Group Three – Best Tweets

Completed by: Brea Thompson, Ruoxi Su, Khaoula Dellahi and Henry Prystowsky

  • i-Arts (fine arts)
  • Krannert event called ‘Baldwin/NOW’ aims at spreading the awareness of #BlackLivesMatter through dance and theatre.
  • i-Believe (faith)
    • The Pope visiting the United States was a huge deal, but not as much as the car he was in, which was sold for over $80,000 recently.
    • Hispanic Catholics Celebrate Our Lady Of Guadalupe, Heritage In Peoria
  • i-Enjoy (entertainment)
    • UIUC to ban the coolest way to get from point a to point b on campus come the Spring semester.
    • Pro Bowl ratings continue to slide while NBA All-Star game ratings rise.
    • Emmy Award winning composer Jeff Beal will perform with the C-U Symphony.
    • Rashida Jones shows her talent for drama in NBC’s Angie Tribeca
  • i-Family
    • UI Ice Arena is known for endless fun for students, community members & aiding Olympian Bonnie Blair into her passion for ice skating
    • Children ditch their traditional birthday celebrations in exchange for, “paying it forward” projects.
    • Adoptive parents attempt to find a balance between their children’s “Americanization,” and keeping rooted to their background.
  • i-Fit (sports, health, etc.)
    • History is made on the slopes of this year’s X Games when cameras identify Gus Kenworthy’s boyfriend, marking the first time a gay athlete’s significant other was featured during the competition
    • Duke, one of the nation’s most storied and successful teams drops out of AP Top 25 for first time in 9 years.
  • i-Grind (studying, careers, etc.)
    • Would you like to study in the U.K. this summer? Attend U.K. Fulbright Summer Institutes Info Session to learn about this fully funded study abroad opportunity in the United Kingdom!
    • The Business Career Fair is coming up this month. Do you have your “elevator speech” prepared?
  • i-Headlines (“if it bleeds it leads”)
    • World Health Officials declare brain debilitating virus, Zika, a global emergency.
  • i-Legacy (traditions, alumni, etc.)
    • Senior research scientist at Beckman Institute & former #ILLINOIS football player combines his two passions to observe athletic injuries 
    • Students celebrate their beloved campus pet, the squirrel, on National Squirrel Appreciation Day.
    • Recent grads develop the app, Move, that gives users ideas of events happening around them
  • i-OfColor (racial and ethnic minorities)
    • The Gun Violence exhibition titled ‘Unforgotten’ from Chicago makes its debut at the University of Illinois’ YMCA
  • i-Serve (service to the community)
    • Are you looking to give back to the #ILLINOIS community? Check out our calendar for the most recent volunteer opportunities!
    • Instagram famous dogs help promote shelter adoptions.
    • Illinois volunteers collect bottled water for Flint 
  • i-Travel (international students, student travels)
    • Recent report shows that Android users travel usually 40% less than iPhone users
  • i-Women
    • Hilary Clinton’s women population vote is starting to be in question during recent GOP debate
    • -Barbie launches new sizes and body shapes for the legendary doll; but some are saying is it too little, too late
  • i-Wonks (politics)
    • Does discussing politics and the state of our country’s government get you excited? Then you would make the perfect candidate for the Illinois Congressional Debate Society. Our goal is to help foster within our members personal growth and understanding in the areas of politics, public speaking, and knowledge about current events relating to foreign affairs, economics, and public welfare.
    • Adele to Donald Trump: “Hello, it’s me…you can’t use my music on your campaign anymore”
    • Donald Trump is asked to stop playing Adele songs at his rallies after she states herself as a, “Labor girl through and through.”

Group 2’s tweet picks

Group 2

Rhea, Colleen, Mike, and Alia

 

Believe:

  • So you think you know the magna carta?

 

Headlines:

  • Maggots make a meal out of dogs face but this dogs days are anything but over

 

Fit:

  • One of the NFLs most sensational and revolutionary players decides to hang up cleats

 

OfColor:

  • UIUC’s #blacklivesmatter campaign. Where are we now?

 

Women:

  • With the business career fair right around the corner its time to show those companies who run the world #womenempowerment

 

OfColor

  • Black lives matter co-founder Opal Tometi to visit UI on February 19 to talk about the movement that she co-founded in 2013.

 

Shortened

 

  • Opal Tometi, co-founder of the national ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement to speak at #UIUC in February 2, 2016

 

  • Flint, Michigan government employees receive clean water as other residents are told that the tap water is safe to consume

 

Shortened

  • Flint officials receive clean water as other residents are told that the tap water is safe to consume

 

Tweets we like:

 

Conversational, more fun

 

Quickly tells the story

 

Offers a way to learn or do something quickly

 

Famous people names in headlines
Contains an interesting quote

 

Contains a picture or video

 

Political headlines that allows readers to engage in a “debate” or, look at both sides or, ask a question

 

Things we don’t like or are on the fence about:

 

There’s a balance between tweets being too long and too short

 

Some categories could be combined while others eliminated

Group Personas

Completed by: Sam Welch, Ryan Donlan, Masic Chen, Aaron Swearingen

  • Arts
  • C-U Symphony Orchestra turns to Hollywood, performs ‘House of Cards’ score in concert
  • NYC’s broadway scene sees a lack of diversity, with 62% of the NYC arts work force being white
  • Krannert Combines Dance and Social Justice
  • Love watching movies and talking about them? Check out the various Media and Cinema Studies courses offered at UIUC.
  • 77 year-old saxophonist, Charles Lloyd is adds more than just composing to his resume
  • Believe
    • St. Paul school decides to ban celebration of important holidays at their school.
    • Pastor’s wife working for husband’s release from Iranian captivity now declares she is in an abusive marriage.
    • 3 Egyptian Christian students and teacher and their families, evicted from neighborhood.
    • Britain begins first gene-editing experiments, that could change everything about healthcare and much more.
    • The spreading of pop sensation David Bowie’s ashes recently took place in a Buddhist ritual on Sunday evening.
  • Enjoy
    • Throughout the month of February, Netflix will be making titles such as, “Fuller House,” and “Charlie’s Angels” available.
    • Savoy IMAX to offer one night showing of Florence and the Uffizi Gallery
    • Will DA’s Deal save Bill Cosby from Sexual Assault Trial?

 

  • Family
    • Planning for UIUC’s Mother’s Day weekend is starting to go into full effect for this upcoming April’s festivities.
    • Children ditch traditional birthday party, find unusual alternative
    • Free upcoming Chicago attractions for the family
  • Fit
    • Chicago man completes 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days, wins challenge
    • Michael Oher, the player with the inspirational journey to the NFL popularized by the movie The Blind Side, finds himself in the Super Bowl this coming Sunday.
    • Former Heisman winner, Johnny Manziel, finds himself in trouble again with altercation with girlfriend.
  • Grind
    • Graduate students! Check the summer 2016 Tinker Fellowship information meeting offered Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Information Meeting on Friday January 29, 2016 at 12pm in Room 200 International Studies Building
  • Headlines
    • Study shows that customers would rather Die of E. Coli Poisoning than Not Eat Chipotle
    • Police reopen I-57 after an engulfed semi-truck.
    • Two Virginia Tech students are charged with the murder of a 13 year-old girl.
  • Legacy
    • Kevin Jackson, a research scientist and U of I alumn is adapting a military technology to create cooling helmets and reduce the trauma of brain injuries in football and related sports.
    • Paul Rosa, a senior engineering student creates a wheelchair that could be controlled by eyes for his grandmother
    • Recent grads develop the app, Move, that gives users ideas of events happening around them.
  • of color
    • On February 19th, Opal Tometi, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Movement, is set to visit campus.
    • Persecution of small religious denominations start to describe protests against them as “genocide”
    • Beyonce under fire for Bollywood portrayal in New Coldplay Video
    • Poll shows that Chicagoans don’t believe that mayor Emmanuel is telling them the truth about police brutality in African-American community.
    • Double standard in the US Justice System leads to disproportionate minority arrests.
  • Serve
    • The Greek Serve Spring Break will take place March 21-22 to help an elementary school in Chicago. Check out the details here..
    • Increase in financial aid by $5.4 help increase the amount of students staying in-state to attend UIUC
    • The first weekend service trip of 2016 to Milwaukee is coming! Join us to serve a local health clinic and explore Milwaukee on weekend!
  • Travel
    • 7 exotic places to visit for dirt cheap
    • The true cost of studying abroad
    • Are you looking to do some traveling over spring break or maybe trying something new or meeting new people? Habitat for Humanity UIUC Chapter is offering two spring break trips: Griffin, GA and Goldsboro, SC. Apply and make a difference!
    • Memphis, Atlanta, and New Orleans listed as travel destinations for honoring Black History Month
  • Women
    • The Zika Virus: the new terror pregnant women of the Americas are now facing
    • Women may soon have to register for the draft
    • Hillary Clinton struggles to win strong support by millennial women
    • Oprah accreditation Weight Watchers results in significant stock increase
    • Worker at his local women penitentiary accused of “patronizing a prostitute” the other day

 

  • Wonks
    • Sanders loss to Clinton may constitute to be a win in the long run
    • -“Bernie or Hillary?” memes spark cries of sexism
    • Middle East says America Isn’t Ready for a Democracy
    • Cruz’s Team is Accused of Foul Play by Ben Carson: “Cruz Sabotaged us with dirty tricks”
    • Suspicions arise regarding GOP candidate Ted Cruz after family says that they find him “creepy”

 

Group One Headlines

Blaize Stewart, Ryan Vasicek, Michele Ellis

i-Arts

-Ebertfest opener announced as Guillermo del Toro’s creepy ‘Crimson Peak’

-C-U Ballet puts exciting new spin on ‘The Nutcracker’

-Krannert Combines Dance and Social Justice

-Diversity snags the ‘Spotlight’ at this year’s SAG Awards

 

i-Believe

-Cruz rides wave of Christian support to triumph against Trump at the GOP’s Iowa caucus

-Mardi Gras: more than just an excuse to party

-Pedophilic priest-in-training picked up en route to adopt an infant for sex in Mexico

i-Entertainment

-“Accept Yourself”: Zendaya Coleman is the Voice of a Beautiful Generation

-50Diamonds hopes to kickstart C-U music scene with new music video

-Kim and Amber are posting selfies together? Whaaa-?

