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The voice behind “Orange is the New Black”

Piper Kerman takes a selfie with the audience of the lecture on her book, “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison” at the Illini Union on Wednesday. Kerman’s boook was adapted into the hit Netflix original series.

December 4, 2014

Some may argue going to prison “destroyed their lives,” but for Piper Kerman, it made her famous. Author of “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison,” Kerman visited the University to speak about her book, which was selected as the University of Illinois’ One Book, One Campu...

Off field issues should raise concerns for NFL

September 19, 2014

As I write this, Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested for alleged domestic violence. Last week Adrian Peterson was arrested for child abuse, and is currently under investigation for more child abuse. A week before that, Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely by the NFL for do...