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A sea of green: Fashions of Unofficial

A sea of green: Fashions of Unofficial

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...

Bartenders on Unofficial serve up holiday spirits, counseling

Bartenders on Unofficial serve up holiday spirits, counseling

By Christen McGlynn March 10, 2014

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...

Unofficial participants pose for photos with a student who calls himself Greenman Kirby and a dog on Green St.

Remember Unofficial through top-10 ‘holiday’ tweets

By David Rothmund March 10, 2014

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...

Photo Illustration by Scott Durand, Nick Fortin, Maggie Huynh, Eunie Kim, Brenton Tse

Lethal combinations to avoid on Unofficial

By Elizabeth Dye and Alice Smelyansky March 6, 2014

#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....

Heartland Music Festival to take place Friday

Heartland Music Festival to take place Friday

March 6, 2014

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,...

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

By Angelica Lavito March 5, 2014

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...

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

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...

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