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Asha UIUC hosts annual campus Holi celebration Saturday

Asha UIUC hosts annual campus Holi celebration Saturday

By Emily Scott

April 13, 2015

Holi has always been Pratim Patil’s favorite holiday. He remembers the colorful Indian holiday as a highlight of his childhood. “Kids might look forward to Thanksgiving or Christmas,” Patil said. “For me that favorite holiday was Holi.” Patil’s favor for Holi has now transferred to his work as event coordinato...

Campus celebrates spring festival of colors

Campus celebrates spring festival of colors

April 21, 2014

The soccer fields behind Florida Avenue Residence Halls and Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls exploded with color Saturday afternoon. A throng of students, children and parents threw colored powders and water back and forth, pockets of people danced to the loud rhythmic drumming and the hybridized...

The Origins of April Fools’ Day

By Bridget Hynes

April 1, 2014

April Fools’ Day, a holiday now known for pranks and jokes, is celebrated across the nation and throughout the Western world on April 1. However, the lighthearted event, alternatively known as All Fools’ Day, does not have the clearest origins.   The most popular explanation has the holiday running ...