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Student musician prepares to release follow-up to hit single

By Julia Marbach

January 23, 2014

He expected 5,000 views. He got almost 40,000. He expected “kudos” from friends and family. He got a random girl changing her last name to Rusch on Twitter. Welcome to the world of Scott Rusch, stage name for Scott Rausch, piano and guitar playing singer-songwriter in his senior year who, after ...

Rusching for success

By Alice Smelyansky

December 10, 2013

When Scott Rausch, senior in LAS, filmed his hit single, “Hey Girl,” he thought the music video would reach about 1,000 views on YouTube. Rausch, whose stage name is Scott Rusch, was sorely mistaken. Just three weeks after the release of the video, it reached more than 30,000 views and opened a m...

Standards in education blurred by resource disparity

By Boswell Hutson

November 18, 2013

Every Thursday, I volunteer to mentor a sixth grader at nearby Urbana Middle School. I come one day a week, eat lunch with him, help him with his homework and then if we have extra time left, we usually get to play basketball or computer games or do something entertaining. Last Thursday, however, as...