to inspire and empower

New to campus, women’s workout group aims to inspire and empower

Taylor Wegner, Staff writer
August 10, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

CHAARG, a women-centric fitness group sweeping the nation, just made its way to the University of Illinois. The University’s chapter was created by Amanda Gade, a senior in Education, and she’s currently functioning as the chapter’s ambassador. Since its inception this past spring, CHAAR...

Japan House to host third annual Matsuri festival

Japan House to host third annual Matsuri festival

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
August 9, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

Just in time for students returning to campus, the Japan House is hosting its third annual Matsuri! - a festival that incorporates food, drink and activities - on Sunday, Aug. 27 from 3 to 8 p.m. While entrance to the Japan House and Arboretum is free, tickets must be purchased for food and drink...

Illinois ousted on list of top 10 party schools

Illinois ousted on list of top 10 party schools

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
August 2, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

It's been two years since the Princeton Review named the University as the top party school in the nation, and the spot isn't getting any closer. For the 2018 year, the University placed No. 14 on the list out of 20. Last year the school was No. 3. The Princeton Review published their rankings ...

Two puppies recruited as Illini Service Dogs

Two puppies recruited as Illini Service Dogs

Taylor Wegner, Staff Writer
July 27, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

The Illini Service Dogs recently welcomed two new additions to their team. The puppies, both of which are ten week old Labrador Retrievers, are named Alma and Newman. These puppies will undergo a 1.5 to 2 year training period in which they will learn over 50 commands, including turning on and off l...

Illinois Athletics to host free movie night at Memorial Stadium

Illinois Athletics to host free movie night at Memorial Stadium

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
July 19, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Illinois Athletics is hosting a free screening of the Disney film Moana and an autograph signing at Memorial Stadium on Sunday, July 30. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the Fighting Illini Football team will be signing autographs at 5:15 p.m. The film starts an hour later at 6:15 p.m. Participants...

PygHack added to Pygmalion Festival

PygHack added to Pygmalion Festival

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
July 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, Top Stories

This year’s Pygmalion Festival will include PygHack, a free hackathon that is open to professionals and students alike. PygHack will be taking place at EnterpriseWorks, located in Research Park.  “PygHack is our inaugural hackathon that we've dreamed up this year to implement into the TECH p...

Community resource center opens in University YMCA

Community resource center opens in University YMCA

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
July 14, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

Last month, the non-profit corporation Three Spinners Inc. opened a community resource center at University YMCA as a part of the YMCA’s New American Welcome Center’s effort to build a more inclusive and welcoming community. “It’s a central location where people can come and access the things that th...

Mobile grocery shopping comes to campus

Mobile grocery shopping comes to campus

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
July 13, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

Beginning today, it will be possible for residents of Champaign County to do all of their grocery shopping online when the grocery-delivery service Instacart expands into the area. Instacart is an American company that allows people to order their groceries from various retailers using their app. T...

Big Church Night Out tour to stop in Champaign

Big Church Night Out tour to stop in Champaign

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
July 12, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

Several Christian music artists will come together for the Big Church Night Out tour, making an Oct. 15 stop at the State Farm Center in Champaign. Headlining the tour is the Newsboys. In addition, Sidewalk Prophets, 7eventh Time Down, Derek Minor and several others will be joining the stage for performances. Tickets...

University alumni launch ‘smart oven’

University alumni launch ‘smart oven’

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
July 11, 2017
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

A team of 13 people, including five University graduates, have created a smart oven that makes it possible to balance convenience, health and taste perfectly in every meal. The Tovala Smart Oven, which launched on Tuesday for $369 on the company’s website, can cook Tovala’s pre-prepared meal...

MCORE resumes, Illini Union restaurants close temporarily

MCORE resumes, Illini Union restaurants close temporarily

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
July 7, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

After Illinois secured state funding on Thursday, the Illinois Department of Transportation confirmed that all MCORE projects will be able to resume, according to a press release sent out Friday morning. As construction resumes, all Illini Union food vendors will temporarily close from July 8 to 14 due to an inability to...

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