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Maintaining self-confidence at a prestigious university

By Shankari Sureshbabu, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Unique. I’m from a town called Normal where everyone starkly defends that they’re anything but. Middle school was three years of a group of prepubescent teens all trying desperately to fit in and be like everyone else. But as we grow older, being like everyone else is looked down upon. Being ...

UI dance graduating seniors perform thesis fall concert

By Mariah Schaefer

December 6, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

The audience strolled into Dance Rehearsal Krannert long before the concert started on the second floor of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Family, friends and dance enthusiasts were there for one reason: to watch the December-graduating seniors in the University’s department of dance pe...

Ellnora: Strumming the chord of diversity

Ellnora: Strumming the chord of diversity

By Frances Welch

September 8, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

Stretching back to the 16th century, the guitar has evolved as much as the timeline of human history. Originating from what was once called a long-neck lute, today’s modern counterpart has developed into the backbone of all musical genres. Music lovers can continue to celebrate this diversity and evolution o...

The University’s 20th president will take over May 18

By Abigale Svoboda

May 10, 2015


Filed under News

By abigale svobodaNews editorTimothy Killeen will serve as the next University of Illinois President, taking over for President Emeritus Robert Easter. Killen served as the former State University of New York Vice Chancellor for Research President. At a Champaign press conference on Nov. 19, Killeen sa...

Becoming Clara of “The Nutcracker”

Becoming Clara of “The Nutcracker”

By Shalayne Pulia

December 4, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Ginny Martinez’s hand shot up before she knew what she was doing. The slender dancer, perpetually composed, had volunteered to dance for the last audition spot for Clara in the annual Champaign-Urbana Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” Mature beyond her 15 years, Martinez said it was a dream role, an...

Dads Weekend Calendar of Events

November 11, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Friday, Nov. 14 Friday Night Films: Expendables 3 7 p.m. Location: Illini Union Pine Lounge Cost: Free, popcorn will be provided for first 100 attendees Illini Student Musicals Presents: West Side Story 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Location: Lincoln Hall Theatre Cost: $8 students, $10 public Illinois Basketbal...

Blind Summit Theatre brings “The Table” to Krannert

Blind Summit Theatre brings “The Table” to Krannert

By Elizabeth Dye

October 22, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Blind Summit Theatre, whose colossal 60-foot tall Voldemort puppet performed at the 2012 London Olympics, has returned to the United States from England with a tour that includes one 2-foot tall, three-man-operated puppet and a table as the prop. Inspired by both British playwrights and world religion, “The Table...

National Acrobats from China to perform at Krannert

By Brittney Nadler

October 22, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Juggling drums with their feet, kicking bowls while riding unicycles, diving through hoops and contorting are only a few of the acts the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China will be performing Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. “This group is travelin...

Sphinx Virtuosi orchestra performing at Krannert

October 7, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

There’s something distinctly different about the Sphinx Virtuosi orchestra group. As with professional orchestra groups, the musical talent is there. However, while many “Big Five” chamber and other professional orchestras may be comprised of mainly white musicians, the Sphinx Virtuosi doesn’...

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