The Daily Illini

Rodeo club teaches and thrills

A performer from the Big Hat Rodeo Company rides standing on the back of two horses during a special performance at the Orange and Blue Rodeo Roundup on Saturday.

By Bella Jackson

May 5, 2015

Champaign-Urbana transformed into the Wild West on Saturday night. The smell of leather, pulled pork and hot dogs wafted in the air as the UIUC Rodeo Club hosted this year’s Orange and Blue Rodeo Roundup at the Champaign County Fairgrounds. The night started off strong with bareback and center saddle ...

Pun-Loving Costumes

Pun-Loving Costumes

October 30, 2014

Stretch your linguistic muscles and don’t be afraid to look like an idiom this Halloween — all you need is some craftiness, and you’ll be sew ready to show off your threads (and leave your friends in stitches). For those of you who have yet to find your alter ego this Halloween, I have offered ...

The Origins of April Fools’ Day

By Bridget Hynes

April 1, 2014

April Fools’ Day, a holiday now known for pranks and jokes, is celebrated across the nation and throughout the Western world on April 1. However, the lighthearted event, alternatively known as All Fools’ Day, does not have the clearest origins.   The most popular explanation has the holiday running ...