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Moving past melanoma

Moving past melanoma

May 4, 2015


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In October, Kaitlin Johnson got a tattoo. She stood patiently as the tattoo artist inked delicate orange and blue flowers connected by a green vine around her leg. The needle hurt, of course, but she was tough. After all, it wasn’t the first time she had felt pain. Two hours later, the artist added...

UI grad student creates chocolate-covered pretzel business

UI grad student creates chocolate-covered pretzel business

By Maddie Galassi

April 27, 2015


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When the savory, rich taste of chocolate is combined with the crisp, saltiness of pretzels, a delectable snack is created for anyone with a sweet tooth or salt craving. Rebecca Hoke, graduate student in Social Work, is putting a twist on the common snack by starting her own gourmet chocolate-covered ...

‘Community & Campus Day of Service’ builds relationships while fighting hunger

‘Community & Campus Day of Service’ builds relationships while fighting hunger

By Emily Scott

April 9, 2015


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Packaging 148,000 meals in one day — or one thousand for every year that the University has served the public — is no small task. But that’s the goal, and it takes a lot of organization, time, money and hard-working volunteers: the key ingredients to this Saturday’s third annual “Community &...

Student slackers exercise on Main Quad

Student slackers exercise on Main Quad

By Lillian Barkley

April 6, 2015


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When the temperature goes up, so do lines of webbing that connect the trees on the Quad. Students will wobble and hop onto the primary-colored lines and attempt to cross before dropping onto the sweetgum balls scattered in the grass. Most people know the students as tightrope walkers, but they are actual...

Prepare for a sparkling, delicious New Year’s Eve

Prepare for a sparkling, delicious New Year’s Eve

By Isabella Jackson

December 31, 2014


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New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate 2014 and start 2015 off right. In recent years, many hosts have chosen to theme parties around silver and gold. These colors offer an air of sophistication, as well as hopes for wealth and prosperity in the year to come. However, preparing food that both tastes ...

Work out, don’t stress out

Work out, don’t stress out

By Isabella Jackson

December 11, 2014


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With final exams quickly approaching, the stress levels on campus are quickly rising. However, before wallowing in self-pity and a growing pile of class notes, students should look for healthy ways to deal with their stress.  This can be as simple as taking a short break from studying or homework to work out. Ac...

‘Ten Minute Talks’ discusses healthy eating for finals

‘Ten Minute Talks’ discusses healthy eating for finals

By Taylor Lucero

December 11, 2014


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Students who have gotten into unhealthy eating habits can get the facts on their diet and how it affects their performance, specifically during finals week. The Center for Academic Resources in Engineering held a discussion event, “Ten Minute Talks,” on Wednesday night giving an overview of the i...

Look Good Feel Better provides a new outlook for cancer patients

December 9, 2014


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The physical repercussions of cancer are no match for the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) and the Professional Beauty Association’s (PBA) program, Look Good Feel Better.  Developed in 1989, Look Good Feel Better has found success providing men, women and teenagers with ways to cope with the phys...

Tea steeped in health benefits

By Susan Szuch

December 8, 2014


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While coffee and energy drinks may tend to prevail as drinks of choice during finals cram sessions, students shouldn’t overlook tea as an option. The drink, in many capacities, has an array of benefits, and Natural Gourmet at 2225 S. Neil St. in Champaign, and the Common Ground Food Cooperative at...

Jurassic Grill brings new era of burgers to campus

Jurassic Grill brings new era of burgers to campus

By Lillian Barkley

December 2, 2014


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Quality burgers in Campustown are not extinct, and The Empanadas House isn’t either.  Jurassic Grill on Green Street officially opened on Dec. 1, with a new menu and plans for the future. The space was previously occupied by The Empanandas House, and though the name has changed, the owner has ...

Sugar by Sarah aims to satisfy sweet tooths

Sugar by Sarah aims to satisfy sweet tooths

By Alexander Vassiliadis

December 1, 2014


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Chocolate peppermint crunch, salted caramel, chocolate ganache and lemon ginger. These are only a handful of the flavors of French macarons that Sarah Heller, Champaign-Urbana native, makes and sells at her business — Sugar by Sarah. Sugar by Sarah operates primarily out of the year-round Urbana M...

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