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Open house brings crowd to campus research hub

A crowd gathers to enjoy a concert at Outside at Research Park. This festival is one of many that contributes to Champaign-Urbana's vibrant culture.

By Ben Lash

June 14, 2015

The Research Park at the University hosted a community open house on Friday, where companies operating within the Park demonstrated their projects. Guests also had the opportunity to tour buildings occupied by different corporations and companies, such as State Farm and Yahoo.“Research Park does o...

Anonymity of Yik Yak causes nationwide concern at universities

Gabriel Gonzalez, campus representative for Yik Yak and a sophomore in the College of Media, distributes free merchandise to students on the Quad on Wednesday.

By Faraz Mirza

February 17, 2015

One of the fastest growing startups is being shut down on college campuses across the nation. Yik Yak, an anonymous social media app that allows users to post public comments, or “yaks,” has become popular among college campuses since its launch in 2013. Generally meant to be a fun outlet to share tho...