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Illinois remembers, celebrates meaning behind 108-year tradition

By Ava Traverso, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Homecoming Guide, Special Sections

Homecoming Week is here, and it is the perfect time to look into the  past surrounding how the tradition began in the first place. The University of Illinois began homecoming celebrations in the 20th century, and it is still known for being one of the first universities in the country to have hosted...

Homecoming fashion: orange, blue and beyond

Homecoming fashion: orange, blue and beyond

By Jessica Xu, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Homecoming Guide, Special Sections

As one of the most beloved and memorable traditions at the University, Homecoming has always been a great time for reuniting alumni and making new connections between students since its start in 1910. During this wonderful week, old friends get to relive Illinois experiences while new members get to explo...

Clashing calendars: Homecoming Week and your student schedule

By Yoav Margalit, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Homecoming Guide, Special Sections

Ah, Homecoming Week. A time-honored University holiday where, in between panic-stricken midterms and feverish essay-writing, we find the time to try to have some school-sponsored fun. Going around the campus to interview people about what their plans for this celebratory week are, it’s striking to...

Boilermakers versus Illini: Who will win?

Boilermakers versus Illini: Who will win?

By Serina Taluja, Assistant Special Sections Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Homecoming Guide, Special Sections

Fall is upon us, and we all know what that means: Homecoming weekend is right around the corner. As this highly anticipated weekend approaches, it’s important we, as Illini, understand whom we’re going up against on Oct. 13  at the big Homecoming football game. This year, it looks like that unlucky team i...

Tips and tricks to maximize your tailgating experience

Tips and tricks to maximize your tailgating experience

By Natalie Stanowski, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Homecoming Guide, Special Sections

Homecoming Week is upon us, and many of us are preparing for the Illinois versus Purdue game. With the game planned to start at 2:30 p.m., there will be plenty of time for fans to get out their grills and mingle beforehand. Tailgating before a game is not only a great way to show your team spirit, but it...

Here’s your Homecoming Week schedule

By Molly Zupan, Special Sections Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Homecoming Guide, Special Sections

Mon. Oct. 8 Noon Free lunch on the Main Quad Tues. Oct. 9  No events listed. Wed. Oct. 10 All day Wear Orange Wednesday: Illinois Spirit Day. 4 p.m. Student Homecoming Barbecue at Washington  Park, 245 E. Chalmers St. The event will end at 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m. State Farm Center presents: The ...

Class of 2019 Homecoming Court

By Molly Zupan, Special Sections Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Homecoming Guide, Special Sections

The following 20 students were selected for the Class of 2019's Homecoming Court for their outstanding leadership qualities, academic achievements and community involvement. Muneeb Ansari Major/College: Specialized Chemistry, LAS Hometown: Glendale Heights, IL Fun fact: I would sell my soul for Auntie ...

Snag your spot: best watching places for Homecoming Parade

By Aaysuh Aggarwal, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Homecoming Guide, Special Sections

Each year, large crowds gather across campus to watch it, alumni travel to see it, hundreds of people walk in it and it is roughly two miles long. What is it? You guessed it: It’s the University’s annual Homecoming Parade. The parade is on Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. It begins on Sixth Street and ends on Ore...

Q&A with a student alumni ambassador

By Molly Nguyen, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Homecoming Guide, Special Sections

One of the biggest events on the University’s agenda is Homecoming. A lot of students celebrate it, but who plans it? Not just one person, that’s for sure. Homecoming is an event planned by our very own Student Alumni Ambassadors. This RSO has roughly 90-100 members, and each contributes to the planning of ...

Parading from past to future: Illinois celebrates time-honored tradition

By Sonal Singh, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Homecoming Guide, Special Sections

In October 1910, the University celebrated its very first Homecoming. Today, some of the festivities are the same, but many have evolved. The Homecoming Parade has existed for decades and, with time, it has become an event the University is proud to host. If students and alumni aren’t participati...

10 essentials for the Homecoming tailgate

10 essentials for the Homecoming tailgate

By Julie Kang, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Homecoming Guide, Special Sections

Tailgating is fun, but it is important to be prepared for the long day ahead by packing efficiently. The tailgate may be long depending on when you start, and you're going to need a lot of items when getting ready for the big game. Here are 10 items to bring to make your tailgating experience the best ...

Dos and don’ts of Homecoming Week

Dos and don’ts of Homecoming Week

By Kaolin Sewell, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Homecoming Guide, Special Sections

During the week of Oct. 22 to 28, both alumni and current students will come together to celebrate the 2017 Homecoming Week. This week is full of events for Illini fans all over the country and is often the time for families to visit students on campus to enjoy a weekend filled with activities. Do ...

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