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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.  ...

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...

Grammy-nominated Deana Carter to headline Allerton Park concert series

Grammy-nominated Deana Carter to headline Allerton Park concert series

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

June 30, 2019

The U of I Community Credit Union plans a special part of Prairie Sky, Allerton Park's summer concert series, during the last official weekend of summer, featuring food vendors, activities and camping. The highlight of the night is set to include a performance by Deana Carter, a Grammy-nominated singer....

Krannert Center announces performances in 50th season

Krannert Center announces performances in 50th season

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

June 18, 2019

The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has announced the performances and projects taking part in their upcoming 2019-2020 season, the second in a two-season 50th anniversary celebration of the opening of the center. The center promises a wide variety of performances will grace their stages,...

Urbana Dance Company to hold ribbon cutting ceremony

Urbana Dance Company to hold ribbon cutting ceremony

By Hannah Preston, Interim Editor-in-Chief

May 31, 2019

On Tuesday, the Urbana Business Association and the City of Urbana plan to host a ribbon cutting ceremony for Urbana Dance Company's space in downtown Urbana, located at 211 W. Main St. A permanent fixture in Urbana since September 2018, the company's goal has remained the same: "to build and strengthen...

Pet therapy provides stress relief during finals week

Pet therapy provides stress relief during finals week

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff writer

May 7, 2019

A three-year-old grey standard poodle named Yogi greeted visitors at the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education Monday afternoon with an eager smile and a recent fur trim that resembled four fuzzy leg warmers and a floppy winter trapper hat. The Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education is hosting pet therapy events on seve...

Nobel-Prize-winning physics professor offers more than meets eye

Nobel-Prize-winning physics professor offers more than meets eye

By Nandika Chatterjee, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

When Anthony Legget reached the end of his undergraduate degree in humanities at Oxford, he decided to pursue another undergraduate degree in physics. Despite having only taken high school physics, Legget aimed to complete the program in two years instead of three. Today, Legget is a physics...

Female artists face hardships in CU

Female artists face hardships in CU

By Therese Pokorney, Features Editor

May 2, 2019

From mixing beats in her free time to opening for Lil Yachty at Spring Jam last week, Kendra Videckis, senior in LAS, has been on the rise in the music industry. Becoming a self-made producer in the EDM community is no small feat, and being a female DJ in a college town creates even more obstacles. ...

Urbana farm practices sustainability

Urbana farm practices sustainability

By Anna Pevey, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

When Lorien Carsey started working on a farm as a part-time job, she was skeptical if she would even enjoy it. Some people are drawn to farming work and turns out Carsey is one of those people.  “I started in 1999, and I fell in love with the work but took a break to go to graduate school," Cars...

Trump travel ban separates students from family

Trump travel ban separates students from family

By Olivia Zhang, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

Erfan Mohammadi will graduate with his doctorate in chemical engineering in a couple of weeks. Mohammadi, who is originally from Iran, obtained US citizenship last November. His parents and siblings, who are Iranian citizens, won’t be able to attend his graduation ceremony because of the Trump travel...

Illini Formula Electric team gives students a head start, hands-on experience

Illini Formula Electric team gives students a head start, hands-on experience

By Jared Ebanks, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2019

On the northeastern edge of campus in a small shack behind the Loomis Laboratory of Physics, you can hear tires screeching, frantic conversing and the hum of a formula electric car. The shack is one of the testing areas for the Illini Formula Electric team. IFE is one of many race car and formula el...

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