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Put away your selfie stick

By Minju Park, Columnist

August 9, 2016

During my spring break, I traveled to Istanbul to visit my brother who is studying abroad there. I really enjoyed having the experience of learning about a country that is so different from my own, and I found its rich and complicated history fascinating. However, my trip was speckled with a sight ...

Fewer buses, road construction during spring break, no buses Sunday, March 27

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 21, 2016

Commuters on campus may need to reschedule their normal routes due to road closures and reduced MTD bus service during spring break. The buses will either be not running or traveling routes less frequently from Monday, March 21, to Saturday, March 26. There will be no buses Sunday, March 27ss. All b...

University students use spring break trip to make a difference

University students use spring break trip to make a difference

By Liz Jassin

March 19, 2015

Some University students are using their spring break to take trips around the United States to learn about historical events, build houses for those in need and educate themselves through service. Civil Rights Pilgrimage This year, 52 students will travel on the annual U of I Civil Rights Pilgrimage, ...

Students should use caution while traveling

By Victoria Snell

February 3, 2015

Spring break is a time for fun and relaxation. However, sometimes the fun overshadows important precautions that, if ignored, can put a damper on a vacation. The U.S. Department of the State advises travelers to enroll in their Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, which allows individuals to stay updated on s...

Apps, books and gadgets: A traveler’s packing list

Apps, books and gadgets: A traveler’s packing list

By Christina Oehler

February 3, 2015

Despite the winter weather, students will soon have a light at the end of the tunnel: spring break. With a week-long vacation just around the corner, students have just enough time to put together the perfect packing list for the ultimate spring break trip. Once the basics are packed — appropriate cl...

Hendrick House hops on the food truck bandwagon

Hendrick House hops on the food truck bandwagon

By Taylor Lucero

September 9, 2014

After a two-year search for the right vehicle, Hendrick House now has its own food truck that can be seen out and about in the Champaign-Urbana area beginning in early to mid-October. Hendrick House’s Diane McNattin said they began to look for a truck after reading about the growing popularity of ...

Investigating marketplace literacy in India

Investigating marketplace literacy in India

April 9, 2014

I knew I was in a very different place as soon as I stepped out of the airport. It was about 1 a.m. local time. I immediately spotted two stray dogs scavenging through trash on the ground. In the distance I saw a group of at least 20 people sleeping on a public lawn. I boarded a bus that was greeted b...

Fun in the Sun: The top 3 spring break destinations

Fun in the Sun: The top 3 spring break destinations

By Christen McGlynn

March 20, 2014

Let the countdown begin. In just two short days, students will be ready for a constant flow of sunshine, booze, friends and, most importantly, no exams. The typical college stigma of endless partying is associated with this well-known time of year: spring break. And, for students at the University, this ...