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A sea of green: Fashions of Unofficial

A sea of green: Fashions of Unofficial

By Eliseo Elizarraraz and Raymond Sobczak

March 10, 2014


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Up and down Green Street on Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day, the walkways and businesses were crowded with people wearing green. From green hats all the way down to green shoes, many were fully decked out in  Unofficial apparel.  Among the vibrant tones of the day’s color, many people were sporting this year’s U...

Bartenders on Unofficial serve up holiday spirits, counseling

Bartenders on Unofficial serve up holiday spirits, counseling

By Christen McGlynn

March 10, 2014


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The sea of green begins to overwhelm me as I see herds of bodies rushing toward my fellow bartenders and I, all demanding the same request: more alcohol. As if drinking all morning until 8 p.m. is not enough, students at the University are ready to rally until the bars close at 2 a.m. All in the nam...

Remember Unofficial through top-10 ‘holiday’ tweets

Remember Unofficial through top-10 ‘holiday’ tweets

By David Rothmund

March 10, 2014


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Unofficial is over. Whether students went out or stayed in, many memories have been made. Local and University officials have made it through this year without any major incidents. As students piece together their weekend through pictures and texts, these 10 tweets may spark a hazy memory of the crazy “...

Lethal combinations to avoid on Unofficial

Lethal combinations to avoid on Unofficial

By Elizabeth Dye and Alice Smelyansky

March 6, 2014


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#YOLO. #RAGE. #TURNTUP. On Unofficial, the one day when most students agree that being inebriated before noon is perfectly acceptable, there is no shortage of living by the principles of these hash tags. It’s a tradition that has become associated with the University, for better or worse, depending on ...

Heartland Music Festival to take place Friday

Heartland Music Festival to take place Friday

March 6, 2014


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As students from other college campuses visit the University for Unofficial weekend, The Canopy Club’s Heartland Music Festival hopes to unite both these visitors and University students in a safe environment, through a common passion: music. On Friday and Saturday night, various performers will pe...

Champaign mayor: ‘The goal is to keep people out of trouble’ on Unofficial

Champaign mayor: ‘The goal is to keep people out of trouble’ on Unofficial

By Angelica Lavito

March 5, 2014


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With Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day coming up this Friday, The Daily Illini sat down with Champaign Mayor Don Gerard to discuss the event. The Daily Illini: What are your thoughts on Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day? Don Gerard: Whenever you have great numbers of people you’re going to have a few bad ...

How Unofficial stacks up to other Big Ten school-wide drinking events

How Unofficial stacks up to other Big Ten school-wide drinking events

By Bridget Hynes

March 5, 2014


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For many students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a school ranked No. 3 on Princeton Review’s list of top 20 party schools, the first Friday of March means two things: Wearing green and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. Bars open early and some students skip class to celebra...

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