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Undocumented, DACA students spread activism

Undocumented, DACA students spread activism

By Vishesh Anand, Senior Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Student Organizations

Ana Rodas wants her story to be heard. She wants people to know about the challenges she faces as a student with a DACA status at a public university and to make a positive impact on other people’s lives. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an immigration policy, has allowed undocumented immigrants who ...

New nonprofit RSO accepts used books

New nonprofit RSO accepts used books

By Ciera Johnson, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Student Organizations, Top Stories

The UC Books to Prisoners organization was initially just an independent, nonprofit organization which operated within the Independent Media Center in Urbana. Sanha Kim, junior in Engineering, and Madeleine Brown, junior in LAS, both started out as volunteers for the organization. They eventually mad...

SPEAK Café empowers creative minds

SPEAK Café empowers creative minds

By Alicia Barbas, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Student Organizations

This past Thursday marked the second SPEAK café event of the semester, hosted at the Espresso Royale inside of the Krannert Art Museum. The café was filled with R&B music until it quickly became populated with people of all ages; from mothers with children to retired professors, most of w...

Illini Republicans president aims to incite change

Illini Republicans president aims to incite change

By Erin Cady, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Student Organizations

Fresh off a hotly contested midterm election, both sides of the political spectrum had wins and losses. For Illini Republicans President Jack Johnson, the hard work put into the campaign by the RSO felt like a success. Johnson and the Illini Republicans are leading the march to bring conservatism to camp...

Program launches peer-modeled support group

Program launches peer-modeled support group

By Alicia Barbas, Contributing Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Showcase, Student Organizations, Top Stories

The Latinx Resilience Network, founded in 2014, provides resources for Latinx students in many areas of their lives. With a rise in mental health awareness in the University population, the network has decided to start implementing workshops that focus on Latinx mental health. Assistant Vice Chancellor of Diversity an...

TAMID provides experiential student learning through the Israeli economy

TAMID provides experiential student learning through the Israeli economy

By Amanda Rhee, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Student Organizations

Two University students, Dylan Abrams, junior in ACES, and Lucas Marks, junior in Business, co-founded the TAMID Beta Chapter at Illinois this fall. TAMID is a national professional business organization with 53 chapters across the country. The organization promotes student experiential learning by worki...

Illinois welcomes professional fraternity

Illinois welcomes professional fraternity

By Megan Bradley, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Student Organizations

Madeline Barone’s interest in the environment stems partly from her citizenship in Costa Rica, an environmentally conscious country ranked the happiest in the world because of its sustainability practices, according to the Happy Planet Index. Now, the junior in LAS has found a way to bring some of that ...

Penny Dreadful Players gives non-theater majors a creative outlet

Penny Dreadful Players gives non-theater majors a creative outlet

By Emma Palatnik, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Student Organizations

Students, like Gracie McCall, senior in LAS, aren’t always given the opportunity to participate in theatrical productions as non-theater majors. Groups like the Penny Dreadful Players give them that chance. The Penny Dreadful Players, or PDP, is a student-run RSO. This semester, they are produci...

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