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Student-run YouTube talk show offers anonymous advising

Student-run YouTube talk show offers anonymous advising

By Megan Bradley, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture

Students tend to spend a lot of time watching videos on platforms such as YouTube, so Ruth Adekale, senior in LAS, created a platform for students who already spend time online to receive advice simultaneously. Adekale created "Your Secret Advisor’er," a YouTube talk show that allows students t...

Students share in Hanukkah celebration across campus

Students share in Hanukkah celebration across campus

By Tristan Jacobs, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

Hanukkah comes once a year, spanning eight days that are packed with events as students celebrate their faith on campus. In a search for information on Hanukkah traditions, the first thing to understand is what Hanukkah is. Of course, the most celebrated tradition of the holiday would be the menorah candle...

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...

California fire continues to affect students on campus

California fire continues to affect students on campus

By Sidney Madden, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture

When Muskaan Sawhney returned home to San Ramon, California, for fall break, she was shocked by the smoke in the air and the clouds in the sky. Before leaving the airport, she bought a face mask to protect herself from the poor air quality. Sawhney, freshman in LAS, first heard about the California wi...

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...

AIDS awareness film premieres at museum

AIDS awareness film premieres at museum

By Vishesh Anand, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


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

Fade in: Outstretched blood-red fists rise up on the foreground against a crossed- out white box. The title of the film is “Visual AIDS Presents Day With(out) Art.” That’s followed by Fredrick Weston, an artist and AIDS patient, strolling into the New York offices of Visual AIDS. This contemporary ar...

University pilots new data science course

University pilots new data science course

By Sarah O’Beirne, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

The gap between data science and computer programming is becoming even smaller. At the University, a new introductory course is being developed to encourage beginners to take an interest in these fields. The pilot launch for a new data science course, STAT 107: Data Science Discovery, is set to ta...

Red Herring chef shows how life is unpredictable

Red Herring chef shows how life is unpredictable

By Min Cheong Kim, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


Filed under Food & Restaurants, Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

Lauren Kolb, graduate of the University's law school, never thought she'd be a chef at Red Herring, a vegan restaurant in Urbana. “If life has taught me anything, it’s that I don’t know where I’m gonna be in two years,” Kolb said. “I haven't had a sense of what I wanted to be or what ...

Social media studies increase in importance

Social media studies increase in importance

By Elizabeth Sayasane, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018


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

When Professor Mike Yao chose to focus his studies on internet communication, he was pursuing a subject no one specific discipline could claim at the time. Yao is now a professor of digital media and the interim head of the advertising department in Media who teaches courses on technology, communication a...

Nick Offerman to perform on campus for Japan House

Nick Offerman to perform on campus for Japan House

By HongBin Jeong, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

Famous for his role as Ron Swanson on the NBC series “Parks and Recreation,” Nick Offerman will be sharing laughs with the students at the University to fundraise for Japan House. Offerman’s relationship with Japan House began when Offerman was a student. He enrolled in a course offered by Sh...

Workshop introduces world of virtual reality

Workshop introduces world of virtual reality

By Shreya Goel, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

University students can now get their hands on emerging technology — such as virtual reality — on campus, for free. The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning Innovation Spaces is holding a series of workshops to introduce different types of up-and-coming technologies to students. One o...

Students find creative outlet in cosplay

Students find creative outlet in cosplay

By Sidney Madden, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

Gillian Lange, freshman in LAS, began cosplaying in middle school when she and a friend dressed up as chibi Italy and chibi Romano from the anime show “Hetalia” for Halloween. Her love for anime and video games drove her to cosplay more seriously throughout high school and now in college. Cosplay, o...

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