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Made Fest 2014 doubles in vendors, adds extra day

Coast to Coast Mobile Vintage Shop was one of 26 vendors at Made Fest's inaugural festival on Sept. 28, 2013. 
September 25, 2014

While Made Fest may have been a dash in last year’s Pygmalion Festival, this year it is a main ingredient. Nearly 50 vendors will line The Highdive Outdoor Annex with booths featuring vintage and handmade...

Room decor makes room unique to you

August 14, 2014

Move-in Day is your first opportunity to make your dorm room your new home. In addition to bringing the essentials — clothes, pillow, laundry supplies, alarm clock — you should bring things that make...

C-U offers big city shopping options in small town setting

Sara Hudson, owner of Dandelion, displays a dress from her shop. Hudson opened the shop in downtown Champaign 18 years ago, determined to make a living doing something she loved.
August 14, 2014

Even though it’s over 120 miles away from any urban area, Champaign-Urbana has its own micro collection of eclectic shopping boutiques for the fashionable Illini to explore and frequent. Unique, vintage...

Last minute dorm shopping

Young man in supermarket comparing bottles of oil, rear view, close-up
August 14, 2014

After months of anticipation, the time has finally come for you to move into your new dorm room. Unfortunately, despite all your planning, all the shopping lists you scanned and all that stuff you crammed...

Being decision-conscious makes it easy to save money without sacrificing comfort

August 14, 2014

Whether you’re in-state, out-of-state or from another country, this year of college probably marks the first year you’re living away from home. Even if you went to boarding school or summer camp, this...

Get the most of C-U on a student’s budget

July 26, 2014

It may be in the middle of East Central Illinois, but Champaign-Urbana has a lot going on. And with the twin cities being popularly termed a “micro-urban community,” the costs for many leisure and...

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