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Illinois fans cheer from the stands of Memorial Stadium on Sept. 14 during the Illinois game against Eastern Michigan. Though every student has their own personal perspective of the tradition, Homecoming Week is a celebration that brings the campus together.

Nostalgia unites campus during Homecoming

By Meghan Lyons, Contributing Writer October 14, 2019

The word homecoming is one of nostalgia; almost everyone associates something with it fondly. When you think of the word homecoming, does the image of thousands of fans dressed in orange and blue at Memorial...

Law students study in the Albert E. Jenner Jr. Memorial Law Library on Wednesday. Despite the festivities this week, students still commit to getting school work done.

Time management takes priority amid festivities

By Nicholas Beckham, Contributing Writer October 14, 2019

Homecoming can be an exciting and busy time, especially for new students. Even if you’re not directly involved in the events, there are still a lot of things to participate in during Homecoming Week....

Tradition pushes Homecoming into motion

Tradition pushes Homecoming into motion

By Frankie Blanco, Staff Writer October 14, 2019

When someone thinks about Homecoming and what it means at the University, thoughts of cherished traditions and school spirit run rampant in their mind. This is arguably the best time of the year as summer...

Customers enjoy Black Dog Smoke & Ale House in Urbana on April 30. The restaurant has locations in both Champaign and Urbana.

Homecoming chaos calls for restaurant relaxation

By Shivali Shukla , Contributing Writer October 14, 2019

The onset of Homecoming weekend is the perfect time to invite friends and family to spend time sharing in the University’s popular traditions. Between your morning tailgate, cheering on Illinois as it...

The Marching Illini perform their halftime routine at the Homecoming football game. The game was against Purdue and took place on Oct. 13, 2018.

Take part in UI Homecoming celebration

By Ava Traverso , Special Sections Editor October 14, 2019

Monday Oct. 14 Homecoming Party on the Quad, 5-7 p.m. The event will be packed full of food, games, live music and presentations from Illini Athletics. The event is free and open to all students with...

The Illini bench during the Illinois game versus Michigan on Saturday. By going to the Homecoming game, you can ensure you make lifetime memories before leaving the University.

Why you should go to the Homecoming football game

By Samantha Roberson, Social Media Director October 14, 2019

By Sam Roberson Social Media Director Football games at the University aren’t exactly a weekend activity  students are dying to watch. Tickets never sell out, and students rarely tailgate. But Homecoming...

The class of 2019 homecoming court poses for a photo on the balcony of Foellinger Auditorium. The 20 candidates that were selected to serve on the court are viewed as role models for their peers and outstanding representatives of the University of Illinois student body.

Meet UI’s 2019 Homecoming Court

By Ava Traverso October 14, 2019

Tamika Bobo Hometown: Homewood, Illinois College: ACES Major: Food Science and Human Nutrition with a minor in Business Fun fact: She is applying to Master’s programs to pursue a degree in Human...

Students celebrate Unofficial at the KAM’s courtyard on March 1. The campus bar closes officially on Oct. 20 and will reopen in a new location.

10 things to do before KAM’s closes

By Bella Keys , Staff Writer October 14, 2019

These upcoming weeks are the last to get in all the fun you can at KAM’s, the most well known bar on campus closing on Daniel Street as the location changes. I’ve created a list of things you must...

Find comfort in these easy tailgating recipes

By Cassie Reichert, Contributing Writer October 14, 2019

One of the most popular times for tailgating is coming up — homecoming! It’s time to start thinking about what food you’re going to whip up to enjoy before the game. Whether you’re a football junkie...

Crowds gather on the Main Quad to enjoy the weather. This took place during Mom’s Weekend, on April 6.

Homecoming activities for all ages

By Clare Budin, Assistant Special Sections Editor October 14, 2019

If you’re like me and are a legacy student with deeply nostalgic parents, you’ll know the trials and tribulations of Homecoming Week. During this week, alumni can walk the paths of their alma mater...

Illinois remembers, celebrates meaning behind 108-year tradition

By Ava Traverso, Contributing Writer October 8, 2018

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...

Homecoming fashion: orange, blue and beyond

Homecoming fashion: orange, blue and beyond

By Jessica Xu, Contributing Writer October 8, 2018

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....

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