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Unique RSOs offer alternative workout option

By Lillian Barkley

August 19, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

Among the performances on Quad Day, two athletic RSOs tend to garner more whispers and sideways glances. Illini Pole Fitness and Bellydance UIUC members will take the stage on Aug. 23 in an effort to draw attention and increase membership.“The pole definitely drags people in and piques their curiosit...

Biden’s visit inspires continued interest in campaign to end sexual assault

Biden’s visit inspires continued interest in campaign to end sexual assault

By Maggie Sullivan

May 10, 2015


Filed under News

By Maggie Sullivanstaff writerVice President Joe Biden visited the University to celebrate students’ efforts with the “It’s On Us” campaign to end sexual assault on college campuses. The White House launched the “It’s On Us” campaign in October and the University quickly led the pack in ...

Biden addresses male role in ending sexual assault

Biden addresses male role in ending sexual assault

By Declan Harty

April 23, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

Vice President Joe Biden stressed the importance of the role of men in speaking out and supporting survivors of sexual assault at the “It’s On Us” rally at Campus Recreation Center East on Thursday.Biden commended survivors for their courage when speaking out about their assaults and encourage...

Biden visit to UI to stress accomplishments in 'It’s On Us' Initiative

By Declan Harty

April 23, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

Vice President Joe Biden will be accompanied by actress Jessica Szohr on his Thursday visit to the University to stress accomplishments made by students at the University and recognize the importance behind Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, according to a press release.Biden will also release de...

A FAR-out time

A FAR-out time

February 24, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

One of the most anticipated moments of my summer before college was receiving my housing assignment from the University. I was hoping to get somewhere in Ikenberry Commons because of its social aspect, and my second choice was Allen Hall, because it seemed artsy and cool. At the time, I felt pretty co...

Work out, don’t stress out

Work out, don’t stress out

By Isabella Jackson

December 11, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

With final exams quickly approaching, the stress levels on campus are quickly rising. However, before wallowing in self-pity and a growing pile of class notes, students should look for healthy ways to deal with their stress.  This can be as simple as taking a short break from studying or homework to work out. Ac...

‘The Divine Nine’ makes a comeback in the annual Stepdown show

‘The Divine Nine’ makes a comeback in the annual Stepdown show

By Amelia Mugavero

April 17, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

In the annual Stepdown Show, members of Black Greek sororities and fraternities will make their voices heard through dance, acting and step performances. This year, two voices of the newly completed “Divine Nine” will resonate in the auditorium, making this year’s show one of the largest lineups of...

A tale of two cities: Champaign vs. Urbana

A tale of two cities: Champaign vs. Urbana

February 11, 2014


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Separated by an ever-powerful hyphen, Champaign and Urbana have completely different personalities. With two sides of a campus that are two different kinds of diverse, deciding where to live is an age-old dilemma. The reputation is that Urbana is filled with the artsy, hipster crowd that love indie rock...