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War on political correctness expands past social media

By Isabella Winkler, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The term “politically correct” has taken on a new weight recently, with its actual usage and meaning being manipulated by social media. It seems like everyone is blowing the politically correct whistle after every news story or headline airs, but their motives are justified when it comes to recent ev...

A neutral observer’s rooting guide to the Final Four

A neutral observer’s rooting guide to the Final Four

By Dan Escalona

March 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: .Who should you root for in the Final Four? Check out @danescalona77's column to find out.Yet another wild, unpredictable NCAA tournament has produced a Final Four that very few people can claim they predicted. Now, if you are a neutral observer with no strong interest in any of the rema...

Illinois men's tennis goes 1-1 against two top-25 opponents

Illinois men's tennis goes 1-1 against two top-25 opponents

By Mike Gasick

February 1, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Illinois men’s tennis team went up against some stiff competition over the weekend.The Illini first traveled to Durham, North Carolina, to take on the No. 24 Duke Blue Devils.ss Duke entered the match with many talented underclassmen, including sophomore Nicolas Alvarez, who is ranked No. 12 in t...

Men's tennis suffer upset loss in NCAA tournament

Men's tennis suffer upset loss in NCAA tournament

By Masaki Sugimoto

May 17, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Illinois men’s tennis team failed to win its second national championship in school history, falling to the North Carolina Tar Heels by a score of 4-3 at the NCAA Tournament in Waco, Texas. This is the seventh time the Illini have lost in the Round of 16 during Brad Dancer’s decade as head coa...

David Sedaris’ evening at the Virginia

David Sedaris’ evening at the Virginia

By Lillian Barkley

April 28, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

David Sedaris has a key to the city and promised to steal Champaign’s riches while its citizens sleep. The author was honored with the key by Mayor Don Gerard before his performance, “An Evening with David Sedaris,” at the Virginia Theater on Sunday. “He was everything that’s advertised,”...

Illinois basketball has come a long way since 2005

Illinois basketball has come a long way since 2005

March 17, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

When you’re young, you rarely think long-term. I grew up in a golden era of Illinois basketball in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when Big Ten titles and NCAA tournament appearances were the norm. I didn’t associate Illinois basketball with anything other than success, since it had been good for...

‘Goodbye Solo’ features an unlikely bond

April 28, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

From the get-go, Ramin Bahrani’s moving third feature film, “Goodbye Solo,” (2008) illustrates a powerful story about two men on the opposite spectrum of life. The movie begins with a conversation between a warm and cheery black taxi driver, who is offered a unnerving proposition by a significantl...