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Cicadas return, specific brood emerges in Illinois counties

Cicadas return, specific brood emerges in Illinois counties

By Matt Troher, Investigative News and Longform Editor May 10, 2021

From late spring to early summer, billions of tiny insects will emerge from the ground. They will lay their eggs, mate and make lots of noise. For those who happen to live near the bugs, it will be deafening. They...

Workers at the NuEra cannabis dispensary hang balloons above the entrance April 15. The adult-use dispensary opened on Green Street last month.

NuEra cannabis dispensary opens on Green Street

By Vivian La, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

When Bridget Dwyer, junior in LAS, first heard that a cannabis dispensary was opening on Green Street, she said she was intrigued. “I was super surprised that campus would allow that so close to the...

Pulitzer Prize winner, Tyehimba Jess, spoke at the University over Zoom from April 7-8. Jess gave students the inside scoop on his life and journey to becoming a poet.

Tyehimba Jess recites poetry for students, faculty

By Saada Ridgeway, Contributing Writer April 29, 2021

Nneoma Ohale, junior in LAS, treasured her time discussing poetry at “Craft Talk,” a program created by the Humanities Research Institution to speak with writers of our time. Ohale started writing...

A child feeds goats at Curtis Orchard and Pumpkin Patch on Oct. 31. The Orchard Downs Preschool has struggled to overcome challenges that have come with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Orchard Downs adventures undergo recess

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer April 21, 2021

Just behind the University of Illinois Arboretum and right next to the Orchard Downs residence is a little building for the littlest of C-U residents. But this corner is not bustling with usual games or...

A multitude of fencing swords line the wall at the Point Fencing Club & School in Urbana, Illinois. The club has struggled since the beginning of the pandemic but hopes the summer will bring more members.

Urbana fencing club confronts COVID-19 challenges

By Kayla Mish, Staff Writer April 19, 2021

Every summer, children gather at summer camps to play games, hone their sports skills or learn more about nature. When Liz Feller’s mom told her that she had to attend an athletic summer camp, she wasn’t...

Students trust horoscopes for guidance

Students trust horoscopes for guidance

By Matt Troher, Investigative News and Longform Editor April 12, 2021

Taylor Cianci, sophomore in LAS, is a Virgo; according to her, Virgos are reliable, organized, reserved and just a little bit too critical. Cianci’s interest in astrology sparked at a young age when...

Ben and Molly Oberg pose for a photo with their dog, Sheba. The couple co-owns a small 25-acre fruit and vegetable farm called Meyer Produce in Villa Grove, Illinois.

Couple shares importance of small, local farms

By Vivian La, Assistant Daytime Editor April 5, 2021

Molly Oberg remembered her husband, Ben Oberg, giving her a call from their raspberry patch during their first summer as farm owners. He told her how there were a lot of raspberries and that he needed...

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