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Homecoming: A foreign term for some

October 27, 2014

With more than 9,800 international students at the University there are many differences between American culture and others. One such difference is Homecoming. “We don’t have football in France, just...

UI alumni reflect on their time on campus

October 21, 2014

The University of Illinois is known for many of its iconic characteristics: its strong engineering program, the Alma Mater and the deep history of the reputable school amid the cornfields. Yet among all...

Marching Illini steps toward its homecoming performance

October 21, 2014

Football players clad in orange and blue won’t be the only students to grace the football field at the University’s annual Homecoming Game. The Marching Illini, with its shiny instruments and rhythmic...

Once an Illini, Always an Illini

Rich McMenamin ('78) shows his school spirit with friends at the University. 
October 21, 2014

Besides being a prestigious institution with a prominent social scene, the University provides students with something even greater – the resources they need to continue learning even after they graduate. In...

Homecoming Playlist

October 20, 2014

1. “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond This group reunion is “so good, so good, so good.” 2. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” by Stevie Wonder What you say every time you send in tuition...

Homecoming makes the freshmen feel at home

Homecoming makes the freshmen feel at home
October 20, 2014

Sitting as a high school freshman in 2010, I had no idea what Homecoming was or what it meant. I knew there was a big dance and that we wear our school colors the day of the football game, but otherwise,...

Marching Illini steps toward its homecoming performance

October 20, 2014

Football players clad in orange and blue won’t be the only students to grace the football field at the University’s annual Homecoming Game. The Marching Illini, with its shiny instruments and rhythmic...

ROTC hosts second annual Hall of Fame induction

October 20, 2014

The University’s Army ROTC will host its second annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday to recognize University ROTC alumni who have made significant leadership contributions in both the military...

UI Seniors savor final homecoming

UI Seniors savor final homecoming
October 20, 2014

As I sat anxiously in one of my classes this year, my professor announced a variety of events that would be taking place over the weekend — it was 2011, and I was about to experience my first Homecoming...

Students compete in Mr. & Ms. U of I pageant

Past Mr. and Ms. U of I winners pose after being crowned.
October 20, 2014

Elijah Okpogie never thought he would be in a pageant. But now, Okpogie, junior in LAS, has found himself to be a contestant in the Mr. & Ms. U of I pageant, which takes place tonight from 7 to 9:30...

Annual 5K Homecoming race restarts after 8 year hiatus

The Homecoming 5k returns after nearly a decade on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at the Arboretum.
October 20, 2014

The reason that Joel Sarmiento runs is not only to stay in shape or to be healthy. It’s to keep a peaceful, calm mindset. “You get into this state of mind where everything’s clear, and you’re not...

Homecoming Week Calendar of Events

October 20, 2014

Tuesday, Oct. 21 Mr. & Mrs. U of I Pageant 7 to 9:30 p.m. Location: Illini Union Rooms A, B, & C Cost: $5 for students, $7 general admission Wednesday, Oct. 22 BBQ and Bags Tournament 4 p.m. Location:...

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