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Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Movement: “We have to look at structural racism”

Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Movement: “We have to look at structural racism”

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 21, 2016

The Black Lives Matter movement began in 2013 when three women created the Twitter hashtag #BlackLivesMatter following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin.EJ“It broke my heart. I felt like I got punched in the gut,” said Opal Tometi, co-founder of the movement, during h...

Illinois rowing wins state championship over weekend

Illinois rowing wins state championship over weekend

By Zoe Kaler

April 20, 2015

Illinois hosted the 2015 Illinois Collegiate Rowing Invitational at Clinton Lake in DeWitt, Illinois, on Saturday. The women won the regatta and the men took third, but the team as a whole won the state championship.  In women’s varsity eights, the Illini took first and second place. Illinois’s wom...