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Students create app to pay for cover digitally

Cover'd is a new app created by University students that lets users pay for cover to get into Kam's digitally.

By Maddie Galassi

November 30, 2015

A University student has found a way to fix a common problem many students encounter in the nightlife — paying cover at bars.Cover’d, which launched November 17, is an app that allows users to pay for cover at Kam’s on their mobile device, eliminating the need for cash to enter the bar. Th...

The gameday experience: Homecoming Block

Students participating in

By Alex Roux

October 26, 2015

Editor’s note: This story is about the experience of Block at Campustown bars on Homecoming 2015. It’s the third in a series of three stories. Here are parts one and two.Block is a staple at Illinois campus bars on football game days, and Homecoming contributed to a festive atmosphere Saturday morning at a pair of campus establishments.By late Saturday morning, beer gardens at KAM’S and Joe’s Brewe...

Venue 51 brings back traditional Illini event

 The bar at Venue 51, which is colored by an array of lights, is now opening to the public for Wednesday night drink specials. Previously, the bar was known for hosting private parties.

By Mara Shapiro

August 26, 2015

With exposed ceilings, a hammered metal bar and vibrant lights refracting off the geometric interior, Venue 51 provides a new, contemporary setting for Wednesday night drink specials. Director of Events Paris Blalock said Venue 51, located at 51 E. Green St. and known for hosting various private part...

Dorm life turns strangers to family

Dorm life turns strangers to family

February 24, 2015

Stepping into the doors of Allen Hall on Aug. 19, I had no idea what to expect. For the first time in my life I would be living alone. With no one to tell me to do my work or to come home, it was just me, myself and I. This of course is 10 times more exciting than it is scary. Freedom is liberating, an...

C-U featured in national Internet initiative launch event

By Angelica Lavito

October 21, 2014

Champaign and Urbana were featured at a launch event on Monday for Next Century Cities, a bipartisan, city-to-city organization that aims to ensure the availability of next generation broadband Internet for all communities. Champaign and Urbana are two of the 32 cities that are part of the new organiza...

Glowin’ and Flowin’ at The Canopy Club

Derrick Miller, sophomore in Engineering, DJ's under his stage name

By Raymond Sobczak

February 19, 2014

Glow sticks and glowing cups wave in the air, and white shirts and students’ teeth are illuminated by black lights. The bass pulsates throughout the venue, and concertgoers pump their fists to the beat of the electric dance music, or EDM. As attendees dance under the neon lights, the DJ stands on the st...