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Prepare for a sparkling, delicious New Year’s Eve

Prepare for a sparkling, delicious New Year’s Eve

By Isabella Jackson

December 31, 2014


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New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate 2014 and start 2015 off right. In recent years, many hosts have chosen to theme parties around silver and gold. These colors offer an air of sophistication, as well as hopes for wealth and prosperity in the year to come. However, preparing food that both tastes ...

New King Dad to be crowned on Dads Weekend

New King Dad to be crowned on Dads Weekend

November 13, 2014


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Fathers may call their daughters “princesses” and treat their children like royalty, but not many children get the chance to call their fathers a “king.” The King Dad Award is awarded every year to one father who shows exemplary support for their children, and gives his sons and daughters a c...

Dads through the decades

Dads through the decades

By Bridget Hynes

November 11, 2014


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Imagine a time when yearly college tuition was in the hundreds, every dorm room had a landline phone and a Friday night beer at the bar cost ten cents. These alumni dads and uncles reminisce about their college years during the 50s, 70s and 80s: 1. “Dates were going to a movie, dinner or going to a...

In Dad’s footsteps

In Dad’s footsteps

By Isabella Jackson

November 11, 2014


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When Mark Sander comes to campus for Dads Weekend, he will be returning to familiar territory. Mark, alumnus from the class of 1980, was a member of the fraternity Phi Kappa Psi (Phi Psi) while he was enrolled at the University. Now, his youngest son, Will, sophomore in Media, has also joined Phi Psi. Thi...

John Milton Gregory: the University’s father

John Milton Gregory: the University’s father

By Josh Cain

November 11, 2014


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While students may know of Alma Mater, the University’s maternal figure, the University’s “father” does not receive as much attention. The University’s founding father and first president, John Milton Gregory, was born in upstate New York on July 6, 1822, to a working-class family. Hard-work...

History of Dads Weekend

History of Dads Weekend

November 11, 2014


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1920 The University of Illinois celebrated its first “Dads Day Weekend.” Not only was this a first for the University, but it was also the first official Dads Day in the country. It is said that Alpha Delta Phi started the idea for Dads Day Weekend. According to a later program, the weekend invo...