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Diverse Business Opportunity Fair to explore expanding diversity at UI

Diverse Business Opportunity Fair to explore expanding diversity at UI

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

August 12, 2019

Following last year's fair involving more than 200 business, the University announced plans for the second annual Diverse Business Opportunity Fair to take place on Aug. 28. The fair kicks off with opening remarks at noon and will contain both a vendor fair from 1-4 p.m. and a networking reception...

Greek Reunion reunites students during summer

Greek Reunion reunites students during summer

By Rebecca Wood, Staff writer

August 10, 2019

From freshman to graduate, students of the Greek community came together mid-summer to pay a visit back to Champaign for the annual tradition, Greek Reunion.   Nearly one month ago from July 12-14, thousands of students came back to campus to reunite with one another since the school year ended...

George Miller performs as just a human

George Miller performs as just a human

By Tyler Panlilio, Managing Editor for Online

August 9, 2019

It’s nearly 90 degrees outside, and the sky couldn’t be clearer on the last day of Lollapalooza. Across the field behind me, I see a massive crowd at the T-Mobile stage going crazy for JID. To my left, I hear a crazy EDM drop building up in the distance — there’s no doubt it’s Perry’s.  ...

White supremacist propaganda surges at University during 2018-2019 school year

White supremacist propaganda surges at University during 2018-2019 school year

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff writer

August 8, 2019

A recent Anti-Defamation League report found white supremacist propaganda on college campuses increased 57% across six Midwest states during the 2018-2019 school year. The ADL reported 36 cases of white supremacist propaganda on campuses across Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakot...

Recovery of Yingying Zhang’s remains ‘has no certainty of success’

Recovery of Yingying Zhang’s remains ‘has no certainty of success’

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

August 7, 2019

Yingying Zhang's family and their attorneys gathered Wednesday morning for a press conference at Beckett Law Office in Urbana to discuss what they learned about the conditions of their daughter's death following discussions between prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney's Office and Brendt Christensen's...

Williams, Beason make early impact

Williams, Beason make early impact

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

August 6, 2019

One of the main factors creating optimism around the upcoming Illini football season is a new talent brought in by Lovie Smith. In particular, two freshmen — quarterback Isaiah Williams and cornerback Marquez Beason — have high expectations placed upon them. With both players coming to Champaign...

Yingying’s Fund created to assist international students, families

Yingying’s Fund created to assist international students, families

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

August 6, 2019

To assist international students and their families who may be in crisis, an endowment called Yingying’s Fund will be established at the University.  The announcement of Yingying’s Fund was made by the Illinois News Bureau on Monday, and an official announcement will be at a later date.  Yingying’s Fund is an endowment honoring Yingying Z...

Here’s four days of Lollapalooza summarized by a dude who’s never been to it before

Here’s four days of Lollapalooza summarized by a dude who’s never been to it before

By Tyler Panlilio, Managing Editor for Online

August 6, 2019

OK, OK, wait — before anyone asks: No, I never went to any music festivals prior to this summer. Yes, I’d somehow lived 21 long years and never once considered going to Lollapalooza.  It never appealed to me. Thousands of teenagers in a pit, every single one dripping with sweat. I’d always...

The Head and The Heart joins 2019 headliners at State Farm Center

The Head and The Heart joins 2019 headliners at State Farm Center

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

August 5, 2019

On Monday, the State Farm Center announced The Head and The Heart, known for their hits in alternative music like “Lost in My Mind” and “All We Ever Knew,” will be coming to Champaign this fall. The concert will take place on Sept. 14 at State Farm Center and will feature rock band The Moondoggies...

Illini Fest promotes nostalgia for Chicago-based alumni

Illini Fest promotes nostalgia for Chicago-based alumni

By Zack Fishman, Contributing writer

August 4, 2019

The University held its first Illini Fest alumni event in downtown Chicago, and it hosted a variety of speakers and entertainment while promoting its role in the city’s history. Illini Fest was held in Millennium Park’s Park Grill Plaza on July 18, next to The Bean, and it attracted hundreds o...

Memorial service for Yingying Zhang to be held Monday

Memorial service for Yingying Zhang to be held Monday

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

July 31, 2019

A memorial service honoring the life of Yingying Zhang will be held Monday at First Baptist Church in Savoy at 1 p.m. Zhang’s family helped to plan to the service and will be in attendance. Both English and Chinese translations will be available, and the service will also include a Chinese choir....

Summer streaming marathons aren’t all worthy of your free time

Summer streaming marathons aren’t all worthy of your free time

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

July 31, 2019

Summer is the season for outside activities like swimming, riding bikes, lounging around on beach chairs, and overall enjoying the warm weather — yet I’ve spent the past few weeks binging various television shows on streaming websites because I can’t seem to escape the temptation of both new rel...

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