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Common Ground Food Co-op fosters economic growth, food education in CU

Common Ground Food Co-op fosters economic growth, food education in CU

By Vishesh Anand, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Showcase

In a time of increasing divisiveness and ignorance, a local food co-op works to inspire inclusivity and sustainability in the C-U community. Common Ground Food Co-op is a full-service grocery store owned and operated cooperatively by members of the C–U community. The co-op has been the primary prov...

Housing option nurtures women in STEM

Housing option nurtures women in STEM

By Elizabeth Sayasane, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

The University has one of the top engineering schools in the country, according to Business Insider and  the U.S. News and World Report. Several resources on campus are dedicated to encouraging women to study STEM fields. Lydia Khuri is the program director of the Women in Math, Science and Engineering housing option. WIMSE houses 135 women every...

Summer internships are still within reach

Summer internships are still within reach

By Vishesh Anand, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Top Stories

As the beginning of summer approaches, students are getting prepared to make the most of their vacation. The end of the spring semester opens up numerous possibilities for undergraduates;, including going home, interning, studying abroad, getting involved in research, learning new skills or traveling, just ...

CoreLife Eatery promotes healthy lifestyle to Champaign customers

CoreLife Eatery promotes healthy lifestyle to Champaign customers

By Samantha Schrage, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Jeni McLaughlin, now an assistant manager at CoreLife Eatery, decided to change her eating habits some time ago. When she did, she knew it was time to make a job transition and to find one that complemented her now-healthy lifestyle. Upon seeing the job posting for CoreLife Eatery, she knew it was a perf...

Medical schools want more than a 4.00

Medical schools want more than a 4.00

By Elizabeth Sayasane, Staff writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

Not only are pre-med students oftentimes outstanding academically, they also spend their undergraduate years focusing on RSO involvement, volunteering for patient contact hours and developing other skills that allow them to stand out in the medical school application process. Ashley Maras, junior in LAS, said she knew s...

A female voice in a male-dominated field

A female voice in a male-dominated field

By Elyssa Kaufman, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Top Stories

For Violet Kamber, junior in Engineering, being one of the few females in the male-dominated industry of aerospace has been her reality since high school. Joining the University’s Formula Society of Automotive Engineers team was no different. “I felt a little out of place, but I knew that I still want...

Campus focuses on interdisciplinary approach to research

Campus focuses on interdisciplinary approach to research

By Elizabeth Sayasane, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


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

At the Krannert Center a few years ago, physics professor Smitha Vishveshwara met Latrelle Bright, an active faculty member in the theater department. Despite their different concentrations of study, they were introduced due to a common ground. Vishveshwara studies theoretical condensed matter physics. Bo...

Q&A with Clarion Mendes, speech-language pathologist

Q&A with Clarion Mendes, speech-language pathologist

By Emma Palatnik, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

Clarion Mendes is the director of clinical education for the Department of Speech and Hearing Science and a clinical assistant professor. The Department of Speech and Hearing Science has two clinics, an audiology clinic and a speech-language pathology clinic. The clinics provide a variety of services ...

Experimental treatment cures University cancer patient

Experimental treatment cures University cancer patient

By Marissa Plescia, Assistant Features Editor

March 28, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Sam Tinaglia Jr., freshman in Media, was diagnosed with cancer five times before he found out about an experimental treatment that eventually cured his illness. Tinaglia was first diagnosed with B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia right before his fifth birthday in 2003. He then got it again in 2005, 2...

Unique products, great prices essential for Green Street restaurant success

Unique products, great prices essential for Green Street restaurant success

By Visesh Anand, Contributing writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

The restaurants on Green Street change fairly frequently, with new ones opening and closing every school year. Last year, Antonio’s Pizza and Papa D’s closed, while Cracked opened. This year, Azzip Pizza closed, but restaurants like Slice Factory and Teamoji were added. Green Street offers a te...

Local Mediterranean restaurant Zorbas continues strong after 45 years

Local Mediterranean restaurant Zorbas continues strong after 45 years

By Pari Apostolakos, Staff writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Top Stories

On most college campuses, both students and locals have their favorite spots to eat. At the University, Zorbas on Green Street has been around since 1973 and has become almost synonymous with the University among alumni and students alike. Zorbas has undergone many changes since it first came to Ch...

Assistant professor pioneers app to combat human trafficking

Assistant professor pioneers app to combat human trafficking

By Samantha Schrage, Staff writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

Lisa Mercer, assistant professor in graphic design and founder of Operation Compass, is working to combat human trafficking with the creation of a new app.  According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, Illinois has the 10th most reported cases of human trafficking as of 2017. The app, called Opera...

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