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Dos and Don’ts of College Fashion

Dos and Don’ts of College Fashion

The University of Illinois is known for its world renowned engineering program, a top school for accounting, an immense student body, and fantastic greek life. It is also known for being a party school (complete shocker, I know). So, despite wearing sweatpants and a baggy sweatshirt to class every day, I like to consider myself to […]

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Bringing Universal Pictures to UIUC

Bringing Universal Pictures to UIUC

Catching a break in the television and movie industry is no easy feat, but sophomore Jamison McDermott has already made her mark in the world of Hollywood. Many of us hear of campus representatives for a variety of brands on campus, but what is it like being the only spokesperson for Universal Pictures at UIUC? […]

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Trump Needs a Lesson in Elementary Etiquette

Trump Needs a Lesson in Elementary Etiquette

When I was in elementary school my classmates and I always started the day the same way. We would settle in, put our previous night’s homework away in our desks (or in some cases hastily scribble it out before the teacher saw it was incomplete), and then rise from our desks and recite two things: […]

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I Don’t Want To Be Famous

I Don’t Want To Be Famous

I like to think I learn a little bit about myself through music. I think we all do. There are layers to the way we appreciate it. On the surface, it’s rhythm and sound. Going deeper, it’s a euphoric connection begging for moments of bass pumping through your body to match your heart-ba-ba-beat. I believe […]

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Winter Break Movie Preview

Winter Break Movie Preview

If you ignore that suffocating feeling finals tend to bestow upon the student body right around this cheeriest time of the year, you can breathe long enough to realize winter break is almost here. And that means almost a month of doing, well, whatever the hell you want. Might we suggest pausing your Netflix marathon […]

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17 Signs You Know You’re a BBG Girl

17 Signs You Know You’re a BBG Girl

A workout doesn’t seem right without weighted step-ups. You know how to convert kilograms to pounds. Your friends know what you’re talking about when you say “I was doing Kayla today and…” You’ve posted something on social media with the hashtag, #KaylasArmy or #BBG hoping to get a retweet, favorite, like or follow from Kayla. […]

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Why I’m embarrassed to be from Illinois today

Why I’m embarrassed to be from Illinois today

Today I feel embarrassed. It’s not because I spilled my coffee this morning, tripped on my way to class or committed any other traditional social faux pas. No, today I am embarrassed because I woke up in Illinois. I woke up in one of the 27 states that have decided to close their borders to […]

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Turning the Page on a Dark Time in Illini History

Turning the Page on a Dark Time in Illini History

This was not so much a matter of if but when. At least to my mind. The report represents the culmination of months of allegations and investigations has taken down football Head Coach Tim Beckman and now Athletic Director Mike Thomas. The basis for the decision came about after the university released a report looking into the allegations weighed against […]

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On Impulse Podcast #2: The NCAA is Terrible

On Impulse Podcast #2: The NCAA is Terrible

Part 1: Part 2:   In this edition of On Impulse Podcast, Alex Ortiz (@AlexOrtiz2334) and Nick Fortin  (@IlliniSportsGuy) talk about the NCAA, some of the dumb rules it imposes and how the culture of control and exploitation has affected student-athletes. Let us know what you think!

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