The Daily Illini

Wild weekend keeps Illini baseball undefeated

By Peter Bailey-Wells

February 23, 2015

The Illinois baseball team accomplished something it hasn’t done in 10 years Sunday. The team finished a game in a tie. Due to travel restrictions, Illinois finished Sunday’s game in Fort Myers, Fla., against Florida Gulf Coast in a 4-4 nine-inning tie. The Illini rallied in the top of the n...

Becoming Clara of “The Nutcracker”

Becoming Clara of “The Nutcracker”

By Shalayne Pulia

December 4, 2014

Ginny Martinez’s hand shot up before she knew what she was doing. The slender dancer, perpetually composed, had volunteered to dance for the last audition spot for Clara in the annual Champaign-Urbana Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” Mature beyond her 15 years, Martinez said it was a dream role, an...