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Students rejoice through multiple holiday celebrations

Students rejoice through multiple holiday celebrations

By Maddie Galassi

December 25, 2014


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Christmas is quickly approaching, and for some University students, the holiday season is twice as joyous. While it is not always a holiday celebrated strictly for religious purposes, some students celebrate not only Christmas, but other holidays as well to celebrate multiple faiths. Allie Wessel, fre...

Open signs on Christmas Day

Open signs on Christmas Day

By Abrar Al-Heeti

December 24, 2014


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Each winter on Dec. 25, parts of Champaign-Urbana turn into what resembles a ghost town, as many people spend the day celebrating the holidays with family and friends in their homes or travel out of town. But for those who are here, away from family, and don’t celebrate Christmas or want somewhere l...

Ideas to perfect the art of gift wrapping

Ideas to perfect the art of gift wrapping

By Annabeth Carlson

December 22, 2014


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As a kid, wrapping Christmas presents was not my strong suit, and it was not my dad’s either. Each year he would ask me to wrap his presents for my mom. They always turned out interesting to say the least. Once I used an entire roll of paper on one gift, and another time I was so frustrated I gave my...

The most festive street in Urbana

The most festive street in Urbana

By Annabeth Carlson

December 11, 2014


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For Rich Barnett, the annual opening of Candlestick Lane means it is time to dress as Frosty the Snowman. For Kim Harden, it means decorating her yard with the help of her children. And for Kipp Bates, it means seeing his three-year-old son’s excitement when Grant Place is brightly illuminated by ...

Volunteers rebuild in Ferguson

Volunteers rebuild in Ferguson

By Rebecca Jacobs

December 1, 2014


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FERGUSON, MO. — Store windows along Florissant Road in Ferguson, Missouri, are boarded up, but the windows won’t be drab for long.  Volunteers are painting the plywood where rioters and looters damaged property the night of Nov. 24 following the grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren ...

Urbana’s Holiday Market sells fresh, homemade products, supports community

Urbana’s Holiday Market sells fresh, homemade products, supports community

By Annabeth Carlson

November 17, 2014


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With the first snow flurries of the year in the air and festive decorations appearing in stores and on street lamps, the holiday season has arrived and with it Urbana’s annual Holiday Market. Urbana’s Holiday Market is a series of weekly markets every Saturday between Nov. 8 and Dec. 20 inside Lincoln...

Sustainable Student Farm grows year-round

Sustainable Student Farm grows year-round

October 22, 2014


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At its intersection with South Windsor Road, Lincoln Avenue turns into a gravel driveway that leads to barns, sheds and a fenced-in seven-acre area of plots full of rows of plants. With only a few greenhouse frames and various crops outside, the Sustainable Student Farm is so much more than what it ap...

Pop-up plant business plans to set down new roots at Furniture Lounge

Pop-up plant business plans to set down new roots at Furniture Lounge

By Frances Welch

September 8, 2014


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For most college students, lacking a green thumb and having a shrinking wallet can scare away any thought of plant ownership. However, a new pop-up business, Plant Mode, located in downtown Champaign, may be the perfect solution.  The tropical houseplant business will be moving from its current loft space to Furnitur...

Top spots for coffee stops; Students are keen on their favorite coffee bean

Top spots for coffee stops; Students are keen on their favorite coffee bean

By Christen McGlynn

April 29, 2014


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Whether students at the University are cramming for an exam, struggling through a long day of classes after a night out or simply trying to wake up, they usually turn to the one thing that has the perfect amount of caffeine — coffee.  With a variety of options available on campus, how is one to ch...

The 12 Drinks of Christmas

The 12 Drinks of Christmas

By David Rothmund

December 10, 2013


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Lace up your boots, put on your gloves and zip up your coat. Christmas is slowly, but surely, approaching. Your last few weeks on campus will most likely be spent watching your favorite Christmas movies, drinking warm drinks, attending holiday-themed parties and, unfortunately, stressing over that drea...