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CU Paranormal Society seeks the spiritual world

By Maddie Galassi

October 18, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

While some spend the few weeks leading up to Halloween running away from ghosts, one group of locals is running toward them.The Champaign Urbana Paranormal Society searches for evidence of the paranormal by conducting ghost hunts both locally and around the nation.The society’s founder, Bob Davies...

Cult classics bring unique horror to Shocktober

By Lillian Barkley

October 14, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

There may not be a late-night double feature at the Art Theater this weekend, but there will be a time warp.Illini Student Musicals (ISM) will be performing “The Rocky Horror Show” at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday as part of Shocktober, a month-long horror festival at the Art Theater Co-op at 126 W. C...

Humans vs. Zombies: A chilling game of tag

Humans vs. Zombies: A chilling game of tag

By Robin Dean

April 29, 2015


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It was a night near Halloween. The humans scurried toward the hill in the Arboretum in hopes of completing their final mission. With only the moon as their source of light, they began building a fort they were asked to create. They were told to work fast. They were told to always check their surroundi...

Pun-Loving Costumes

Pun-Loving Costumes

October 30, 2014


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Stretch your linguistic muscles and don’t be afraid to look like an idiom this Halloween — all you need is some craftiness, and you’ll be sew ready to show off your threads (and leave your friends in stitches). For those of you who have yet to find your alter ego this Halloween, I have offered ...

Teal Pumpkin Project promotes food allergy awareness

By Jasmine Dinh

October 30, 2014


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This Halloween, families are opting out of the traditional orange pumpkins for teal-painted ones to help raise awareness about food allergies. The new tradition is called the Teal Pumpkin Project, with the color teal representing food allergy awareness. By placing a teal painted pumpkin on doorsteps, t...

Halloween events, activities around town

By Daily Illini Saff Report

October 28, 2014


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Tuesday, Oct. 28 Event name: Halloweentown Movie Screening Location: The Courtyard Cafe at the Illini Union Time: 7 p.m. Cost: Free Description: An event featuring a free movie screening, photo booth, snacks, pumpkin decorating and other activities. ________________________________________________________...

Illini Pole Fitness hosts third annual Halloween Showcase

October 26, 2014


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On Sunday, Illini Pole Fitness will host its third annual Halloween Showcase. This event is not only meant to feature the various Illini Pole Fitness performers, but to also spread some Halloween spirit. The show will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Venue 51, located at 51 E. Green St. in Champaign. Tick...

The Art Theater Co-op to host horror movie marathon

October 24, 2014


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Screams may escape the horror film fanatics inside downtown Champaign’s The Art Theater Co-op tonight. The theater will kick off another Halloween-themed event to celebrate their second Shocktober Film Festival. The festival spans the entire month of October. It began this year with Wes Craven’s ...

Immersed in Ink Tattoo Arts and Horror Festival brings pre-Halloween horror to Champaign-Urbana

October 9, 2014


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While Halloween may still be a few weeks out, the Immersed in Ink Tattoo Arts and Horror Festival is bringing the creepy atmosphere to Champaign-Urbana starting Friday with live tattooing, body suspension and celebrity guests. The festival will be visiting Champaign for the first time as the final s...

Top spots for coffee stops; Students are keen on their favorite coffee bean

Top spots for coffee stops; Students are keen on their favorite coffee bean

By Christen McGlynn

April 29, 2014


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Whether students at the University are cramming for an exam, struggling through a long day of classes after a night out or simply trying to wake up, they usually turn to the one thing that has the perfect amount of caffeine — coffee.  With a variety of options available on campus, how is one to ch...

Champaign mayor: ‘The goal is to keep people out of trouble’ on Unofficial

Champaign mayor: ‘The goal is to keep people out of trouble’ on Unofficial

By Angelica Lavito

March 5, 2014


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With Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day coming up this Friday, The Daily Illini sat down with Champaign Mayor Don Gerard to discuss the event. The Daily Illini: What are your thoughts on Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day? Don Gerard: Whenever you have great numbers of people you’re going to have a few bad ...

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