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Young the Giant captivates Canopy Club

Young the Giant captivates Canopy Club

By Erin Cady, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019


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

In cold temperatures and high winds, students, community members and even some out-of-towners queued up in a line that wrapped around the corner of The Canopy Club to see Young the Giant play Tuesday night. Hundreds of people were in line, waiting patiently for their turn to find the perfect spot...

Student filmmakers start conversation, promote empathy

Student filmmakers start conversation, promote empathy

By Min Cheong Kim, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Student Organizations

University students are asking audiences to put themselves in the shoes of others. The virtual reality film, "The Drive," has been created to optimally evoke empathy and to strategically start a larger conversation on campus and in the C-U area about police and community relations. "The Drive" is centered a...

Moving forward, looking back: 50 years of dance at Illinois

Moving forward, looking back: 50 years of dance at Illinois

By Emily Stutts, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2019


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

As the University dance department celebrates its 50th anniversary, this month’s performances will commemorate the occasion with a central theme: moving forward and looking back. Dance at Illinois puts on two annual performances each academic year, and this year’s festivities began back in Nov...

‘Stranger Things’ actor Aaron Muñoz joins theater faculty

‘Stranger Things’ actor Aaron Muñoz joins theater faculty

By Olivia Zhang, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2019


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

Aaron Muñoz has starred in “Stranger Things” and “The Walking Dead.” He has been in films and plays and has also produced, written and directed various other creative works. Muñoz’s latest role is as an assistant professor in the University’s theater department, teaching THEA 275: Relationships in Act...

Beauty RSOs gain reputability

Beauty RSOs gain reputability

By Sarah O'Beirne, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Business & Tech, Life & Culture

Students can now put all the Instagram and YouTube makeup, hairstyling and skin care tutorials they watch to use by joining some of the different beauty RSOs on campus. Simone Johnson, junior in Business, is the founder and president of Glam Squad, an organization consisting of 31 students who provide fre...

Harlem Globetrotters light up State Farm Center

Harlem Globetrotters light up State Farm Center

By Nandika Chatterjee, Staff Writer

January 26, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

Editor's Note: A previous version of this story included sources without their last names. The sources were removed in order to maintain transparency. The Daily Illini regrets the error. On Friday night, the Harlem Globetrotters made their way through snow and freezing temperatures to the State F...

‘The Hate U Give’ author Angie Thomas promotes activism, empathy

‘The Hate U Give’ author Angie Thomas promotes activism, empathy

By Elizabeth Sayasane, Assistant Features Editor

January 24, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

In early October, the best-selling novel "The Hate U Give" premiered as a major motion picture. On Wednesday, the author of the novel, Angie Thomas, visited the Illini Union to give a lecture on her inspirations for the novel and her aspirations for changing the world. Every year, the One Book One...

Illini success: how theater students measure up

Illini success: how theater students measure up

By Pari Apostolakos, Features Editor

January 23, 2019


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

For four years, Ellen Magee was trained how best to showcase her abilities in 90 seconds or less. Magee, a 2018 graduate, was an acting major. After hours of practicing her craft in class and during rehearsals, Magee now has little over a minute during a professional audition to convince casting directors s...

A capella groups ring in holiday season

A capella groups ring in holiday season

By Elizabeth Sayasane, Staff writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

The Girls Next Door a cappella group has been performing a winter show on campus for over 30 years. Grace Palmeri, sophomore in ACES, is president of the group and has been responsible for coordinating much of this year’s performance. Her responsibilities included booking the venue, making sure sound sys...

Lovelytheband performs at Foellinger

Lovelytheband performs at Foellinger

By Anna Pevey, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

Wednesday night, LA-based indie trio Lovelytheband performed at Foellinger as the most recent act brought to the University by Star Course. The pop trio consists of lead vocalist Mitchy Collins, guitarist Jordan Greenwald and drummer Sam Price. They just recently finished opening for 5 Seconds o...

CU Ballet presents magical production of The Nutcracker

CU Ballet presents magical production of The Nutcracker

By Sam Schrage, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


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

From Clara to Sugar Plum Fairy, Lauren Frost has portrayed some of “The Nutcracker’s” most magical characters throughout her eight years with the Champaign Urbana Ballet. Now in her sixth year as a company member, Frost continues to bring her talent and passion to the stage in more ways than...

School of Art and Design faculty exhibition tells cultural stories

School of Art and Design faculty exhibition tells cultural stories

By Alicia Barbas, Staff Writer

December 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

For generations, artwork has spoken to American society in ways that words cannot express. The political climate experienced by each American artist during their lifetime often impacts the content, messages or themes in their work, and this truth is exhibited once again at the University. On Nov. 1, the University...

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