– JK Rowling announces where to get an American wizarding education in latest Pottermore post

-Adele to Donald Trump: “Hello, it’s me…you can’t use my music on your campaign anymore”

 

i-Fit

-The best QB in Super Bowl history is … Brady? Manning? Bradshaw? Advanced metrics weigh in.

-Here’s Why Being Lazy Might Kill You

-GoPro, NHLPA And NHL Renew Partnership To Deliver Hockey Fans A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Game

 

i-Grind

-Searching for that perfect job? Seeking an internship for the summer? Need help refining you resume? Look no further than the Career Center; schedule an appointment today

 

 

 

 

-You’re 1 out of 1,000 Resumes. Here’s How to Make Yours Stand Out

– LinkedIn 101: Get People to Stop and Look at Your Profile

– Dress for Success: Guide to dressing for interviews, from accessories to shoes

 

i-Headlines

Study shows that customers would rather Die of E. Coli Poisoning than Not Eat Chipotle

– Hoverboards: ‘Back to the Future’ or back to the emergency room?

– Champaign City Council Pays Big Bucks in Police Brutality Case

– UIUC Application Rates are High, and State Funding is Low….What Are We Going To Do?

– World Health Organization Declares Global Emergency on Zika Virus

 

i-OfColor

-Misconceptions in the Middle East: how well does the average American understand the culture and conflict continuing overseas?

– Culturally inspired painting exhibition to show in Illini Union

-Check out the African American Cultural Center website for a full list of events at UIUC celebrating Black History Month

– Join the Discussion: #SayHerName: Toward a Gender Inclusive Movement for Racial Justice

 

i-Legacy

-Illini Football Recruitment Has Noticeably Changed Over the Years

-10 reasons why the university staff will never stop the annual Unofficial uproar

– Help Protect Higher Education: Sign this Petition to help Urge State Officials to make public university a top priority

– Which campus bar boasts the best signature drink? Check out the full list here

– Join Fellow Alumni on a Breathtaking journey to Italy

 

i-Serve

-Give back to the C-U community by donating time, food, and money at the Eastern Illinois Food Bank

– Holiday Toy Drive provides chance for local and university communities to give back

 

i-Travel

-Is studying abroad worth the cost? Check out the true cost of heading to another country for a semester

– The Do’s and Don’t of procuring your passport

-International immersion: what it’s really like to go to college in a foreign country

 

i-Women

– Actress Ariel Winter bares her breast reduction scars to silence body-shamers

– Slut shaming: An everyday challenge for women

– Barbie launches new sizes and body shapes for the legendary doll; but some are saying is it too little, too late

– Studies show that apples link to decreased risks for breast cancer in women

-The Zika Virus: the new terror pregnant women of the Americas are now facing

 

i-Wonks

-Why do we need Sarah Palin in politics? So Tina Fey can continue to spoof her on SNL

-Trump Suggests Buying a Farm After Iowa Caucus

-Can Trump’s tyranny take him to the top spot at the GOP’S Iowa caucus? Check out his chances here

– Cruz’s Team is Accused of Foul Play by Ben Carson: “Cruz Sabotaged us with dirty tricks”

Headlines

i-Arts (fine arts)

  1. Frida Kahlo’s first sold painting has found a new home: The Musuem of Fine Arts, Boston
  2. C-U Symphony Orchestra turns to Hollywood, performs ‘House of Cards’ score in concert
  3. NYC’s broadway scene sees a lack of diversity, with 62% of the NYC arts work force being white
  4. Art League teams up with the Love library at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to demonstrate the participating student artists’ work to the student body
  5. National Medal of Arts recipient’s dance show to debut at #UIUC’s Krannert Center this weekend
  6. Mother Nature, a Champaign native hip-hop group brings a new dimension to spreading messages on social justice and women empowerment
  7. James Rondeau is the newly appointed director for the Arts Institute of Chicago
  8. Chicago artist Kerry James Marshall retrospective exhibition showcases the African American experience and history throughout the years
  9. Adele to Trump: You do not have my permission to use my music
  10. Who will take home the Oscars? The reviews are in for the contenders of the upcoming award night

i-Believe (faith)

  1. Pope Francis expresses great admiration for China in bid to mend ties with each other
  2. “Religion can make you happier,” as seen by the figures given throughthe Office of National Statistics

i-Enjoy (entertainment)

  1. #GreaseLive on FOX survives its first live show, grabs 12.2 million viewers throughout showtime
  2. Krannert Center to bring back Swan Lake among other Russian classics at the Tyron Festival Theater
  3. Lady Gaga set to pay tribute to David Bowie at the #Grammys
  4. The film reviews are in. Here’s how we think ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ did in the box office
  5. A Gilmore Girls return series is in the works and its coming to Netflix
  6. Coldplay and Beyonce to team up in the Super Bowl 50 half time show this Sunday
  7. Bret Michaels is coming back to C-U for a concert a year and half after his surgery
  8. Leonardo DiCaprio win his first ever Screen Actors Guild for his role in ‘The Revenant’.
  9. Rockford’s AirFest 2016 gets cancelled by organizers after scheduling issues with the U.S. Department of Defense arised
  10. James Corden the guy behind the Carpool Karaoke and The Late Late Show will host the 2016 Tony Awards

i-Family

  1. #GreaseLive on FOX tones down story for family viewers all around the States
  2. Free February makes its return at the Fied Museum in Chicago

i-Fit (sports, health, etc.)

  1. The #Illini hoops put up a tough fight last Sunday but falls to the Badgers 63-55
  2. @IlliniMGolf takes home the cake as they grab a win at the Tinervan Cup on Monday
  3. According to a study, eating at least one serving of seafood a week could help reduce your chances of Alzheimers
  4. Scientist 3-D prints a brain to further understand the reasons behind the fold
  5. Zika: WHO declares the virus as public health emergency
  6. Golden State Warriors fights back for peanut butter & jelly after it was eliminated from their team plane

i-Grind (studying, careers, etc.)

  1. Paul Rosa, a freshman in engineering wanted to help his grandmother. She became her inspiration in his invention of the eye-powered wheelchair he created today.
  2. The Business Career Fair can help students practice rather than get an actual job

i-Headlines (“if it bleeds it leads”)

  1. Two students of North Texas High School who were found dead over the weekend could be deemed as suicides, Texas police reports
  2. Chicago cop who fatally shot teen Quintonio LeGrier last Christmas files lawsuit against the family of teen for ‘causing pain and suffering’
  3. Loyola University shot at Rogers Park is recovering

i-Legacy (traditions, alumni, etc.)

  1. Phi Delta Theta fraternity seniors gets support from faculty and friends after their house burned down in the late night of Jan. 22nd
  2. #UIUC from the sky that was captured by a former UI students, and it is breathtaking

i-OfColor (racial and ethnic minorities)

  1. Opal Tometi, co-found of the national ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement to speak at #UIUC in February
  2. A rally was held after three black students from upstate Albany, NY were harrassed and attacked by three white men
  3. The Gun Violence exhibition titled ‘Unforgotten’ from Chicago makes its debut at the University of Illinois’ YMCA

i-Serve (service to the community)

  1. Looking to give back to the community this spring break? Illinois’ Alternative Spring Break options might just be what you’re looking for this year

i-Travel (international students, student travels)

  1. @flypdx jumps into the wagon, becoming the latest airport to provide a movie theater in the future
  2. History major from Georgia College becomes first student to study at Oxford University, England
  3. Scottish tourist was trampled and killed by an elephant in during a holiday in Thailand
  4. 100,000 of people in Guangzhou, China were trapped in a train station after over 22 trains were delayed due to snow
  5. Find out how studying abroad can make you a better leader
  6. William and Mary students contract Zika virus during their winter trip to Central America

i-Women

  1. Everybody’s talking about Barbie’s new body shapes!
  2. It’s not just about the cookies – Girl Scouts are now learning how to lead
  3. Number of women and children seeking safety in Europe has overthrown men overall today
  4. Hindu women can now legally be the head of the family, according to Indian court rulesi-Wonks (politics)
  1. Hillary Clinton beats Bernie Sanders by a slim margin in Iowa Caucus

