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The gameday experience: Homecoming Block

Students participating in

By Alex Roux

October 26, 2015

Editor’s note: This story is about the experience of Block at Campustown bars on Homecoming 2015. It’s the third in a series of three stories. Here are parts one and two.Block is a staple at Illinois campus bars on football game days, and Homecoming contributed to a festive atmosphere Saturday morning at a pair of campus establishments.By late Saturday morning, beer gardens at KAM’S and Joe’s Brewe...

Valentine’s Day: A not-so-sweet origin

An envelope addressed to Benjamin Nelson on Feb. 13, 1909, containing a Valentine's Day greeting. 

February 13, 2014

The date is Feb. 14, 1817. A young man eagerly pens a Valentine’s Day poem for the young lady who has caught his fancy. Taking great care with the rhyme and the card, he hands it off to the postman and awaits her reply. Shortly thereafter, he receives a lace-covered Valentine’s response, but alas, n...