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A new harvest for Strawberry Fields

Mohammad Al-Heeti, owner of World Harvest International and Gourmet Foods, stands in front of Strawberry Fields as its new owner.
January 28, 2015

Champaign-Urbana lost a community staple on Dec. 14, when health food store Strawberry Fields closed after 40 years of business. But, much like strawberry harvesting season itself, a new Strawberry Fields...

Local organizations partner with schools to reduce waste in lunchrooms, offer meals to homeless

Cliff Maduzia packages excess food from Unit 4's Central High School's lunches to bring to the TIMES Center. Maduzia is a volunteer for the Susan Freiburg Memorial Food Surplus program, which provides meals to the homeless.
November 10, 2014

When Cliff Maduzia walks through the hallways of Westview Elementary School in Champaign each day with large, empty containers in tow, faculty, staff and students know what he’s there to do. “Hi, Cliff,”...

Orange Leaf: A dessert lover’s dream come true

Kristy Theisen, sophomore in Education, finds part-time employment at Orange Leaf, a vibrant, new frozen yogurt franchise.
October 20, 2014

I’d like to make a confession: I have a small dessert problem. Actually, it’s not that small. It’s an “I-can’t-survive-a-single-day-without-it” kind of problem. To me, a meal is just not complete...

Champaign-Urbana provides a summer-time home for SUSI 2014 participants

Abdoul Gassim Toure spent six weeks touring the country this summer through the Global Institute for Secondary Educators, one of three programs in the country. 
September 10, 2014

Abdoul Gassim Toure had never been to the United States before applying to take part in Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) 2014. The course boldly stated it would give educators from around the world the...

Baseball players are getting too sensitive

The Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado reacts after striking out in the first inning against the Texas Rangers on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers won, 8-6.
June 16, 2014

Baseball has always been a game of respect, but player sensitivity is growing too wide. The line to cross when offending another player has quickly been pushed closer this season, most recently seen earlier...

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