Headlines

  • i-Arts (fine arts)
    • Champaign Orchestra to perform music from show ‘House of Cards’
    • Medal of Art Recipient will conduct dance show this weekend at UIUC
    • ‘Greek: Live’ aired Sunday, what happened? Read more here
    • Local Artist Kelly Sebens-Nowlin chats with reporters. Look here to see what she has to say
    • ‘Baldwin/NOW’ event at Krannert uses dance and theatre to promote #blacklivesmatter
  • i-Believe (faith)
    • Check out UIUC’s different locations for worship!
    • 5 Faith Facts about Ted Cruz, what does he stand for?
    • 5 Faith Facts about Hillary Clinton, check out her thoughts
    • AME Church founder recently honored with postage stamp
    • Mormon Statement on child abuse, do they have an issue? Find out here
    • American Jews celebrate Israeli government decision, find out what happened
    • American Couple sues high school for forcing their daughter to learn Islamic practices in History Class
  • i-Enjoy (entertainment)
    • The Floozies & STS9 among some of Canopy Club’s upcoming performers. Learn More
    • Multiple free Chicago attractions this President’s Day, Check it out!
    • Haven’t seen Kung Fu Panda 2 Yet? Check out how it’s doing in the box office
    • People have a new way of thinking about Super Bowl commercials this year. See what’s changed
    • Hip-Hop performers ‘Mother Nature’ seeks social change, learn more.
    • Why is Kanye mad at Wiz Khalifa? Learn more about what Wiz did during one of his shows…
  • i-Family
    • Free Chicago attractions this President’s day, fun for the whole family!
    • David Bowie leaves behind fortune for his family
  • i-Fit (sports, health, etc.)
    • Looks like recruitment for UIUC’s football team is changing…
    • Illini hockey team steps up their game. See what’s ahead
    • Haven’t been to a game in awhile? Check out the Women’s basketball team as they face Ohio State
    • Tim Tebow sings ‘Eye of the Tiger’. Watch video here
  • i-Grind (studying, careers, etc.)
    • What you need to make a good impression for upcoming Career Fair
    • Check out this year’s list of the best jobs to land out of college
    • 4 easy tips to perfect your resume. Find out what you’re doing wrong
    • You can still land a job if you have a criminal record. Find out how
    • 10 experts share career advice. See what they have to say
    • 10 simple resolutions can easily boost your career in 2016
  • i-Headlines (“if it bleeds it leads”)
    • Man slashed in the face after attack in New York train
    • Witnesses say California Patrol officer was stabbed during a bank robbery, check out what happened
    • Emergency plane landing in Somalia. What happened?
  • i-Legacy (traditions, alumni, etc.)
    • Why do we love Illinois?.Well, this is why
    • Illini Union hotel celebrates 75 years of service
    • Read more about Eric Snodgrass- one of UIUC’s most well-known professors
  • i-OfColor (racial and ethnic minorities)
    • Minority Fraternities and Sororities hold strong place at UIUC
    • Krannert performances promote #blacklivesmatter
    • What jobs are popular for minorities these days? Check it out
  • i-Serve (service to the community)
    • See how Instagram is innovating the way we see local shelters
    • Have you seen service dogs around campus? Check out how you can be a part of the program
    • Looking for a way to give back this spring break? See how these alternative spring break programs offer life-changing experiences
    • CEO says America doesn’t have enough volunteers. Check out what he has to say
    • There are multiple ways to help out this season, read about some of them here.
  • i-Travel (international students, student travels)
    • Want to travel the world but don’t have the funds? Check out these 7 places to travel for dirt cheap
    • Rovos Rail, the most luxurious train ride in the world
    • What’re the world’s current top 25 tourist destinations?
    • Top 10 U.S. hotels to stay in
    • 16 of the coolest places to visit in the U.S., check ‘em out!
  • i-Women
    • Should women have to register for the draft? Here’s what some officials think…
    • Some believe new Barbie shapes and colors won’t erase the ‘Barbie Effect’
    • Israeli girls get together for a purpose during tough times
    • Diversity Politics in Hollywood are reaching new levels. See what’s going on
    • U.S. takes new step to help pregnant women and new mothers
  • i-Wonks (politics)
    • What we should all know about GOP debate
    • Carson accuses Cruz camp of spreading rumors on campaign suspension
    • Why we all need to vote in the upcoming election
    • Who will be the next Presidential candidate to drop out?
    • Iowa results will transform results of GOP primary race
    • Check out what this General is saying about Afghan leadership

iHeadlines

i-Arts (fine arts)

i-Believe (faith)

  • Salaita wins $600,000 for standing up in what he believes in.

i-Enjoy (entertainment)

  • UIUC to ban the coolest way to get from point a to point b on campus come the Spring semester.

i-Family

  • Have a family but want to go to grad school? UIUC has the solutions you need.

i-Fit (sports, health, etc.)

  • It’s going to warm up this weekend! Break out your gym shorts and go for a run around campus.

i-Grind (studying, careers, etc.)

  • Pick up your dry cleaning! UIUC’s business career fair is 2/3 and 2/4 at the ARC from 2-6 PM.

i-Headlines (“if it bleeds it leads”)

  • UIUC Fraternity senior house burns down! What was the reason? Good question.

i-Legacy (traditions, alumni, etc.)

  • UIUC startup making noise as 1 of 10 finalistts in the InnovateHER competition

i-OfColor (racial and ethnic minorities)

  • A racist women’s basketball coach? UIUC student athletes accuse coach of racist remarks.

i-Serve (service to the community)

  • Increase in financial aid by $5.4 help increase the amount of students staying in-state to attend UIUC

i-Travel (international students, student travels)

  • UIUC has more international students than any other public university in the country!

i-Women

  • $100K grant given to UIUC to support women starting businesses to increase STEM talent pool

i-Wonks (politics)

  • Drinking tickets on campus not about revenue, but to keep students safe. So why let 19 year olds in?

 

 

Headlines

i-Arts (fine arts)

Join the opening of the “Unforgotten: Humanizing the Tragic Consequences of Gun Violence” at 5 p.m. on Jan. 28th!

i-Enjoy (entertainment)

The weekend film this week is the Hunger Games – Mockingjay Pt. 2.

i-Family

Parent and Family Programs is looking for volunteers for Admitted Student Days. Check out the dates to see if you are available to help!

i-Fit (sports, health, etc.)

The topsy-turvy nature of recruiting continued for Illinois football on Monday, less than 48 hours until National Signing Day.

i-Grind (studying, careers, etc.)

Would you like to study in the U.K. this summer? Attend U.K. Fulbright Summer Institutes Info Session to learn about this fully funded study abroad opportunity in the United Kingdom!

i-Headlines (“if it bleeds it leads”)

A second Virginia Tech student has been charged in the death of a 13-year-old girl whose remains were found in North Carolina, authorities said Sunday.

i-Legacy (traditions, alumni, etc.)

Here is a great chance to meet international alumni and learn from their career stories! Apply for the International Illini Networking in Chicago and expand your network!

i-OfColor (racial and ethnic minorities)

February is Black History Month. The first event, Black History Month Kick-Off Event is on February 1st!

i-Serve (service to the community)

The first weekend service trip of 2016 to Milwaukee is coming! Join us to serve a local health clinic and explore Milwaukee on weekend!

i-Travel (international students, student travels)

Are you looking to do some traveling over spring break or maybe trying something new or meeting new people? Habitat for Humanity UIUC Chapter is offering two spring break trips: Griffin, GA and Goldsboro, SC. Apply and make a difference!

i-Women

To learn strategies to confront stereotypes, microaggressions and acts of intolerance, the Feminist Activist Academy at Women’s Resources Center is the right choice for you!

i-Wonks (politics)

Clinton ekes out win in Iowa against Sanders.

Headlines/Tweets

  • i-Arts (fine arts)

-Diversity snags the ‘Spotlight’ at this year’s SAG Awards

-Ebertfest opener announced as Guillermo del Toro’s creepy ‘Crimson Peak’

-Can’t get enough of the Krannert Center? Check out the calendar here to stay up to date on all upcoming events

  • i-Believe (faith)

-Cruz rides wave of Christian support to triumph against Trump at the GOP’s Iowa caucus

-Pedophilic priest-in-training picked up en route to adopt an infant for sex in Mexico

-Mardi Gras: more than just an excuse to party

  • i-Enjoy (entertainment)

-Adele to Donald Trump: “Hello, it’s me…you can’t use my music on your campaign anymore”

-Bowie bequeaths $100 million dollar estate to wife and children

-JK Rowling announces where to get an American wizarding education in latest Pottermore post

  • i-Family

-Four failsafe ways to keep your kids entertained during the cold winter months

-Quick, easy and cheap Crock pot recipes that your family will love

-Spring break saves to keep you and your family entertained

  • i-Fit (sports, health, etc.)

-History is made on the slopes of this year’s X Games when cameras identify Gus Kenworthy’s boyfriend, marking the first time a gay athlete’s significant other was featured during the competition

-Injury-plagued Illini fall to 2-7 in the Big Ten

-Pack on the pounds with this protein heavy meal plan

  • i-Grind (studying, careers, etc.)

-HuffPost launches four part series titled ‘The United States of Adderall’ covering a nation gripped in the hyper-focused pull of this drug

-Revamp your resume with these five simple steps

-Searching for that perfect job? Seeking an internship for the summer? Need help refining you resume? Look no further than the Career Center; schedule an appointment today

  • i-Headlines (“if it bleeds it leads”)

-Maggots make a meal out of this dogs face, but his days are anything but over

  • i-Legacy (traditions, alumni, etc.)

-10 reasons why the university staff will never stop the annual Unofficial uproar

-The surprising cost of going on a Spring Break trip

-Which campus bar boasts the best signature drink? Check out the full list here

  • i-OfColor (racial and ethnic minorities)

-Study reveals ethnic minority graduates are less likely than their white peers to be employed six months after graduation or have equal pay

-UIUC’s #blacklives matter campaign: where are we now?

-Misconceptions in the Middle East: how well does the average American understand the culture and conflict continuing overseas?

  • i-Serve (service to the community)

-Give back to the C-U community by donating time, food, and money at the Eastern Illinois Food Bank

  • i-Travel (international students, student travels)

-The Do’s and Don’t of procuring your passport

-Is studying abroad worth the cost? Check out the true cost of heading to another country for a semester

-International immersion: what it’s really like to go to college in a foreign country

  • i-Women

-The Zika Virus: the new terror pregnant women of the Americas are now facing

-Barbie launches new sizes and body shapes for the legendary doll; but some are saying is it too little, too late

-Actress Ariel Winter bares her breast reduction scars to silence body-shamers

  • i-Wonks (politics)

-Can Trump’s tyranny take him to the top spot at the GOP’S Iowa caucus? Check out his chances here

-#imwithher vs. #feelthebern: which trend will pull the Democratic candidates to the top of the polls?

-Why do we need Sarah Palin in politics? So Tina Fey can continue to spoof her on SNL

-“Bernie or Hillary?” memes spark cries of sexism

Headlines

i-Arts

“Van Gogh’s Bedrooms” opens Feb 14 at the Art Institute

New Spring exhibitions open at Krannert, see the schedule here

New play “The Curate Shakespeare As You Like it” debuts Feb 18 at Parkland

Savoy IMAX to offer one night showing of Florence and the Uffizi Gallery

James Cordon to host 2016 Tony Awards

i-Entertainment

Trever Noah to perform at Chicago Theater March 26

Fox hosts “Grease: Live” Sunday, Jan 31

Kanye West tweets odd series rants at Wiz Khalifa

“The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story: debuts Feb 2

“Gilmore Girls” will be rebooted by Netflix

Abe Vigoda of “The Godather” dies at 94

Check out what is new to Netflix for February

Red Hot Chili Peppers will heading Bernie Sanders fundraiser in LA

“Jane Got a Gun” opens to disappointing numbers

i-Family

Pediatricians recommend new HPV vaccine for 11-year-olds

Why story time is important for children’s learning

Obama pledges $4 billion in funding for computer science education in nation’s schools

i-OfColor

On campus: History Reads Book Club to Discuss The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies celebrates Carnival with special program

Study shows more African Americans are investing in stocks

Memphis, Atlanta, and New Orleans listed as travel destinations for honoring Black History Month

Beyonce under fire for Bollywood portrayal in New Coldplay Video

i-Legacy

Fall 2016 student applications are up 11%

Dee Brown to guest speak at Grove Street Church’s “Focusing on our Youth and Their Future”

Wonks

How a nail-biter in Iowa actually helps Hillary Clinton

What do the results in Iowa mean for Bernie Sanders?

