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The hands behind the venti extra-foam latte

The hands behind the venti extra-foam latte

By Mara Shapiro

November 18, 2014

Clair Brendel wakes up at 5 a.m. to make the morning shift at 6 a.m.  At the campus Starbucks on Green Street, Brendel, a senior in Social Work, sets up the pastry case and espresso machines for the caffeine-deprived students to stumble in bleary-eyed for their morning caffeine wake-up.  “I was never r...

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Illinois head coach John Groce looks up towards the score board during the game against Chicago State at State Farm Center, on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.

December 3, 2013

It starts between the ears. At least, it does for John Groce. The head coach of Illinois men’s basketball wasn’t happy with his team’s start to Friday night’s game against Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne. For Groce, the slow start was mental. He didn’t think his five freshmen handled their Thank...