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Students share some favorite dad memories

Students share some favorite dad memories

By Sonal Singh, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

For many of us, our father figures are our childhood superheroes, the ones rushing to our aid for the smallest  concerns. This weekend provides us with the perfect opportunity to reminisce about our favorite memories of our dads. Here’s what students across campus had to say about their most memorabl...

We go way back: the rich history of Dads Weekend

We go way back: the rich history of Dads Weekend

By Nicholas Beckham, Contributing Writer

October 31, 2019

Friday starts the 2019 Dads Weekend, which will last until Sunday. While several events will take place, registrations aren’t required to participate in all of these events. Some events are free, and some, like the athletic events, may require tickets. Because of this, it is recommended to make a pl...

Fill your belly this Dads Weekend without emptying your wallet

Fill your belly this Dads Weekend without emptying your wallet

By Cassie Reichert, Contributing Writer

October 31, 2019

You’ve already tailgated and watched the game with your dad. Now it’s Sunday and your dad wants to end his visit by treating you to a hearty breakfast before it’s back to dorm food or cooking for yourself. Take a look at these popular breakfast and brunch spots in Champaign-Urbana to help bring...

The weekend goes on without dad

The weekend goes on without dad

By Christine Sheriff, Contributing Writer

October 31, 2019

By Christine Sheriff Contributing Writer The leaves are changing, and soon, dads from all over will be visiting campus to enjoy a weekend of fun with their kids. Dads Weekend is a way to spend quality time with your old man and show him how great our University is. Parents weekends, like Moms Weeke...

Show appreciation for your dad this weekend

Show appreciation for your dad this weekend

By Meghan Lyons, Contributing Writer

October 31, 2019

Next weekend, thousands of students will have their dads or parental figures come to campus for Dads Weekend. For some, Dads Weekend is a time where fathers get the opportunity to relive their college days. For others, it can be quality time spent with friends and parents. And for some, including myself...

Teach your mom to be ‘one of the boys’

Teach your mom to be ‘one of the boys’

By Bella Keys, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Dads Weekend is a weekend for the boys, and even if you are not a boy, it’s the weekend to learn about what exactly it means to have a guys’ weekend. Unless, of course, your mom comes along for the ride. My mom insists on coming along to every Dads Weekend, and because of this, my father and I do no...

Celebrate with your anti-Dads Weekend dad

Celebrate with your anti-Dads Weekend dad

By Shivali Shukla, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

My dad hates driving. He also doesn’t like being in crowds, talking to strangers or waiting in long lines. He’s the kind of person who can walk into a Costco and come out in less than five minutes with a full of everything he needs. He’s a simple, efficient man who knows what he wants and doesn...

Dad mooching 101

Dad mooching 101

By Jessica Xu, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2018

Quality time is a common value amongst families, especially between parents and their kids. But who said you couldn't spend quality time with someone else's parents? If your dad isn't able to visit you, make an adventure out of becoming a temporary member of someone else's family. Despite this...

Give your dad the ultimate Illini experience

Give your dad the ultimate Illini experience

By Ava Traverso, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2018

It can be stressful to think of what activities to do when your dad comes to town. This Dads Weekend, take the time to make sure your dad gets your version of the authentic Illini experience. Here are some ideas to get you started on planning your schedule for the weekend ahead. Cheer on the Illini ...

Students talk dads

Students talk dads

By Serina Taluja, Assistant Special Sections Editor

November 1, 2018

Our dads tend to be people close to our hearts for being people who love, care for and support us through the thick and thin. Our dads are there to offer sound advice, to lend a hand or simply to listen. In preparation for this year's Dads Weekend, I asked 10 students about their dads, and my heart ...

Grumpy dads require special attention

Grumpy dads require special attention

By Yoav Margalit, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018

When we discuss the behaviors of some of nature’s creatures, we often forget about the less exotic flavors of what we might find. The jaguar is taken to be more interesting than the squirrel, and the eagle is more interesting than the sparrow. But in my own humble opinion, there is an oft-observed creatu...

A dad whose story continues to inspire

By Molly Nguyen, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2018

When I was younger, my dad told me dozens of stories about his life. I was fascinated by each one, but one in particular sticks with me the most. The story I am about to share really defines who he is: a father who deeply loves his family and who will do anything he can to give them the best possible ...

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