Which GOP candidates are the most religious?

Hillary Clinton receives $13 million from health industry, now says single-payer will never come to pass

Obama to make his first visit as a president to a US mosque

State department declares 22 Clinton emails ‘top secret’

i-Careers

Forbes: 6 ways to land a job

Top 10 best websites for finding a 2016 internship

Want to get coworkers to do what you want? Check out these 5 tips.

How do successful people start their day?

Are you listing these items on your resume? What you should leave out, and what you should keep.

Start prepping for workplace professionalism while in college

i-Travel

What you need to know about traveling and zika

World Health Organization declares Zika virus a global public health emergency

CUMTD new Raven line offers more campus options

Major winter storm threatens Central United States

Memphis, Atlanta, and New Orleans listed as travel destinations for honoring Black History Month

India’s Jet Airways will offer Wi-Fi in flight streaming entertainment

 

i-Women

What the Zika crisis means for you and your future children

Are college women actually happy with their bodies?

Forbes lists richest women of 2015

Mattel debuts new body shapes, skin tones, and eye colors for Barbie

Oprah credits Weight Waters for weight loss and causes a 7.6% share increase in the company

Women’s rock climbing has strong presence in Iran despite conservative restrictions

Hillary Clinton struggles to win strong support by millennial women

Obama moves to require new rule changes in effort to close gender pay gap

 

Headlines:

5 year old calls 911 to say he just saw his parents gunned down

Shots fired late-night in downtown Champaign

4 Oklahoma high school wrestlers charged with raping 2 boys aged 12 and 16 after tournament

Google passes Apple as the most valuable company in the world

College student fined for posting dorm room on Airbnb

Virginia Tech student murders 13-old-girl, second student helps dispose of body

Sex offender walks into Chicago high school wearing only his socks

Principal dies after pushing students out of way of bus

Video shows State Police caught on video discussing charges on protestor that will best “cover their asses”

 

i-Fit

Flu season: CDC warns of severe cases in young adults

What you need to know about traveling and zika

World Health Organization declares Zika virus a global public health emergency

New research shows the potential for short-term memory damage with chronic marijuana usage

CDC closes investigation into Chipotle E. coli outbreak

Legal marijuana sales grow 184% in one year

After a rough earlier year, Levi’s Stadium confirmed “in great shape” for Super Bowl 50

Illini loses to Wisconsin 63-65

“I don’t know the answer to that, Marshall” – Peyton Manning on Superbowl 50 being his last game

Chicago man completes 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days, wins challenge

i-Believe

Britain’s national happiness index suggests religious people are happier

Which GOP candidates are the most religious?

Latest Pew Religious Landscape Study suggests its common to experience feelings of religious doubt

Bernie Sanders says he’s not actively involved in organized religion

Obama to make his first visit as a president to a US mosque

Muslim leaders to work together to protect non-Muslims from religious persecution by ISIS and other extremists

New in TV: “You, me and the Apocalypse,” “Mercy Street” “Lucifer” will feature religious subplots

Rubio makes religious appeal to Iowa Christians

 

 

Headline Tester

i-Arts (fine arts)

  • Krannert Combines Dance and Social Justice
  • Swan Lakes makes a Grand Comeback at Krannert
  • C-U Ballet puts exciting new spin on ‘The Nutcracker
  • i-Believe (faith)

 

  • i-Enjoy (entertainment)
  • Drake stars in TMobile’s “Hotline Bling”-themed Super Bowl
  • Kim and Amber are posting selfies together? Whaaa-?
  • 50Diamonds hopes to kickstart C-U music scene with new music video
  • “Accept Yourself”: Zendaya Coleman is the Voice of a Beautiful Generation
  • Will DA’s Deal save Bill Cosby from Sexual Assault Trial?
  • Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Crimson Peak’ to open Ebertfest
  • Krannert Center hosts free family concert Feb. 13: Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
  • Missed Part 2 of Hunger Games? Catch it at the Illini Union on February 5th!
  • i-Family
  • 27 Ways to make money for moms
  • Moms Association seeks nominations for Medallion of Honor
  • Fun without Mom still possible: How to make it through Mom’s Weekend Without Mom

 

i-Fit (sports, health, etc.)

  • The best QB in Super Bowl history is … Brady? Manning? Bradshaw? Advanced metrics weigh in.
  • Illini Basketball Team falls to Wisconsin
  • WWE Hall of Famer Reveals his Battle With Cancer
  • Three of a kind: The Red Herring looks to promote vegan cuisine
  • University professors address WHO statement on ‘Cancerous’ processed meat
  • Here’s Why Being Lazy Might Kill You
  • GoPro, NHLPA And NHL Renew Partnership To Deliver Hockey Fans A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Game
  • Do you have an Interested in working in the sports and entertainment business? Attend the Illinois Sports Business Conference on February 26
  • Time is running out on the Illini hockey season: The Race for the Conference Title

 

i-Grind (studying, careers, etc.)

  • You’re 1 out of 1,000 Resumes. Here’s How to Make Yours Stand Out
  • University Offers Fresh Opportunities for Students Seeking Jobs
  • Want to Invest in Your Future? Here are some Pre-Professional Organizations to Get You Started
  • How the University Can Help you Nail that Interview!
  • Crafting the Perfect Elevator Pitch
  • How an Online Portfolio Can Help You Land the Job
  • One more reason to spend the night at Grainger Library: Grand Opening of Expresso Royale
  • LinkedIn 101: Get People to Stop and Look at Your Profile
  • Not to worry: How all majors can lead to successful, interesting careers
  • Dress for Success: Guide to dressing for interviews, from accessories to shoes

 

i-Headlines  (I-Crisis) (“if it bleeds it leads”)

  • UIUC Application Rates are High, and State Funding is Low….What Are We Going To Do?
  • Champaign City Council Pays Big Bucks in Police Brutality Case
  • Hoverboards: ‘Back to the Future’ or back to the emergency room?
  • Campbell Ewald Ceo Has Been Fired Amid Fallout Over A Staffer’s Racist Email
  • Study shows that customers would rather Die of E. Coli Poisoning than Not Eat Chipotle
  • World Health Organization Declares Global Emergency on Zika Virus
  • Elephant Gores Tourist To Death In Thailand

 

i-Legacy (traditions, alumni, etc.)

  • Illini Football Recruitment Has Noticeably Changed Over the Years
  • Help Protect Higher Education: Sign this Petition to help Urge State Officials to make public university a top priority
  • Join Fellow Alumni on a Breathtaking journey to Italy

 

i-OfColor (or i-Culture) (racial and ethnic minorities)

  • Mother Nature inspires Social Change through Hip-Hop
  • Chinese and Zambians unfold Chinese traditional culture at a temple fair to mark upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year
  • Oreo and Adam Lambert Kick Off the Cookie’s Campaign About Diversity and Tolerance ‘Open Up’ and be childlike again, says the brand
  • Local Asian restaurant to join Illini Union food court in early 2016
  • Culturally inspired painting exhibition to show in Illini Union
  • For students of color, job hunt proves to be more challenging
  • Join the Discussion: #SayHerName: Toward a Gender Inclusive Movement for Racial Justice

 

  • i-Serve (service to the community)
  • Holiday Toy Drive provides chance for local and university communities to give back

 

  • i-Travel (international students, student travels

 

  • i-Women
  • Slut shaming: An everyday challenge for women
  • See All the New Barbies From Curvy to Tall and Petite
  • Girls interested in advertising, pr, graphic design, writing and much more! Apply to Her Campus the #1 online publication for college women by January 28th! Contact me for details if you are interested.
  • Studies show that apples link to decreased risks for breast cancer in women
  • Moms Association honors women on campus

 

  • i-Wonks (politics)
  • Clinton Barely Beats out Sanders in the Iowa Caucus
  • Mike Huckabee Suspends Presidential Campaign
  • What does the world think of the Presidential Race? Let’s Find out!
  • Cruz’s Team is Accused of Foul Play by Ben Carson: “Cruz Sabotaged us with dirty tricks”
  • Why Clintons Apparent Iowa Win Feels Like a Loss
  • Trump Suggests Buying a Farm After Iowa Caucus
  • Middle East says America Isn’t Ready for a Democracy
  • Trump surprises with second-place finish

i-Tweets

i-Arts (fine arts)

-‘’Borrowed Identity’’, a movie based on the novel ‘’Dancing Arabs’’, by Sayed Kashua’s was screened today at the Art Theater. Movie available on Netflix

– Students passionate about theater are now auditioning at the Krannert Center for the Performing arts to join the Undergraduate program in theater at the U of I.

– Kathatk Dance Demonstration and workshop today at the McKinley Presbyterian Church in Champaign at 04 pm.

– The Urbana city’s council decides today whether the 114 years old house at the corner of Elm and Coler will be declared a historic landmark or demolished by its owner who wants to build a one bedroom apartment instead.

– ‘’Time/ Image’’, a contemporary art exhibition featuring works of eleven artists at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts from January 29 to April 23.

i-Believe (faith)

– Christians welcome back event on campus. Bible study and students’ testimonies at Ikenberry Commons on Wednesday 27th, at 08:15 pm.

– A Maryland couple are suing a public high school for forcing their daughter to list Islam pillars and its benefits as part of her world history class.

– The president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University says that his institution won’t invite Donald Trump to speak because he does not represent the University’s theological, moral or political beliefs

– Special prayers and celebrations on Friday, 12th at the Hindu Temple in Champaign, to celebrate the Vasant Panchami festival

i-Enjoy (entertainment)

– Enjoy ‘’Carnival’’, a traditional Latin-American celebration at Douglass Branch Library on Wednesday, Feb. 3.

 i-Family

– ‘’Discover the world’’ with your children by creating and playing with crafts from around the world. Check the Spurlock Museum’s program in Urbana for more information.

i-Fit (sports, health, etc.)

