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Illini soccer closes out season against Wisconsin at home

Illinois’ Reagan Robishaw challenges for possession during the game against Michigan at Illinois Track and Soccer stadium on Sunday, Oct. 26. The Illini lost 2-1. Robishaw and her teammates look to prove themselves tomorrow against UW.

October 30, 2014

The Illinois soccer team will wrap up the regular season on Friday, hosting a No. 11 ranked Wisconsin team who sits at 15-2-1 (9-2-1 Big Ten) and is all but assured a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Illinois, on the other hand, will look to win the game against a high scoring Wisconsin team that has scored 36 goals so far...

UI alumni reflect on their time on campus

By Christina Oehler

October 21, 2014

The University of Illinois is known for many of its iconic characteristics: its strong engineering program, the Alma Mater and the deep history of the reputable school amid the cornfields. Yet among all of these things that make Illinois so unique, one of its characteristics that may be often overlo...

Born British, pledged Greek

Natalie Pittman

By Elizabeth Dye

April 9, 2014

Natalie Pittman does not personally know the royal family. She does not enjoy a side of crumpets with her afternoon tea. And although she may be from the United Kingdom, she is not from London. The junior in LAS defies the stereotypes students often assume of her as a study abroad student and has in...

Valentine’s Day: A not-so-sweet origin

An envelope addressed to Benjamin Nelson on Feb. 13, 1909, containing a Valentine's Day greeting. 

February 13, 2014

The date is Feb. 14, 1817. A young man eagerly pens a Valentine’s Day poem for the young lady who has caught his fancy. Taking great care with the rhyme and the card, he hands it off to the postman and awaits her reply. Shortly thereafter, he receives a lace-covered Valentine’s response, but alas, n...