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Block I card stunts dazzle audience for 90th year

Block I card stunts dazzle audience for 90th year

By Jacqueline Betthauser, Staff writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Homecoming Guide, Special Sections

During Homecoming, old traditions are celebrated with as much fervor as the first year that they began. For card stunts in Block I, its installment was exactly 90 years ago. Card stunts are fan favorites done in Block I, the Illini Pride student section at home football games, in which each fan holds ...

Homecoming awards honor dedicated, passionate alumni

Homecoming awards honor dedicated, passionate alumni

By Rabia Ilyas, Staff writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Homecoming Guide, Special Sections

To many University students, Homecoming is just another Saturday for college football. However, for the thousands of alumni, the term “homecoming” literally means “coming home." The significance of  Homecoming Weekend, then, comes from the act of welcoming back this part of the Illinois f...

Illini Union’s “hidden gem” hosts A Familiar Place: Photography by Larry Kanfer this Homecoming

Illini Union’s “hidden gem” hosts A Familiar Place: Photography by Larry Kanfer this Homecoming

By Kelsie Travers, Staff writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Homecoming Guide, Special Sections

Tucked away in the northwest corner of the Illini Union next to the President’s Lounge is the “hidden gem” of the Illini Union, as Jenna Wicks, Program Advisor of Student Programs and Activities calls it — the Art Gallery. Currently on display at the Illini Union Art Gallery is A Familiar Place: Photog...

Student group coordinates Homecoming events

Student group coordinates Homecoming events

By Brooks Berish, Assistant supplements editor

October 24, 2016


Filed under Homecoming Guide, Special Sections

Homecoming is right around the corner, and with it comes a slew of fun, spirit-filled events for students and alumni. Embedded in tradition, these events throughout Homecoming week keep the Illini spirit aflame. The main events that will take place are planned and coordinated by the Students Alumni Ambassad...

2016 Homecoming Week schedule

By Holiday Tang, Staff writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Homecoming Guide, Special Sections

Monday, Oct. 24 Homecoming 2016 Lunch on the Quad 11:30 a.m. Main Quad This free lunch for students is provided by the Illini Union Board. Tuesday, Oct. 25 Homecoming Comedy Show featuring Jay Pharoah 8 p.m.-9 p.m. Main Quad The comedian, known for his work on Saturday Night Live and Comedy ...

Tailgating recipes for the Homecoming game

Tailgating recipes for the Homecoming game

By Isabella Jackson, Supplements editor

October 24, 2016


Filed under Homecoming Guide, Special Sections

The Homecoming football game this fall will bring thousands of people to Grange Grove and the other areas outside of Memorial Stadium to tailgate before the game. Tailgates generally include food, drinks and a large amount of Illini spirit. Since Grange Grove opened last fall, students have been a...

Students reflect on favorite campus traditions

By Michael Semaca, Staff writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Homecoming Guide, Special Sections

Question: What do you think is our biggest campus tradition and why? “Can I say the Chief? I think it’s the Chief, because it represents us as a University the best. We still chant his name at all the games.” Lauren Cassady, sophomore in ACES “From what I’ve seen, taking a picture with Alma. ...

2016 Homecoming Court

By Isabella Jackson, Supplements editor

October 24, 2016


Filed under Homecoming Guide, Special Sections

Each year, 20 seniors are chosen to be part of the Homecoming Court. These students exemplify leadership, academic achievement and involvement on campus and beyond. They were asked what they felt was their greatest accomplishment at the University and what they would miss most about campus after graduation. Reed ...

State Farm Center hosts concerts during Homecoming Week

By Harrison Lindholm, Staff writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Homecoming Guide, Special Sections

Homecoming Week at the University of Illinois provides students and alumni with various activities every year, and this fall the State Farm Center will be hosting three nights of concerts in addition to the usual Homecoming events. The University has long been a very popular venue for big name e...

University Police Department keeps campus safe, orderly

By Michael Semaca, Staff writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Homecoming Guide, Special Sections

For current and former students alike, Homecoming weekend is a special occasion on the University campus. But for the University of Illinois Police Department, it’s just business as usual, according to UIPD Deputy Chief of Operations Matt Myrick. “UIPD works largely in a supportive capacity for...