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Lillian Barkley

Lillian Barkley, Editor-in-Chief

I'm a junior in Journalism with a minor in Gender and Women's Studies. Since I joined the DI as a freshman, I've been features editor, assistant copy chief and a paid reporter. I'm so excited to be editor-in-chief this year. I have family in the area, so the University was my second home growing up, and I love being able to strengthen my connection with the community through journalism. I'm also a music-lover, a casual foodie and a definite cat person.

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With two locations in Champaign-Urbana, Black Dog Smoke & Ale House is a popular destination for a date night. The restaurant doesn't take reservations, so make sure to come early, or stay late.


March 15, 2018
Andrew Bird is coming to Urbana on Monday at 8 p.m. at Canopy Club. Bird is from Illinois and would visit the University when he was in college at Illinois Wesleyan. The Illinois native said he thinks the Canopy Club performance “should be a fun show.”

Andrew Bird Q&A

January 30, 2017
Kevin Barnes, 41, is the lead singer and songwriter for of Montreal. of Montreal will perform at The Highdive on Wednesday as part of the Pygmalion Show Series.

of Montreal Q&A

September 7, 2015
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