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Daily Bread Soup Kitchen aims to fundraise $300,000 for new location

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen aims to fundraise $300,000 for new location

By Daniel Corry

September 27, 2015


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The Daily Bread Soup Kitchen is raising money for a new location to help those that need their services. After the St. Jude’s Catholic Worker House soup kitchen closed in 2009, many volunteers of the house stayed committed to feeding the hungry in Champaign-Urbana and came together to create the Dai...

Red Herring: serving Vegan food for a purpose

Red Herring: serving Vegan food for a purpose

By Emily Scott

April 14, 2015


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On a warm April evening, Durl and Jan Kruse relaxed with their friends after they finished a Japanese-fusion meal at the Red Herring, Urbana’s first all-vegan restaurant. Jan showed off two loyalty cards covered in little red herring-shaped stamps.  “I’m saving this one for a friend,” she said.  ...

University students use spring break trip to make a difference

University students use spring break trip to make a difference

By Liz Jassin

March 19, 2015


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Some University students are using their spring break to take trips around the United States to learn about historical events, build houses for those in need and educate themselves through service. Civil Rights Pilgrimage This year, 52 students will travel on the annual U of I Civil Rights Pilgrimage, ...

Sacrificing her home for the homeless

Sacrificing her home for the homeless

By Sarah Foster

January 22, 2015


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Melany Jackson looks across the room, her eyes observing the intimate community she created.She sees two men and a woman, drifting off on a red leather couch. She watches her virtuoso friend Tommy, strumming melodies on his acoustic guitar.She smiles. These are the moments that make her sacrifices seem...

Immersed in Ink Tattoo Arts and Horror Festival brings pre-Halloween horror to Champaign-Urbana

October 9, 2014


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While Halloween may still be a few weeks out, the Immersed in Ink Tattoo Arts and Horror Festival is bringing the creepy atmosphere to Champaign-Urbana starting Friday with live tattooing, body suspension and celebrity guests. The festival will be visiting Champaign for the first time as the final s...

Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity introduces “Running for the Gold” 5K

April 10, 2014


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Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity’s contributions to the Champaign-Urbana community range from assisting at nursing homes to participating in the Books to Prisoners program. But, for the first time, the fraternity will host a 5K to benefit the Special Olympics as well.  The 5K, titled “Running...