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Espresso Royale Union location closes, new location to be opened in Grainger Engineering Library

The Espresso Royale located in the Illini Union Courtyard Cafe operated for the last time on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. A Starbucks will open in the same location. 

By Ben Lash

May 27, 2015

Tuesday marked the last day of business for the Espresso Royale located in the Illini Union Courtyard Café.After operating there since the mid-1990s, the shop will be replaced by a Starbucks, which will open in the coming school year.Some students said they are excited about the change and happy Starbucks ...

Campus provides must-sees and dos

Pictured is a beef brisket sandwich covered in Georgia peach barbecue sauce and a side of sweet potato fries, served at the Black Dog Smoke and Ale House in Urbana. This barbeque joint is well-known by students and community members alike for its mouth-watering food. 
 

By Declan Harty

July 26, 2014

With over seven square miles of campus covering two towns and hosting more than 40,000 students, the University has an endless amount of places that students need to see.The rush of college can take away from the campus, especially in your first year. So make it a point to maybe spend a night at a resta...

Reach out, let professors be an invaluable resource to you

May 28, 2014

Being a student on a Big Ten campus can seem intimidating, especially on a campus as big as the University of Illinois where class sizes can range from five to more than 600 students.  Every once in a while, someone will ask me if I feel like just a number among the more than 32,000 other undergraduat...

Finding the perfect study spot can help students focus on finals

May 8, 2014

Finding the perfect study spot can make all the difference while preparing for finals. Fortunately for University students, there are many places to camp out for the last week of the semester.  With final exams set to begin Friday and end on May 16, students are starting to get on their study grind. But before re...