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Foo Fighters coming to State Farm Center

Foo Fighters coming to State Farm Center

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
June 20, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

The Foo Fighters are making their return to Champaign with a Nov. 8 performance at the State Farm Center. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show go on sale Thursday, July 13 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased through the Illinois Ticket Office online at www.statefarmcenter.com or over the phone at 866-ILLINI-1....

Sounds at Sunset continues in Champaign

Sounds at Sunset continues in Champaign

Wren Wheeling, Contributing Writer
June 14, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

The Champaign Park District continues its Sounds at Sunset series June 18 with live music from jazz and cabaret singer Katie Flynn. The concert will be held at Toalson park, and there is no admission fee. Every summer, the park district hosts multiple concerts featuring local music artists in vari...

College of Education names new dean

College of Education names new dean

Wren Wheeling, Contributing Writer
June 13, 2017
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Just shortly before the fall semester begins, the College of Education will have a new dean. James D. Anderson, who served as the college’s interim dean last year, will take on the role as of August 16. The suggestion for this was made by John Wilkin, the Urbana campus’ interim vice chancellor ...

UIPD searching for missing visiting scholar

UIPD searching for missing visiting scholar

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
June 11, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Showcase

The University of Illinois Police Department is asking for help in their search for Yingying Zhang, a visiting scholar from China. The 26-year-old woman, currently residing in Urbana, was last heard from on Friday afternoon, according to a Massmail from Police Chief Jeff Christensen. Her friends...

Urbana library purchases lot, plans to ‘beautify the city’

Urbana library purchases lot, plans to ‘beautify the city’

Wren Wheeling, Contributing Writer
June 8, 2017
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Thanks to several citizen donations,  the Urbana Free Library will have a new landscaped entry built on a vacant lot at Race and Green streets in downtown Urbana. The lot was previously home to the Auler Law Office building, which was torn down in 2015. The space is now empty and provides a cle...

Caribbean Grill set to open permanent location

Caribbean Grill set to open permanent location

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
May 24, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Caribbean Grill, a local food business, is set to expand from its current food truck and catering services to a permanent restaurant location, opening at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30. The brick-and-mortar restaurant is located at 2135 S Neil St. in Champaign and will be serving customers on Mondays ...

University astronomers unravel the universe with dark matter

University astronomers unravel the universe with dark matter

Jean Kang, Contributing Writer
May 22, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Some University astronomers are trying to answer the big questions of the universe by researching material in space that is invisible. This invisible “stuff” is called dark matter. Professor Brian Fields, department chair of Astronomy and professor, says dark matter is one of the biggest scient...

Why Sasha Velour of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” calls Urbana home

Why Sasha Velour of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” calls Urbana home

Joseph Longo, Managing Editor for Reporting
May 19, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

Sasha Velour wasn't home when “RuPaul’s Drag Race” called. Born Sasha Steinberg, Sasha Velour routinely visits Russia with his father, Dr. Mark D. Steinberg, who is a University professor in Russian history. Mark travels to Russia and Eastern Europe most summers, buffing up on his knowledge of ...

Top 10 moments of the semester

Top 10 moments of the semester

Taylor Howard, Staff Writer
May 8, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase

As the semester draws to an end, take a look back at the memorable moments, in chronological order: 1. Inauguration of Donald Trump Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president on Jan. 20, sparking both protest and celebration on campus. During the inauguration, University organizations gathered...

Former Illinois volleyball transfer writes open letter to Oregon

Former Illinois volleyball transfer writes open letter to Oregon

James Boyd, Staff writer
May 4, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball, Women's Sports

Naya Crittenden spent two years at the University of Oregon before transferring to join the Illinois volleyball team. During her time in Eugene, she posted 231 kills, 34 digs, 64 blocks and 196 points. But none of that mattered to her then, and it still doesn’t matter to her now. She doesn’t rem...

Illinois softball loses last nonconference game

Illinois softball loses last nonconference game

James Boyd, Staff writer
May 2, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

Tuesday marked the start of the Illinois softball team’s busiest stretch of the season. The Illini are scheduled to play six games in six days — the first of which was against Eastern Illinois. The Panthers entered the game 25-18 and 8-8 on the road, while Illinois was looking to push its over...

Undocumented, but not unworthy

Undocumented, but not unworthy

James Boyd, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

It takes about three hours to drive from Fox Lake, Illinois, down to the University. Two days before Ana Rodas, junior in FAA, is set to make the nearly 200 mile road trip for the second time, she and her father sit in the dining room. They aren’t eating dinner, but instead are sitting in the corner ...

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