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Campus waste should be reduced

August 9, 2016

When walking out of the apartments along Healey Street in Champaign, I always see garbage cans so jam-packed that the covers can’t even close. Not only are the bulging trash bins problematic, but...

Unique RSOs offer alternative workout option

August 19, 2015

Among the performances on Quad Day, two athletic RSOs tend to garner more whispers and sideways glances. Illini Pole Fitness and Bellydance UIUC members will take the stage on Aug. 23 in an effort to draw...

No Comment wins ICCA Midwest Quarterfinal

No Comment performs at the Midwest Quarterfinal of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella competition, which the group won, on Jan. 24.
February 3, 2015

Members of No Comment have had a note-worthy January.  From performing in a room of seasoned politicians and professionals at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield on Jan. 12 to winning...

Veterans’ goals at University shaped by military experience

Alex Braem, senior in LAS and member of the National Guard, stands on a resupply mission on Turan Island in the Red Sea in March 2012.
December 10, 2014

Patricia Starks couldn’t sleep without hearing the sounds of fighter jets flying overhead when she returned to the University from Iraq. Starks is just one of about 300 veterans on campus. The transition...

Penny Dreadful Players presents “Tis the Season: A New Holiday Show”

Members of the Penny Dreadful Players ensemble rehearse in preparation for their holiday production,
December 9, 2014

The Penny Dreadful Players (PDP) will present a new twist on holiday favorites in their newest play, “Tis the Season: A New Holiday Show,” on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Channing Murray Foundation. The...

University ranked No. 37 for ‘Best for Vets’ school

Veteran students study in the Veteran Student Lounge in the basement of Illini Union on Monday. Study groups allow student veterans to be with “like-minded people.”
December 9, 2014

The Military Times ranked the University as a top-tier school in the annual list of “Best for Vets” colleges. The University was ranked No. 37 among the top 100 four-year institutions. The publication...

Illini Service Dogs give students brief pet companionships

Illini Service Dogs give students brief pet companionships
November 19, 2014

Bringing up a young dog is an investment in the future.  Owners expect the hours spent training, housebreaking and cleaning up after a puppy to pay off with years of companionship as both dog and owner...

CREAiTIV Data Society promotes interdisciplinary research

Pablo Lopez and Ismael Correa, founders of CREAiTIV Data Society on Nov 7. 
November 19, 2014

Within the next seven years, the U.S. Bureau of Labor predicts a 24 percent increase in demand for jobs related to data analytic skills.  As students equipped with such skills, Pablo Lopez and Ismael...

Engineers Without Borders successfully provides clean water in remote Adu Achi

An open tap at a local house in Adu Achi, where the water system implemented by the University's EWB branch is running.
October 28, 2014

In many places around the world, poor sanitation is not an easy problem to fix. But the issue kills far more people each year than warfare, according to the World Health Organization.  In places like...

Glee’s Lauren Potter lives her dream

Lauren Potter, actress on the television show
October 27, 2014

She strode across the stage sporting a black leather jacket, a red blouse and jeans, wasting no time in announcing how lucky she is to be living her dream of being an actress. “Glee” star Lauren Potter...

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...

The Science of Juggling

Raymond Li, senior in Engineering, practices juggling on the Armory's indoor track on October 6th, 2014.
October 7, 2014

The anatomy of a juggler is an amalgamation of coordination, concentration, perseverance and skill. The eyes are trained forward, with a continuous, focused gaze. The hands move in a fluid, synchronized...

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