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The price to pay for campus bars on New Year’s Eve

Students standing in line outside of Red Lion on Oct. 17.

By Emma Palatnik, Assistant features editor

December 30, 2017

On New Year’s Eve, many students travel back to Champaign to ring in the new year at various campustown bars. Cover, or the entrance fee to a bar, on any normal night ranges from $5 to $10, but on New Year’s Eve, prices drastically increase. Some bars even charge as much as $75. Ahead of time, many...

Students create app to pay for cover digitally

Cover'd is a new app created by University students that lets users pay for cover to get into Kam's digitally.

By Maddie Galassi

November 30, 2015

A University student has found a way to fix a common problem many students encounter in the nightlife — paying cover at bars.Cover’d, which launched November 17, is an app that allows users to pay for cover at Kam’s on their mobile device, eliminating the need for cash to enter the bar. Th...

Traditional Greek Reunion weekend hosted at University

Many line up in front of Joe's Brewery during Greek Reunion on July 12, 2014. Each year, Greek Reunion draws many students back to Champaign during the summer season.

July 14, 2014

Regular Champaign bar-goers can now return to on-campus bars without the crowds, rowdiness and $5 to $10 covers that come with the summer annual Greek Reunion weekend. Greek Reunion was hosted at the University this past weekend, starting on Friday afternoon and ending in the early hours of Sunday mo...

Bartenders on Unofficial serve up holiday spirits, counseling

Bartenders on Unofficial serve up holiday spirits, counseling

By Christen McGlynn

March 10, 2014

The sea of green begins to overwhelm me as I see herds of bodies rushing toward my fellow bartenders and I, all demanding the same request: more alcohol. As if drinking all morning until 8 p.m. is not enough, students at the University are ready to rally until the bars close at 2 a.m. All in the nam...

Illinois to face No. 11 Colorado

By By: Stephen Bourbon

December 7, 2013

The Illini might have to face their toughest test of the season without their head coach. Head coach Matt Bollant might not travel with the Illini (5-4) when it travels west to face No. 11 Colorado (7-0) on Saturday as he is sick with the flu. “We still have to go and play hard,” guard Alexis S...