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Fun without Mom still possible

Fun without Mom still possible
April 7, 2015

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...

Away from home but close to family

Away from home but close to family
February 24, 2015

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...

PACA finds new uses for historic buildings

Abrar Al-Heeti, staff writer. The Preservation and Conservation Association (PACA) uncovers many gems in the local area, including a key to the city of Champaign in a house located near the intersection of Fifth Street and Springfield Avenue.
December 4, 2014

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...

Be Kind Illinois leaves bells in community to promote kindness

One of the 1,500 total bells hanging in the Champaign-Urbana area, sponsored by Be Kind Illinois.
November 13, 2014

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...

John Milton Gregory: the University’s father

John Milton Gregory's grave is placed between Altgeld Hall and the David Dodds Henry Administration Building. Several other University presidents are also buried on campus, including Burrill.
November 10, 2014

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...

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

August 14, 2014

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...

New York University professor to visit campus

January 30, 2014

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...

The Other Guys to perform annual holiday show at Lincoln Hall

Ryan Smetana solos during The Other Guys Holiday Concert at Foellinger Auditorium last December. Some of their holiday songs are “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “Cold December Night.” 
December 5, 2013

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...

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