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RSO presidents speak out about leadership experiences

RSO presidents speak out about leadership experiences

By Abby Paeth, Features editor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Life & Culture, Quad Day

Walking into Quad Day as a freshman can be a very overwhelming task. Hundreds of booths line the sidewalks of the Main Quad, each one representing an entirely different organization on campus. Sorority women parade their house's T-shirts, restaurant employees hand out coupons and registered student...

Local health center holds 5k raising funds for the uninsured

By Ashni Gandhi

April 3, 2016


Filed under News

Avicenna Community Health Center, a nonprofit organization protecting uninsured and underinsured, hosted a 5K run raising money Sunday morning. The 150 participants included University students, Champaign-Urbana residents and other supporters of the cause.JTThe center was created in Champaign with the int...

UI solar farm construction almost complete

UI solar farm construction almost complete

By Aaron Navarro

September 29, 2015


Filed under News

Solar power will account for two percent of the University’s energy source next year.Construction on the 20.8 acre solar farm — located south of Windsor Road and west of First Street — began July 20 and the clean-energy project is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.“They are actuall...

Venue 51 brings back traditional Illini event

Venue 51 brings back traditional Illini event

By Mara Shapiro

August 26, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

With exposed ceilings, a hammered metal bar and vibrant lights refracting off the geometric interior, Venue 51 provides a new, contemporary setting for Wednesday night drink specials. Director of Events Paris Blalock said Venue 51, located at 51 E. Green St. and known for hosting various private part...

University RSOs gain followers through friendship, school pride

By Maddie Galassi

August 19, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

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...

Unique RSOs offer alternative workout option

By Lillian Barkley

August 19, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

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 attention and increase membership.“The pole definitely drags people in and piques their curiosit...

Unifying cultures through cricket

Unifying cultures through cricket

By Abrar Al-Heeti

April 30, 2015


Filed under Classifieds

Every Friday night since April 4, the South Quad has transformed into a cricket field.Over 100 people, mostly from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, spread out across the lawn to play cricket for recreation. They also prepare for their upcoming tournament finals, which will be on Sunday on the South Quad.So...

Arab student association to present annual “Layalina” to expose University to Arab culture

Arab student association to present annual “Layalina” to expose University to Arab culture

By Mara Shapiro

April 2, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

In order to expose students to Arab culture, the Arab Student Association will host a cultural night entitled “Layalina” on Thursday. Layalina, which means “Our Night,” is the RSO’s annual event that encompasses food, dancing, music and other performances. It will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the...

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

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

By Abrar Al-Heeti

October 29, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

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...

Sky Ferreira to perform at Foellinger Auditorium

October 23, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

After touring on former Disney star Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz Tour, Sky Ferreira’s synthpop and indie rock style hit the mainstream. At 8 p.m., the singer-songwriter will take to the stage at Foellinger Auditorium for the first time.  Star Course, a Registered Student Organization that brings some of the best obt...

Lean In RSO focuses on closing gender gap

Lean In RSO focuses on closing gender gap

By Saher Khan

October 21, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

At a UN conference on Sept. 20, Emma Watson said, “Feminism by definition is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of political, economic and social equality of the sexes.”  She was there to speak about gender inequality and the HeForShe campaign taking hold on...

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