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May 5, 2015

When Andrew Yoon was forced to give up soccer because of an injury, he found a new activity to pursue: e-gaming. “The thing about e-sports is that you either like it or you don’t like it,” said the...

Moving past melanoma

Skin cancer survivor, Kaitlin Johnson, proudly presents her surgical scar and melanoma awareness tattoo in recognition of Melanoma Monday.
May 4, 2015

In October, Kaitlin Johnson got a tattoo. She stood patiently as the tattoo artist inked delicate orange and blue flowers connected by a green vine around her leg. The needle hurt, of course, but she was...

New campus recycling bins aim to bring waste awareness

New campus recycling bins aim to bring waste awareness
April 30, 2015

In an effort to make campus more eco-friendly and closer to a zero-waste initiative, 20 new recycling bins with standardized signage were installed on the Quad this month, making 30 total recycling/landfill...

Unifying cultures through cricket

Students play cricket on the South Quad on April 24. Participants are members of the Cricket Club of Illinois, a registered student organization. Cricket tournament finals will be Sunday on the South Quad.
April 30, 2015

Every Friday night since April 4, the South Quad has transformed into a cricket field.Over 100 people, mostly from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, spread out across the lawn to play cricket for recreation....

Illini 4000 prepares to bike across the country

Illini 4000 members will bike through 13 states on their 4,519.1 mile journey starting May 23.
April 29, 2015

They end at the Golden Gate Bridge, weave past accident-prone casual bikers, and glide down one final hill before reuniting with their families on a beach after 73 days apart. They are Illini 4000, a registered...

Humans vs. Zombies: A chilling game of tag

Humans vs. Zombies: A chilling game of tag
April 29, 2015

It was a night near Halloween. The humans scurried toward the hill in the Arboretum in hopes of completing their final mission. With only the moon as their source of light, they began building a fort they...

From the South Farms to the Netherlands

From the South Farms to the Netherlands
April 28, 2015

Mary Dickerson has always loved animals. This summer, however, she will combine this love with adventure while working for a dairy farm in the Netherlands. Dickerson, sophomore in ACES, is the first and...

David Sedaris’ evening at the Virginia

David Sedaris’ evening at the Virginia
April 28, 2015

David Sedaris has a key to the city and promised to steal Champaign’s riches while its citizens sleep. The author was honored with the key by Mayor Don Gerard before his performance, “An Evening with...

First annual Spring Jam concert brings B.o.B., Timeflies

Timeless lead singer, Cal Shapiro, freestyle raps a song about the University during Spring Jam at the Main Quad on Sunday.
April 27, 2015

A location students usually use to study and commute to class was converted into a stage and outdoor concert venue Sunday afternoon. The University’s first annual Spring Jam concert hosted well-known...

Cooties and crushes: Brain region finds new role in development

Cooties and crushes: Brain region finds new role in development
April 27, 2015

Glance at a playground — you’ll see boys and girls running around, trying to avoid catching “cooties” from each other. It’s normal behavior for young children, and according to research by...

UI grad student creates chocolate-covered pretzel business

Hoke has created her pretzel treats for a variety of occasions, including an Easter party, baby shower and Unofficial celebration.
April 27, 2015

When the savory, rich taste of chocolate is combined with the crisp, saltiness of pretzels, a delectable snack is created for anyone with a sweet tooth or salt craving. Rebecca Hoke, graduate student in...

“Olde” favorite donut shop finds new life

Eric Seeds in the Derald's food truck.
April 22, 2015

Ye Olde Donut Shoppe may not date back to Medieval England, as the name’s spelling suggests, but it was founded nearly 60 years ago, making it an area institution. The business has gone through many...

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