We hope you enjoy this month’s featured video, in which we ask students studying abroad next semester about their upcoming plans! Video by Jack Coombs.
By Madison Gillespie Dear Freshman Me, I cannot believe how far we’ve come! It seems like just yesterday I was you, entering the University of Illinois with a burst of butterflies in my stomach, anxious but thrilled to start my journey as a college student. Now, with soon to be seven semesters … More Advice For My Freshman Self
By Dave Soto On the 27th of September, Kanye West arrived at the offices of The FADER donning a Colin Kaepernick sweatshirt and MAGA hat. This juxtaposition of such stark opposites may seem like an attempt to mend the modern political divide, but in reality, Kanye’s antics do more to intensify tensions than … More Why Kanye’s Antics Are Bad For Political Discourse
By Indira Midha On Tuesday, September 18, Tarana Burke gave a talk at Foellinger Auditorium for University of Illinois students and community members. Tarana is the founder of the “Me Too” movement, providing survivors of sexual harassment or sexual assault with a supportive community, and the appropriate language to express their experiences in … More Feature: Tarana Burke
The Spread is thrilled to take you inside Campus Ink’s new on-campus location in Champaign! Campus Ink is a local business offering custom screen printing and embroidery services. Video and featured image by Jack Coombs.
By Madison Gillespie If you’ve had the chance to walk past the new Campus Ink location on South Sixth Street in the past few weeks, you may have had the opportunity to watch a piece of artwork come to life. Featuring a sprawl of college landmarks across the horizon and a sort of … More Eric Weatherford: The Painter Behind the Mural
By Clare Kocher A safe haven for vegetarians and vegans alike, The Red Herring Vegetarian Restaurant was recently voted to have the best vegetarian menu options in the Champaign-Urbana area. Located at 1209 W. Oregon St, Urbana, The Red Herring can initially be difficult to find due to its residence in the basement … More REVIEW: Cultural Dinner at The Red Herring
By Dave Soto In his most commercially successful effort to date, veteran turned rapper, JPEGMAFIA, has reached a new audience with his abrasive beats and unapologetic lyrics. Peggy, who will be performing at the Pygmalion Festival September 28th, uses his new album, Veteran, to target everyone from the alt-right to The Smiths’ vocalist, … More Meet JPEGMAFIA: The Left Wing Hades
By Indira Midha Sarah Sigmon is a sophomore studying Advertising in the College of Media at UIUC. She has always been very creative and photography has always been present in her life. Her mother took a lot of pictures of her and her brother while growing up, so that love of photos continues … More Student Spotlight: Sarah Sigmon of “Selfies With Alma”