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Extending the Reach of God

Campustown's rise is not exclusive to the secular realm - the expansion includes three new religious buildings, spread over three different religions. Hillel's Center for Jewish Life, St. John's Catholic Newman...

Transformation

Have you gotten the memo? Champaign is moving up in the world in a big way. There are scores of projects under development throughout the city, including a $40 million addition of the Prospect Avenue industrial...

In comics we trust

Recently, Comedy Central’s South Park aired a three-part episode titled “Imaginationland.” The boys travel to where all imaginary characters are real and meet The Flash, The Matrix’s Morpheus, Luke Skywalker an...
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Jungle Jack Attacks CU

Everyone’s favorite khaki-clad man has been let loose onto college campuses across the country. Jack Hanna is synonymous with curious creatures from around the globe and his shameless promotion of the Columbus ...

Gaming on steroids

For three days, Pac-Man, booth babes, wannabe rock stars and 18,000 hard core gamers made their way through the Los Angeles Convention Center for the first Entertainment for All Expo, a gaming mecca that was sa...

My secret is …

My friend’s wife is dying from cancer. I wish it were my wife. I prank call my own mom. I’ll never find someone to love if I don’t go out and socialize. 40 minutes into 3 a.m. on Sunday morning, I’m sitti...

A survivor of a dying breed

Fish swim in plastic bags, waiting to be purchased. Staff buzz around the store, asking who needs help, who needs feeder mice, and recommending frozen fish food. Puffer fish, juvenile chameleons and geckos lo...
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Greg Hall’s secret safe

Imbedded in the walls of Gregory Halls is a mysterious safe. The safe is in the wall directly across from room 100, the auditorium. Engraved on the safe is the message: The Editors Hall of Fame Established ...

CU Sex Shops

Hello intrepid duo, I’m hoping you can help me. I know there are a few sex shops in town (I pass Urbana News all the time), but I wonder if there are any that are specifically GLBTQ or women-friendly? Is there...
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When personal life and work collide

There’s an old saying, “Never drink at work, and never talk about work when you’re drinking.” Like most of those old sayings, it’s really smart and makes sense and sets virtually impossible standards to live up...