– Ankle injury prevents defensive lineman Jihad Ward from playing in Saturday’s Senior Bowl that features some of the best players in the country.

– A British message therapist detected her customer’s cancer, doctors confirmed that it was cervical cancer.

– Tomorrow is the first day of practice for UI baseball. They will be on campus at the Irwin indoor facility

– Ben Lecomete will swim across the Pacific Ocean from Tokyo to San Francisco.

– Thanks to hot water, cider vinegar and steam, Michael Cerveris, the star of ‘’Fun Home’’ hasn’t missed any show because of sickness!

i-Grind (studying, careers, etc.)

– The graduate college is helping students create powerful resumes and good cover letters. A workshop tomorrow at the Illini Union at 01:00pm

– The National Center for Super Computing is offering fellowships to researchers interested in launching start-up projects or organizing activities to develop research in the field. The application in open now.

– The Federal Reserve Bank of New York published an article that gives job potentials based on college majors. Check the article to know how much you could earn per year.

– Graduate students! Check the summer 2016 Tinker Fellowship information meeting offered Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Information Meeting on Friday January 29, 2016 at 12pm in Room 200 International Studies Building

– If you have a business idea and you are looking for resources apply for the Cozad Competition, the biggest start-up competition on campus.

i-Headlines (“if it bleeds it leads”)

– Twenty five year old Seymour woman charged in court for stabbing and killing her boyfriend.

– Zika virus cases confirmed in 23 countries in the Americas.

– Private gun sales banned on Facebook and Instagram sites.

– Fraternity house on Oak street caught on fire. Six people were injured until now.

– Medical marijuana event is not taking place on February 7th, as announced earlier by Medical Cannabis Outreach. The organization says there was a mix up in the dates.

– The Graduate Employees Organization satisfied with the University’s agreement to continue tuition waivers for students in the Master’s of Computer Science program.

i-Legacy (traditions, alumni, etc.)

– Kevin Jackson, a research scientist and U of I alumn is adapting a military technology to create cooling helmets and reduce the trauma of brain injuries in football and related sports.

– Paul Rosa, a senior engineering student creates a wheelchair that could be controlled by eyes for his grandmother

i-OfColor (racial and ethnic minorities)

– Black Lives Matter Co-founder Opal Tometi, to visit UI for on February 19th, to talk about the movement that she co-founded in 2013.

– Fourteen students from a Catholic high school in San Francisco suspended after attending a party where young people wore clothes miming a style associated with urban black culture according to the school’s president.

– Sikh comedian kicked out from Trump’s rally on Sunday in Iowa.

i-Serve (service to the community)

– More than 40 former employees at veterans’ charity, Wounded Warriors Project criticize the organization for spending more than $800 million raised in the past six years.

i-Travel (international students, student travels)

– Learn about the cultures of Portuguese speaking countries and practice the language with instructors around a Portuguese conversation table ‘’BATE PAPO’’ . It’s tomorrow at La Casa Cultural Latina.

– Illinois-Sweden Program for Educational Research and Exchange, has been awarded the Institute of International Education’s Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education

– Students at the UIUC learn about the undergraduate and main libraries’ systems in Chinese.

– King Abdullah of Jordan says that Syrian refugees influx creates a pressure on Joran’s infrastructure and economy

i-Women

– President Obama presents new rules compelling companies with more than 100 worker to provide annual data of salaries based on gender, race and ethnicity

i-Wonks (politics)

– Coming soon; State Department will release some of Hillary Clinton’s remaining emails

– GOP debate in Iowa without Donald Trump, Thursday on Fox News. Moderators; Bret Baier, Chris Wallace and Megan Kelly!

– Federal Election Commission says 2016 campaign donations are low in Champaign County.

– University of Missouri professor Melissa Clarck takes Columbia’s prosecutors’ deals. She will complete 20 hours of community service for avoiding prosecution for a misdemeanor.

– Ted Cruz wins the Republican Caucus in Iowa

Headlines

  • i-Arts (fine arts)
    • The History Of Urbana’s Candlestick Lane
    • Night Of ‘Corporate Musicals’ Coming To Champaign
    • Piano Played At Lincoln’s Wedding To Be Restored in Champaign
    • Scarves For Champaign-Urbana’s Residents – And Statues
    • Paula Poundstone On Stand Up Comedy, Libraries & ‘Wait! Wait! Don’t Tell Me!’
    • Urbana Free Library Debuts New Vinyl Collection
  • i-Believe (faith)
    • Hispanic Catholics Celebrate Our Lady Of Guadalupe, Heritage In Peoria
    • So You Think You Know The Magna Carta…?
    • Campus Jewish Symbol Vandalized Again
    • U of I Grad Student Gets Behind Effort to Have Religion Professor Reinstated
  • i-Enjoy (entertainment)
    • ‘Star Wars’ Franchise Continues To Drive Movie Special Effects
    • Night Of ‘Corporate Musicals’ Coming To Champaign
    • University Of Illinois Law Professor And WILL Legal Issues Commentator Wins On Jeopardy
    • The Uncertain Fate of Champaign’s Art Theatre and Art Movies
    • Roll Out The Red Carpet: Illinois Is Going To The Oscars
    • 3 Chicago attractions free to Illinois residents on holiday
  • i-Family
    • Rauner’s ‘Must Pass’ Turnaround Agenda Doesn’t Include Education Reform
    • Challenges Of Higher Education Growing Up In A Migrant Family
    • Who Deserves State Help Paying For Childcare? A Debate Goes Viral
    • Budget Impasse Affects Child Care Assistance Program
  • i-Fit (sports, health, etc.)
    • Venezuela Accused By Doctors Of Underestimating Zika Virus Cases
    • Coli Outbreaks At Chipotle Restaurants ‘Appear To Be Over,’ CDC Says
    • Did Krush go too far?
    • Checking up on UI athletes
    • Heldman gone, but not forgotten
  • i-Grind (studying, careers, etc.)
    • Never too soon — or young — to begin saving
  • i-Headlines (“if it bleeds it leads”)
    • Springfield man dies in crash in Ford County
    • Alligator found in suburban home evicted after 26 years
    • Former suburban firefighter sentenced for domestic abuse
    • Man being held in fatal stabbing in Chicago
  • i-Legacy (traditions, alumni, etc.)
    • 38 things we love about Illinois: No. 7
    • See the Marching Illini’s Thanksgiving Day performance
  • i-OfColor (racial and ethnic minorities)
    • University of Illinois basketball probe finds racism claims unfounded
  • i-Serve (service to the community)
    • Illinois volunteers collect bottled water for Flint
  • i-Travel (international students, student travels)
    • Nepali Engineering Students Help Rebuild After Nepal’s Earthquake
    • DOT Grants to Help Willard Airport Attract DC Service
    • What Ending Parking Minimums Means To Champaign’s Campustown
  • i-Women
    • Illinois Medical Marijuana Applicants Trending Female, Older
    • Sex Crimes Increasing At US Colleges
    • Do Female-Named Hurricanes Need To Lean In?
    • U Of I College of Engineering Gets More Female Students
  • i-Wonks (politics)
    • Unions say Rauner’s political agenda hurting families
    • After ugly first year, Illinois’ governor says stay tuned

Persona

  • i-Arts (fine arts)
    • From daily, free tours to various plays and musical talents on the weekends, Krannert Center is the place to appreciate all the finest at UIUC. Check out what is going on this weekend:
    • Krannert event called ‘Baldwin/NOW’ aims at spreading the awareness of #BlackLivesMatter through dance and theatre.
  • i-Believe (faith)
    • With over 50 religious organizations on the UIUC campus, there is an organization for you. Whether you’re Christian, Muslim, Jewish, or Buddhist, there’s an organization for you.
    • Check out the News-Gazette’s religion calendar for events happening around town.
  • i-Enjoy (entertainment)
    • ‘Kung Fu Panda’ and ‘Grease’ were big hits on the screen this weekend. Did you get a chance to see either?
  • i-Family
    • Mother’s Day Weekend is April 8-10. Has your mom booked her hotel yet? More importantly, have you made your reservation at your favorite downtown restaurant?
  • i-Fit (sports, health, etc.)
    • The ARC and CRCE on the UIUC campus can be a bit overwhelming. Check out these guide on how to use the machines and get the most out of your workout.
    • Trying to figure out what intramural team to join this semester? check out what the UIUC Recreation Center has to offer.
    • The Fighting Illini basketball team loses to Wisconsin on Sunday. Check out how the Illini ranks in the B10 now.
    • UIUC is still on the search for a new Athletic Director. Keep checking back to see updates.
    • Athletics and schooling: how to balance it all
  • i-Grind (studying, careers, etc.)
    • The Business Career Fair is coming up this month. Do you have your “elevator speech” prepared?
    • The Career Center offers many services to those preparing for a job or interview. Have you taken advantage of their mock interviews or resume building workshops yet?
  • i-Headlines (“if it bleeds it leads”)
    • Greek Senior House burns down this past week. Everyone is safe, but the cause of fire is still undetermined.
    • Two Virginia Tech students were arrested for the kidnapping and murder of a 13-year old girl.
  • i-Legacy (traditions, alumni, etc.)
    • UIUC students begin the countdown to Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day with the beginning of shirt sales.
  • i-OfColor (racial and ethnic minorities)
    • Why this year’s Black History Month matters
    • Check out the calendar for all Black History Month events happening on campus
  • i-Serve (service to the community)
    • The Greek Serve Spring Break will take place March 21-22 to help an elementary school in Chicago. Check out the details here.
  • i-Travel (international students, student travels)
    • Have your flight booked for Spring Break but haven’t figured out how you’re getting to the airport? Here are some options.
    • What you need to know about the Zika crisis.
  • i-Women
    • With the Business Career fair right around the corner, it’s time to show those companies who runs the world. #WomenEmpowerment
    • Slut-shaming and how we can put a stop it here at the University.
  • i-Wonks (politics)
    • Iowa Caucuses are today. Where and when UIUC students can watch live:

Test Drive Masic Chen

i-Wonks.

