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University students balance married, campus life

Bill Karr, a University graduate student, married Olivia Russell-Karr in July.

By Mara Shapiro

November 19, 2015

To Bill Karr, graduate student in LAS, marrying his high school girlfriend seemed natural. Karr and Olivia Russell-Karr, University alumna, met while taking ballroom dancing lessons and working on tech crew in school plays.“Getting married was easy,” Bill said. “The proposal was much scarier.”After...

Pho Café & Thai Kitchen opens on Green Street

Pho Café & Thai Kitchen, located at 611-B E. Green St., is one of Champaign’s newest Thai restaurants after opening in late December.  

By Maddie Galassi

February 3, 2015

Green Street welcomed Pho Café & Thai Kitchen, a Thai restaurant serving a wide variety of unique dishes, during a quiet opening over winter break. The new café, located at 611-B E. Green St., officially opened on Dec. 22 by three first-time restaurant owners. Souphaphone Soutchay, who along w...

Survivor Spotlight: Robin Kaler

Associate Chancellor Robin Kaler stands in front of the Alma Mater. When Alma changes outfits, Kaler is the one who dresses her up.

By Alice Smelyansky

October 16, 2014

Since her undergraduate days at the University, Robin Kaler has been a runner. What started with a tiny track at the Intramural Physical Education Building has led to 5Ks, 10Ks, half-marathons and even multiple marathons. Kaler said training for a race is a project. Some days are devoted to spe...