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Keep your news out of my selfies

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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 you were flipping through filters trying to capture the perfect Snapchat selfie? As the election cycle has...

Don’t lend Main Quad preachers your ears

By Gregory Caceres, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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 has decidedly smacked us in our collective face with beautiful weather, budding flowers, birds chirping...

This spring’s hottest trend: staying hydrated

By Leah Pearlman, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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. And when you are enjoying the new weather, you may forget to take certain precautions. I am ...

UI students push for change on campus

By Marijo Enderle

December 9, 2015


Filed under News

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 University administrators.The Facebook page denounced black students and Black Lives Matter suppor...

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

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

By Samantha Jones Toal

November 9, 2015


Filed under News

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 wearing an “It’s On Us” campaign t-shirt,” said Matt Hill, Illinois Student Senate vice presiden...

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


Filed under News

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 associate dean of LAS until a permanent chancellor is named.“I don’t think you can do bo...

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

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

April 27, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

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 artists B.o.B. and Timeflies. The Illini Union Board, State Farm Center and Star Course hosted the...

Black Greek Council presents first Greek Picnic weekend

By Natalie Stewart

April 16, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

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, will span over two days with a total of four activities for picnicgoers on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, ...

Chiming Holiday Greetings

Chiming Holiday Greetings

By Saher Khan

December 9, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

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 workings of the University’s chimes players. Tucked inside a cozy room at the top of Altgeld Hall Tower,...

John Milton Gregory: the University’s father

John Milton Gregory: the University’s father

By Josh Cain

November 11, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

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...

Campaign aims to end “Fat Talk” on campus

Campaign aims to end “Fat Talk” on campus

October 23, 2014


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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 Quad, then moved to the Main Quad on Tuesday and Wednesday. The campaign will return to the Engin...

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

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

May 28, 2014


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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 you on a daily basis. Thankfully, the University offers a variety of places on campus for new student...

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