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Moms Weekend activities that won’t break the bank

Moms Weekend activities that won’t break the bank

By Christina Oehler

April 7, 2015


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Parents’ weekends are the most underrated weekends of the year. The dynamic of the relationship with my parents changed when I got to college; they were no longer the disciplinary force in my life, but they became my best friends.  I realized I have stopped trying to escape them like I did in high sc...

Moms make truly invaluable friends

Moms make truly invaluable friends

April 7, 2015


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As an only child also lacking any cousins on either side of my family, I have always been very close to my parents, especially my mother.  Growing up, I regularly found myself to be independent, entertaining myself when no one was around and finding friends in nature when the elementary schoolyard was ...

Sorority sisterhood with legacy family

Sorority sisterhood with legacy family

By Maddie Galassi

April 7, 2015


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Rushing a sorority can often feel like choosing a new family, but for one freshman, a particular sorority was a family affair before she even rushed.  Allie Lundquist, freshman in Education, decided to follow in both her mom’s and aunt’s footsteps and join Alpha Omicron Pi last fall.  “My mom wa...

Black Chorus Concert continues to bring family together

Black Chorus Concert continues to bring family together

By Rabia Ilyas

April 7, 2015


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Moms Weekend is an enjoyable event for the thousands of students on campus. But for one student, it holds significant meaning and culture, along with the usual fun. Jasmine Washington, junior in ACES, looks forward to attending many of the University-hosted events with her family during Moms Weekend...

Alumnae reflect on their time at Illinois

Alumnae reflect on their time at Illinois

April 7, 2015


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Before the days of Facebook, Tinder, online class registration and air conditioning, our school looked very different. Tuition was significantly cheaper, rules were less strict and there were no co-ed dorms. We emailed current students’ moms and grandmas who attended the University in the 1960s, 7...

A 20-Minute cleaning plan to impress your guests this weekend

By Claire Hettinger

April 7, 2015


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So your mom or other visitors are coming down this weekend, and your apartment is a mess. Follow this quick 20-minute plan to make a good impression on your guests. Start by setting a timer for 20 minutes. This way, you’ll do all the cleaning at once instead of taking breaks. The following are est...

Moms Association honors women on campus

Moms Association honors women on campus

By Victoria Snell

April 7, 2015


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Every year at the kick-off of Moms Weekend, one mother is presented with the Amelia Alpiner Stern Mom of the Year Award. While the lucky mom has yet to be announced, the Moms Association honors others who have made an impact on campus, as well as in the community. Get to know the winners of this year...

Moms Weekend: A brief history

Moms Weekend: A brief history

By Bridget Hynes

April 7, 2015


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Since Moms Weekend first began in 1922, it has evolved over the years to become what it is today.  According to a document in the University Archives titled “Mothers Association: 50 years of service to the U of I” by Ellen Ferber, both Moms Weekend and Dads Weekend began not long after World War I e...

Students celebrate Moms Weekend with whole family

Students celebrate Moms Weekend with whole family

By Jaini Shah

April 7, 2015


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Moms Weekend has an ongoing tradition of moms visiting their children, but some students celebrate it in an unconventional way by inviting other family members down.   Ellie Gallo, sophomore in Education, not only has her mom visiting her, but is also going to be joined by her aunts from her mom’s side ...

Fun without Mom still possible

Fun without Mom still possible

By Aminah Koshul

April 7, 2015


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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 their students on campus.  Many of the activities planned strive to include everyone by catering to differe...

Calendar of Moms Weekend Events

By Mikayla Ostendorf

April 7, 2015


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Friday, April 10 Mom’s Weekend Kick-Off Event 5:30 to 7 p.m. Location: Illini Union Rooms B and C Meet with campus groups, enjoy refreshments and appetizers, capture memories at the photo booth, create a souvenir and see the crowning of the Amelia Alpiner Stern Mom of the Year. Illini Union Board Musi...

IUB’s ‘Legally Blonde’ set to premiere

By Maddie Galassi

April 6, 2015


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University students can bend and snap their way to “Legally Blonde The Musical,” put on by the Illini Union Board beginning Friday. The musical is an adaptation of the film “Legally Blonde,” which came out in 2001 starring Reese Witherspoon, about a sorority girl who follows her boyfriend to Ha...