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Despite obstacles, Illinois’ Alyssa Schneider continues to battle

Despite obstacles, Illinois’ Alyssa Schneider continues to battle

By Michal Dwojak, Assistant sports editor

November 19, 2014


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

She is the face of the Illinois women’s cross-country team. She is the lone runner on the team’s season poster. She has finished first for the Illini in all except one of the meets she has competed for the past two seasons. But if you saw her walking to class, you would have no idea who she is. ...

“Orange is the New Black” actress talks transgender rights

“Orange is the New Black” actress talks transgender rights

November 13, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

Since third grade, Laverne Cox said she knew she was a girl, not a boy, like her twin brother. The actress and activist, who has a recurring role on Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” spoke Tuesday night in an Illini Union ballroom so packed that the room’s partitions were moved away to make ...