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♻ Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! ♻

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Illini Union Recycling Bin

Although we see recycling bins and bikes all over campus, what efforts is the school actually making in order to make the campus more eco-friendly? Students speak out about whether or not they think the campus is considered “green.”

University Greek Life has started a Greeks Go Green program in an effort to get a large population of campus involved in being more conscious about the environment. This program includes weekly competitions between sororities and fraternities and the winner receives a prize. The competitions include finding unique ways to conserve energy, collecting the most recycled trash, and more.

While the campus is trying now more than ever to get students more involved and educate them about the environment, there is a lot more that can be done. To view my full package story, click here.

Don’t Judge a Statue By Its Color: Alma Mater’s Color Doesn’t Represent What Students Think

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The Alma Mater’s post will be empty until she returns in April.

Her long-awaited return may finally be over; the Alma Mater is scheduled to return to her post on Green and Wright streets in April.

She is celebrated “as a benign and majestic woman in scholastic robes, who rises from her throne and advances a step with outstretched arms, a gesture of generously greeting her children.”

Students are relieved to have the Alma Mater’s familiar face back. Her post seemed empty without her.

Her face may not look the way many remember. She was returned to her original bronze color, rather than her recent greenish color. The new color sparks emotions of fear of change and tradition. Continue reading