The Daily Illini

PACA finds new uses for historic buildings

Abrar Al-Heeti, staff writer. The Preservation and Conservation Association (PACA) uncovers many gems in the local area, including a key to the city of Champaign in a house located near the intersection of Fifth Street and Springfield Avenue.

By Abrar Al-Heeti

December 4, 2014

When Thomas Garza attended Edison Middle School, he would often look out the classroom window and wonder about an old house on the east side of the building. It was moments like these that influenced him to work toward preserving that house and other buildings like it.   Garza is now the executive di...

Registering an RSO can be stressful but rewarding

By Taylor Lucero

August 22, 2014

There are more than 1,100 registered student organizations on campus, and University students, faculty and staff can add their own clubs to the list through the Office of Registered Organizations using the website “CollegiateLink.” To register an RSO, preliminary requirements must be met, includin...

Students train for this weekend’s Illinois Marathon

By David Rothmund

April 24, 2014

For the past five years, thousands of individuals have traveled from across the globe to run on the flat terrain around Champaign-Urbana in the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon races. This year, the marathon’s events will begin Thursday and continue until Saturday.  Last year, the event attracted a ...

CU on Board provides outlet for artistic expression

CU on Board provides outlet for artistic expression

February 26, 2014

This semester, local students at Edison Middle School in Champaign can take their artistic creativity and put it all on the table — or, rather, the skateboard deck — as part of CU on Board, a community-based art initiative. The project, part of an art after-school program called “artspeak,” ...