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Illini Moms on the Quad

Illini Moms on the Quad

By Charlotte Collins and Ju Yeon Kim

April 9, 2017

University of Illinois welcomes all mothers on campus this weekend to enjoy some quality time together.

Improving Israeli-Palestinian relations on campus

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

August 9, 2016

In March, Joe Biden spoke to a room of 18,000 people at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., and said, “the future belongs to the bridge builders.” He is not the first person to use this expression. Martin Luther King Jr, Isaac Newton and Pope Francis are all known to have used this metaphor in t...

New campus recycling bins aim to bring waste awareness

New campus recycling bins aim to bring waste awareness

By Emily Scott

April 30, 2015

In an effort to make campus more eco-friendly and closer to a zero-waste initiative, 20 new recycling bins with standardized signage were installed on the Quad this month, making 30 total recycling/landfill stations. The project was completed by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC). Accor...

Student slackers exercise on Main Quad

Students pass the time between classes on the Main Quad.

By Lillian Barkley

April 6, 2015

When the temperature goes up, so do lines of webbing that connect the trees on the Quad. Students will wobble and hop onto the primary-colored lines and attempt to cross before dropping onto the sweetgum balls scattered in the grass. Most people know the students as tightrope walkers, but they are actual...

She’s the First supports girls’ educations in underprivileged countries

Maggie Klinge, sophomore in social work, sells cupcakes on the Quad to raise money for “She’s the First” on Tuesday.

By Abrar Al-Heeti

October 29, 2014

A Registered Student Organization at the University called She’s the First is working to provide girls in developing countries with the same educational opportunities available to students in the U.S. She’s the First is a national, nonprofit organization sponsoring girls from underprivileged countries to b...

Campaign aims to end “Fat Talk” on campus

Students Georgia Christus and Chloe Peterson work next to a human-size Barbie on the Engineering Quad on Monday.

October 23, 2014

Barbie has left her Dreamhouse for the Quad. Fat Talk Free Week is a campaign to promote healthy body image and is on campus from Monday to Friday. On Monday, the campaign set up a booth on the Engineering Quad, then moved to the Main Quad on Tuesday and Wednesday. The campaign will return to the Engin...

Sustainable Student Farm grows year-round

The Sustainable Student Farm operates year-round to bring fresh produce to University Dining, from growing in the high tunnels during winter to growing in the farm's fields during summer.

October 22, 2014

At its intersection with South Windsor Road, Lincoln Avenue turns into a gravel driveway that leads to barns, sheds and a fenced-in seven-acre area of plots full of rows of plants. With only a few greenhouse frames and various crops outside, the Sustainable Student Farm is so much more than what it ap...

RSO seeks to raise awareness about worldwide water availability

Members of WaterAid at UIUC run a bake sale on the Quad on Thursday afternoon. The RSO aims to improve clean water access worldwide through fundraising initiatives and eventual overseas volunteering.

By Abrar Al-Heeti

September 30, 2014

There are more than 780 million people in the world lacking clean water, and the availability is expected to decrease as the population continues to increase, according to UN Water facts and figures,  WaterAid is a worldwide organization that works to improve access to safe water and promote hygien...

‘Don’t forget to look forward’

‘Don’t forget to look forward’

May 6, 2014

Dear seniors, On May 17, you,along with 11,000 of your peers, will “turn the tassels,” throw your caps into the air and take one last picture by the (now bronze) Alma Mater statue. Although entering the “real world” may seem daunting, there’s no doubt that the next few years will bring with them...

Senior Essay: “What does U of I mean to me?”

Kelsey Vlamis (right) celebrates her freshman-year Unofficial St. Patrick's Day with Zana Darwish (left), senior in ACES.

By Kelsey Vlamis

May 6, 2014

Alas, when asked to comment on my University experience in approximately 500 words, I found myself drawing a blank. Not due to a lack of notable experiences, but rather an inability to determine which of these experiences is most representative of my time here. As I spend my final days preparing for th...

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