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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. ...

MechSE Innovation Studio elevates student possibilities

MechSE Innovation Studio elevates student possibilities

By Amanda Rhee, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

From 3D printers, laser cutters to woodworking tools, the Innovation Studio found in the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory has it all. The Innovation Studio was created in 2013 in order to provide undergraduate students in mechanical engineering with a space to develop their projects, whether it be for ...

Campus Florist’s bloom wilts after 77 years open on Green Street

Campus Florist’s bloom wilts after 77 years open on Green Street

By Vishesh Anand and Eugene White, Staff Writers

September 20, 2018


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

During the early days of Campus Florist, in 1941, Anne Johnston, a freshman at the University at the time and now current owner, was working in the store with her mother when one of her professors walked in. “Where your daughter is now, that’s where my students will be 10 years from now,” Johnsto...

Dig deep: VR redefines learning about archaeology

Dig deep: VR redefines learning about archaeology

By Arielle Kramer, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

Laura Shackelford, associate professor in anthropology at the University, is pioneering a new teaching method for the field of archaeology. For the past year, Shackelford and her team of graduate students and professors in other departments have been developing ANTH 399. The class will use virtual real...

Student-run food truck to dish out Chinese cuisine

Student-run food truck to dish out Chinese cuisine

By Marissa Plescia, Assistant Features Editor

September 18, 2018


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

Sylvia Chen, sophomore in DGS, first discovered her love for cooking when she came to the University her freshman year. Growing up in Guangzhou, China, Chen told her mom she wanted to attend the University for higher education. But she doesn’t just want to be a student at the University; she also want...

Student crafts career out of hand-built furniture

Student crafts career out of hand-built furniture

By Emma Palatnik, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


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

John Bieber has done woodworking since he was 15 years old. Now, he’s trying to make a business out of his hobby. Bieber, junior in ACES, runs JB Woodshop — a business where he creates custom, affordable furniture for other students. He learned his woodworking skills from his father, but Bieber...

Behind the scenes at the Illini Union Bookstore

Behind the scenes at the Illini Union Bookstore

By Vishesh Anand, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

When students returned to campus this fall and made their way to the Illini Union Bookstore for their school supplies, Tod Petrie, store director, thought they were prepared for everything. It turns out that was not quite true. Within the first week of classes, they ran out of iClickers. Due to a miscommu...

Revamped Illini Inn carries on past traditions

Revamped Illini Inn carries on past traditions

By Emma Palatnik, Staff Writer

September 10, 2018


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

Illini Inn has traditions dating back to its opening in the 1960s. Even with a fresh start, it is upholding many of its past traditions. Located at 901 S. Fourth St., Illini Inn reopened in its new building on Aug. 22. It now serves lunch starting at 11 a.m., something the old Inn didn’t previously off...

Students land influential internships despite having little experience

Students land influential internships despite having little experience

By Sarah O'Bierne, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

Stiff competition for internships in the professional world makes positions hard to find,  and it’s even more challenging for undergraduate students with little experience under their belt. Maya Gupta, sophomore in Engineering, however, proved herself capable enough to intern under the Amazon Web Se...

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