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Marching Illini makes Macy's Day Parade debut

By Dixita Limbachia

December 9, 2015

By Dixita LimbachiaStaff writerThe Marching Illini performed one of their biggest shows ever to TV screens watched by over 65 million people — except instead of a football field, this time their stage was New York City when they performed at the 89th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.The band was one ...

Illini 4000 stops at Alma during cross-country bike ride

Illini 4000 stops at Alma during cross-country bike ride

By Atoosa Sayeh

June 13, 2015

The Illini 4000 stopped at the Alma Mater to take a break from their 4000-mile cross-country bike ride on Tuesday at 3 p.m.The non-profit organization consists of student bikers who document the American cancer experience through the Portraits Project and raising funds for cancer research while taking annual bike ri...

Illini 4000 prepares to bike across the country

Illini 4000 prepares to bike across the country

By Brittney Nadler

April 29, 2015

They end at the Golden Gate Bridge, weave past accident-prone casual bikers, and glide down one final hill before reuniting with their families on a beach after 73 days apart. They are Illini 4000, a registered nonprofit and Registered Student Organization that raises money for cancer research, patient supp...

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

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 PDP is the oldest student-run theater group on campus. For 22 years, the group has served as ...

‘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 brother. “Ket,” his older brother exhaled. In their native Dinka language, it meant “run.” ...

Patton Oswalt hosts free, close screening for students

By Rebecca Jacobs

April 24, 2014

Patton Oswalt doesn’t think he would be an ideal person to be hijacked and held hostage with. His plan of action would be to stand still, stare at a fixed point and not comfort anyone. Oswalt said this to an audience at Foellinger Auditorium last night. Kicking off Ebertfest 2014, Oswalt hosted a free sc...

Q & A with Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel

Q & A with Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel

By Alexander Vassiliadis

April 9, 2014

For the electronic-rock duo Phantogram, 2014 has been a long-awaited return to promoting an album release.  Nearly four years after their 2010 debut album, “Eyelid Movies,” the band released “Voices” as their most recent full-length studio album on Feb. 18. It quickly made its way to the numbe...