  1. Trump and Sanders coax traditional non-voters to Iowa caucus, show us how to win Iowa.
  2. Iraqi forces lay siege upon city with ISIS soldiers, but civilians are suffering as well.
  3. Think there aren’t enough non-white Oscar nominees? Here’s a long, long list of movies with miscast minority characters.
  4. What does Hilary’s pantsuits, Trump’s tailoring and Palin’s sparkles say about them as candidates?
  5. Top U.S. officials take rare trip to Kurdish Syria to meet with Kurdish officials and soldiers opposing ISIS.
  6. El Salvadorian President whose career was riddled with corruption dies at age 56.
  7. 9 American nationals currently held in Saudi Arabian jails.
  8. EU migrant crisis grows as EU police agency states 10,000 young migrants unaccounted for.
  9. Bill that allows for concealed-carry show shot down in Senate.
  10. Poll shows that Chicagoans don’t believe that mayor Emmanuel is telling them the truth about police brutality in African-American community.

i-Travel-

  1. World Health Officials declare brain debilitating virus, Zika, a global emergency.
  2. Despite the upbeat culture and modern technology, young South Koreans call their home “hell” and fight to get out.
  3. The countless lakes drying up in Africa signify the possibly devastating affects of climate change.
  4. The current state of Venezuela begs the question “Will the nation’s government or economy completely collapse first?”.
  5. First same-sex marriage case in China makes waves.
  6. Bank of Japan introduces peculiar negative-interest policy to boost economy.
  7. Facebook’s attempt to provide free internet to India and Egypt comes up empty.
  8. Norwegian Air CEO says $69 dollar flights from Europe to US coming soon.
  9. China completes implementation of 5 new military regions.
  10. France asks US to lift embargo on Cuba.

i-Headline

  1. Male and female Virginia Tech students charged with murder of 13 year old girl.
  2. World Health Officials declare brain debilitating virus, Zika, a global emergency.
  3. UN reports 849 dead in Iraq due to violence.
  4. 9 dead and 12 wounded in suicide suicide bombing in Afghan capital.
  5. School picnic goes wrong when 13 college students drown while swimming in Western Sea.
  6. Bomb attack in Nigeria causes massive oil spill.
  7. 15 year old’s coming of age party ends with 18 lives taken(3 of them minors) in Matamoros, Mexico shooting.

i-Grind

  1. High school project becomes mission to save the ocean.
  2. 36 career tips no one will actually tell you
  3. 11 things all twentysomethings should know.
  4. 3 lessons you can learn from this cover letter.
  5. 14 ways to not get hired.
  6. 8 things efficient people do.
  7. 33 ways you can prepare yourself for the real world while you’re in college.
  8. Where to go, what to attend, what to join to make valuable connections.

I-Believe

  1. Pastor’s wife working for husband’s release from Iranian captivity now declares she is in an abusive marriage.
  2. Britain begins first gene-editing experiments, that could change everything about healthcare and much more.
  3. 3 Egyptian Christian students and teacher and their families, evicted from neighborhood.
  4. Why we pray for our meals.
  5. All the poor and powerless.
  6. 7 ways people try to replace true joy.

i-Enjoy

  1. Downtown Abbey seemingly calm dinner scene ends in “Game of Thrones” style blood bath.
  2. Think there aren’t enough non-white Oscar nominees? Here’s a long, long list of movies with miscast minority characters.
  3. SAG award show brings some shocking and some stunning outfits.
  4. CBS and NBC reach deal with NFL to split Thursday Night Football.
  5. Pro Bowl ratings continue to slide while NBA All-Star game ratings rise.
  6. Kanye West changes title of new album once again.
  7. Kanye West apologizes for bringing child of Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa into argument.
  8. Emmy Award winning composer Jeff Beal will perform with the C-U Symphony.
  9. Seattle grunge band, Hey Marseilles, will perform at Champaign’s The Accord.
  10. Rashida Jones shows her talent for drama in NBC’s Angie Tribeca.

i-Fit

  1. One of the NFL’s most sensational and revolutionary players decides to hang up cleats.
  2. “Beast Mode” considers stepping of the gridiron for good.
  3. Tennis superstar featured in Mini Cooper commercial to defy labels.
  4. Duke, one of the nation’s most storied and successful teams drops out of AP Top 25 for first time in 9 years.
  5. Sharpshooting Buddy Hield and Sooners win battle in Baton Rouge against top draft prospect Ben Simmons.
  6. Bret Hart, legendary wrestler, tragically declares he has prostate cancer.
  7. Maryland’s rag tag bunch make largest jump this week in breaking into the AP top 4.
  8. CBS and NBC reach deal with NFL to split Thursday Night Football.
  9. Pro Bowl ratings continue to slide while NBA All-Star game ratings rise.
  10. Former Heisman winner, Johnny Manziel, finds himself in trouble again with altercation with girlfriend.

i-OfColor

  1. Think there aren’t enough non-white Oscar nominees? Here’s a long, long list of movies with miscast minority characters.
  2. Poll shows that Chicagoans don’t believe that mayor Emmanuel is telling them the truth about police brutality in African-American community.
  3. i-Travel-

i-Art

  1. Chinese artist and activist recreates image of Syrian child dead on the beach.

 

Headlines

i-Arts:

  1. National Medal of Art recipient Ping Chong’s new dance piece, “Baldwin/NOW,” premiered this weekend at the University of Illinois.
  2. Champaign-Urbana orchestra performs conductor’s long lost classmate’s House of Cards composition.
  3. The classic Russian ballet, Swan Lake, will be showcased by Krannert Center this spring at the Tryon Festival Theater.
  4. Justin Peck’s newest work for the New York Ballet, “The Most Incredible Thing,” will tell the story of a princess, kingdom and a competition for her hand.
  5. “The Swan Queen,” ballet performed by South African Ms. Masilo will debut in New York’s Joyce Theater.
  6. Donald Trump is asked to stop playing Adele songs at his rallies after she states herself as a, “Labor girl through and through.”
  7. The Metropolitan Museum of Art attempts to modernize its collection by introducing, “Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible.”
  8. Jean Epstein’s book of film reviews is praised as highly as his own films as essential in French cinema.
  9. 77 year-old saxophonist, Charles Lloyd is not only still playing but also writing and producing new music.
  10. Theater fans are faced with difficulty in finding reasonably priced tickets.

i-Believe:

  1. In an attempt to be more inclusive, a grammar school in St. Paul, Minnesota has decided to ban Christmas, Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day.
  2. Pope Francis will appear in the children’s film, “Beyond the Sun,” after asking filmmakers to make a movie based on Jesus’ teachings.
  3. Passionist nuns reveal that the Eucharist is made according to Latin church rules, which includes unleavened bread.
  4. US Bishops ask Catholics to make a pilgrimage, not by traveling, but by digitally promoting the protecting of all life.
  5. Manhattan’s 130 year-old Jewish seminary plans to keep its history safe through renovations.
  6. American Jews from both sides of the political spectrum praise the decision to create a universal holy place at the Western Wall.
  7. Jewish Celebrities decide which side of the Democratic party they are supporting.
  8. A mosque is Israel is destroyed by Israeli military, siting it had been built without a permit.
  9. A newly elected Muslim member of Thailand’s Human Rights committee takes a stand against, “forced disappearances.”
  10. The Catholic church asks all the pray for children’s lives, those unborn and alive.

i-Enjoy:

  1. Grease-Live showed audiences a cinematic approach to live theater that raised ratings.
  2. Throughout the month of February, Netflix will be making titles such as, “Fuller House,” and “Charlie’s Angels” available.
  3. Hip hop group, Mother Nature, reveals their driving force in making music is their hope to see social change.
  4. Despite music streaming services praise of Rihanna’s new album, “Anti,” the work is falling on the Billboard Music charts.
  5. Netflix announces the renewal of “Jessica Jones,” as well as premiere dates for new and returning shows such as, “Flaked,” and “The Ranch.”
  6. ESPN and FX’s special, “American Crime Story: The People vs OJ Simpson,” will attempt to tell a different aspect to the trial and give culture context.
  7. Monty Python’s John Cleese claims political correctness ruins comedy and leads to an expressionless society.
  8. Teresa Giudice’s book on life in prison will tell everything from strip searches to uncleanly showers.
  9. “Spotlight” ensemble, including Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo and Michael KEaton, takes home the Outstanding Ensemble award at the SAG awards.
  10. In the new, “Kung Fu Panda 3” Po finds his father.

i-Family:

  1. Children ditch their traditional birthday celebrations in exchange for, “paying it forward” projects.
  2. Adoptive parents attempt to find a balance between their children’s “Americanization,” and keeping rooted to their background.
  3. Mothers discuss the hardships of children growing up in a culture that their clothes matter.
  4. The new “S.T.E.P.” process gives new step parents and families a guide to blending a new family.
  5. A new experiment attempts to track the average number of steps taken each day by parents.
  6. A new campaign attempts to end gender stereotypes for children.
  7. Companies see an increase in in-job child care for employees.
  8. An awoken baby brings parent’s attention to carbon monoxide leak in house.
  9. A new children’s book centering on Donald Trump and his hair, may be a better fit for parents than kids.
  10. Experienced moms highlight the ups and downs of their first and last pregnancies.

i-Fit:

  1. Poor shooting from the Illinois Men’s basketball team results in the 63-55 loss against Wisconsin.
  2. Illinois Women’s basketball is set to challenge a worthy opponent, Ohio State, ranked in the top five in the big ten.
  3. On National Signing Day Illinois football gained three new recruits.
  4. Illinois men’s tennis has won four out of five tournaments and has three members as part of the Big Ten All Conference Team.
  5. A new study finds that caffeine may not have as close of a relationship as expected to irregular heartbeats.
  6. Although the Center for Disease Control has yet to find the source of Chipotle’s e.coli breakout, it claims the sickness is resolved at the restaurant.
  7. Illinois men’s hockey recently beat Lindenwood in their best game of the season.
  8. A few weeks ago Illinois wrestler, Isaiah Martinez lost his chance of becoming the second ever NCAA Division 1 wrestler to win for four straight years.
  9. Illinois basketball tries to forget their rough season and move on to win.
  10. Michael Finke is added to the Illinois basketball injured players, leaving Maverick Morgan as the last man standing.

