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Dedicated fall-lovers celebrate the season with RSO festivities

Dedicated fall-lovers celebrate the season with RSO festivities

By Carmen Martinez, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2019

The changing of the leaves, sweater weather and crisp fall air marks the beginning of autumn, the season the October Lovers have dedicated their RSO to celebrating.  Hosting events exclusively in October, the October Lovers’ sole purpose is to spread fall cheer. This includes hosting a number o...

Illinois Trial Team to take stand at tournament

Illinois Trial Team to take stand at tournament

By Jared Ebanks, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

Genevieve Severini, junior in LAS, first got involved with the mock trial team in high school. While attending the annual state mock trial tournament held at the University, she met the Illinois Trial Team (ITT) who were helping run the event. It was then Severini knew she wanted to be part of their...

The Collective revamps CU art community

The Collective revamps CU art community

By Anna Pevey, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

When Emma Sielaff was a sophomore, she and her friends felt the student art community, while ubiquitous, was also unorganized. “There were a lot of our friends that were in different social groups that were all interested in the same things and being creative, but didn’t have a central place ...

Hole in one: Evans scholars score scholarships

Hole in one: Evans scholars score scholarships

By Jared Ebanks, Staff Writer

September 9, 2019

College can be expensive, and the ways students pay for school is different for all of them. Some students work part-time jobs and other take out loans. However, for some students at the University, working on a golf course as a caddie is the ticket to free tuition. The Evans Scholars program provides...

Greek Reunion reunites students during summer

Greek Reunion reunites students during summer

By Rebecca Wood, Staff writer

August 10, 2019

From freshman to graduate, students of the Greek community came together mid-summer to pay a visit back to Champaign for the annual tradition, Greek Reunion.   Nearly one month ago from July 12-14, thousands of students came back to campus to reunite with one another since the school year ended...

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...

Student-run music festival promotes local talent

Student-run music festival promotes local talent

By Sarah O'Beirne, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

Flor Fest is a new music festival that aims to unite local musicians in the Champaign-Urbana area on Friday. Students Edgar Cuevas, junior in LAS, and Dania Avila-Cardona, junior in Education, organized the festival to bring the art and culture community together. Cuevas, the president of the festival,...

The Other Guys celebrate 50 years

The Other Guys celebrate 50 years

By Rohit Jammu, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

It was the intermission of the 1968-1969 Varsity Men’s Glee Club concert. The director walked onto the stage to introduce a new group performing for the first time. “Well, guys, you just heard the University of Illinois Varsity Men’s Glee Club,” he said into the microphone. “And now for the .....

The write stuff: Club gives members opportunity to write creatively

The write stuff: Club gives members opportunity to write creatively

By Annabelle Barnett, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2019

Andy Miles, junior in Media, has always been passionate about writing. To him, writing allows him to express his creativity, which is why he joined the Creative Writing Club his freshman year at the University. Now, he serves as the club’s president. Creative Writing Club meetings typically begin ...

Curiosity Club satisfies students’ thirst for knowledge

Curiosity Club satisfies students’ thirst for knowledge

By Annabelle Barnett, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2019

Vishwanatha Mallampooty, freshman in Engineering, was in the Krannert Art Museum when he realized he wished he could take an art history class without the stressful homework and essays attached. Additionally, he knew as a physics major, it would be difficult to incorporate an art history class into his...

Promoting fossil fuel divestment movement

Promoting fossil fuel divestment movement

By Olivia Zhang, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019

Beyond Coal is an RSO advocating for the University’s divestment from the fossil fuel industry. It is part of a greater movement across campuses worldwide pushing for a future of renewable energy. AnnaMae Dziallo, president of Beyond Coal and senior in ACES, has been the backbone of the campaign at...

Student filmmakers start conversation, promote empathy

Student filmmakers start conversation, promote empathy

By Min Cheong Kim, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

University students are asking audiences to put themselves in the shoes of others. The virtual reality film, "The Drive," has been created to optimally evoke empathy and to strategically start a larger conversation on campus and in the C-U area about police and community relations. "The Drive" is centered a...

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