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Moms Weekend: out-of-state student style

Moms Weekend: out-of-state student style

By Julie Kang, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Moms Day Guide, Special Sections

Students from states other than Illinois often experience campus differently than those who are close to home. Traveling back home is less of an option, so special weekends, such as Moms Weekend, can be a highlight of the academic year.  Although some moms can make the journey to campus, others can...

Sometimes distance brings you closer

Sometimes distance brings you closer

By Arden Youn, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Moms Day Guide, Special Sections

Throughout my entire life, I have bickered with my mom more times than I can count. These fights were never big but a steady stream of little spats. It seems the most striking feature I inherited from her is her temper. Since I’ve been away at college, I’ve realized how much my mom means to me. Being...

Flowers, brunches and water carnivals: 96 years of Moms Weekend

Flowers, brunches and water carnivals: 96 years of Moms Weekend

By Zack Fishman, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Moms Day Guide, Special Sections

Countless mothers have been celebrated during Moms Weekend at the University, but a long and changing history has provided them some very different experiences over time. From its initial celebration in 1922 to the events planned for 2018, the campus holiday has seen many changes pass by and even more...

Gifts to make for Moms Weekend

Gifts to make for Moms Weekend

By Melissa Wagner, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Moms Day Guide, Special Sections

From macaroni necklaces to finger-painted masterpieces, moms will hold on to gifts made by their kids until they inevitably fall apart years (or days) later. As kids grow older, the homemade gifts become more rare, even though their artistic capabilities have likely grown exponentially. This Moms Weekend,...

How to have fun and finish homework too during Moms Weekend

How to have fun and finish homework too during Moms Weekend

By Joseph Longo, Managing Editor for Reporting

April 6, 2017


Filed under Moms Day Guide, Special Sections

Mid-April isn’t the ideal time of year for Moms Weekend. The spring break letdown has finally sunk in and the end-of-the-year rush is beginning. This means endless projects, homework and tasks to finish. Plus if you’re an upperclassman, add in summer internships or job stress. However, there’s a ...

Best C-U brunch spots to impress your mom

Best C-U brunch spots to impress your mom

By Lillian Barkley, Editor-in-chief

April 6, 2017


Filed under Moms Day Guide, Special Sections

It’s the last day of Moms Weekend. You’ve spent the day before walking around campus, visiting the craft fair or flower show and, of course, showing your mom all of your favorite bars. There’s only one thing left to cap off a good weekend: brunch. Luckily, there are plenty of restaurants on a...

DI Look-a-like Contest Winners

DI Look-a-like Contest Winners

By Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor

April 6, 2017


Filed under Moms Day Guide, Special Sections

Hannah Perl First Place: $20 gift certificate to V.Picasso, $100 tab at Joe’s Brewery, $50 for Big Grove Tavern and manicures and pedicures at BJ Grand Salon & Spa Major: Civil and Environmental Engineering Year: Senior Hometown: Long Grove, Illinois Activities/Interests: Hannah enjoys ...

Editorial: A letter from Alma for visiting moms

Editorial: A letter from Alma for visiting moms

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 6, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Moms Day Guide, Opinions, Top Stories

Starting Friday, families will start arriving on campus to celebrate Moms Weekend. As a mother myself since 1929, Moms Weekend is one of my favorite campus celebrations. After a day filled with catching up, exploring campus and checking out the campus facilitated activities, there is always a bit of worry...

How to clean your room before your mom arrives

How to clean your room before your mom arrives

By Courtney Boyer, Opinions Editor

April 6, 2017


Filed under Moms Day Guide, Special Sections

Our moms know us better than we give them credit for. They know when we just shove everything under our beds in an attempt to make our rooms look “cleaner.” This isn’t fooling anyone. The musky smell of dirty clothes and unwashed dishes will linger around far longer than the actual clothes and...

Taking your mom to the bars?

Taking your mom to the bars?

By Natasha Mosquera, Staff writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Moms Day Guide, Special Sections

As Moms Weekend approaches, the campus community is ready to spend time with families. The weekend is sure to be a promising one with the awesome activities the University has planned; however, the fun won’t last until 2 a.m. So what do you do to keep your mom entertained late at night? The answer is s...

Seven songs for your Moms Weekend

Seven songs for your Moms Weekend

By Harrison Lindholm, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Moms Day Guide, Special Sections

Moms Weekend is a great time to show the woman who raised you the wonderful campus you are a part of. I have curated a playlist to help you mentally prepare yourself for a wonderful time with your mom. This playlist consists of songs about moms and for moms. It’s music many of our moms listened to d...

Off-campus activities for moms weekend

Off-campus activities for moms weekend

By Jessica Potempa, Contributing Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Moms Day Guide, Special Sections

Whether your mom, grandma or whole family is visiting to celebrate Moms Weekend, there are many activities to partake in, both on and off campus. It’s always fun to show your visitors around the Main Quad, your favorite cafes or one of the local bars. But for an original Moms Weekend experience, try t...

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