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UPDATED: Champaign County accounts for mere percentage of campaign donations

UPDATED: Champaign County accounts for mere percentage of campaign donations

By Declan Harty

February 1, 2016


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Update (Monday, 1 p.m.)Presidential campaign donations from Champaign County residents spiked approximately 60 percent to $84,618 in the most recent numbers released from the Federal Election Commission on Monday morning.But the county still only accounts for 1 percent of the state's total of $8...

Degrees still valuable

Degrees still valuable

By Jessie Webster

September 14, 2015


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Although tuition rates are more expensive than in the past, some University professors still believe the choice to attend is worth it. Undergraduate tuition, room and board at public institutions rose 39 percent between 2002 and 2012, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.  ...

Jenna Marbles brings the internet to real life

Jenna Marbles brings the internet to real life

April 16, 2015


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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 YouTube videos, Instagram posts, blog and vlog posts, and most recently, a podcast. With her mini ...

Apps, books and gadgets: A traveler’s packing list

Apps, books and gadgets: A traveler’s packing list

By Christina Oehler

February 3, 2015


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Despite the winter weather, students will soon have a light at the end of the tunnel: spring break. With a week-long vacation just around the corner, students have just enough time to put together the perfect packing list for the ultimate spring break trip. Once the basics are packed — appropriate cl...

Local community speaks out against Israeli offensive in Gaza

Local community speaks out against Israeli offensive in Gaza

By Abrar Al-Heeti

July 28, 2014


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Over 150 people lined Main Street outside the federal courthouse in Urbana on Friday, gripping Palestinian flags and signs proclaiming support for Palestine in the wake of ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza. Israel’s offensive against Hamas in Gaza began on July 8, and has resulted in over 1...

Guest lecturer to reveal intersection of science, creativity, communication

By Annabeth Carlson

April 9, 2014


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Over the years, Foellinger Auditorium has presented a wide variety of established lecturers, scientists and performers, such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Maya Angelou and Bill Gates. This tradition will continue on Thursday, when the auditorium hosts Edward Tufte at 7 p.m. Tufte, a statistician, landscape scu...