i-Grind:

  1. Cozad New Venture Competition opens on campus, giving entrepreneurs and inventors a chance at $160,000.
  2. Majors other than engineering and business will still give you a shot at a good job.
  3. An often overlooked part of an interview is sometimes the most crucial: the outfit choice.
  4. Following up on job interviews could mean the difference in getting the job or not.
  5. According to studies, finding a job provides even more of a challenge for minorities.
  6. Recent grads develop the app, Move, that gives users ideas of events happening around them.
  7. Although prices are down and incomes are up, Americans still aren’t spending money, that could ultimately lead to another crash.
  8. Yahoo plans to layoff 15% of their company.
  9. Although gender pay gaps are shrinking, “pink taxes” still weigh down women.
  10. Medical tech firms combine to expand expertise.

i-Headlines:

  1. A campus fire forced student, “Troy Krafthefer,” to jump out of his window with a sprained ankle.
  2. Missouri State football player, Nicholas Turner, is found dead in dorm room.
  3. Two Virginia Tech students are charged with the murder of a 13 year-old girl.
  4. A series of delivery services being robbed has Danville police puzzled.
  5. Police reopen I-57 after an engulfed semi-truck.
  6. San Francisco is the next city police department to come under fire for racial disparity among arrests.
  7. Families still wait for closure on police killings.
  8. A sleeping man who was saved from a burning car by Chicago police is extremely grateful to the officers who saved his life.
  9. Lt. General Sean MacFarland claims carpet bombing ISIS is “un-American.”
  10. According to new numbers almost all crime is down in Gary, Indiana, except for murder.

i-Legacy:

  1. Illini remember basketball player Matt Heldman before every game, 17 years after his tragic death at 23.
  2. Recent grads develop the app, Move, that gives users ideas of events happening around them.
  3. The Illini Union hotel celebrates its 74th year of business and recognizes its historical significance.
  4. More and more students are choosing an alternative spring break, otherwise known as a service trip for environmental and social justice issues.
  5. Students celebrate their beloved campus pet, the squirrel, on National Squirrel Appreciation Day.
  6. Studies find that the “hookup culture” seen on campuses is a myth.
  7. The independent school newspaper, The Daily Illini moves to print twice a week.
  8. University police report an assault near sixth street this Saturday, which has yet to be resolved.
  9. The University has now started to offer classes during winter breaks for those who wish to continue with their school work.
  10. Professor Eric Snodgrass claims he never wanted to be a teacher, but is not the thing he enjoys the most.

i-Of-Color:

  1. On February 19th, Opal Tometi, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Movement, is set to visit campus.
  2. Black voters in Iowa are largely undecided and unenthusiastic about presidential candidates.
  3. A new sect of the Black Lives Matter movement run by students seeks to fill the economic gap.
  4. Black lives throughout history which have largely been ignored are now being brought to light.
  5. Three black students were attacked by white men on the State University of New York campus.
  6. Neera Tanden, the president of the Center for American Progress calls Trump the representation of popular racism.
  7. Police shooting in Chicago and now Cleveland continue to bring out support from the Black Lives Matter movement through protest.
  8. Black Lives Matter members gather outside stores on Michigan Ave. in Chicago to protest inequality.
  9. Double standard in the US Justice System leads to disproportionate minority arrests.
  10. The predominantly white neighborhood of Flushing, Queens, New York is seeing a shift towards diversity as more Asians move in.

i-Serve:

  1. Children at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland got to experience snow thanks to nurse, Alex Classen.
  2. Instagram famous dogs help promote shelter adoptions.
  3. The mom of a deceased baby who donated his organs finally got to hear her son’s heartbeat again after it saved another little girl’s life.
  4. Arizona State worker found and saved a puppy trying to cross a busy highway.
  5. After an Afghan boy reached the hearts of many by wear a soccer jersey made of plastic, soccer star,  Lionel Messi, will meet the child.
  6. 19 year-old Jordan Thomas has finally achieved his goal of changing New Jersey law to make it easier for kids to get mental help.
  7. George Clooney and wife adopt deformed puppy no one else wanted.
  8. A Michigan community raised $110,000 to help pay for firefighters cancer treatment.
  9. Former soldier buys lunch for two hungry children who are ecstatic over Taco Bell.
  10. Surfer Kelly Slater saved a mother and her son after a freak wave overtook them.

i-Travel:

  1. This student traveled by herself to Iceland after a tragic death to recenter herself.
  2. Data shows many international are turned away fromt the idea of joining sororities or fraternities.
  3. This lists the necessary steps for international students applying the schools abroad.
  4. As newcomers to the US, international students often have questions on American holidays and whether and how to celebrate.
  5. Although staying in touch with family is hard in college, it presents even more of a challenge for international students.
  6. To make an easier transition into college life international students should join their country’s community on campus.
  7. Going home for international students is more difficult than American students, make sure you’re prepared.
  8. If you’re an international student applying to a school keep these objects at the ready.
  9. Often liberal arts educations are best for international students.
  10. Some international students begin their life as American citizens.

i-Woman:

  1. The book “Fate and Furies” focuses on a woman’s role in marriage, but turns out to be much more.
  2. Although gender pay gaps are shrinking, “pink taxes” still weigh down women.
  3. Companies see an increase in in-job child care for employees.
  4. Filmmaker, Suhasini Maniratnam, fights back after her opinion is called a woman’s opinion, stating it is a human being’s opinion.
  5. Hey! VINA is a Tinder like app for finding female friends, created to solve the issue of grown women’s lack of friends.
  6. During her acceptance speech at the SAG Awards Carol Burnett assures audiences that, “comedy is not a man’s game.”
  7. Political activist Gloria Steinem writes about the next steps for women and the impended “explosion of consciousness” in her new book “My Life on the Road.”
  8. Christen Brandt calls out cat calling as having to do with the woman’s body being objectified no matter what they are wearing.
  9. Trumps on going feud with news anchor Megyn Kelly is giving the country a reason to hate women.
  10. Data shows that reproductive questions and equal pay are what single women are looking for in the presidential race.

i-Wonks:

  1. Recently Champaign county donations to presidential candidate has increased by 60%.
  2. Sanders is winning the young votes by holding rock concerts.
  3. While Cruz appears to be pulling over Trump, Clinton and Sanders are toe to toe.
  4. Donald Trump is asked to stop playing Adele songs at his rallies after she states herself as a, “Labor girl through and through.”
  5. Sanders makes successful attack against Trump calling him out over minimum wage.
  6. Although Clinton and Sanders are head to head she claims he is making unfair personal attacks.
  7. Jeb Bush convinces Iowa voters to give him a chance, instead of a, “blowhard.”
  8. Sanders expects to win Iowa Caucuses if he can get a good turnout from the voters.
  9. The House is voting again on a bill that will force President Obama to punish Iran for missile testing, however the bill has already been passed once.
  10. For the first time since Paul Ryan became Speaker of the House, he and President Obama will meet.

