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Soft, impactful music sparks audience curiosity

Soft, impactful music sparks audience curiosity

By Xinyi Li, College of Media Roger Ebert Fellow

October 28, 2019

Editor’s note: Each year, the U of I College of Media Roger Ebert Fellowship sends three new Ebert Fellows to cover a variety of arts and entertainment events. The fellowship begins with the Chicago International Film Festival and ends, in April, with Ebertfest, the annual festival named for the cel...

‘The Apollo’ depicts history of African American artists

‘The Apollo’ depicts history of African American artists

By Coltrane Zerai-Che, College of Media Roger Ebert Fellow

October 28, 2019

Editor’s note: Each year, the U of I College of Media Roger Ebert Fellowship sends three new Ebert Fellows to cover a variety of arts and entertainment events. The fellowship begins with the Chicago International Film Festival and ends, in April, with Ebertfest, the annual festival named for the c...

Film festivals change perspective

Film festivals change perspective

By Hallin Burgan, College of Media Roger Ebert Fellow

October 28, 2019

Editor’s note: Each year, the U of I College of Media Roger Ebert Fellowship sends three new Ebert Fellows to cover a variety of arts and entertainment events. The fellowship begins with the Chicago International Film Festival and ends, in April, with Ebertfest, the annual festival named for the c...

Students experience country culture in local barns

Students experience country culture in local barns

By Jared Ebanks, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

Since 1991, herds of college students have gathered in barns just outside of the University for a night full of country music. From Greek organizations and RSOs to local weddings and birthday parties, Farm Lake gives members of this community an opportunity to spend their night listening to music wi...

Local artists host Halloween art exhibition

Local artists host Halloween art exhibition

By Anna Pevey, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

Five flights up the Lincoln Building in Champaign, nestled in a corner studio, is ACME Elfworks Art Space. Melissa Mitchell, a Champaign-based artist and the founder of ACME Elfworks, has been hosting exhibitions in her studio since 2017 as well as using the studio space in general for about nine y...

Circuit court judge candidate employs high schoolers, senior citizens

Circuit court judge candidate employs high schoolers, senior citizens

By Vi Aldunate, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2019

Many local election campaigns employ interns for aid with campaign tasks, though it’s rare for a campaign to have a 69-year age gap between its youngest and oldest interns. Whereas other campaigns may employ only college students, Ruth Wyman’s campaign for circuit judge additionally depends on the in...

Professor Shapland changes students’ lives through accounting

Professor Shapland changes students’ lives through accounting

By Nandika Chatterjee , Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Julie Shapland’s approach to teaching differs from that of the traditional professor. In the Gies College of Business, Shapland teaches a core accounting class required by all incoming students pursuing Business majors. Additionally, she oversees certain operations in residential life as the academi...

Bubble tea craze grows on campus

Bubble tea craze grows on campus

By Ben Xia, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2019

In recent decades, more and more bubble tea stores are emerging around the world, which is something students have seen first hand. A few years ago, few places sold bubble tea in the area, but now several exist within a few blocks of each other.  The drink is typically made using milk tea as a base and then to...

Young the Giant’s Eric Cannata on touring, meeting his idol, college

Young the Giant’s Eric Cannata on touring, meeting his idol, college

By Pari Apostolakos, Managing Editor for Reporting

October 21, 2019

Alternative rock band Young the Giant started out in 2004 as a group of high school friends from Irvine, California. Now, hit songs like My Body, Cough Syrup, It’s About Time and Superposition have all peaked within the top five on the Billboard Hot 100. The band released its fourth and latest album, Mirror ...

Inside the lives of alumni: Tombstones tell stories of historic UI figures

Inside the lives of alumni: Tombstones tell stories of historic UI figures

By Banu Gulecyuz, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

As the season of spooky stories and pumpkin spice lattes arrives, the mystery behind Champaign’s Mount Hope Cemetery interests Halloween lovers. Opened 12 years before the University itself in 1855, the 52-acre land located between Pennsylvania and Florida Avenues is the final resting place of sev...

Costume consciousness inspires discussion

Costume consciousness inspires discussion

By Kimberly Villanueva, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2019

Halloween on campus can be a recipe for disaster. Offensive costumes and cultural appropriation are nothing new this time of year, but the age of social media has extended the shelf life of when these photos later resurface online. Questionable costume decisions made when public figures were young, including current...

Author, professor receives history award

Author, professor receives history award

By Therese Pokorney, Features Editor

October 17, 2019

After earning a doctorate from Yale University and lecturing for five years at Harvard University, Kristin Hoganson has made Champaign-Urbana her home for the past 19 years. Since then, she has published several books about foreign relations, local history in global context and U.S. nation building. Bec...

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