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Climbing the housing ladder: Why I’ll never be alone with good friends

Climbing the housing ladder: Why I’ll never be alone with good friends

February 24, 2015

Two years ago, when I moved into Illini Tower as a freshman, I had enough nervous butterflies for the entire student population. I had only been away from home a few times — a weeklong journalism camp in high school, and a school trip to Australia for 12 days. To put it simply, the concept of living...

The pros and cons of living in a Greek chapter house

The pros and cons of living in a Greek chapter house

October 7, 2014

No matter where students decide to live on campus, every living situation comes with benefits and drawbacks. Those pros and cons also follow students who choose to live in their fraternity or sorority chapter house. Many Greek houses on campus, but not all, have live-in requirements, generally claimi...

Predicting the teams in the 1st ever College Football Playoff

Predicting the teams in the 1st ever College Football Playoff

By Erik Prado

August 28, 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. College football is back and here to relieve everyone of the miserable heat. A handful of teams kick off today, but as always, the majority will play on Saturday. If past seasons are any indication, 2014 will be a roller coaster of a season. Obviously the ...

University Greeks to hit Foellinger’s stage for annual Atius-Sachem Mom’s Day Sing

University Greeks to hit Foellinger’s stage for annual Atius-Sachem Mom’s Day Sing

By Alexander Vassiliadis

April 1, 2014

After weeks of rehearsals and bonding between several chapters in the University’s Greek community, fraternities and sororities will go head-to-head in a dance competition for the annual Atius-Sachem Mom’s Day Sing at Foellinger Auditorium on April 4 and April 5. The event will pair 10 different...

Shi-Ai aims to become more prevalent in Greek community

Shi-Ai aims to become more prevalent in Greek community

March 20, 2014

On Tuesday, the service organization Shi-Ai held its election for a new executive board. With the new board members set, Shi-Ai hopes to become a more well-recognized organization. “We want to get our name out there and try to make Shi-Ai a more prestigious activity to be involved in,” said Juli...

Alpha Epsilon Phi member serves as ‘Relay’ co-chair

Alpha Epsilon Phi member serves as ‘Relay’ co-chair

By Emma Goodwin

March 18, 2014

Because “cancer never sleeps,” neither did several students who stayed up until the wee hours of Sunday morning, walking around the Armory’s indoor track during Relay For Life. Students representing several campus groups raised proceeds through the fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. M...