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Committee expresses concern about AP score policy

Foellinger Auditorium Feb. 26, 2016.
March 1, 2016

When Matthew Rice was a senior at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois, as a member of the Political Action Club, he was tasked with determining why students chose out of state schools...

Illinois locks down on social media

September 30, 2015

Illinois schools can no longer claim access to their students’ social media accounts, according to a new Illinois law that will go into effect on Sept. 15, 2016.Previously, Illinois elementary and secondary...

New app Trio lets users create videos and memes

New app Trio lets users create videos and memes
April 6, 2015

Videos and memes have become increasingly popular and can be seen almost everywhere on the web. A new app, Trio, allows users to create them on their own device by choosing different multimedia from across...

Reclaiming natural beauty through hair

Kyla Chriss, sophomore in LAS “There are so many different types of textures and different things work for different people. There’s not just one mindset.”
February 4, 2015

I couldn’t see the cold, unfamiliar hands disappear within my thick patch of curls claiming ownership over my head. But I felt them.   Seemingly everywhere I looked — long, straight, luscious hair...

Chicago artist discusses her latest C-U sculptures, 'Amplifiers,' 'Asteray'

Chicago artist discusses her latest C-U sculptures, 'Amplifiers,' 'Asteray'
February 3, 2015

The products of Nicole Beck’s creative mind have decorated the Champaign-Urbana area for four years.Sculptures “Asteray,” “Astroterra” and “Foxgloves” stand tall in the community for art-enthusiasts...

Veterans’ goals at University shaped by military experience

Alex Braem, senior in LAS and member of the National Guard, stands on a resupply mission on Turan Island in the Red Sea in March 2012.
December 10, 2014

Patricia Starks couldn’t sleep without hearing the sounds of fighter jets flying overhead when she returned to the University from Iraq. Starks is just one of about 300 veterans on campus. The transition...

Fall break events in Urbana-Champaign that help community, others

Champaign-Urbana citizens gather in the Urbana High School’s cafeteria during the 2013 Annual Thanksgiving Dinner.
November 20, 2014

For many students, Thanksgiving Break means taking a bus, driving or flying home to see family and friends.  However, that doesn’t mean there is any shortage of things to do for those who stay at the...

Polyvinyl set to release Vol. 2 of 4-Track Singles Series

Vinyl records stack the shelves of Polyvinyl Record Co.'s offices in downtown Champaign.
November 18, 2014

It all started in 1994 with two high school sweethearts, a love of music and Polyvinyl Press, a self-published mini-magazine (“fanzine”) about local, underground music. At the time, Matt Lunsford and...

Be Kind Illinois leaves bells in community to promote kindness

One of the 1,500 total bells hanging in the Champaign-Urbana area, sponsored by Be Kind Illinois.
November 13, 2014

An orange and blue bell dangles off a tree branch in Lincoln Hall’s center courtyard. Another hangs outside the Illini Union. These are just two of the 1,500 total bells hung in the Champaign-Urbana...

Beverly Smith: Bringing Native American values to higher education

Native American House assistant director, Beverly Smith, talks about Native American relations and populations at the Women's Resource Center.
November 11, 2014

Beverly Smith’s out-of-office email signature includes the quote: “Education is the ladder, my children take that ladder.” The quote is from Chief Manuelito, a principal war chief of the Diné tribe...

Fighting domestic violence with healing words

Speaker, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, describes the seminar to the students at Allen Hall on Monday.
October 14, 2014

Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, University alumna and award-winning spoken word poet, returned to campus on Monday to challenge community views on domestic violence and feminism. Tsai was chosen as the University’s...

New study re-examines the ‘just say no’ tactic in drug refusal skills training for adolescents

New study re-examines the 'just say no' tactic in drug refusal skills training for adolescents
September 15, 2014

It was a girl that changed *Derrick’s life the night she introduced him to alcohol. In high school, he was the kid that got mad at friends who used substances and often wondered why anyone would hang...

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