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Committee expresses concern about AP score policy

Committee expresses concern about AP score policy

By Claire Textor

March 2, 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 as opposed to those in Illinois.In August, state legislators passed a bill requiring colleges t...

Illinois locks down on social media

By Dixie Limbachia

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 schools could force students to give administrators access to accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and ...

New app Trio lets users create videos and memes

New app Trio lets users create videos and memes

By Madeline Galassi

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 the web. Trio, which was launched on March 4 by the company Meograph, is the first of its kind ...

Reclaiming natural beauty through hair

Reclaiming natural beauty through hair

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 spilled down the backs of women. Meanwhile, my hair barely kissed my shoulders, and despite my effor...

Be Kind Illinois leaves bells in community to promote kindness

Be Kind Illinois leaves bells in community to promote kindness

By Rebecca Jacobs

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 community in the past three years by Be Kind Illinois. Be Kind Illinois is the local chapter of Be...

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