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Marching Illini makes Macy's Day Parade debut

December 9, 2015

By Dixita LimbachiaStaff writerThe Marching Illini performed one of their biggest shows ever to TV screens watched by over 65 million people — except instead of a football field, this time their stage...

The 'best band in the land' shows its Illini pride in NYC and on social media

The Marching Illini drum-line performs for fans in Grange Grove before the game.
November 26, 2015

The Marching Illini will lead Santa through midtown Manhattan in the 89th Macy’s Day Parade on Thursday. The band — which has been preparing for the parade for over a year now — will perform...

Fall break events in Urbana-Champaign that help community, others

Champaign-Urbana citizens gather in the Urbana High School’s cafeteria during the 2013 Annual Thanksgiving Dinner.
November 20, 2014

For many students, Thanksgiving Break means taking a bus, driving or flying home to see family and friends.  However, that doesn’t mean there is any shortage of things to do for those who stay at the...

OVP hosts Thanksgiving basket drive

The Office of Volunteer Programs will be collecting baskets of donated goods for a Thanksgiving drive until Nov. 17. The baskets will then be distributed by the Stone Creek Church to families in Champaign-Urbana.
November 11, 2014

The Office of Volunteer Programs is joining together with the University community to make a difference in the lives of local families with Thanksgiving rapidly approaching. From Nov. 3 to Nov. 17, the...

“Red Zone” is most vulnerable time for sexual assault

October 22, 2014

It’s called the Red Zone — the period of time at the start of the school year when most college sexual assaults occur.  Although the time period is debated, ranging from the first six weeks of school...

Pumpkin spice invasion takes over food industry

The fall season pumpkin flavor craze is now in full force, with Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte serving as an iconic forefront item.
October 14, 2014

Pumpkin isn’t merely a type of pie consumed on Thanksgiving anymore. In recent years, pumpkin flavors have exploded in the food industry, starting a new food craze. From Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte...

Students celebrate ‘Thanksgivukkah’ at home and on campus

December 2, 2013

For Andrew Rudolph, freshman in LAS, the Thanksgiving dinner table this year featured a menorah alongside pumpkin pie — a combination that he has never experienced before. The occasion? “Thanksgivukkah,”...

Community members share diverse take on traditional Thanksgiving meal

Community members share diverse take on traditional Thanksgiving meal
November 21, 2013

It is the typical scene at American dinner tables on that fourth Thursday in November: Dad, almost ritually, sharpens his knife to carve up the gobbler, mom transports the last casserole tray from the...

Dish of the Week: Candied Sweet Potatoes

Candied sweet potatoes simmer until their middles are soft. The dish can be served right out of the skillet.
November 19, 2013

With fall break quickly approaching, I have found myself daydreaming in class about all food of Thanksgiving’s past. I can hear the whir of the electric carving knife as my dad cuts his classic turkey...

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