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Spur-Locking Down the Extra Credit

Spurlock museum gives insight on the world’s cultures.

written by Allison Spillane

Okay, so let’s get one thing straight: I love museums. Being a suburb kid, almost every class trip meant taking the train into the city to visit the art institute or the field museum. I grew up in a family where every summer vacation would involve wandering around beautifully constructed spaces chock-full of new information and ideas. Another thing we should probably clear up is that I live in Allen Hall. As in the corner of Gregory and Dorner. As in a single block south of the spurlock museum, a delightful cultural museum. Not a three minute walk from those doors, and I didn’t know it existed? I was pretty dumbfounded.

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The History That Remains…- Kaitlin Udelhofen

Photo by Kaitlin Udelhofen

For over a century, University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign has been feeding the minds of college students and helping further their careers. There are many memories that remain on the campus. One of those memories is over one hundred years old! This year marks 150 years for one of the biggest Universities in Illinois…which means there’s been a lot of years to evolve from just one small building. A professor also noted that the university started agriculturally based. Listen   
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