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Rap Music Leaves an Impact on Campus

Rap Music Leaves an Impact on Campus

By Sarah O’Beirne, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

For the first time in history, rap music surpassed rock to become the most consumed music genre in the U.S., according to the 2018 Nielsen Music report. With rap music central to college student culture, the University consistently brings rap artists to its Spring Jam. Spring Jam will take place S...

Fizaa celebrates dance culture of South Asia

Fizaa celebrates dance culture of South Asia

By Emily Dao, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

In Hindi, the word “fizaa” translates to atmosphere or, as Nishu Paul puts it, “the vibe in the air.” Paul is a sophomore in LAS and dance captain of Fizaa, the competitive intercollegiate dance team that began in 2008. Many members said it provides them with a sense of unity and belonging t...

Illinifest 2019 to showcase student filmmaking

Illinifest 2019 to showcase student filmmaking

By Anna Wright, Staff writer

April 23, 2019

Students can spend their time at the University exploring their self-expression, discovering their passions and unlocking their own creativity. Illinifest 2019, the University’s student film festival, celebrates these pursuits. This year marks the third annual Illinifest. On Saturday, at 5 p.m. in Greg...

Professor writes Japanese cookbook

Professor writes Japanese cookbook

By Olivia Zhang, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

Kimiko Gunji is the former director of Japan House and former professor of Japanese Arts and Culture at the University. She taught a variety of courses ranging from tea to Japanese flower arrangements and is a highly decorated recipient of awards for her teaching and cultural contributions. Gunji recently...

Alumnus finds dream career on Sesame Street

Alumnus finds dream career on Sesame Street

By Elise Guillen, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

Paul Rudolph is a composer who works on “Sesame Street” and has earned three Emmys. Before that, though, he was just one of the many students walking through campus every day. Rudolph came from Normal, Illinois, to study Music Education at the University. He said 90% of the reason he chose the Univ...

UIC nursing majors enrolled at CU campus, understanding program

UIC nursing majors enrolled at CU campus, understanding program

By Elizabeth Sayasane, Assistant Features Editor

April 22, 2019

Therese Hanley knew two concrete characteristics in her career: to work in science and to work with people. Naturally, Hanley chose nursing and was accepted in March to the University of Illinois at Chicago’s nursing program at the UI campus. The nursing program at the UI campus differs from some other ...

Parkland Pathway provides cheaper higher education

Parkland Pathway provides cheaper higher education

By Jared Ebanks, Contributing Author

April 18, 2019

Najwa Swel lived in the Champaign area before college and considered attending the University, but the high tuition costs led her to choose Parkland College instead. It was after making this decision that she learned about the Parkland Pathway program. Many students choose to follow the traditional four-year Univ...

‘Distinguished’ alumnus becomes Cancer Treatment Centers of America CEO

‘Distinguished’ alumnus becomes Cancer Treatment Centers of America CEO

By Citlalli Pino, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

When Pat Basu was a student at the University in the late ‘90s, he juggled his challenging mechanical engineering curriculum with several extracurricular commitments and jobs on campus. He’s been a doctor at Stanford University, a White House Fellow under former President Barack Obama and is n...

Krannert Center celebrates 50 years

Krannert Center celebrates 50 years

By Rohit Jammu, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2019

In 1962, Herman Krannert and his wife, Ellnora, decided to make a major contribution to his alma mater, the University. It wasn't until 1969 they built the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, a hub for theater, opera, dance and music. Bridget Lee-Calfas, the center's advertising and publicity...

Dancers reflect on demands, rewards of major

Dancers reflect on demands, rewards of major

By Annabelle Barnett, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

Emmaline Rapier started dancing when she was 3 years old. As she began looking at colleges, she imagined herself as a marketing major and did not think she would continue to dance. This changed when she decided to audition for dance at the University. Three and a half years later, Rapier is now a senior in FAA s...

Class shows complexity of fashion

Class shows complexity of fashion

By Anna Pevey, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

When Jasmiat Oyolola, senior in ACES, learned the University was going to have a hands-on fashion design class, she knew that she should take it. Oyolola is minoring in Art + Design because she aspires to work in the fashion industry. “I found out about this class my sophomore year and I took it, but t...

Empathy and family: A message spread by Chaz Ebert, exemplified in ‘Rachel Getting Married’

Empathy and family: A message spread by Chaz Ebert, exemplified in ‘Rachel Getting Married’

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff Writer

April 13, 2019

Editor’s note: Each year, the University of Illinois College of Media Roger Ebert Fellows cover the Ebertfest film festival at Champaign’s Virginia Theatre, continuing through Saturday. Here they report on the first two days of the festival. For more of the 2018-19 Ebert Fellows coverage, go to Illin...

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