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C-U Pride Fest “bigger and better” than year before

C-U Pride Fest “bigger and better” than year before

By Lilly Mashayek

September 20, 2015

People lining Neil Street cheered as members of the Champaign-Urbana for Bernie Sanders group chanted “discrimination has got to go,” while they marched in Saturday’s Pride Fest parade. The sixth annual all-day festival began with workshops and seminars at the Hyatt Place Hotel and Big Grove ...

University RSOs gain followers through friendship, school pride

By Maddie Galassi

August 19, 2015

The University has a reputation for being an extremely large, diverse campus, and their RSOs follow the same trend. But what distinguishes an organization from gaining a small or large following? And how do clubs maintain their presence? These RSOs weighed in:Illini PrideWith a campus full of students...

Reclaiming natural beauty through hair

Reclaiming natural beauty through hair

February 4, 2015

I couldn’t see the cold, unfamiliar hands disappear within my thick patch of curls claiming ownership over my head. But I felt them.   Seemingly everywhere I looked — long, straight, luscious hair spilled down the backs of women. Meanwhile, my hair barely kissed my shoulders, and despite my effor...