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Ellnora: Strumming the chord of diversity

David Spelman backstage with Daniel Lanois at Ellnora 2013.

By Frances Welch

September 8, 2015

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...

Senior Essay: “What does U of I mean to me?”

Kelsey Vlamis (right) celebrates her freshman-year Unofficial St. Patrick's Day with Zana Darwish (left), senior in ACES.

By Kelsey Vlamis

May 6, 2014

Alas, when asked to comment on my University experience in approximately 500 words, I found myself drawing a blank. Not due to a lack of notable experiences, but rather an inability to determine which of these experiences is most representative of my time here. As I spend my final days preparing for th...