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Black Lives Matter co-founder to visit UI

Black Lives Matter co-founder to visit UI

By Samantha Jones Toal

January 28, 2016


Filed under News

The Black Lives Matter movement began in 2013 when three girls created the Twitter hashtag, #BlackLivesMatter, following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin.Opal Tometi, a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, will visit the University on Feb. 19 to talk about t...

CU Paranormal Society seeks the spiritual world

By Maddie Galassi

October 18, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

While some spend the few weeks leading up to Halloween running away from ghosts, one group of locals is running toward them.The Champaign Urbana Paranormal Society searches for evidence of the paranormal by conducting ghost hunts both locally and around the nation.The society’s founder, Bob Davies...

Alternative Seasonal Breaks send volunteers nationwide

Alternative Seasonal Breaks send volunteers nationwide

February 3, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Many students picture their breaks from school on a beach, where they can relax and feel the sun on their faces. Anwen Parrott, an employee of Illini Media Company, public relations chair of the RSO Alternative Seasonal Breaks and junior in LAS, thought differently. Two years ago, she spent her freshman-year b...

A Look Back: Notable Homecomings of the Past

A Look Back: Notable Homecomings of the Past

By Bridget Hynes

October 20, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

In the spring of 1910, seniors Clarence Foss Williams and Walter Elmer Ekblaw came up with the idea of a University “Homecoming” while sitting on the steps of the University YMCA, now known as Illini Hall. After months of planning, the first Homecoming weekend was held from October 14 to 16 in 191...

University YMCA hosts annual Dump and Run collection program

University YMCA hosts annual Dump and Run collection program

May 27, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Each year, the University YMCA keeps six semi-trailers worth of items from ending up in landfills, thanks to a program called Dump and Run. Dump and Run is an annual donation collection that allows students and community members to drop off unwanted items at the end of the school year. These items are...

Prison Justice Project joins YMCA, holds first meeting

Prison Justice Project joins YMCA, holds first meeting

By Stephanie Kim

April 16, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

After its recent induction into the YMCA, Prison Justice Project, a registered student organization, had its first general meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Murphy Lounge at the University YMCA. Amanda Hwu, president of Prison Justice Project and junior in Social Work, gave an overview of recent ev...