By Rachel King It’s a new year, and you know what that means: a chance for a fresh start. Venture into uncharted territory this new year by taking part in events you normally wouldn’t. Watch some cricket, go stargazing, or jam out to live music. Whatever you choose, make sure your 2019 is full … More What to Look Forward to in 2019
By Joseph E. Davis Via http://www.thenation.com Throughout sports history, African-American professional athletes have commonly used their profession as a platform to address important issues within the Black community. One of the greatest examples of this happened during the 1968 Olympics when Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their hands to show their support of the … More The Reemergence of the Outspoken Black Athlete
By Joseph E. Davis This year’s University of Illinois homecoming “Grey Ghost” uniforms–themed after the Illini Football legend Red Grange–not only looked good on the Illini, but they played good in them as well. The uniforms were inspired by Red Grange’s homecoming performance on October 18, 1924, in which he received the nickname “Grey Ghost”. … More U of I’s Homecoming Uniforms Pay Homage to Legend
By Shannon Helmuth Orange and blue ribbons were draped effortlessly along tree trunks and elaborate bubble letters litter the sidewalks as students showcased their Illini pride on October 22, 2014, also known as “Spirit Day” on the Illini campus. The annual homecoming celebration has been celebrated since its inception in 1910. Though the main focus … More Homecoming is Here!
Bring on the Broncos, the booze and the babes. Warm up that Velveeta cheese, gather your closest friends around the TV, and turn up the volume! It’s time for the only Sunday of the year that’s worth celebrating. Yup! You guessed it, quite obvious actually. It’s Super Bowl Sunday — the best excuse to have … More The Ultimate Super Bowl Sunday Playlist
By Jessica Ramos So, you just got home, and you’re all settled in. Just because you’re on an academic break doesn’t mean you should be taking a social break. There’s so many things to do with limited time! Of course, celebrating Thanksgiving will probably be the highlight of many of our breaks. So, gather your closest … More What To Do This Thanksgiving