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Student entrepreneurs combat sexual assault

Student entrepreneurs combat sexual assault

By Vishesh Anand, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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

While traversing the country from California to Vermont in a trailer loaded with 3D printers and laptops, Kendall Furbee, junior in Engineering, and Premika Pandian, senior in Engineering, formed a bond that eventually transcended their friendship. For eight weeks in the summer of 2016, they were visiting tec...

Daniel Krause ‘cracked’ code to successful small business

Daniel Krause ‘cracked’ code to successful small business

By Courtney Stone, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


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

Daniel Krause, a University alumnus, now owns and operates the successful food franchise Cracked, located on Green Street. Starting off his career in the food industry at a young age, Krause began working at a concession stand at his local pool, was a vendor in the skyboxes at Wrigley Field and e...

CS+X degree programs cater to growing job demands for technical skills

CS+X degree programs cater to growing job demands for technical skills

By Amanda Rhee, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2018


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

With computing increasingly becoming a ubiquitous entity in the job market, the University has decided to implement changes in majors to accommodate the growing demands. Computer science is being combined with a variety of different majors, spreading across disciplines such as liberal arts, business, m...

Graduate students track turkey behavior

Graduate students track turkey behavior

By Nandika Chatterjee, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

The turkey slowly circles the perimeter of the net, eyeing the corn. Its eyes glisten as it carefully plans its escape. Stepping too close towards the bait could end in capture. The smart bird decides not to slip under the complex cloth trap. This is what trying to escape a researcher’s trap may look lik...

Game Design Program focuses on making students interactive

Game Design Program focuses on making students interactive

By Anna Pevey, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2018


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

Going from the Slavic Department to the School of Information Science may seem like a huge academic jump for anyone, but for Judith Pintar, it was meant to be. “My own research is within the game and game design narratives, with storytelling as a focus," Pintar said. “I was a game designer b...

Enactus project Circle Cycle clears bike clutter

Enactus project Circle Cycle clears bike clutter

By Nandika Chatterjee, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

On a campus as expansive as the University, students try to reach their destinations as quickly and efficiently as possible. Because of this, there are a plethora of bicycles both on and off the streets. Illinois Enactus is trying to address the problem of bike litter and help the environment while doi...

Second language acquisition research may impact future learning

Second language acquisition research may impact future learning

By Amanda Rhee, Contributing writer

October 30, 2018


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

Many faculty members and students come from all over the world to participate in research at the Second Language and Bilingualism Lab (SLAB) — their interests in second language acquisition sparked from their own personal experiences with language learning. The SLAB was founded in spring 2007 with the...

Fortnite Frenzy club offers casual yet competitive playing environment

Fortnite Frenzy club offers casual yet competitive playing environment

By Emma Palatnik, Staff writer

October 26, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

Michael Hoke joked about starting a Fortnite club at the beginning of the semester. His cousin, Elijah Marder, said Hoke has been into the game for a while. Hoke, senior in LAS, went around the E-Sports club, which he said is pretty big on campus and found, however, they didn’t have that big o...

Bevier Cafe gives students hands-on experience

Bevier Cafe gives students hands-on experience

By Sarah O'Beirne, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


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

Students are gaining hands-on restaurant experience through FSHN 340: Food Production and Service. This is being done through Bevier Cafe: a student-run restaurant. It is open Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Bevier Hall. The course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and students are trained ...

University research team implements data collection system

University research team implements data collection system

By Sarah O'Beirne, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

What began as a research project to collect data from beehives has expanded into a large-scale research project spread across multiple fields and colleges. WaggleNet is a data collecting device. Its small size and universal connectivity allows it to be placed in any area such as a beehive, greenhouse or in a...

54 event aids budding entrepreneurs

54 event aids budding entrepreneurs

By Elizabeth Sayasane, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


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

After finishing dinner at the Siebel Center, students filed into a lecture hall friday night. While waiting to begin, they talked with each other about their ideas and the teams they were hoping to form that night. This was the beginning of 54’s pitch fest. Several hundred students gathered together t...

Digital magazine connects families across CU

Digital magazine connects families across CU

By Sam Schrage, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

When local business owner Seth Fein first became a father to his son, he turned to a particular outlet to share his experience with others in the area. This outlet is called chambanamoms.com, a digital magazine that provides resources to families in the Champaign-Urbana and East Central Illinois areas. ...

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