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“Sister, Sister” star Tia Mowry’s 90 degrees of success

“Sister, Sister” star Tia Mowry’s 90 degrees of success

By Joseph Longo and Claire Hettinger

April 1, 2016


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When Tia Mowry and her husband, fellow actor Cory Hardrict, enter a parking lot, they often turn left, even when the signs say to turn right. But this took Mowry years of getting used to. As a self-proclaimed “good-girl,” she still wants to follow the arrows that tell them to turn right. Howev...

"Sister, Sister" star Tia Mowry to speak on campus Thursday

"Sister, Sister" star Tia Mowry to speak on campus Thursday

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 29, 2016


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"Sister, Sister" star Tia Mowry, speaking on campus ThursdayTia Mowry will be speaking at the Illini Union Thursday, March 31.JT The "Sister, Sister" star will engage in a Q&A moderated by Isabel Kadiri, the vice president of programs for the Illini Union Board, and Tekita Bankhead, the assistant director of the Bruce D. Nesbi...

Star of “Catfish” cautions Illinois students to be safe when online dating

By Daniel Corry

September 23, 2015


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Years ago, Nev Schulman believed he was in a relationship with a 19-year-old woman. When the couple finally met in person, Schulman learned the person he had been talking to online was actually a 40-year-old  mother. Schulman was “catfished,” an experience that led him to create his own TV show ...

First annual Spring Jam concert brings B.o.B., Timeflies

First annual Spring Jam concert brings B.o.B., Timeflies

April 27, 2015


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A location students usually use to study and commute to class was converted into a stage and outdoor concert venue Sunday afternoon. The University’s first annual Spring Jam concert hosted well-known artists B.o.B. and Timeflies. The Illini Union Board, State Farm Center and Star Course hosted the...

Jenna Marbles brings the internet to real life

Jenna Marbles brings the internet to real life

April 16, 2015


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Just as Clark Kent transforms into Superman, Jenna Mourey dons her false eyelashes, sardonic wit and pint-sized pooches to become Internet legend Jenna Marbles. Marbles has built an online empire based on YouTube videos, Instagram posts, blog and vlog posts, and most recently, a podcast. With her mini ...

Legally Blonde cast delivers crowd-pleasing performance

Legally Blonde cast delivers crowd-pleasing performance

By Maddie Galassi

April 14, 2015


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The cast of “Legally Blonde” earned a standing ovation on Saturday night, when they finished their Moms Weekend performance sponsored by the Illini Union Board. The IUB put on the play inspired by the 2001 movie of the same name starring Reese Witherspoon, who played a sorority girl who follows ...

The voice behind “Orange is the New Black”

The voice behind “Orange is the New Black”

December 4, 2014


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Some may argue going to prison “destroyed their lives,” but for Piper Kerman, it made her famous. Author of “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison,” Kerman visited the University to speak about her book, which was selected as the University of Illinois’ One Book, One Campu...

Annual 5K Homecoming race restarts after 8 year hiatus

Annual 5K Homecoming race restarts after 8 year hiatus

October 20, 2014


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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 thinking about anything — you’re just running,” said Sarmiento, junior in Engineering. “It’s jus...

‘Yoga in the Gallery’ class brings zen to Illini Union

By Stephanie Kim

September 10, 2014


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For the first time, students will be able to gaze at portraits in the Illini Union Art Gallery — while doing yoga. The Illini Union Board, in collaboration with Campus Recreation, will provide a free yoga class with a certified instructor from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The class is a part o...

C-U: A waypoint for musicians, crossroads of jazz

C-U: A waypoint for musicians, crossroads of jazz

May 28, 2014


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You’ll have no shortage of things to do when you get to campus this fall — night life on this campus is lively, to put it mildly. You’ll have barn dances, frat parties, bar crawls, Illini Union Board events, club activities, concerts and any number of other opportunities to get you out of your d...

Student-run ‘Rent’ musical to be performed during Mom’s Weekend

April 3, 2014


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For its 104th student-run production, the Illini Union Board will put on a performance of the hit musical “Rent.” The show will be the newest addition to a long list of performances for the organization.  The Illini Union Board’s annual spring musical, “Rent,” will have shows Friday and S...

‘From Dudes to Divas’ drag show to take place Thursday

‘From Dudes to Divas’ drag show to take place Thursday

March 13, 2014


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Just before his performance at Chester Street Bar last Sunday, Dakota, who performs under the stage name “Bo Dashuss,” began preparing for his role in a drag show.   Looking into the mirror in one of C-Street’s upstairs dressing rooms, he described his methods of preparing for a show.  “Dep...

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