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UI grad student creates chocolate-covered pretzel business

UI grad student creates chocolate-covered pretzel business

By Maddie Galassi

April 26, 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 Social Work, is putting a twist on the common snack by starting her own gourmet chocolate-covered ...

UI professor researches photosynthesis to increase food supply

By Earn Saenmuk

April 13, 2015

According to a paper published by the scientific journal PLOS ONE, the world food supply will not be enough to sustain the growing global population by 2050. While some governments have tried to limit population growth — like China — a University professor is looking at a different way to solve the p...

Red Herring: serving Vegan food for a purpose

Red Herring: serving Vegan food for a purpose

By Emily Scott

April 13, 2015

On a warm April evening, Durl and Jan Kruse relaxed with their friends after they finished a Japanese-fusion meal at the Red Herring, Urbana’s first all-vegan restaurant. Jan showed off two loyalty cards covered in little red herring-shaped stamps.  “I’m saving this one for a friend,” she said.  ...

The Goldberg Effect

The Goldberg Effect

April 7, 2015

What started off as a transformation toward engineering education turned into a movement. Former engineering professor and co-founder of iFoundry at the University, Dr. David E. Goldberg, has continued to inspire more than engineering students at the University. In October, Goldberg published a book titled, “A Whol...

New app Trio lets users create videos and memes

New app Trio lets users create videos and memes

By Madeline Galassi

April 5, 2015

Videos and memes have become increasingly popular and can be seen almost everywhere on the web. A new app, Trio, allows users to create them on their own device by choosing different multimedia from across the web. Trio, which was launched on March 4 by the company Meograph, is the first of its kind ...

Fighting more than fires

Fighting more than fires

By Brittney Nadler

March 31, 2015

Former St. Joseph Fire Chief Rusty Chism began to notice shortness of breath in the summer of 2013. He thought it may have been related to his heart, but his doctor said it was working fine. They were, however, concerned with a dark spot that appeared just below his chest. The dark spot turned out to be...

Courier Café serves up old-fashioned food, memories

Courier Café serves up old-fashioned food, memories

By Lillian Barkley

March 30, 2015

In a small, corner cafe, Pullman railroad berth lights illuminate the booths, a large pendulum clock keeps time on a far wall, a gold Palace Opera House chandelier shines above the dining room and a red airplane with a propeller that acts as a fan for the main dining room hangs above customers’ he...

Dating app Fortu to launch on campus

By Drake Pena

March 30, 2015

Coming to campus this spring, Fortu is an app designed to change the way people look at online dating, according to Jason White, founder of the app. The app uses three major pillars: initial physical attraction, an event that both parties find interesting and an available time that works for both use...

Facebook Lite app gives access to users in developing countries

Facebook Lite app gives access to users in developing countries

February 4, 2015

Some users of the Facebook mobile app know the frustration of inconsistent Internet connections and running out of storage. But for users in developing countries, accessing the app can be nearly impossible. However, this is now changing in certain developing countries because of Facebook’s newest developmen...

Pho Café & Thai Kitchen opens on Green Street

Pho Café & Thai Kitchen opens on Green Street

By Maddie Galassi

February 3, 2015

Green Street welcomed Pho Café & Thai Kitchen, a Thai restaurant serving a wide variety of unique dishes, during a quiet opening over winter break. The new café, located at 611-B E. Green St., officially opened on Dec. 22 by three first-time restaurant owners. Souphaphone Soutchay, who along w...

A new harvest for Strawberry Fields

A new harvest for Strawberry Fields

By Lillian Barkley

January 28, 2015

Champaign-Urbana lost a community staple on Dec. 14, when health food store Strawberry Fields closed after 40 years of business. But, much like strawberry harvesting season itself, a new Strawberry Fields will be growing in its place around late April.  Mohammad Al-Heeti, owner of World Harvest Internatio...

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