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Jason Finkelman performs in front of Ten Thousand Villages in Champaign at the Boneyard Arts Festival on Friday.

July 26, 2014

It can be easy to fall into the same pattern during your first year of college. You’re new to campus and most likely can now get into bars for the first time in your life. While the bars are fun, you don’t want to forget that there is a community here beyond campustown. Champaign-Urbana offers ma...

‘Born on the Fourth of July’ features veteran’s search for love, acceptance

‘Born on the Fourth of July’ features veteran’s search for love, acceptance

By Stephanie Kim

April 28, 2014

I walked into The Virginia Theatre only knowing that “Born on the Fourth of July” starred a young Tom Cruise as a soldier in the Vietnam War. What I didn’t know was that the 1989 film would be more than a depiction of war atrocities – it was a look into the human soul. Director Oliver Stone ad...