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Photo Courtesy of FACT Media Group. Members of the Philippino Student Association play a group game during its 17th annual FACT Conference.

PSA hosts conference to strengthen cultural community

November 3, 2010

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...

This day in history

December 16, 2009

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...

‘Fourth Kind’ a half-baked mess

November 4, 2009

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...

Seth Fein is the founder and event director of Pygmalion Music Festival, which is taking place from Wednesday, Sept. 16 through Saturday, Sept. 19 in various venues all over Champaign-Urbana.

Fifth annual Pygmalion Music Festival expected to draw crowd

September 17, 2009

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...

Larraine Cox of Tolono, IL watches the filming of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on August 25, 2009 in Philo, IL. Cox lived in Philo for 22 years before moving to Tolono.

Volunteers lend helping hand to family in need

By Kristin Shaulis August 26, 2009

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...

Runners prepare for the start of Jog 4 Josh on Sunday, April 19. The event, held on the Quad, is an annual 5K which raises money for the Joshua Gottheil memorial fund. This year the event raised $3500.

Participants to gather for iWalk on Saturday

By Ellyn Newell April 23, 2009

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,...

Students participate in the second annual Dance Against AIDS on Febuary 19, 2005. The event was started by the McKinley Sexual Health Peer Educators to raise money for local HIV/AIDS prevention and education groups.

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

By Hannah Hess April 22, 2009

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...

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

By Colleen Loggins April 21, 2009

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...

Irish Illini reveal philanthropic side

By Samantha Wagner April 21, 2009

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...

Parkland students start new clothing line

By Samantha Wagner April 17, 2009

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...

On Friday, April 3, 2009, in Kansas City, Mo., Dr. Julie Brinker of the Humane Society of Missouri documented and cared for one of the more than 100 injured and malnourished dogs and puppies that were rescued from a puppy mill in Winston, Mo. earlier that week. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Mike Ransdell)

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

By Kelly Gustafson April 16, 2009

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...

Food collector Andy Sofranko, left, watches Newman Hall cook Jermaine Cooper, right, prepare food for the St. Jude Soup Kitchen in Champaign on Tuesday, April 14.

Residences aim to reduce food waste

By April Dahlquist April 15, 2009

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...

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