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Heads up: Where’s Johnny?

We met on January 26. It was the first Illini Media info night. You showed up with the others, but you were different. When introductions were made and you found out I was community editor, things changed. You...
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Top 11 of 2011

As with every year since the beginning of time, 2011 has had its ups and downs. Natural disasters; political, economic and social unrest; royal weddings and the deaths of good and bad people made headlines and ...

Heads Up: Winter in CU

Congratulations! Finals are (almost) over, and now it’s time for winter break. Time to go home to our families and friends, relax our brains and slug out on the couch while watching Keeping Up With the Kardas...

V.A.M.P. at Winter lights festival

Searching for a stylish and classic party on a Sunday evening? Looking for the last chance of fun before finals week? Then dress up with your flapper or put on your favorite suit and come to Krannert Center...

Winner: Hessel Park

When the grass is lush and the trees are laden with rich green leaves, Hessel Park is at its peak of beauty. Voted as CU’s Best Park, it’s easy to see why residents love it. The park is just a block or two w...
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Haunted houses around CU

When I was in high school, I went to a haunted house with my friend and two of our guy friends. As 15-year-old girls, my friend and I obviously had crushes on the guys. The haunted house was a perfect excuse to...

One-on-One with Luis Campos, tattoo artist

Luis Campos has approximately 70 hours of tattoos covering his body. Since he was 18, he has traveled all across the country, collecting body art along the way. As tattoo artist for three years at New Life Tat...

Who’s your same-sex crush?

The phrase “no homo” need not apply here. In fact, “yes, please, homo” is more like it. We’re talking about same-sex crushes. Hayley Williams is my same-sex (lesbian?) crush. Okay, forget that she’s in Paramor...

A garden of treasures

Growing up, Denni Hubert’s mother and father owned a jewelry store. Her dad was a serious clock and watch collector, and the family would go to auctions together. Surrounded by old jewelry, watches, and auctio...

How to Storytell

Telling stories is a natural part of life; it is the basis of human communication, how we learn and share information with one another. We all tell stories every day, around the dinner table or over Facebook ...

Stand Up Showcase XXI

Laughing’s a great time. It’s so satisfying when that wave of hilarity washes over your head and stomach; your eyes squint as your mouth spreads in a toothy grin and your abs tense as your body shakes with guff...

One-on-One with Dan Keding

buzz: How did you start storytelling? Dan Keding: I’m one of those unusual people that it was part of the family tradition. My grandmother came here in 1920 from Croatia. She brought the family stories. Since ...