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From firefighter to fraternity member, Tony Gallo perfects college balance

From firefighter to fraternity member, Tony Gallo perfects college balance

By Christen McGlynn and Declan Harty

April 2, 2014

As a firefighter, member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity and Habitat for Humanity volunteer, Tony Gallo seems to do it all. Gallo, junior in AHS, is currently studying community health and is a native of Gurnee, Ill. Gallo comes from a family of firefighters, and he began riding along with his father, also a f...

Shi-Ai aims to become more prevalent in Greek community

Shi-Ai members pose at their philanthropic event, “Pet-a-Pup for a Buck,

March 20, 2014

On Tuesday, the service organization Shi-Ai held its election for a new executive board. With the new board members set, Shi-Ai hopes to become a more well-recognized organization. “We want to get our name out there and try to make Shi-Ai a more prestigious activity to be involved in,” said Juli...

Epsilon Delta prepares students with professional experience, networking

Epsilon Delta president Louise Mathews and member Melissa Boyce partake in the sorority's Fall 2013 Initiation Pinning Ceremony, on Dec. 8, 2013.

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...

Alpha Epsilon Phi member serves as ‘Relay’ co-chair

Alpha Epsilon Phi member serves as ‘Relay’ co-chair

By Emma Goodwin

March 18, 2014

Because “cancer never sleeps,” neither did several students who stayed up until the wee hours of Sunday morning, walking around the Armory’s indoor track during Relay For Life. Students representing several campus groups raised proceeds through the fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. M...

Greek community unites to support cancer patient

Portrait of Steven Hollon on the Quad

March 12, 2014

The day before heading back to begin his final year at the University, Steven Hollon, senior in Business, stopped in to see his doctor for a regular checkup. After a routine physical, Hollon’s doctor shared with him that something may not be right with his health, and the first round of tests was admini...

Flying to New Heights: Study Abroad student finds home at the University

Flying to New Heights: Study Abroad student finds home at the University

By Bridget Hynes

February 24, 2014

With her long auburn hair falling loosely over the shoulders of her petite 5’5” frame, pink lipstick and black mascara subtly highlighting her features, Lee Ramsay, founding member of the University’s chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma, may not strike the common observer as a standout basketball player or ...

Les Poole: One Man Balancing Act

Les Poole: One Man Balancing Act

February 18, 2014

Every day starts at 5 a.m. for Les Poole, when football practice preludes a full-time student class schedule. Accounting and finance coursework in the afternoon then leads to returning to his Resident Adviser duties at Bromley Hall. At night, when he is not working at Bromley’s front desk, he attends eve...

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority celebrates Centennial

Courtney Gilbert, a junior in AHS in the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, leads the stroll at the AKA 100th Anniversary Stroll Competition at the Illini Union Courtyard Cafe on Monday. Alpha Kappa Alpha returned to campus in 2013 after being away for seven years.

February 12, 2014

Feb. 12 marks the 100th anniversary of the University’s Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. To honor Alpha Kappa Alpha’s centennial, Feb. 12 will now be marked as “Gamma Day” in the state of Illinois by Gov. Pat Quinn, in the city of Champaign by Mayor Don Gerard, and in the city of Chicag...

No one can extinguish this “Blaize:” Student helps Greek newspaper excel

No one can extinguish this “Blaize:” Student helps Greek newspaper excel

February 4, 2014

This past summer, Blaize Stewart, member of Alpha Sigma Phi and senior in Media, was offered a job selling ads for The Odyssey, a series of Greek life-oriented online and print newspapers spread across several college campuses in the U.S. Little did he know, this summer job would soon become the link betwe...

Fraternities and sororities prepare to recruit new members during spring semester

Madeleine Defreitas, Hannah Weaver, Nicole Bergen, Melissa España, Illini Media employee, and Aleli Alcaide pose for a photo in March at the Sigma Kappa house. The five Sigma Kappa members participated in Informal Recruitment during Spring 2013. 

February 4, 2014

As students returned from winter break, executive boards from a majority of the 49 fraternities in Interfraternity Council, along with three sororities in Panhellenic Council — Delta Zeta, Sigma Kappa and Phi Sigma Sigma — have already begun preparation for their rounds of spring recruitment. As...

Greek of the Week: DJ D-Mand

Dan Manning, Kappa Delta Rho fraternity member and junior in LAS, DJs at KAM’S at night. Manning has been a DJ for the on-campus bar for a year and a half.

January 28, 2014

At KAM’S, Dan Manning is not known as “Dan” but rather DJ “D-Mand.”  For Manning, an active member of Kappa Delta Rho fraternity and junior in LAS, mixing and listening to music is more than mere entertainment — it is a passion and hobby that he believes will be an important part of his lif...

Students rush business for professional, social gain

By Christen McGlynn

January 22, 2014

As an incoming freshman during fall 2011, sitting in a room full of people dressed in business attire, Jane Sobczak did not know what to expect when she began her journey through Professional Business Fraternity Rush. However, the connections she has made throughout the past three years, she said, h...

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