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Explore meanings behind flowers at annual show

Explore meanings behind flowers at annual show

By Serina Taluja, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019


Filed under Moms Day Guide, Special Sections

The Moms Weekend Flower Show is celebrating its 64th year as a signature Moms Weekend event. If you have not checked it out in previous years, be sure to get to the Stock Pavilion on Saturday, April 6 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The show can give you the opportunity to see all the hard work the Universi...

Mycology is an ever-expanding field

Mycology is an ever-expanding field

By Serina Taluja, Assistant Technograph Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

The study of the vast natural world around us is something humans have participated in since long before the term “ecology” was coined. Similarly, people studied things like plants, animals and fungi for thousands of years before words like “botany,” “zoology” and “mycology” were developed. The ...

Quantum Information Science emerges in University’s physics department

Quantum Information Science emerges in University’s physics department

By Molly Nguyen, Technograph Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

Quantum Information Science, or QIS, may not be present in everyday life, but pretty soon, it will be. According to the Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology center’s newly named director Paul Kwiat, professor in LAS, this area of research may be the future’s foundation for solving...

Microplastics found to infiltrate Illinois groundwater

Microplastics found to infiltrate Illinois groundwater

By Zack Fishman, Technograph Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

Samuel Panno is concerned about plastic pollution in the environment. He recalled clusters of water bottles in the ocean while in North Carolina and described images of washed-up whale carcasses full of plastic as “shocking.” The geochemist said 8 million tons of the petroleum-based material is added to the ocean every year, and the statistic elicited a sigh of exaspera...

Urban planning research targets Chicago heat vulnerability

Urban planning research targets Chicago heat vulnerability

By Molly Zupan, Technograph Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

When we think about climate change, immediate thoughts jump to extreme storms or rising sea levels. But the repercussions of excessive greenhouse gas emissions and the depletion of natural ecosystems are much greater than the average person acknowledges, particularly in metropolitan regions where residents a...

University experts warn of false information regarding vaccinations

University experts warn of false information regarding vaccinations

By Ava Traverso, Technograph Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

In a time where health sciences are more advanced than they have ever been in human history, many health issues remain highly politicized. One of the most hotly debated issues in modern times is vaccinations. Whether or not to get vaccinated in today’s society has become a hot-ticket issue and has re...

Alcohol-related citations drop since past Unofficials

Alcohol-related citations drop since past Unofficials

By Karen Liu, News Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under News, Unofficial Edition

Alcohol-related citations on Unofficial saw a huge fall last year, dropping from 113 in 2017 to 57 in 2018. These Notices to Appear are not bar citations. While these could be issued for a variety of reasons, the vast majority are for public possession of alcohol or minor in possession of alcohol, ...

Blackouts present unintended consequences

Blackouts present unintended consequences

By YooJin Son and Therese Pokorney

February 28, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News, Unofficial Edition

Without taking caution to your alcohol limit, a few drinks could turn the celebration of Unofficial into a terrible memory. Catharine Fairbairn, assistant professor in LAS, said the social factor of events like Unofficial can increase the likelihood of drinking over the alcohol limit. “A lot of people d...

Student safety is a priority for police

Student safety is a priority for police

By Samantha Boyle and Gillian Dunlop

February 28, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Unofficial Edition

The medical amnesty policy is a state and University rule that keeps underaged drinkers from getting a ticket or getting in trouble if they were to call 911. This could become an important policy to remember during Unofficial. “Let’s say you call 911 and you’ve had a few beers. You’re not going to get...

Business as usual for campus bars on Unofficial

Business as usual for campus bars on Unofficial

By Jose Zepeda, Assistant Daytime News Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Unofficial Edition

Bars and liquor stores in close proximity to the University will have modified service during Unofficial weekend, after both Champaign and Urbana issued emergency orders.  For Champaign bars, no one under 21 is allowed to enter the bars from 10 a.m. Friday to 2:30 a.m. Sunday. For Urbana bars, no on...

Companies caution against unsafe transport

Companies caution against unsafe transport

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


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

Community transportation companies and safety organizations are preparing for Unofficial weekend and potential safety hazards related to the festivities. Amy Snyder, customer service director at the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, said they always send out a bulletin to bus operators and supe...

Exercise in comfort of your own space

Exercise in comfort of your own space

By Ava Traverso, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Housing Guide

One of the best ways to deal with stress during the busy midterm season is with a good workout. The problem with exercising during this time of the school year is it may seem almost impossible to make time to get to the gym. But the days of having to lug your stuff to the ARC or CRCE in our current w...

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