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Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival brings community together for music, workshops

Members of the Homebrew Ukulele Union, a group from the University of Illinois that make their own Ukuleles, write songs, and perform, combine with students from Robeson Elementary School for a sing-along at the CU Folk and Roots Festival. The event was held at the Independent Media Center in Urbana on Saturday, Nov. 3. 
November 6, 2014

The Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival may not follow the norm of music festivals, where attendees purchase tickets and passively observe the artists play their set. In past years, the festival has...

‘Lost Boy’ of Sudan rises to success on campus

'Lost Boy' of Sudan rises to success on campus
October 21, 2014

Gai Nyok, graduate student in economics, remembers waking up one morning at 5 years old in the tiny village of Abang, of the former Sudan, with the sun still down and being grabbed by the hand by his older...

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