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Fun without Mom still possible

Fun without Mom still possible

By Aminah Koshul

April 7, 2015


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Moms Weekend is a two-day affair during which the Moms Association hosts a number of family-oriented events, ranging from musicals to art exhibits to accommodate all of the families that will be visiting their students on campus.  Many of the activities planned strive to include everyone by catering to differe...

Away from home but close to family

Away from home but close to family

By Lillian Barkley

February 24, 2015


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Technically, I’m not a townie. I didn’t live here or go to school here, but weeks of my summers and winter vacations were spent walking around campus and eating Papa Del’s. My dad was born and raised in Urbana, eventually attending the University in the 1970s. Most of his family still liv...

PACA finds new uses for historic buildings

PACA finds new uses for historic buildings

By Abrar Al-Heeti

December 4, 2014


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When Thomas Garza attended Edison Middle School, he would often look out the classroom window and wonder about an old house on the east side of the building. It was moments like these that influenced him to work toward preserving that house and other buildings like it.   Garza is now the executive di...

Be Kind Illinois leaves bells in community to promote kindness

Be Kind Illinois leaves bells in community to promote kindness

By Rebecca Jacobs

November 13, 2014


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An orange and blue bell dangles off a tree branch in Lincoln Hall’s center courtyard. Another hangs outside the Illini Union. These are just two of the 1,500 total bells hung in the Champaign-Urbana community in the past three years by Be Kind Illinois. Be Kind Illinois is the local chapter of Be...

John Milton Gregory: the University’s father

John Milton Gregory: the University’s father

By Josh Cain

November 11, 2014


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While students may know of Alma Mater, the University’s maternal figure, the University’s “father” does not receive as much attention. The University’s founding father and first president, John Milton Gregory, was born in upstate New York on July 6, 1822, to a working-class family. Hard-work...

Being decision-conscious makes it easy to save money without sacrificing comfort

By Peter Bailey-Wells

August 14, 2014


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Whether you’re in-state, out-of-state or from another country, this year of college probably marks the first year you’re living away from home. Even if you went to boarding school or summer camp, this year is unlike any you’ve ever had, and it’s important not to blow all of that carefully saved money...

New York University professor to visit campus

By Mara Shapiro

January 30, 2014


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Rodney Benson, New York University associate professor of Media, Culture and Communication, will be speaking to University students about the findings in his new book, “Shaping Immigration News: A French-American Comparison,” in room 3057 of Lincoln Hall on Friday, Jan. 31, at 3 p.m. Benson’s boo...

The Other Guys to perform annual holiday show at Lincoln Hall

The Other Guys to perform annual holiday show at Lincoln Hall

December 5, 2013


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Back for their annual holiday show, the all-male a cappella group The Other Guys will be performing at Lincoln Hall on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The performance will include a variety of pop, barbershop and holiday songs sung by the group, with a guest performance by the Illinettes Dance Team.   Since 19...