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Pygmalion festival announces lineup, ticket sales

Pygmalion festival announces lineup, ticket sales

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer

June 28, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Arts & Entertainment, Champaign-Urbana, Life & Culture, News, Top Stories

The lineup for the 14th annual Pygmalion festival was announced Thursday afternoon and tickets are to go on sale Friday. The four-day festival is bringing in headliners like rapper Playboi Carti, Chicago-based Post Animal and indie artist Clairo to perform around Champaign-Urbana from Sept. 26 t...

Allerton Park receives donation from alumna turned author

Allerton Park receives donation from alumna turned author

By Vishesh Anand, Staff Writer

June 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

The aftereffects of the tragic Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York were far-reaching. Nandita Godbole, University alumna, was working as a landscape architect in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at the time but was abruptly bounced into a different life. Godbole, a native of Bombay, India, said she...

Common Ground Food Co-op fosters economic growth, food education in CU

Common Ground Food Co-op fosters economic growth, food education in CU

By Vishesh Anand, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Showcase

In a time of increasing divisiveness and ignorance, a local food co-op works to inspire inclusivity and sustainability in the C-U community. Common Ground Food Co-op is a full-service grocery store owned and operated cooperatively by members of the C–U community. The co-op has been the primary prov...

Housing option nurtures women in STEM

Housing option nurtures women in STEM

By Elizabeth Sayasane, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


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

The University has one of the top engineering schools in the country, according to Business Insider and  the U.S. News and World Report. Several resources on campus are dedicated to encouraging women to study STEM fields. Lydia Khuri is the program director of the Women in Math, Science and Engineering housing option. WIMSE houses 135 women every...

Summer internships are still within reach

Summer internships are still within reach

By Vishesh Anand, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


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

As the beginning of summer approaches, students are getting prepared to make the most of their vacation. The end of the spring semester opens up numerous possibilities for undergraduates;, including going home, interning, studying abroad, getting involved in research, learning new skills or traveling, just ...

EPOL 199 prepares student paraprofessionals for success

EPOL 199 prepares student paraprofessionals for success

By Dominic Rose, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

In a time when University students need more support than ever, it is often difficult to find student leaders on campus to help others in their residence halls. A class for paraprofessionals helps make this process easier. This class is called Education Policy, Organization and Leadership 199. It ...

Being an architecture major isn’t easy

Being an architecture major isn’t easy

By Emma Palatnik, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

According to Jessica Duschean, her studies require roughly 30 hours of work a week. A Tab sleep survey found architecture majors get the least amount of sleep, with an average of 5.28 hours each night. Duschean,  sophomore in FAA studying architecture, can attest to this fact. “I don’t think...

A night at the “Cabaret:” Broadway show comes to State Farm Center

A night at the “Cabaret:” Broadway show comes to State Farm Center

By Sidney Madden, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Saturday night, community members shuffled into the State Farm Center to watch the musical, “Cabaret.” Old friends greeted each other, catching up as musical theater fans donned their Broadway shirts, eagerly searching for their seats. The chatter was silenced as the lights dimmed, signaling the sho...

Students share unique study habits

Students share unique study habits

By Sarah O’Beirne, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

Falling 12,000 feet in the air doesn’t seem like the typical form of studying you'd see on a scholarly website or article about how to ace an exam. But for Anirudh Nandella, this is how he prepares to cram for exams, and he swears by it. Nandella, freshman in Engineering, said skydiving gives h...

Students’ Academy brings FBI to campus

Students’ Academy brings FBI to campus

By Megan Bradley, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture

It can be hard to receive job offers from government agencies. However, one registered student organization on campus is working to help students find employment with agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI Students’ Academy RSO is affiliated with the FBI and runs seminars wit...

T-Pain swings big on the hits, loses steam on Main Quad

T-Pain swings big on the hits, loses steam on Main Quad

By Thomas Block, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

As strobe lights blared ahead of him, branding a path onto the stage as if it were a landing strip, rapper T-Pain dashed out from behind the curtains to face an unsurprisingly enthusiastic crowd of students huddled by the front of the Union. To say that he merely dashed, however, would be incomplete; the ...

CoreLife Eatery promotes healthy lifestyle to Champaign customers

CoreLife Eatery promotes healthy lifestyle to Champaign customers

By Samantha Schrage, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


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

Jeni McLaughlin, now an assistant manager at CoreLife Eatery, decided to change her eating habits some time ago. When she did, she knew it was time to make a job transition and to find one that complemented her now-healthy lifestyle. Upon seeing the job posting for CoreLife Eatery, she knew it was a perf...

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