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Organizations combat food insecurity with Thanksgiving meals to-go

Organizations combat food insecurity with Thanksgiving meals to-go
November 25, 2020

Food insecurity, a decreased access to nutritious, quality foods, is a devastating issue that many families around the country have to live with on a daily basis. Thinking of solutions for this issue on...

Students’ concern varies over returning home for the holidays

Students' concern varies over returning home for the holidays
November 25, 2020

The Friday before fall break, cars lined the streets in front of dorms, all with their trunks open and their hazard lights on. Parents and students walked boxes of their belongings to and from their rooms.  Based...

Campus increases efforts for sustainability

Campus increases efforts for sustainability
November 23, 2020

Alongside current debates over how to handle the pandemic, global citizens have not left behind the pressing issue of how to address the preservation of the plant. Now more than ever, everyone has a key...

Thanksgiving on the Run: Turkey Trot goes virtual

A person dressed in a turkey costume poses for a promotional image for the 2020 Turkey Trot. The event will be held virtually this year.
November 19, 2020

Every Thanksgiving morning for the past several years, nearly 2,000 runners have showed up to Urbana’s Crystal Lake Park to partake in Urbana Park District’s annual Turkey Trot. Participants run, walk...

Creative Writing student wins short story writing contest

Creative Writing student wins short story writing contest
November 19, 2020

As events and programs were cut or altered dramatically to reinforce COVID-19 precautionary practices, the Illini Union Board, an organization whose main focus is student engagement, had to reassess. It...

Students search for roommates amidst pandemic

Junior in Media Victoria Anderson poses for a headshot. Anderson has been searching for roommates to live with next year.
November 19, 2020

This month, student class Facebook groups have been filled with messages from those looking to sublease a room in their apartment for either the spring semester or the following year. In years past, a...

Campus bicycle culture encouraged by programs, resources

A student bikes East on White street on Tuesday morning.
November 18, 2020

Walking around campus, the shiny bicycle racks standing outside most buildings are integrated into the scenery. Bikes are stacked handle-to-handle with a number of different locks securing them throughout...

Grant revolutionizes wheelchair basketball program

The Illinois wheelchair basketball teams pose for a group photo. The program recently received a grant of $1.5 million to redesign their wheelchairs.
November 17, 2020

The wheelchair basketball teams have always had a special place in the University’s heart. Defining excellence, inspiration and glorious wins, watching the team adds to students’ Illini pride. Now...

Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton talk “Freaky”

Kathryn Newton stars in the movie “Freaky.” The film was released on Friday.
November 16, 2020

With the release of their new movie “Freaky,” on Friday, actors Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton logged on to a virtual roundtable with college newspapers from across the country on Nov. 9.  A surprising...

In Between organization unites Asian American identities

In Between organization unites Asian American identities
November 16, 2020

Callie Goering, sophomore in LAS and president of In Between, was looking through RSOs on campus when she realized there wasn’t a club for Asian American students who felt in between multiple cultural...

Diwali celebrates light amidst darkness of pandemic

Sean Norris, Siddharth Salklan, Sathwik Reddy and Shivam Sehgal pose for a photo during Diwali on Saturday. Diwali celebrants had to adapt this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
November 16, 2020

Every autumn, thousands of students across campus celebrate Diwali, commemorating the triumph of light over dark. Around the world, families and friends come together to partake in grand celebrations....

Public opinion challenges election forecasters

Public opinion challenges election forecasters
November 16, 2020

“I know you have a book coming out in 2021, is that right?” said Emily Van Duyn, professor in LAS, to the Zoom window framing a young man wearing glasses and a distant, frazzled expression.  “Yeah,”...

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