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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to come to campus Saturday

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders will come to campus on Saturday for a rally at the ARC. 

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 11, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is coming to the University on Saturday. The Vermont Senator will hold a rally on campus in preparation for Tuesday's Illinois primary. The rally will be held at the Activities and Recreation Center at 201 E. Peabody Drive in Champaign. Ac...

IIAA brings together kids and volleyball at the ARC

Two teams face off in the IIAA's volleyball tournament at the ARC on Saturday, Dec. 12. Photo courtesy of Tom Corr, IIAA

By James Boyd

December 17, 2015

Play to win. Have fun. Be a good person. Hold yourself accountable.Those were the four rules that Tom Corr, executive director of the Illinois Inter-Agency Athletic Association, said to each youth volleyball team before they faced off at the Activities and Recreation Center on Saturday.Normally, the...

University will save $70,000 with new ARC lights

University will save $70,000 with new ARC lights

By Madison Johnston

May 11, 2015

After the installation of new energy efficient lighting in three gyms at the ARC, the University will potentially save more than $70,000 this coming fiscal year.The previous 400 light fixtures, 400 watts individually, were replaced with 100 watt Metalux High-Bay Light-Emitting Diodes, HBLED, luminaires fo...

Despite changes, ARC scuba clinic floats on

Brad Knop, scuba instructor at the ARC and the Midwest SCUBA Center in Champaign, is gearing up to lead the three two-week sessions for scuba diving offered this spring.

By Susan Szuch

February 9, 2015

 As a three-year-old boy watching the TV series, “Sea Hunt,” Brad Knop became fascinated with breathing underwater. “It was on every week, and Lloyd Bridges was the diver in it, he was whom the plot was about,” Knop said. “I knew I wanted to be a diver, and he was my inspiration. ... That’...

New group fitness class makes hearts POUND

David Robertson, senior in Media, will be teaching the POUND class at the ARC this semester. The class will be a new addition to the group fitness options at Campus Rec.

By Lillian Barkley

January 20, 2015

A new group fitness class marches to the beat of its own drum.  The POUND class, which combines rhythmic drumming with high-impact workouts, will be taught by David Robertson at the ARC at 6 p.m. every Thursday. Robertson, senior in Media, said the workout is “totally something new and inventive t...

Work out, don’t stress out

Meghan Drew, freshman in Engineering, demonstrates various yoga poses.

By Isabella Jackson

December 11, 2014

With final exams quickly approaching, the stress levels on campus are quickly rising. However, before wallowing in self-pity and a growing pile of class notes, students should look for healthy ways to deal with their stress.  This can be as simple as taking a short break from studying or homework to work out. Ac...

Expressing individuality through winter styles

Expressing individuality through winter styles

By Darrah Perryman

December 1, 2014

Campus will take a sharp plunge into the arctic abyss, summoning sweaters and scarves while crop tops and short-shorts become a distant memory. Although the new season brings layers and thick sweaters to shield the skin, for some the prospect of having a perfect body is a constant battle that follows the...

Dads Weekend Calendar of Events

November 11, 2014

Friday, Nov. 14 Friday Night Films: Expendables 3 7 p.m. Location: Illini Union Pine Lounge Cost: Free, popcorn will be provided for first 100 attendees Illini Student Musicals Presents: West Side Story 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Location: Lincoln Hall Theatre Cost: $8 students, $10 public Illinois Basketbal...

Men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams open with preseason tourney

Illinois’ Nik Goncin shoots the ball during the game against Milwaukee at the Activities and Recreation Center on Saturday.

By Eli Schwadron and Drake Pena

November 10, 2014

Hard hitting, intense, violent. These might be words you use to describe a sport like football or rugby, but there is another sport being played in Champaign-Urbana that is the epitome of these descriptions: wheelchair basketball.  Everything you expect to see when watching basketball can be found in wheelchair play. ...

Q&A with Lauren Stites on Engineering Career Fair

Students met with employers at the Engineering Employment Expo last year, which ran from Sept. 23 Sept. 25.

September 23, 2014

The Engineering Career Fair will take place Tuesday and Wednesday at the ARC from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The event focuses on introducing current and former University Engineering students to companies seeking full-time employees and interns for the upcoming semester and summer. Held by Engineering Care...

MTD buses provide rides to students on and off campus

May 28, 2014

When there’s somewhere you need to go, whether you are rushing for class or heading out for the night, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, commonly known as MTD, buses will get you there. Especially during the winter months, MTD saves students from the harsh winters by providing transporta...

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