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Fraternity members in shock after house burns down

Fraternity members in shock after house burns down

By Aaron Navarro

February 1, 2016

As the flashing lights and loud sirens of fire and emergency responders’ trucks contrasted against the dark hours of the early morning, senior Phi Delta Theta member Robert Penicook was in shock. Sitting in a provided bus, Penicook stared at the smoking, blazing shell of his home.“At first I was just ...

Senator Mark Kirk joins fight against LGBT discrimination

Senator Mark Kirk joins fight against LGBT discrimination

By Daniel Corry

January 24, 2016

Mark Kirk, Illinois senator, became the first Republican senator to co-sponsor the Equality Act Tuesday. The Equality Act would ban discrimination against people on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity by building on past civil rights laws. These laws already protected individuals ...

Black Greek Council presents first Greek Picnic weekend

By Natalie Stewart

April 16, 2015

The University’s Black Greek Council is bringing something new to campus with its first Greek Picnic weekend. The Greek Picnic, which is occurring in place of the annual “Step Down” competition, will span over two days with a total of four activities for picnicgoers on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, ...

Hendrick House hops on the food truck bandwagon

Hendrick House hops on the food truck bandwagon

By Taylor Lucero

September 9, 2014

After a two-year search for the right vehicle, Hendrick House now has its own food truck that can be seen out and about in the Champaign-Urbana area beginning in early to mid-October. Hendrick House’s Diane McNattin said they began to look for a truck after reading about the growing popularity of ...

Traditional Greek Reunion weekend hosted at University

Traditional Greek Reunion weekend hosted at University

July 14, 2014

Regular Champaign bar-goers can now return to on-campus bars without the crowds, rowdiness and $5 to $10 covers that come with the summer annual Greek Reunion weekend. Greek Reunion was hosted at the University this past weekend, starting on Friday afternoon and ending in the early hours of Sunday mo...

Phi Sigma Sigma to take back chapter house

Phi Sigma Sigma to take back chapter house

June 23, 2014

After making a reappearance in the University’s Greek community last fall, Phi Sigma Sigma sorority will be moving back into their original chapter house this August. The sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma will be taking over the chapter house at 902 S. Second St. The house was temporarily being rented ou...

University Greeks to hit Foellinger’s stage for annual Atius-Sachem Mom’s Day Sing

University Greeks to hit Foellinger’s stage for annual Atius-Sachem Mom’s Day Sing

By Alexander Vassiliadis

April 1, 2014

After weeks of rehearsals and bonding between several chapters in the University’s Greek community, fraternities and sororities will go head-to-head in a dance competition for the annual Atius-Sachem Mom’s Day Sing at Foellinger Auditorium on April 4 and April 5. The event will pair 10 different...

Epsilon Delta prepares students with professional experience, networking

Epsilon Delta prepares students with professional experience, networking

March 19, 2014

As University underclassmen continue to celebrate their acceptance into the College of Education, there is one organization that should be kept in mind: Epsilon Delta. Students who applied to the College of Education last fall semester found out their acceptance into the program last Wednesday. Although...

Greek holiday tradition centers around the family

By Alexander Vassiliadis

December 10, 2013

There is nothing more special than waking up on the 24th of December, groggy from the festivities of the night before, and slumping into my little sister’s room, only to see her awake with her metal triangle, practicing the lyrics to the traditional Christmas Eve carol we wake the parents up with every ye...