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Indigenous Languages: Preserving a part of culture

November 8, 2015

By Mark SniderStaff writerNearly 40 percent of the world’s languages are endangered, according to Jenny L. Davis, assistant professor of American Indian Studies and Anthropology.“New generations are...

Champaign-Urbana residents commute by car less than other big cities

Champaign-Urbana residents commute by car less than other big cities
September 1, 2015

The cars that race down Green Street every day may imply otherwise, but a report from the U.S. Census reported residents in the Champaign-Urbana area make up one of the lowest rates of private vehicle...

Biden’s visit inspires continued interest in campaign to end sexual assault

Vice President Joe Biden spoke to University students at Campus Recreation Center East on Thursday about the
May 10, 2015

By Maggie Sullivanstaff writerVice President Joe Biden visited the University to celebrate students’ efforts with the “It’s On Us” campaign to end sexual assault on college campuses. The White...

Unifying cultures through cricket

Students play cricket on the South Quad on April 24. Participants are members of the Cricket Club of Illinois, a registered student organization. Cricket tournament finals will be Sunday on the South Quad.
April 30, 2015

Every Friday night since April 4, the South Quad has transformed into a cricket field.Over 100 people, mostly from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, spread out across the lawn to play cricket for recreation....

Parkland College Planetarium brings an array of programs to community

Julie Angel, Parkland College instructor, stands on Mt. St. Helens in Washington on July 5. Angel scaled the volcano as part of a 20-person team, and the experience provides a focal point to her World of Science lecture on Friday. 
February 5, 2015

Parkland College’s William M. Staerkel Planetarium is perhaps best known for its shows on the skies and solar system. But on Friday, it will display Parkland instructor Julie Angel’s recent ascent...

A new harvest for Strawberry Fields

Mohammad Al-Heeti, owner of World Harvest International and Gourmet Foods, stands in front of Strawberry Fields as its new owner.
January 28, 2015

Champaign-Urbana lost a community staple on Dec. 14, when health food store Strawberry Fields closed after 40 years of business. But, much like strawberry harvesting season itself, a new Strawberry Fields...

Blind Summit Theatre brings “The Table” to Krannert

Blind Summit Theatre will perform “The Table,” starring a cantankerous puppet, on Wednesday through Friday at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
October 22, 2014

Blind Summit Theatre, whose colossal 60-foot tall Voldemort puppet performed at the 2012 London Olympics, has returned to the United States from England with a tour that includes one 2-foot tall, three-man-operated...

Champaign-Urbana provides a summer-time home for SUSI 2014 participants

Abdoul Gassim Toure spent six weeks touring the country this summer through the Global Institute for Secondary Educators, one of three programs in the country. 
September 10, 2014

Abdoul Gassim Toure had never been to the United States before applying to take part in Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) 2014. The course boldly stated it would give educators from around the world the...

The Great War Opening Event kicks off semester-long centennial initiative

September 4, 2014

Exactly 100 years ago in the late summer of 1914, World War I had just begun. Countries either banded together or were against each other, creating innovations in industry, warfare, propaganda and entertainment,...

ARC to host 4-H youth robotics competition

Students participate in the fifth annual state 4-H robotics competition on April 20, 2013.
May 1, 2014

Robots will take over the ARC this Saturday during the sixth annual Illinois State 4-H BoxBot Robotics Competition. Approximately 300 students within 45 teams from across the state will exhibit their robots...

‘Goodbye Solo’ features an unlikely bond

April 28, 2014

From the get-go, Ramin Bahrani’s moving third feature film, “Goodbye Solo,” (2008) illustrates a powerful story about two men on the opposite spectrum of life. The movie begins with a conversation...

US-Israel alliance can unify political parties

April 24, 2014

There are few issues that a president of the College Democrats and the president of the College Republicans can come together and agree upon. We have come together to pronounce our support for the US-Israel...

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