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College students struggle in gray area of stimulus checks

College students struggle in gray area of stimulus checks
January 26, 2021

Amidst the ongoing pandemic, unemployment in America has impacted many lives. It skyrocketed to over 14% back in March, and has slowly been lowering, but remains frightening when compared to numbers from...

COVID-19 impacts Champaign County’s annual restaurant week

A sampling of six dishes from Hamilton Walkers lay on a table. The Champaign County Area Restaurant Week will run from Jan. 29 to Feb. 6.
January 25, 2021

Restaurants featuring everything from doughnuts to vegan burgers and Zambian food will be featured in the Champaign County Area Restaurant Week, Running from Jan. 29 to Feb. 6.  Due to COVID-19, this...

UI alum runs for Urbana mayor

Urbana mayoral candidate Andy Ma poses outside of the Urbana Free Library on Dec. 19. The primary election will occur on Feb. 23.
January 25, 2021

By Karena Tse Staff Writer As thousands of December graduates departed for new callings and communities, Andy Ma decided to water his roots where they laid. For Ma, last semester’s commencement marked...

2050 looms near as iCAP teams stress energy sustainability

2050 looms near as iCAP teams stress energy sustainability
January 25, 2021

When Bill Rose started consulting the University about the Illinois Climate Action Plan energy efforts, he said there was no plan on how to meet the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. Now the current...

Students expand American Sign Language opportunities on campus

Students expand American Sign Language opportunities on campus
January 23, 2021

With increased awareness of the importance of American Sign Language, more opportunities to learn the language have arisen as well. ASL is an integral part of countless lives from birth until death; many...

Library transforms print collection to online

Library transforms print collection to online
January 21, 2021

University libraries have been closed for a majority of in-person services since the end of the Spring 2020 semester when COVID-19 hit campus. There are no plans to change that for the upcoming semester,...

International struggle against time zones, isolation

International struggle against time zones, isolation
January 20, 2021

With almost a year going by since the outbreak of the pandemic, the education sector has suffered tremendously as things shift to online learning. With the overall global distress taking its toll and creating...

Student health facility workers receive vaccine

Student health facility workers receive vaccine
January 19, 2021

Clara Duarte, junior in LAS, went into work at McKinley Health Center on Jan. 4, expecting a normal start to the first week of the new year. As she was completing her duties as a social media manager and...

MrGoAbroad’s alternative career path includes traveling world

Illinois graduate Matt Schultz poses for a photo during his solo trip around Central America.
January 18, 2021

Matt Schultz recently graduated from the University with degrees in political science, Spanish and French. When his plans to study abroad in Senegal fell through, he instead decided to embark on a solo...

Community health student shares vaccination experience

Community health student shares vaccination experience
January 14, 2021

Mid December, the first vaccination was administered in the United States to protect against COVID-19. This moment shifted the plan of attack in fighting the pandemic. It began the transition from efforts...

Local officials continue winter clothing drive tradition despite pandemic

Local officials continue winter clothing drive tradition despite pandemic
January 14, 2021

As the spectre of COVID-19 looms into the winter, community officials and organizations are offering free winter clothing across the C-U area as well as additional services and support. Mike Ingram,...

Cyberpunked: Students upset over rough launch of Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunked: Students upset over rough launch of Cyberpunk 2077
January 13, 2021

In a dystopian America, years of unchecked pollution has irreversibly devastated the environment. The increasingly frustrated and divided populus is in constant clash with police and increasingly corrupt...

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