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PSA hosts conference to strengthen cultural community

PSA hosts conference to strengthen cultural community

November 3, 2010


Filed under Life & Culture

Each year, the Philippine Student Association hosts the largest Asian-American conference in the Midwest. FACT, which stands for Filipino-Americans Coming Together, unites Asian-American based groups to explore their culture and strengthen their community. PSA, founded in 1919, is one of the oldest RSOs on campus...

This day in history

December 16, 2009


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Today is Wednesday, Dec. 16, the 350th day of 2009. There are 15 days left in the year. On Dec. 16, 1773, the Boston Tea Party took place as American colonists boarded a British ship and dumped more than 300 chests of tea overboard to protest tea taxes. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 16, 1773, the Boston ...

‘Fourth Kind’ a half-baked mess

November 4, 2009


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The flat-lining, alien-abduction thriller “The Fourth Kind” offers a close encounter that buries an interesting idea under a barrage of gimmicky, carnivallike hokum. The movie’s unwieldy mix of degraded pseudo-documentary footage and “Unsolved Mystery”-style re-enactments is as unconvincing as it its di...

Fifth annual Pygmalion Music Festival expected to draw crowd

Fifth annual Pygmalion Music Festival expected to draw crowd

September 17, 2009


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Two months. That's how long it took for Seth Fein to organize the first Pygmalion Music Festival back in 2005. As the assistant talent buyer at the Canopy Club and founder of The Nicodemus Agency, which books indie bands, Fein is no stranger when it comes to scouting musical talent. However, even ...

Volunteers lend helping hand to family in need

Volunteers lend helping hand to family in need

By Kristin Shaulis

August 26, 2009


Filed under Life & Culture

Since its arrival, the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition crew has not only invaded Philo and Champaign County, but also local newspapers, radio stations and television channels. But the untold story is no longer the Montgomery family and their complete dedication to their community. Now, the lesser known as...

Participants to gather for iWalk on Saturday

Participants to gather for iWalk on Saturday

By Ellyn Newell

April 23, 2009


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Can you imagine having to turn your head every time you needed to see what was happening to the side of you? Although most people only have to deal with this issue when they have a kink in their neck, for Ashley Soriano, it is a daily issue. Soriano, a junior in LAS and president of the campus chapter...

‘Dance Against AIDS’ event raises awareness of HIV/AIDS

‘Dance Against AIDS’ event raises awareness of HIV/AIDS

By Hannah Hess

April 22, 2009


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Of the 6,800 people infected with HIV every day, more than half are under 25 years old. It's a fact that the organizers of Dance Against AIDS don't want the campus community to take sitting down. Emily Sha, president of Sexual Health Peer Educators— the registered student organization hosting the even...

The best TV shows you should be watching. Seriously, get on it before it’s too late

By Colleen Loggins

April 21, 2009


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However, we all know that is a complete lie. You don't always have to watch TV to write about pop culture. I have even been yelled at by my old edi...I adore TV. It's one of my favorite things. I love to tell people that I have to watch TV all the time because I have to write about it for my column. Howev...

Irish Illini reveal philanthropic side

By Samantha Wagner

April 21, 2009


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Everyone knows the Irish Illini. They can be seen out every Friday for happy hour. They coordinate Unofficial every spring. They take over Green Street once a semester for the biggest bar scrambles on campus. Their social presence at the University can't be ignored. What often goes unnoticed, howev...

Parkland students start new clothing line

By Samantha Wagner

April 17, 2009


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While many college students are working toward degrees and padding resumes, preparing for the ever looming real world that they’ve heard so much about, some are starting to take action. That is exactly what Kim Schlottach, 19, and Adam Karch, 22, are doing. The two full-time Parkland students started their first ...

Student activists for animal rights take to the Quad to protest mills

Student activists for animal rights take to the Quad to protest mills

By Kelly Gustafson

April 16, 2009


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Arguably, most puppies are tiny bundles of fluff and fur that can warm our hearts and soil our carpets. But all puppies are not the same. "So many people don't realize what they're supporting when they go to a pet store or even when they shop around online," said Denise Studer, junior in ACES and hea...

Residences aim to reduce food waste

Residences aim to reduce food waste

By April Dahlquist

April 15, 2009


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Having to feed hundreds of people at a time, residence hall cooks are constantly making food in bulk. Whether it's public housing, private housing or a sorority or fraternity, all of these residences deal with trying to cook the exact amount of food so food waste is not a problem. Luckily, with the e...

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