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Illini 4000 stops at Alma during cross-country bike ride

Illini 4000 members in front of the Alma Mater on June 10.
June 13, 2015

The Illini 4000 stopped at the Alma Mater to take a break from their 4000-mile cross-country bike ride on Tuesday at 3 p.m.The non-profit organization consists of student bikers who document 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...

Fighting more than fires

Fighting more than fires
April 1, 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,...

University professors make developments in cancer fights for humans, dogs

University professors make developments in cancer fights for humans, dogs
March 30, 2015

For Tim Fan, Ember was more than just a hound dog. Ember, who was bred for research purposes, was one of the first dogs used in the process of testing the effects of PAC-1 drugs on dogs, which work...

Buchanan takes pride in relationship with her mother, a breast cancer survivor

Illinois' Erin Buchanan competes her floor exercise routine during the Gym Jam at Huff Hall on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
January 29, 2015

One white blood cell held the fate of Erin Buchanan’s heart and soul. The night before one of Erin’s biggest gymnastics meets of her junior year of high school, her mother, Jane, was rushed to the...

Look Good Feel Better provides a new outlook for cancer patients

December 9, 2014

The physical repercussions of cancer are no match for the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) and the Professional Beauty Association’s (PBA) program, Look Good Feel Better.  Developed in 1989, Look Good...

Tea steeped in health benefits

December 8, 2014

While coffee and energy drinks may tend to prevail as drinks of choice during finals cram sessions, students shouldn’t overlook tea as an option. The drink, in many capacities, has an array of benefits,...

UI student talks life after losing mother to breast cancer

Nicole’s mother, Darcie Crifase, at age 21, the same age as Nicole is now.
November 3, 2014

Nicole Crifase remembers sitting in the bathtub, clutching her knees and trying to comprehend what had just happened. It was March 27, 2005, and her mother, Darcie Crifase, had just lost her battle against...

Q&A with counterculture enthusiast and alumnus, Steven Hager

Q&A with counterculture enthusiast and alumnus, Steven Hager
October 20, 2014

Steven Hager sat on a small, wooden bench in the Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory. His tall, thin frame leaned against the wall, legs crossed, hands escaping a finger-laced position only to gesture...

‘Yoga in the Gallery’ class brings zen to Illini Union

September 10, 2014

For the first time, students will be able to gaze at portraits in the Illini Union Art Gallery — while doing yoga. The Illini Union Board, in collaboration with Campus Recreation, will provide a free...

Medical marijuana shops to open in Urbana

August 6, 2014

Urbana residents may soon see medical marijuana facilities open for business after the Urbana City Council voted unanimously at its Monday meeting to decide where and how shops can be regulated within...

#CalebsCrew supports University student’s brother in fight against Leukemia

Caleb Miller vacations in Holland, Mich., last summer, before being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
April 7, 2014

Waking up on Feb. 15 for Zach Miller, sophomore in Business, should have been like any other day — get up, shower and head to class. After class, he was supposed to go to a meeting, but instead, he received...

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