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Chancellor, Barbara Wilson at the homecoming pep rally on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015.

Wilson and Killeen address faculty concerns at annual meeting

By Christin Watkins October 27, 2015

It was the annual meeting of the faculty, but President Timothy Killeen made sure to reiterate the importance he places on students at the University.“What comes first is the student experience,” he...

Jenna Marbles brings the internet to real life

Jenna Marbles brings the internet to real life

April 16, 2015

Just as Clark Kent transforms into Superman, Jenna Mourey dons her false eyelashes, sardonic wit and pint-sized pooches to become Internet legend Jenna Marbles. Marbles has built an online empire based...

On Aug. 27, Mars will swing nearer to Earth than it has been in almost 60,000 years. This sequence of photographs shows how it appears larger as it gets closer to Earth.

Community members reflect on mission of Mars One

March 17, 2015

It sounds like a movie plot, but the team at Mars One isn’t joking around. The Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp founded the mission in 2011 with a goal to make a permanent human settlement on Mars by...

Box Office Report: “The Theory of Everything”

Box Office Report: “The Theory of Everything”

By Jack Heyden February 5, 2015

Bearing a haunting resemblance to 2001’s “A Beautiful Mind,” “The Theory of Everything” wonderfully unveils a biography boiling with heartbreak and reality without glazing over a period in history. The...

No Comment performs at the Midwest Quarterfinal of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella competition, which the group won, on Jan. 24.

No Comment wins ICCA Midwest Quarterfinal

By Stephanie Kim February 3, 2015

Members of No Comment have had a note-worthy January.  From performing in a room of seasoned politicians and professionals at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield on Jan. 12 to winning...

Hotdog! Wienermobile recruits on campus

January 22, 2015

Since Monday, Alex Lando and Joe Zerka, also known as “hotdoggers,” have been driving the Wienermobile through campus honking and waving at passersby while sharing their stories of how they became...

Members of the Penny Dreadful Players ensemble rehearse in preparation for their holiday production, Tis the Season, which will be debuting on Friday.

Penny Dreadful Players presents “Tis the Season: A New Holiday Show”

By Amanda Gecewicz December 9, 2014

The Penny Dreadful Players (PDP) will present a new twist on holiday favorites in their newest play, “Tis the Season: A New Holiday Show,” on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Channing Murray Foundation. The...

Box Office Report: “Birdman”

Box Office Report: “Birdman”

By Jack Heyden November 20, 2014

I knew that Michael Keaton would be playing a mirage of himself (given that both he and his character were both formerly cast as megastar superheroes), and I knew that I was going to like what I saw on...

Box Office Report: “John Wick”

Box Office Report: “John Wick”

October 30, 2014

My thought process walking out (or escaping) the theater was to label “John Wick” as either bad or really bad depending on how pissed off traffic made me on the ride home. And I will say that I hit...

Kristy Theisen, sophomore in Education, finds part-time employment at Orange Leaf, a vibrant, new frozen yogurt franchise.

Orange Leaf: A dessert lover’s dream come true

By Annabeth Carlson October 20, 2014

I’d like to make a confession: I have a small dessert problem. Actually, it’s not that small. It’s an “I-can’t-survive-a-single-day-without-it” kind of problem. To me, a meal is just not complete...

Associate Chancellor Robin Kaler stands in front of the Alma Mater. When Alma changes outfits, Kaler is the one who dresses her up.

Survivor Spotlight: Robin Kaler

By Alice Smelyansky October 16, 2014

Since her undergraduate days at the University, Robin Kaler has been a runner. What started with a tiny track at the Intramural Physical Education Building has led to 5Ks, 10Ks, half-marathons and...

Coast to Coast Mobile Vintage Shop was one of 26 vendors at Made Fests inaugural festival on Sept. 28, 2013. 

Made Fest 2014 doubles in vendors, adds extra day

By Sarah Soenke September 25, 2014

While Made Fest may have been a dash in last year’s Pygmalion Festival, this year it is a main ingredient. Nearly 50 vendors will line The Highdive Outdoor Annex with booths featuring vintage and handmade...

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