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Spanish club, Mi Pueblo, aims to improve Spanish among students

Spanish club, Mi Pueblo, aims to improve Spanish among students

By Izzy Murillo, Contributing writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

Each Thursday, students gather around a table with an orange "mantel," the Spanish word for tablecloth, playing games and talking amongst themselves in Spanish in the Illini Union basement.  These students are a part of Mi Pueblo, a student-run organization that promotes and encourages Spanish conversati...

Indigenous Languages: Preserving a part of culture

By Mark Snider

November 8, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

By Mark SniderStaff writerNearly 40 percent of the world’s languages are endangered, according to Jenny L. Davis, assistant professor of American Indian Studies and Anthropology.“New generations are not taught the language (indigenous languages) within their homes and learning institutions,” Davis said.In an inc...

UI student talks life after losing mother to breast cancer

UI student talks life after losing mother to breast cancer

November 3, 2014


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Nicole Crifase remembers sitting in the bathtub, clutching her knees and trying to comprehend what had just happened. It was March 27, 2005, and her mother, Darcie Crifase, had just lost her battle against breast cancer. To the senior in LAS, life without her mother seemed completely unfathomable.  Wi...

Local bands reunite for a triple performance

Local bands reunite for a triple performance

August 28, 2014


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New and long-standing local music fans can unite Friday for a nostalgic reunion show at Cowboy Monkey in downtown Champaign. Current local bands, Elsinore and Hathaways, will join Champaign-Urbana native band Grandkids, which will be making a trip from Chicago on Friday.  “The idea was to have an end...