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


  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


  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
Aliaputri Mohd Kamal

Aliaputri Mohd Kamal

sophomore in advertising at University of Illinois
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