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The voice behind “Orange is the New Black”

The voice behind “Orange is the New Black”

December 4, 2014


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Some may argue going to prison “destroyed their lives,” but for Piper Kerman, it made her famous. Author of “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison,” Kerman visited the University to speak about her book, which was selected as the University of Illinois’ One Book, One Campu...

Quad Day through the Eyes of Seniors

Quad Day through the Eyes of Seniors

August 22, 2014


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While Quad Day, a sacred campus tradition, transforms freshmen and transfer students into active members of the University community, the day is anything but reserved to underclassmen. While bright-eyed and enthusiastic newcomers to the school wander the crowded Quad, signing up for Registered Student ...

‘From Dudes to Divas’ drag show to take place Thursday

‘From Dudes to Divas’ drag show to take place Thursday

March 13, 2014


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Just before his performance at Chester Street Bar last Sunday, Dakota, who performs under the stage name “Bo Dashuss,” began preparing for his role in a drag show.   Looking into the mirror in one of C-Street’s upstairs dressing rooms, he described his methods of preparing for a show.  “Dep...