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Keep your news out of my selfies

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist August 9, 2016

Did you know it was Earth Day last Friday? If yes, did you know because you actually knew Earth Day was an event every year on April 22nd, or did you know because you saw the Earth Day geofilters when...

Don’t lend Main Quad preachers your ears

By Gregory Caceres , Columnist August 9, 2016

Several free speech issues have recently struck the campus, from “Trump-chalk” to Palestinian-Israeli tensions, and most recently the return of our friendly neighborhood Main Quad preacher. Spring...

This spring’s hottest trend: staying hydrated

By Leah Pearlman, Columnist August 9, 2016

Spring has finally sprung; the sun is out which means so are University students. Finally escaping the confines of your small dorm room, you may find yourself spending hours outside without much of a break....

UI students push for change on campus

By Marijo Enderle December 9, 2015

By Marijo EnderleAssistant news editorThe creation of an “Illini White Student Union” Facebook page — created on Nov. 18 — gained national attention and sparked responses and new initiatives from...

The it's on us campaign raises awareness for sexual assault by the Alma Mater on Oct. 29, 2015.

University to participate in national week of action to stop sexual assault

By Samantha Jones Toal November 9, 2015

The spattering of orange and blue t-shirts with the statement “It’s On Us” is found across campus on students who signed a pledge to prevent sexual assault last year.“Almost every day I see someone...

Brian Ross to be named executive associate dean of LAS

Brian Ross to be named executive associate dean of LAS

By Maggie Sullivan August 25, 2015

Acting Chancellor and Dean of LAS Barbara Wilson said she knows she can not do both jobs on her own, which is why she enlisted the help of Brian Ross, professor in psychology.Ross will serve as the executive...

Timeless lead singer, Cal Shapiro, freestyle raps a song about the University during Spring Jam at the Main Quad on Sunday.

First annual Spring Jam concert brings B.o.B., Timeflies

April 27, 2015

A location students usually use to study and commute to class was converted into a stage and outdoor concert venue Sunday afternoon. The University’s first annual Spring Jam concert hosted well-known...

Black Greek Council presents first Greek Picnic weekend

By Natalie Stewart April 16, 2015

The University’s Black Greek Council is bringing something new to campus with its first Greek Picnic weekend. The Greek Picnic, which is occurring in place of the annual “Step Down” competition,...

Chimesmaster Sue Woods practices on the chimes in Altgeld Hall.

Chiming Holiday Greetings

By Saher Khan December 9, 2014

The sounds of Altgeld Hall’s bells are an all too familiar sound across the Main Quad. On Monday, Chancellor Wise sent out a video reminding campus that those spirited tunes are not automated, but the...

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.

John Milton Gregory: the University’s father

By Josh Cain November 11, 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...

Students Georgia Christus and Chloe Peterson work next to a human-size Barbie on the Engineering Quad on Monday.

Campaign aims to end “Fat Talk” on campus

October 23, 2014

Barbie has left her Dreamhouse for the Quad. Fat Talk Free Week is a campaign to promote healthy body image and is on campus from Monday to Friday. On Monday, the campaign set up a booth on the Engineering...

Students sit, bike and play games, filling the Quad on a warm afternoon on April 30.

Six hotspots on campus to make new friends and have a good time

May 28, 2014

Campus life can seem overwhelming when coming to the University as an incoming freshman, and making close friendships like those you once had in high school may feel impossible with so many strangers passing...

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