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UI students honor Paris victims

By Adam Kaz

November 19, 2015

Alexis March, senior in LAS, knows she will remember where she was on the evening of Nov. 13.“Friday night when I was driving to Chicago with my parents I found out about what was going on in Paris, the first attack, and I immediately started contacting my friends and extended family to make sure they wer...

Describing terror in the 'City of Light'

Illinois' students gather together to commemorate the victims of the recent attacks at the Main Quad on Nov. 18. 2015.

By Declan Harty

November 19, 2015

Paris isn’t a ghost town. At least for Emilee McArdle it hasn’t been.chMcArdle, junior in LAS, wasn’t in Paris on Friday, when a series of terrorist attacks resulted in 129 dead and hundreds more injured.While her study abroad program is based in the city, McArdle was in Italy visiting a friend. Afte...

UI students in Paris safe

Students light candles during a vigil in support of those affected by the recent tragedies in Paris.

By Samantha Jones Toal

November 15, 2015

Saturday evening, around 40 students huddled on the steps of the Union in near silence as everyone waited for the arrival of clear, plastic cups that could shield their candles from the windy night.Once the stack arrived, people began quietly conversing as lighters were shared. Even with the make-shift prot...

Feminism shines bright in ‘Girlhood’

Chaz Ebert, wife of Roger, introduces

By Lillian Barkley

April 20, 2015

Céline Sciamma’s “Girlhood” tackles stereotypes from the first scene. The 2014 French film was screened Friday at the 17th annual Ebertfest. The film is the coming-of-age tale of 16-year-old Marieme, played by Karidja Touré, who comes from a low-income home with two younger sisters, a workin...

Sugar by Sarah aims to satisfy sweet tooths

Sarah Heller, Champaign-Urbana native, makes and sells a variety of baked goods at her business, Sugar by Sarah.

By Alexander Vassiliadis

December 1, 2014

Chocolate peppermint crunch, salted caramel, chocolate ganache and lemon ginger. These are only a handful of the flavors of French macarons that Sarah Heller, Champaign-Urbana native, makes and sells at her business — Sugar by Sarah. Sugar by Sarah operates primarily out of the year-round Urbana M...

Homecoming: A foreign term for some

By Mikayla Ostendorf

October 27, 2014

With more than 9,800 international students at the University there are many differences between American culture and others. One such difference is Homecoming. “We don’t have football in France, just soccer,” said Benoit Coulan, an exchange graduate student who studies Business at ESCP Europe...

The Fashion Network RSO promotes fashion on campus

The Fashion Network RSO promotes fashion on campus

October 15, 2014

Mia Kavensky and Ilana Steelman sat at a small table in the front room of Espresso Royale on Goodwin Avenue. An idea and a passion for the fashion industry brought them together for the first time.  Steelman sipped on an iced coffee, escaping the dwindling summer heat as the two laid groundwork for ...