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Illini women’s hoops dominates in-state rival

December 7, 2014


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If there was any doubt about the balance of women’s basketball power in the state of Illinois, the Illini may have put it to rest on Saturday. Head coach Matt Bollant’s squad went down to Carbondale and beat up on Southern Illinois, 86-42. The win pushes the Illini to 7-2, while dropping the Sal...

‘Lost Boy’ of Sudan rises to success on campus

‘Lost Boy’ of Sudan rises to success on campus

October 21, 2014


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Gai Nyok, graduate student in economics, remembers waking up one morning at 5 years old in the tiny village of Abang, of the former Sudan, with the sun still down and being grabbed by the hand by his older brother. “Ket,” his older brother exhaled. In their native Dinka language, it meant “run.” ...