Test Driving Our Persona Example Tweets

  • i-Arts (fine arts)
    • If you are interested in performing arts or other concerts, make sure to check out the Krannert Center for various shows coming soon!
    • Wonder if one of your favorite artists is coming to town? Check out the Canopy Club for upcoming shows for each semester!
    • Ever want to expand your art interests that you had in high school? Check out UIUC’s School of Art and Design for possible major options.
    • See some of the possession of musical legend Kurt Cobain at KM Fine Arts in Los Angeles starting in February
    • Interested in art galleries in NYC? David Ebony has some of the best shows and their details lined up, such as Tauba Auerbach.
    • Olafur Eliasson, a conceptual artist, was recently named the guest for the Palace of Versailles this upcoming summer.
    • After an 8 million dollar investment that turned out to be fake, Domenico de Sole recently took to court to fight back.
    • The Art Gallery of Ontario recently found its new head with the leadership of Stephan Jost.
    • Love watching movies and talking about them? Check out the various Media and Cinema Studies courses offered at UIUC.
    • The Spurlock Museum at UIUC offers students to examine various sculptures and artifacts from many years ago involving things such as Greek mythology, plus it is free!
  • i-Believe (faith)
    • Check out the various religious studies courses offered at UIUC on the campus website!
    • Want to practice your faith down at school still? The University of Illinois offers numerous houses of worship for just about every religion out there.
    • The Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque will be getting a brand new visitor, President Barack Obama, in the upcoming week.
    • The world of Netflix is now becoming different with the addition of various televangelist shows now available.
    • The Pope visiting the United States was a huge deal, but not as much as the car he was in, which was sold for over $80,000 recently.
    • During a recent GOP debate, religion was one of the heated topics of discussion.
    • The spreading of pop sensation David Bowie’s ashes recently took place in a Buddhist ritual on Sunday evening.
    • Various families in France had their final prayers at a refugee church before those churches were finally torn down.
    • GOP candidate Ted Cruz recently professed his faith and discussed his preaching about God’s work.
    • Jewish Americans are celebrating due to the expansion of the Western Wall, which could lead to better Israeli recognition.
  • i-Enjoy (entertainment)
    • Check out one of campus’s most popular bars, Joe’s Brewery, on Monday night for their weekly “Monday Night Joe’s” deals!
    • Make sure to make a venture out to KAM’s this weekend to enjoy the oldest campus bar and their famous “Blue Guys”
    • Make sure to check out the Oscar Awards in the upcoming days in order to see this year’s big winners.
    • High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens still planning on performing in “Grease: LIVE!” regardless of father’s recent death.
    • Carly Rae Jespen recently was given the original Frenchy locket from Grease by star Didi Conn herself.
    • On January 31, big winners such as Leonardi DiCaprio took awards from the annual SAG Awards.
    • Check out this gallery of pictures from this Sunday’s SAG awards to see how your favorite stars looked on their big night.
    • Acting and recording sensation Justin Timberlake recently turned 35. See this article for all his achievements he has at such a young age.
    • Wiz Khalifa has taken stabs at Kanye West by playing his wife’s sex tape at a recent concert.
    • Stars from the hit film “Straight Outta Compton” speak about their Oscar snubs and how their work should have been recognized more.
  • i-Family
    • Check out the UIUC Ice Arena for upcoming games to take the family to.
    • The Illini basketball team is in full swing with their many games coming up in the upcoming days.
    • Planning for UIUC’s Mother’s Day weekend is starting to go into full effect for this upcoming April’s festivities.
    • Post-Bronx shooting leaves family thriving for justice for their fallen loved one.
    • Gathering in Circus Maximus results in protest bill which would allow homosexual couples to adopt children
    • Family left in shambles after a family friend ends up taking the life on a young and prospering lawyer.
    • Late David Bowie leaves glorious $100 million estate to his family.
    • Answers still being searched for even four years after police officer gunned down Ramarley Graham in his own home
    • Prayers still being searched for by Harris family regarding missing family member Jessica.
    • Suspicions arise regarding GOP candidate Ted Cruz after family says that they find him “creepy”
  • i-Fit (sports, health, etc.)
    • Pacific all star captain John Scott was recently named All-Star Game MVP after his team’s 1-0 victory on Sunday.
    • The NFL will be hosting its 35th Pro Bowl in Honolulu to admire those players that have excelled this season.
    • Tune in February 7th to watch Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos square off against MVP front runner Cam Newton’s Carolina Panthers in the Super Bowl.
    • Illini basketball just barely lost a thriller to powerhouse Ohio State in a recent basketball outing in Champaign.
    • NFL star Calvin Johnson recently spoke to Lions saying he plans to retire despite his young age and great success.
    • Allegations of unacknowledged sexual assault scandals arise on Baylor University campus.
    • Quarterback Johnny Manziel found in legal issues again following a possible assault scandal on Saturday.
    • As of Monday, the Phoenix Suns have fired head coach Jeff Hornacek despite the season being in full swing.
    • Michael Oher, the player with the inspirational journey to the NFL popularized by the movie The Blind Side, finds himself in the Super Bowl this coming Sunday.
    • Novak Djokovic embarrasses Andy Murray for his six Aussie crown in his entire career.
  • i-Grind (studying, careers, etc.)
    • Check out the University of Illinois website for the various majors that are offered here on campus for students.
    • High school seniors soon to find out their fate regarding the acceptance into the University of Illinois.
    • I-link is a popular website used by the University of Illinois in order to advertise to students which internships and jobs are available for each semester or summer.
    • New article by “The Guardian” explains the benefits of not attending a university and just working instead
    • New website explores a person’s career interests and helps them narrow down various possibilities
    • New networking and strategy helps graduates find jobs that they could keep until their 60s.
    • Things such as procrastination or distractions are some of the few poor habits that students are looking to resolve in 2016
    • New study shows that workout partners strive people to excel more than working out solo
    • Workout classes and good eating habits are some of the things that helped regular woman lose 170 pounds
    • New study shows that sleep habits affect grades much more than students may think
  • i-Headlines (“if it bleeds it leads”)
    • Iowa leads the charge of all the states as they cast the first ballot for the presidential election
    • Questions arise regarding support for Trump as rally has numerous empty seats with no obvious reasoning
    • Talk begins regarding Oakland Raiders and possible move to Las Vegas instead of Los Angeles
    • Trail begins for popular Canadian radio host regarding sexual assault charges against him
    • Outbreak of new Zika Virus given the title of global health emergency
    • Syria continues to make more advances regardless of new attacks on their homefront
    • Hunting of elephants in Tanzania not the only issue after pilot is shot dead by poachers
    • Kabul Police Station is the site of a recent bombing which led to the deaths of at least 20
    • French seek assistance from the United States in relation to aid in lifting the Cuban economic embargo
    • Technological advances continue with government technology now able to track various suspects in crime
    • Raid in Nigeria ends in the deaths of at least one hundred people on Sunday evening
  • i-Legacy (traditions, alumni, etc.)
    • Check out the various Unofficial clothing out for sale today!
    • Start planning your hotel rooms for March due to the upcoming and famous celebration known as Unofficial down at UIUC.
    • Traditional Super Bowl parties begin to be planned with new tasty dishes available for party planners
    • Valentine’s Day barcrawls are starting to approach UIUC students next week
    • Florida Marlins dip into alumni to hold a brand new home run derby featuring past players
    • Boston Bruins annual alumni game at Saint Anselm College raises money for good causes
    • Various alumnus of NYU thrived at the recent Sundance Film Festival by taking home numerous honors
    • Famous team Hickory Hoosiers are offering to sell merchandise from the classic team
    • Last week, Utah State University celebrated its annual “Traditions Week”
    • Annual Groundhog Day approaches this upcoming week to determine the fate of winter
  • i-OfColor (racial and ethnic minorities)
    • Check out the various racial fraternities on campus during the upcoming rush events.
    • Persecution of small religious denominations start to describe protests against them as “genocide”
    • Minorities thriving in the profession of lawmakers with up to 14% being minorities
    • Central Minnesota citizens begin development behind new program to voice minorities
    • Iowa’s Democratic vote could see a huge swing due to the support of the minority community
    • Discriminations in the job market become more evident for minorities in the UK
    • Chicago police officer seems to be popular job for minorities with record number of minority applications
    • Investing in Israeli minority communities finally granted
    • Double standards being called regarding minority actors being cast as roles previously played by Caucasians
    • Courting for racial and religious minorities becomes one of Hilary Clinton’s major strategies to win Iowa caucus
  • i-Serve (service to the community)
    • NFL begins to decide which player earns rights to Byron White Award
    • Encouragement for community service is directed to lawmakers
    • UIUC offers many service opportunities around campus. Make sure to ask your counselor how to give back
    • Instead of jail time, judge delivers mercy to Melissa Click by giving community service
    • Former NFL player Joe Walter given community service as punishment
    • NFL’s Delanie Walker admired for his community service efforts this past season
    • Michigan group decides to collect water bottles in order to donate to less fortunate
    • Super Bowl organizes donation event for charity due to the popularity of the event and success in the past
    • Marshall University’s service fraternity planning biggest event of the entire calendar year
    • Kalamazoo College athletic program recently recognized for their service this passed season
  • i-Travel (international students, student travels)
    • Many UIUC students recently left this semester to study abroad in countries all of the world!
    • Check out the UIUC study abroad page for various information regarding the future programs for studying abroad.
    • Many students are planning travel options for their spring break trips, whether it be flying or driving.
    • Want to see the 50 states? Check out these various wonders you can find in every state in America
    • Travel organizations starting seek Congress investigation regarding various aspects of airline competition
    • Cruises are starting to investigate passengers as concern rises regarding new Zika virus
    • Recent report shows that Android users travel usually 40% less than iPhone users
    • Travel might begin to be halted or investigated more clearly due to concerns about the new Zika virus
    • As smart cities become more popular, so do the number of people interested in traveling to them
    • Renting private, luxury islands finally becomes affordable for less than $100,000
  • i-Women
    • Zika virus finds home in nearly 2,100 pregnant women in the United States due to mosquito bites
    • NCAA women’s basketball tournament has officially announced the number one seeds for their championship tournament
    • Hilary Clinton’s women population vote is starting to be in question during recent GOP debate
    • Worker at his local women penitentiary accused of “patronizing a prostitute” the other day
    • Young women continue to dominate movie awards with Lupita Nyong’o taking home numerous honors
    • Objections occur as women in beer commercials find that the companies are using them as objects to make sales
    • Christina Aguilera’s Women’s Magazine issue results in her cover and honors mothers everywhere
    • Syrian refugee houses are slowly becoming more and more headed women each year
    • Rallies at the University of Alabama took place regarding attacks on numerous black women
    • Attracting women voters seem to be Trump’s Achilles’ heel in the upcoming election
  • i-Wonks (politics)
    • Recent GOP debates including celebrity Donald Trump are becoming more heated due to the upcoming election.
    • First wave of caucuses come in as Iowa sends in for Presidential race
    • Solitary confinement no longer a possible threat for juveniles
    • Life sentences for juveniles are now constantly given a review to determine if necessary
    • Planned Parenthood in Texas is cleared of charges while accusers are indicted
    • After large heroine spike, Tom Vilsack was given duty to address the issue from the president
    • Constant gun issue in U.S. addressed by Obama in press conference
    • ISIS now has competitor as biggest threat with al-Nursa on the rise
    • Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq that killed numerous civilians were taken responsible by the United States
    • Permission to pursue ISIS in Afghanistan was finally given to the United States military

 

Headline – Test Drive

  • i-Arts (fine arts)
    • Are you a big fan of orchestras or dance performances? If so, the Krannert Center is the perfect place for you! Check out our tours for info
  • i-Believe (faith)
    • Looking into joining a peer based community of leaders in worship? Check out the campus’ Christian sororities/fraternities and RSOs
  • i-Enjoy (entertainment)
    • The weekend is finally here & the possibilities are endless for activities. Grab a friend for some fun at the ice arena or bowling alley!
  • i-Family
    • UI Ice Arena is known for endless fun for students, community members & aiding Olympian Bonnie Blair into her passion for ice skating
  • i-Fit (sports, health, etc.)
    • Kobe may be retiring after this season, but his legacy will continue through the numerous children named after him
  • i-Grind (studying, careers, etc.)
    • Need help polishing your resume or cover letter? Pay a visit to the Career Center for all assistance so that you can prosper at #ILLINOIS!
  • i-Headlines (“if it bleeds it leads”)
    • Developing story: California prisoners plan intricate escape – One turns himself in, two others still missing
  • i-Legacy (traditions, alumni, etc.)
    • Senior research scientist at Beckman Institute & former #ILLINOIS football player combines his two passions to observe athletic injuries 
  • i-Of Color (racial and ethnic minorities)
    • Flint, Michigan government employees receive clean water as other residents are told that the tap water is safe to consume
  • i-Serve (service to the community)
    • Are you looking to give back to the #ILLINOIS community? Check out our calendar for the most recent volunteer opportunities!
  • i-Travel (international students, student travels)
    • Ready to take your #ILLINOIS education abroad? Check out the many programs offered to see where you can travel and study!
  • i-Women
    • There are multiple resource centers on campus that are here for students. A great example is the Women’s Resource Center on Wright St.
  • i-Wonks (politics)
    • Can’t get enough of politics? If so, this is your chance to get first-hand experience through the university Student Senate!