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Box office report: “Chappie”

Box office report: “Chappie”

By Jack Heyden

March 19, 2015

There are only so many hypothetical portrayals of the future that you can lay in front of an audience until a film loses credibility, and that is exactly where “Chappie” went astray. Telling lies has always been a major gray area in the sci-fi and fantasy genres. In fantasy, you can get away wit...

Urbana embraces black culture with educational rally

Urbana embraces black culture with educational rally

By Rachel Bass

February 12, 2015

The #BlackLivesMatter campaign is no stranger to the University. On Dec. 8, crowds of students gathered around the Alma Mater and embraced the worldwide mantra out of support for African-American lives following the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice.The University’s campus community con...

Belegarth Medieval Combat Society links University students

Belegarth Medieval Combat Society links University students

September 9, 2014

Every Monday and Wednesday night, the South Quad becomes a fierce battlefield for approximately 100 students. Their medieval-inspired garb may confuse passing pedestrians as they travel past the battlegrounds. But the knights, marshals and commanders are hard at work as the fights and battles begin. Th...