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The hands behind the venti extra-foam latte

The hands behind the venti extra-foam latte

By Mara Shapiro

November 18, 2014

Clair Brendel wakes up at 5 a.m. to make the morning shift at 6 a.m.  At the campus Starbucks on Green Street, Brendel, a senior in Social Work, sets up the pastry case and espresso machines for the caffeine-deprived students to stumble in bleary-eyed for their morning caffeine wake-up.  “I was never r...

Pumpkin spice invasion takes over food industry

The fall season pumpkin flavor craze is now in full force, with Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte serving as an iconic forefront item.

October 14, 2014

Pumpkin isn’t merely a type of pie consumed on Thanksgiving anymore. In recent years, pumpkin flavors have exploded in the food industry, starting a new food craze. From Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte to Dunkin’ Donuts pumpkin flavored food, coffee shops and other brands are getting in on the ...

Illinois softball faces challenge in the Sunshine State

February 14, 2014

The Illinois softball team looks to build on a perfect start to the season as it travel to Tampa, Fla., to play in the University of South Florida Tournament this weekend. The Illini will face Wright State, Pittsburgh, Binghamton, South Florida and No. 1 Tennessee as they participate in a tournament for ...