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Accomplished Alumni: Saige Hooker

Accomplished Alumni: Saige Hooker

The most exciting part of this series is being able to speak with some amazingly talented individuals — and Saige Hooker is no exception. Her desire to live in the moment is infectious, and that strength and vitality is clearly evident in the subjects she photographs. But what’s really incredible about Saige is that even […]

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Accomplished Alumni: Taylor Rooks

Accomplished Alumni: Taylor Rooks

This week’s feature is about someone whose career and passion for sports is just incredible to witness. Though I’ve never met Taylor Rooks in person, I’ve heard all about her from professors in the journalism department. Even as an undergrad, her dedication to the craft spoke volumes about the woman she is and would continue to […]

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Accomplished Alumni: Hannah Wittman

Accomplished Alumni: Hannah Wittman

Hello fellow Illini! As a team we decided to take a week off for spring break, but we’re back this week with the wonderful Hannah Wittman. My goal this week was to feature an alumnus who’s undergraduate career differed from the typical journalism or advertising student’s, since those are the individuals you tend to hear the most […]

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Accomplished Alumni: Jesse Goddard

Accomplished Alumni: Jesse Goddard

For this week’s feature, I spoke with former Impulse Editor-in-Chief Jesse Goddard. Since graduating from the U of I in 2015, Jesse’s been living the dream — from helping out Entertainment Tonight with their awards season coverage, to interviewing pioneers in the film industry alongside beloved Chicago Sun-Times film critic Richard Roeper, she’s really made a name for herself in […]

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Accomplished Alumni: Anna Hecht

Accomplished Alumni: Anna Hecht

With graduation quickly approaching, the end, as they say, is near for some students. As you begin to contemplate post-grad life,  it’s nice to know that there are so many wonderful people who’ve graduated from the University of Illinois that have gone on to do some really incredible things. As part of a new weekly feature, Impulse editor […]

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Technology in Fashion? Couture Designers Say Not Yet

Technology in Fashion? Couture Designers Say Not Yet

It’s amazing to think about just how much technology has impacted our lives in recent years. You wake up and before climbing out of bed, you do a routine check of all your social media accounts — Twitter, Instagram, Facebook. You wait in line at your local coffee shop for your morning hazelnut latte with […]

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2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: An Exercise in Theatricality

2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: An Exercise in Theatricality

When my girl friends say they want to stop by Victoria’s Secret, it’s never to check out the “clothing.” In the context of our conversations, the brand is synonymous with “sexy lingerie,” the kind you would buy to entice your significant other. The brand isn’t emblematic of the latest fashions Prada or Céline have on […]

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Balmain x H&M: The Business Logic of High Fashion

Balmain x H&M: The Business Logic of High Fashion

As The New York Times columnist Vanessa Friedman so cheekily states: “Get ready for Balmainia.” The Balmain x H&M collection will officially launch in New York today with a runway show and a killer, Instagram-worthy after party filled with pop stars, models and most importantly, Kardashians. Unlike models Kendall Jenner and Jourdan Dunn who will […]

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MakerGirl: Inspiring Women to Pursue Careers in STEM

MakerGirl: Inspiring Women to Pursue Careers in STEM

In the next decade, colleges and universities across the nation may see an even greater increase in the number of students seeking to enroll in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Statistics released by the University of Illinois Division of Management Information show that the number of undergraduates enrolled in engineering in fall of 2014 is up […]

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