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Political climate change

Political climate change

By Charlotte Collins, Staff Writer

June 18, 2018


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On Nov. 8, 2016, millions of Americans stayed up late. We refreshed Twitter, flipped channels, called friends, hoped, wept, cheered and lamented. At about 2:50 a.m. EST the following morning, the president-elect made his victory speech from Manhattan. ... “Now it’s time for America to bin...

A journey reenvisioned

A journey reenvisioned

By James Boyd, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


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The high bar in men’s gymnastics stretches just under 8 feet wide and is raised just over 9 feet into the air. Joey Peters is in the middle of a routine, and as he spins around the bar, he releases his left hand, spins 180 degrees and then reattaches it to the bar. Now with his eyes facing the mat, Peters dro...

They, them, theirs: The remaining progress needed at the University

They, them, theirs: The remaining progress needed at the University

By Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor

February 22, 2018


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Unrest on restrooms Letting people choose where to live on campus, or even where to use the bathroom, concerns Timothy Kilcullen. It’s all about discomfort and privacy. “(There are) issues with violating other people’s rights, rights to privacy because it’s not just a transgender student you...

They, them, theirs: A better housing experience for all

They, them, theirs: A better housing experience for all

By Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor

February 15, 2018


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A multicultural advocate’s mission Holiday Tang tries to carry out his role as best as he can. Tang, junior in LAS and former Illini Media Company employee, was the multicultural advocate (MA) for Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Hall during the fall 2016 semester. He had applied to be a residential advi...

They, them, theirs: The evolving process for LGBTQ students in Housing

They, them, theirs: The evolving process for LGBTQ students in Housing

By Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor

February 8, 2018


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The concept of being non-binary is not widely accepted, or even considered, in today’s society, based on CJ Seymour’s experience on campus. Seymour, a junior in Media, is someone who does not follow the gender binary. They find it aggravating when people mess up their preferred pronouns: they, them, the...

They, them, theirs: A look into the life of a non-binary student

They, them, theirs: A look into the life of a non-binary student

By Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor

February 1, 2018


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A constant conflict CJ Seymour is exhausted with teaching people how to respect them. Seymour, junior in Media, identifies as non-binary. Every day, Seymour struggles with making people see them for who they are. “It’s like every day I have to come out,” Seymour said. “Some days I defini...

A quiet crisis: A conversation on mental health, suicides on campus

A quiet crisis: A conversation on mental health, suicides on campus

By Charlotte Collins, Video Editor

December 11, 2017


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Everything seemed to be in place for her collegiate career. She graduated from the prestigious Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, Illinois, and was recently admitted to the University as a chemical engineer. Everything wasn't just falling perfectly into place; rather, everything...

Returning home: CU veterans recount wartime experiences, struggles

Returning home: CU veterans recount wartime experiences, struggles

By Fatima Farha, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2017


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At 98 years old, Charles “Chick” Bruns was still fit and active, with a slightly crooked smile, wisps of white hair and large-rimmed glasses. Although he required the use of a walker, he had no problem standing up straight for a picture.

The postdoctoral experience

The postdoctoral experience

By Emily Scott, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017


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So far, life as a postdoctoral researcher is what Kenneth Hernandez-Burgos expected.  

Uncovering the past

By Emily Scott, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017


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On the south side of campus, a wealth of knowledge sits in dark rooms, stored away in jars and drawers.

Breaking barriers: Gaining perspective on the international studies program

Breaking barriers: Gaining perspective on the international studies program

By Abby Paeth, Features Editor

April 20, 2017


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Janette Lan started her college career just like any other freshman.  

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