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Becoming Clara of “The Nutcracker”

Taylor Feddersen, Ginny Martinez and Erisa Nakamura pose as their characters Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara and Rose Queen, respectively, for this year's production of

By Shalayne Pulia

December 4, 2014

Ginny Martinez’s hand shot up before she knew what she was doing. The slender dancer, perpetually composed, had volunteered to dance for the last audition spot for Clara in the annual Champaign-Urbana Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” Mature beyond her 15 years, Martinez said it was a dream role, an...

Bone marrow registry event to take place on Friday in support of a 2-year-old boy

By Brittney Nadler

March 13, 2014

University students will have the opportunity to register for bone marrow donation in support of a 2-year-old boy battling a rare genetic autoimmune disorder.  Be the Match On Campus, an RSO at the University, is hosting the registry event on March 14 from noon to 6 p.m. at four locations: the Union,...