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YouTube founding team member shares advice with fellow Illini

By Aaron Navarro

October 25, 2015


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In the 14 years since she left the University, Christina Brodbeck has made a name for herself; but the foundation for her career began on the Urbana campus, she said.Brodbeck, recipient of the 2015 LAS Outstanding Young Alumni Award, an original YouTube team member and class of 2001 alumna, spoke at a networking sem...

Jenna Marbles brings the internet to real life

Jenna Marbles brings the internet to real life

April 16, 2015


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Just as Clark Kent transforms into Superman, Jenna Mourey dons her false eyelashes, sardonic wit and pint-sized pooches to become Internet legend Jenna Marbles. Marbles has built an online empire based on YouTube videos, Instagram posts, blog and vlog posts, and most recently, a podcast. With her mini ...

Pianist, National Guard officer performs for ‘A Salute to Veterans’

Pianist, National Guard officer performs for ‘A Salute to Veterans’

By Annabeth Carlson

November 3, 2014


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Pianist Ian Gindes will always remember his first big audience. It was not in a concert hall, but rather a theater in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, in front of hundreds of young soldiers at a meeting for basic training. Gindes was one of them. It was 2004 and tensions ran high while soldiers were getting ...

R&B artist SoMo to perform at The Canopy Club

R&B artist SoMo to perform at The Canopy Club

By Alexander Vassiliadis

April 29, 2014


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Originally a rhythm and blues cover artist on YouTube, SoMo is now spreading beyond the Internet. SoMo is a R&B and pop singer-songwriter on Republic Records. His videos quickly gained traction, with upward of 4 million views on his most-viewed video — a cover of Drake’s “Take Care.” SoMo’...

The Impressions of Allen Kleiner

The Impressions of Allen Kleiner

By Mara Shapiro

April 28, 2014


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Freshman in Engineering Allen Kleiner knew he wanted to rush a fraternity prior to arriving on campus. However, he didn’t expect to feel so welcomed by the brothers of Theta Chi. “I didn’t expect how we were treated as well as we were here,” Kleiner said. “Seniors made the effort. The olde...

17 Ways to Productively Procrastinate

By Bridget Hynes

December 17, 2013


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1 | Write your paper’s title page and bibliography first, then feel accomplished that at least one page is done. Reward yourself with a false sense of hope and at least 30 minutes of Netflix.  2 | Stare blankly out the window at the library, and eavesdrop on other people’s conversations. Silently begi...