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Illini swept for the first time in 2019

Illini swept for the first time in 2019

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Sports

After picking up a run-rule victory against Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville on Wednesday, the Illinois softball team prepared to host No. 22 Michigan in a three-game series. While the weekend was packed with promotions and alumni as the team celebrated the 20th anniversary of Illinois softba...

Professor writes Japanese cookbook

Professor writes Japanese cookbook

By Olivia Zhang, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food & Restaurants, Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

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...

Home of the Braves: Illinois falls to Bradley, 8-12

Home of the Braves: Illinois falls to Bradley, 8-12

By Jake Hasan, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports, Sports Top Stories

After taking the weekend series against Minnesota, the same problems that have plagued Illinois all season surfaced once again against Bradley on Tuesday. The Illini started the game with the lead, going into the top of the third inning 4-1, then swapped leads through the next frames and jumped out in...

Families spend mealtimes distracted, study finds

Families spend mealtimes distracted, study finds

By Jade Morganfield, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under News, Science & Technology, Showcase, Top Stories

Some people may spend their mealtime scrolling on their phone or watching television; however, a study revealed families spend nearly half of their time distracted during meals. The study, conducted at the University, was directed by Jaclyn Saltzman, who earned her doctoral degree in human development ...

Illini take care of business against Badgers, Golden Gophers in weekend matchups

Illini take care of business against Badgers, Golden Gophers in weekend matchups

By Gabby Vazquez, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Tennis, Top Stories, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team competed against Wisconsin and Minnesota this weekend and cruised through both matches for the wins, 5-2 and 6-1, respectively. The Illini have been working harder during practices, according to the team, and it’s reflecting well during their most recent matches. The...

Robot arm serves coffee to community

Robot arm serves coffee to community

By Ethan Simmons, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology, Showcase, Top Stories

A University student's startup robotic arm makes coffee for customers on the Engineering Quad.  The Yummy Future Robot Café is a wheeled white cube with espresso machinery and a robotic arm encased in glass. Customers walk up a short ramp, select and pay for their beverage at the kiosk and watch the arm carry their c...

Police Training Institute begins 10-week course for citizens

Police Training Institute begins 10-week course for citizens

By Jade Morganfield, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

The University’s Police Training Institute began its annual 10-week public course, Citizen Police Academy, on April 4. The program is offered to all citizens residing in Champaign County. The interactive 10-week program will cover topics such as de-escalation, DUI enforcement and crime scene in...

Drag shows promote identity expression

Drag shows promote identity expression

By Emily Dao, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

The moment the music starts during a performance, Gigi Mayonaé, last year’s Illinois Drag Wars winner, turns into a “baby Beyoncé.” “When I hit the stage, I think ‘How would Beyoncé do this?’” Mayonaé said. “’How would she carry herself?’ I try to embody what she would do. When I hi...

Illini defeat Spartans, fall to Wolverines in weekend matchups

Illini defeat Spartans, fall to Wolverines in weekend matchups

By Gabby Vazquez, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Tennis, Top Stories, Women's Sports

The Spartans couldn’t withstand the force of the Illini this weekend and lost at the Atkins Tennis Center 6-0. This Saturday, the Illini were at home for the first time in a month and able to play their match under a blanket of sunshine and 70-degree weather. And the Illini brought the heat onto...

Prosthetic hand creates opportunities

Prosthetic hand creates opportunities

By Sara Pietrzak, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, News, Science & Technology, Showcase, Top Stories

The ability to hold an egg, to pinch our fingers together and to feel the hand of a family member all seem like simplistic acts of everyday life. However, according to a University website, for the nearly 2 million people living with limb loss, these tasks are difficult and for some, even impossible. R...

Vigil commemorates victims

Vigil commemorates victims

By Grace Maloney, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, Top Stories

News of the terror attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15, killing 50 people who were attending weekly Friday prayer, did not take long to reach the University community. Muslim groups all around the University community came together on March 28, two weeks after the attacks, for a ...

Food truck opens new restaurant

Food truck opens new restaurant

By Rohan Ramani, Contributing Writer

April 3, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, Top Stories

After two years of success, owner Eric Leonor decided to expand his food truck, Fernando’s, into a brick and mortar restaurant. Leonor settled on the restaurant’s new location, next to KAM’s on Daniel Street, after talking about it with a friend and seeing an available lease in the building. ...

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